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Posted On May 29, 2014By seasideIn Home & Garden

Katie Kroeker: Inspired Design

– by Deborah Rogers – This is part of a rotating series of articles on members of Sidney Meet Up Women’s Networking Group, featuring women in business on the Saanich Peninsula. Looking Pacific Ridge Landscapes up on Facebook, or through their beautiful website, is highly recommended. There is a strong design aesthetic that runs through all their promotional material, and as owners Merle and Katie Kroeker have produced it all themselves, it gives a pretty strong indication of the quality of their garden visions. Katie seems delighted to have relocatedRead More

Posted On May 1, 2014By seasideIn Home & Garden, Top Stories

Reflecting a Lifestyle

  Story by Barry Mathias. Photography by www.nuttycake.com The changes that some people make to their house are often based on the accepted norms of modern fashion, the influences of architects and interior design experts, or the pressures of inherited family heirlooms. This house has an individuality that stems from the philosophy and passions of the owners, and is immediately evident as I walk through their front door. Set in a quiet, treed cul-de-sac, the house occupies a medium-sized lot with a back garden that leads down to the waters ofRead More
– by Dave Friend, aka “Mr. Organic” – Why do I do what I do? On food-growing Vancouver Island we have become dependent on imported food, to such an extent that at any given time we now have only 72 hours of food supply! Consequently, we now need more people growing more food in their community for their community – on Vancouver Island! And we also need to teach people how to grow food – on Vancouver Island! In two local school districts, 61 and 63, there are approximately 20,000Read More
– by Carell-Ayne Whalen – Did you know that Noah Webster (creator of America’s first dictionary) was a man driven by his obsession and compulsions? Clutter was one of them. Stay with me, as I share a few more. Aspirational Clutter. This is where plenty of unnecessary purchases make me feel better.All those beautiful books decorating my coffee table. Yet, I have never read one of them. And what will I do with those Ping or Nike golf clubs that I purchased after only one golf lesson? Clutter without Storage.Read More

Posted On March 28, 2014By seasideIn Home & Garden, Top Stories

Seaside Homes: The Green Plan

The latest trends, processes and materials you need to know about and how to make your home an energy and money saving machine. Interior Ideas Cabinets – To “go green” when renovating or creating a new kitchen, cabinets can be manufactured with panel material made from recycled Canadian wheat stalks. Coatings that are free of Hazardous Air Pollutants or allergy sensitive are also available. Natural timber for cabinets should be sourced from Forest Stewardship Council certified vendors. “Greenguard” certified materials and recycled aluminum extrusions with no Volatile Organic Compounds take your eco-friendlyRead More