Donut Recipes to Make This Summer


when in doubthave a donut

Your new summer mantra.

Should you find yourself standing in front of a mini donut booth this summer, debating whether or not to buy some cinnamon and sugar covered happiness. You should do it. Donuts just taste better in the summer.

And if you are at home, why not try out some of these tasty recipes to enjoy with friends and family, or make a batch to take camping or out to the lake.



Cake mix donuts that are super easy and fun to make with the kids. Via It’s Always Autumn



Peanut Butter and Jam filled donuts that would make the perfect breakfast treat. Via Baker by Nature.



Cookies and Cream donuts. Via Handle the Heat



Donut Ice Cream Sandwiches? Donut mind if I do. Via Paper & Stitch



If you like Pina Coladas….well then, you’re welcome. Via Baker by Nature



Vanilla Cream Filled Donut perfection. Via Brown Eyed Baker


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In the City – Citie Ballet Home Tour

On June 27 and 28, Citie Home Tour 2015 returns for its third year. Once again, renovation and décor devotees will have a chance to tour six of Edmonton’s most stunning homes and gardens.

Starting at 11 a.m. each day, tour attendees will discover award-winning gardens, unique décor ideas, and distinctive spaces. Explore stunning a French country revival, industrial interior design, and everything in-between. Guests will be inspired and delighted by the sheer amount of possibilities and inspiration.

And there’s more than just décor. Guests will be treated to some of Edmonton’s best architectural designs, and a few historical tidbits. One of the six homes was completely rebuilt on its original foundation, which includes a power generator and bomb-shelter. And visit another of Edmonton’s heritage homes restored to its former glory, complete with modern amenities, and artwork from around the world.

See below for a preview of what to expect from each stop on the tour:


Richie. Co-home sponsor:  Upperwoods Furniture Company.


Newly built home in the Richie neighbourhood that’s walking distance to Whyte Avenue. The couple built about 85% of the home themselves. Inside is European craftsmanship that will last a lifetime. This is a heirloom family home. There’s also a rooftop patio above the kitchen.


Glenora. Co-home sponsor: Henry’s Purveyor of Fine Things.


Originally built in the 1930s on the historic Connaught Drive, and updated to reflect it’s neo-colonial aesthetic. This home boasts a large amount of original art from local Edmonton artists.


Lessard One. Co-home sponsors: Touchmark / Celebration Homes, Karla Billey Design Inc.


This custom designed bi-level was built as a long-term retirement plan, overlooking Edmonton’s River Valley. The whole home is decorated with artwork sourced from around the world.


Lessard Two. Co-home sponsors:  Willowbend Resort, and GoRV.


This massive bungalow prominently displays art from around the world. Sculptures, paintings, and handcrafted ornaments brings culture to every corner. The house also features an exercises room, fireplace, and shower that doubles as a steam room.


Riverdale. Co-home sponsor: ATB Financial.


Overlooking the hillside of Riverdale, this Old English home adds additional class to this quaint and quiet neighbourhood. Bright and natural light flows into the house allowing the couple to paint with darker shades and undertones. The rich family historys brings treasures to every corner.


Beaumont. Co-home sponsor:  Rescom.



French country style is alive and well in Edmonton. Functionality and design were both essential parts of the planning process. Every room has an open concept look that makes this home a rare gem in Edmonton.


Parkview. Co-home sponsor: Alair Homes Edmonton


This 1960s home still holds a bomb shelter and power generator. During reconstruction the current owners were careful to keep the integrity of the home’s origins in tact. Rich and natural wood is found throughout the home. The high vaulted ceilings give the home a true open concept sense of space for design.


Enter below to win a pair of tickets and get inspired by all these beautiful homes. (You can choose between Saturday, June 27th or Sunday, June 28th)

Citie Ballet Home Tour Giveaway

sweet summer treats

Because summer is almost here and ice cream in sandwich form or floating in a glass is just awesome. Here are some of our favourites to try out!


Floating Fruit Cobbler via Better Recipes



Mint Chip Ice Cream Soda via Everyday Dishes and DIY



Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Ice Cream Sandwich via Mel’s Kitchen



Chai Ginger Ice Cream Sandwhiches via the Minimalist Baker



Cookie Ice Cream Sandwiches via Cooking on the Side 

The Make Shop Craft Night Out – Father’s Day Edition

Our June Craft Night Out workshops are happening on Thursday June 4th at the Homes by Avi Wellesley Showhome in The Orchards at Ellerslie, and then again on June 11th at the Caldwell Showhome in Glenridding . We will be taking over these gorgeous homes and crafting a special project that will make the perfect Father’s Day gift for Dad!

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We will be making a set of two cedar photo blocks, a handmade bow tie card and wrapping up some amazing smelling soaps courtesy of Bro Brick, in Cedar & Beer, Rootbeer and Rye & Ginger scents. You just need to bring 10 of your favourite 4×6 sized family photos and we will supply everything else needed to make a super cute gift for Dad!





Image via Bro Brick

We hope you can join us!


Eventbrite - The Make Shop Craft Night Out - Father's Day


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Nest in the City Festival


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Shop from the best makers and stylish shops.


Get crafty with us, and make and take a few projects to bring home.

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Register for workshops featuring everything for life, nest and family.

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Discover the best products and services in the city and beyond.


We are so very excited to be bringing Nest in the City Festival to Edmonton this fall!  We will be taking over Terwillegar Community Recreation Centre from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM, for a day of shopping, learning and fun!

For all the behind the scenes planning, details on the full schedule and more, be sure to follow us on Instagram, and watch for our festival website launching this month!

If you are a maker, brand, blogger or shop owner interested in being part of the event, please get in touch! We would love to connect with you and send you more info.

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The Make Shop – Tea Party

We are so excited to be bring The Make Shop to the Mom to Mom Show Tea Party on May 9th! There will be tea for the mamas, juice for the minis and yummy cookies from Confetti Sweets.

And we will be there showing you how to make these fingerprint flower pots and paper flowers. Hope you can come and get crafty with us!





There will be two tea party sittings at 11:00 am and 1:00 pm. Spots are limited, so click here to pre-register!

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