• Auto Insurance

    Top Tips for Reducing Your Car Insurance Premiums in Ontario 

    Exploring the world of car insurance can be challenging, especially in a province like Ontario where premiums are notably high. However, by employing a few strategic approaches, you can significantly reduce your insurance expenses without compromising on coverage. Find more strategies to lower your costs with McDougall Insurance, a leading car insurance broker in Ontario.   Shop Around and Compare Quotes  One of the most effective ways to reduce your car insurance premiums is to shop around and compare quotes from different insurers. Insurance rates can vary significantly between companies, and by investing time in comparison shopping, you can uncover substantial…

  • Entertainment

    Holiday Decorating – The Rivercree Casino & Resort

    Christmas season is now upon us. While all the hustle and bustle is exhilarating to say the least, it is also our happiest time. It gives us yet another opportunity to delight and bring a smile to people’s faces. This year, we had the privilege of decorating the Rivercree Resort & Casino. Commercial holiday decorating definitely presents a unique challenge, but it was one we were happy to accept. Within this extravagant larger-than-life environment, we chose to add dashes of Christmas throughout the casino, rather than overwhelming each room. Here’s a peek with what we came up with.

  • Entertainment

    Designing the Apollo Float

    The kids are back in school, warmer jackets have been pulled out of the closets, pencils are sharpened and we are bracing for winter, our busiest season. Our summer was an absolute delight. In May our design department expanded into float design. What started as simply tracking down some unique fringe for a client eventually grew into giving a helping hand with a client’s float, then a little design, then another, then another and then another. We are now excited to say that we can provide everything one may need for their float as well as complimentary consultations. Recently we…

  • Entertainment

    The Essence of the Holidays

    A few weeks ago we shot our Holiday Winter Gift Basket Catalogue. In designing and filling the baskets we wanted to capture the essence of the holidays – quiet afternoons at home, having a glass of wine by the fire, playing games with family, and lots of sweets & treats. Jillian, our in-house photographer, did such a lovely job of capturing this vision through her photographs and the design of the catalogue.

  • Entertainment

    Minecraft Party

    Patricia’s son just celebrated his 8th birthday. Like many children, Patricia’s son is a huge fan of the tremendously popular video game, Minecraft. For those non-gamers out there, this game is a non-competitive video game that uses very basic graphics to build things, from a basic hut to a exquisite palace. Upon first blush, the low quality pixel blocks and images can seem daunting to create an entire party themed around this game. But we found that this theme actually shapes up to be vibrant, unique and super fun party theme!

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    Canada Day Party Tips

    While red and white are the quintessential Canada Day colours, consider using other Canadian colours – incorporate a rustic Canadian motif by using plaid and pine greenery. Canada’s beauty is truly immense – we recommend encapsulating that beauty by using rich colours from Canada’s wilderness in your party décor. Serve your guests an array of truly Canadian foods – like poutine, Saskatoon berry pie and maple EVERYTHING! Why not invite each guest to bring a different dish representing cuisine from each province? From British Columbia vines to Quebec maple syrup to lobster from Nova Scotia. Give them the true Canadian…

  • Entertainment

    Summer Punch

    Grab your sunglasses and beach hats because summertime is officially just around the corner! At your next sporting event or BBQ remember to keep hydrated with these two tangy and tasty punch recipes! Conveniently, this Summer Vacation Punch also works as a great base for a super tasty and tropical cocktail. Simply fill a tall glass with ice, pour one ounce of white rum alongside one ounce of Malibu Coconut Rum, fill to rim with punch, then garnish with a pineapple slice and umbrella. Sit back, soak in the summer and enjoy! This punch is fantastic for that backyard Canada Day barbeque. To…

  • Entertainment

    Five Tips for Fabulous Entertaining

    Hosting a party at home doesn’t have to be stressful. We recommend taking the time before the party to really prepare for the unexpected. Follow these simple tips and you’ll be on your way to a flawless party! 1. Clear the front entry It is easy to get accustom to that mountain of shoes surrounding your doorway, or trying to fit just one more jacket into that tiny hall closet. Here is your chance to put away the winter parkas and boots. Try to make as much space as possible for your guests to enter and exit your home gracefully…

  • Entertainment

    Happy Cinco de Mayo!

    For those who don’t know, Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for the 5th of May) is a celebration of Mexican heritage and pride and a great excuse for a Fiesta!. Cinco de Mayo is a regional holiday in Puebla to commemorate the Mexican army’s victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5th, 1862. This holiday is not to be confused with Mexican Independence Day (Grito de Dolores) which is celebrated September 16th. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo grew in popularity among Mexican-American communities of the American west, southwest and northwest. According to Time magazine, Cinco de…

  • Entertainment

    We’re Having a Whish Party!

    We could talk about parties all day long (most days we actually do) so we thought to ourselves, “Why not invite some people to join us to talk about parties AND give away some free stuff while we do it!?” Now this is our idea of a good time! Join us this Tuesday, June 17th at 7pm PST on Twitter to talk party planning, events, decorations, cooking and just about anything else. We will be giving away some pretty sweet prizes including a few gift certificates, bone china and the Ulimate Canada Day Party Pack for 16 people just in time for…