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FAMILY JEWELS
There are certain things most women who are fortunate enough to reach the age of 40 have in their possession – quality skin care products, at least one really good pair of shoes and a jewelry box full of memories. More
How to Keep Your Resolutions
Let's face it. Despite the best of intentions, most health-oriented New Year's resolutions fall by the wayside long before February rolls around. So, what's the secret to keeping your resolution to shape up and eat better? To find the answer, we sought some expert advice from local personal trainers, nutrition consultants and dietitians. Here's what they had to say about battling the January bulge and keeping those fitness, nutrition and weight loss resolutions on track. More
The Makings of a Mudroom
The mudroom. Such a plain old, dirty name of a room, but, done right, it's a space that can transform chaos into organized bliss. Mudrooms come in every size — from small entries with a few strategic hooks to large, dedicated rooms complete with lockers, laundry and pantry storage. But they share a common goal: to organize, centralize, simplify and declutter. Here are a few tips and tricks to create a functional and practical mudroom or entryway for your home. More
6 ways you can help the local SPCA
6 ways you can help the local SPCA
Become a volunteer. You can become a dog walker, or help out with a special event. They always need the extra hands. Read More..
Midhurst home incorporates design with high-tech living
Midhurst home incorporates design with high-tech living
A walking tour through 36 Lilac Lane in Midhurst will give you the impression of a well planned and fashionable home with a raised bungalow design. It's the features that are not so obvious at first, however, that just might be the ones that impress a visitor the most. Read More..
Where the rubber hits the road
Where the rubber hits the road
Georgian Triangle runners form new group to promote sport Read More..
Living The Dream - Beautiful country retreat makes  the most of its environment
Living The Dream - Beautiful country retreat makes the most of its environment
Richard Wilson has over 30 years of experience in the construction industry. With major projects to his credit in Toronto, Collingwood and Waterloo, he specializes in quality custom homes and extensive renovations. He's built everything from chalets to Rolls Royce dealerships to exclusive nightclubs. Read More..
Secrets  of Muskoka - Have basket,  will travel
Secrets of Muskoka - Have basket, will travel
Back when cottaging was new and boats were wooden, the picnic cruise was an essential part of summer. Every cottage family had their preferred destination, a spot where they could tie up the boat – apparently without a thought about the rocks scraping the varnish on the mahogany hull – and scramble ashore. Read More..
Opulence  and whimsy
Opulence and whimsy
The size and luxury of the log home catch your eye, but it's the playful details that make this cottage really special. Read More..
Headshots 101
Headshots 101
The dos and don'ts of social media pics Before Twitter, Facebook or LinkedIn, few of us worried about headshots. But the times, they are a-changin'. Thanks to the growing popularity of social media, many folks find themselves scrambling for the perfect pose. Read More..
Women On Top
Women On Top
The women in Simcoe County have got it goin' on. Whether it's a meteoric rise through the ranks or simply creating their own path, they are out there every day making things happen. At GoodLife we endeavoured to make a list of the women who are making a difference or even doing something different, as a nod to their drive and ingenuity. This is not a comprehensive list. We all know countless others who could have graced these pages. Read on for the women we found going about their business sometimes quietly, sometimes selflessly, and sometimes right in your face. Read More..
Trail blazers
Trail blazers
Robb Meier's car doesn't get much use. Usually it just sits in the garage collecting dust. “Year-round I bike everywhere,” admits Meier, the president of the Barrie Cycling Club. “I bike to the bank, the Beer Store, even the grocery store.” Read More..
Landscaping: Go Green with Native Plants
Landscaping: Go Green with Native Plants
I love trees, bushes and flowers. I can't imagine living somewhere where I wasn't surrounded by trees and other plants. Not only do these plants provide oxygen while absorbing carbon dioxide and other dangerous gases, but they also remove pollutants from the air including smoke and dust - to name only a few benefits. Read More..
FOCUS ON: Tottenham
FOCUS ON: Tottenham
Tottenham is steeped in history and offers a lot for visitors and residents, whether it's spending a day on the century-old railway or relaxing at the conservation area. Read More..
The San Diego Zoo
The San Diego Zoo
It's a stunning end to a picture-perfect day. A Southwest jet casts a shadow over Balboa Park, the sun slips in the sky and far below the aerial car, in which I am a passenger, a silverback gorilla ambles around his outdoor quarters. The sense of satisfaction I have at this moment cannot be transcribed to paper. It's a memory to be forever tucked away in my mind. I have accomplished something on my to-do list: a trip to the San Diego Zoo. Read More..
Designer Showcase - Rustic Cottage Kitchen Makeover
Designer Showcase - Rustic Cottage Kitchen Makeover
It's not very often that people come in with the request of, “can you make this look old for me?” But it does happen. For Diane Smith, owner of KitchenArt, this situation arose when it came time to overhaul a small and dated cottage kitchen, while maintaining the historical integrity and charm of the retreat. Read More..
Incorporating a Little Green - Backyard design echoes son's achievement
Incorporating a Little Green - Backyard design echoes son's achievement
Landscaping helps turn the ordinary to extraordinary. See what these locals have done to expand their living areas. Read More..
Lake House In Orillia
Lake House In Orillia
It's the house with the million dollar view, the desirable address and the award-winning kitchen, and for those in the market to buy, it just happens to be for sale. Read More..