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BC Home + Garden Show – win tickets

My mum and I have a bit of a tradition about going to home and garden shows. Never mind that I’ve only lived somewhere with a garden once in the past, er, 15 years. Dreaming is key, isn’t it? The BC Home + Garden Show is coming up, and I’m interested in checking out their extensive food and cooking demonstrations, and the Vancouver Sun Gardening School. I don’t have HGTV so I don’t know who any of the celebrities on...

Win $40 to make a photo book on Blurb for Valentine’s Day

Oh Valentine’s Day. What a messy holiday you are. All those sparkles to glue down, romantic expectations, and inadequate heart-shaped boxes of crap chocolate. It’s no wonder so many people get quite worked up about it. For my son’s preschool classmates, we’re making homemade bath fizzies in the shape of a heart, with some witty card I have yet to come up with. As they’re aged 5 and under, Valentine’s doesn’t have much significance other than an excuse for more...