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DIY NO-FROTH LONDON FOG

We've been craving warm drinks lately, and with all of the options available at your local cafรฉ, it's easy to overspend on seasonal treats. One of our favorites is the rich, comforting London Fog; a super popular twist on the standard earl grey tea. You only need four ingredients to

DIY NATURAL PERFUME

Perfumes are highly popular but unfortunately notoriously toxic. Some chemicals found in perfumes can be harmful to our health, and the majority of popular perfume makers do not disclose all of their ingredients and harmful chemicals on their labels. Sometimes, these ingredients can cause allergic reactions, dermatitis and can even

FOUR BOOKS TO COZY UP WITH: FEMME EDITION

We love all four seasons that Ottawa has to offer at Gardening By Design, but something about the cold winter months that makes us long for a good book. We've rounded up 4 friend-recommended reads that we are looking forward to digging into this season. So, grab a Pine Tea

DIY FRESH FLORAL CHRISTMAS TREE ORNAMENTS WITH TOAST EVENTS

GbD's guest blogger for this month is Elise who runs Toast Events, Elise also happens to be part of our family (sister/daughter), so we thought we would collaborate on something for the holidays! Here she isโ€ฆ Being German means Christmas is almost sacred. It's a rule that no work

GBD'S HOLIDAY ADVENTURE PUNCH

As we all gear towards the holidays and are hosting parties for family and friends, it's always nice to stumble upon a unique cocktail recipe. Going hand in hand with our belief in encouraging people to get out and enjoy the outdoors, we wanted to create a fun and dual-purpose