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News and Articles in the Kawartha Lakes

Cottage Life

Here, we'll share with you many of our experiences of life in the Kawarthas. Indeed, for twenty years, we spent virtually every weekend here. And now, having left Toronto, we live on Balsam Lake year-round. As full-time residents, we will share our stories about our experiences and experiments in the Kawarthas, from organic vegetable gardening and chicken coop construction - to building a backyard skating rink, barbecuing, canning local produce, and finding interesting spots to shop in the best part of Ontario cottage country.

You can have your own tiny library!

Have you seen those little tiny library structures in front yards? They are perfect for cottages! Especially if you or...
01/30/2019
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New year’s resolutions for the cottage

Did you make any resolutions this year? It's not too late! If you didn't make any because you couldn't think...
01/21/2019
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How to safely drive on a frozen lake

During the winter many lakes freeze enough to drive on, but there are important safety precautions to take. Remember to...
01/18/2019
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Cottage decor the Icelandic style

We have all heard of the Scandinavian style at this point - but what about Icelandic style? This cozy cottage...
01/16/2019
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How to “Marie Kondo” your cottage

Marie Kondo is taking Netflix by storm! If you haven't heard of her yet, she's a wiz at helping people...
01/16/2019
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DIY a bathroom organizer!

One constant at the cottage? Toothbrushes! The last thing you want is for toothbrushes to get lost or mixed up!...
01/02/2019
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How to decorate with fresh plants!

Decorating with fresh greenery is a fantastic way to liven up the cottage during the winter months. It looks good...
01/02/2019
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Fun things to do at the cottage in the winter

Is anyone else looking forward to a holiday break at the cottage? We sure are! What's better than curling up...
12/24/2018
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Preparing for Christmas at the Cottage

If you've spent a Christmas at the cottage I'm sure you'll agree that it's more magical and fun! Cottages and...
12/19/2018
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Eco-friendly carriers for six-packs!

If you've seen Happy Feet, you know the potential negative impacts of plastic six-pack holders. Also, Cottage Life reported, "It’s...
12/18/2018
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Christmas mantel decorating

The mantel is the center of Christmas decor, second only to the tree! These 24 beautifully decorated mantels were all...
12/04/2018
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Cottage Christmas Decorations!

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas - so it's time to decorate! World Market has some beautiful decorations...
11/28/2018
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Off grid cottage life!

 Have you ever considered an "off grid" cottage? A new battery design could lend itself well to creating power for...
11/27/2018
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How much do you know about ravens?

Ravens are an impressive bird that can often be seen in cottage country! These amazing animals can be found over...
11/21/2018
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Decorating in the late fall

Halloween has passed and the pumpkins have been harvested. How do you decorate for that time between Halloween and winter?...
11/14/2018
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Happy November!

Some people say that November is the worst month, but I disagree! It's time to start cooking some comfort food,...
11/12/2018
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All the fall recipes

The colder weather can get some people down, but look at it as an opportunity... to stay in and try...
11/07/2018
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Are you a minimalist of a maximalist?

Minimalistic interior design has become very popular in the last few years with the rise of IKEA and Scandinavian style. Things...
11/07/2018
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Winter cottage technology

Imagine this scenario - you closed up the cottage for the winter but now you want to head back for...
10/26/2018
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Cottage fun after summer

Summer is the most obvious time to have fun at the cottage, but there are so many ways to keep...
10/23/2018
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The best parts of cottage life

Some people have a shiny, unrealistic expectation of cottage life. In reality, it's not perfect but we love it that...
10/09/2018
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