Soothing Water Features Add Zen to Any Outdoor Area

water_feature_narrow_recycling_fountain_lgby Stephanie MacDonald

It's no coincidence that waterfront property commands the highest prices in real estate. But even if you can't afford your own beachfront estate, you can still add the special, relaxing ambiance that water creates to your home. No matter what kind of yard you have, there's a water feature that can make it more beautiful and tranquil.

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Cool collaboration: Sarah Richardson for Hallmark

sarahricharsdon_hallmark_13By Sara Duck

Canadian designer and TV personality Sarah Richardson has teamed up with Hallmark for an exclusive collection of greeting cards, stationary and gift wrap featuring her signature design aesthetic. The collection ranges in price from $1.99 - $29.99 and is now available at Hallmark Gold Crown stores across Canada. "In a world of email and text messages, sending a hand written note is a thoughtful way to connect with someone - it's also a reflection of personal style and expression," says Richardson.  "I'm excited to partner with Hallmark to bring my signature approach to print, pattern and design to a collection of paper products that can be embraced by everyone."  For more information visit

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Cottage care

Screen Shot 2014-07-07 at 3.23.03 PMHD&R chats with Peter Khatami, co-owner of Nostco Construction, on getting to work at the cottage, so that you can enjoy your summer longer!

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