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What You Need To Know When Hiring a House Painter

| March 8, 2016 | 6 Comments
What You Need To Know When Hiring a House Painter

What You Need To Know When Hiring a House Painter Your time is extremely valuable, so why not choose a professional like ottawapainter.com to complete your next painting project? Hiring painting contractors removes the stress for many homeowners, and should ensure that the job is done properly, safely, and in a timely manner. That being […]

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Tackle That Linen Closet…You’ll Feel Better!

| February 17, 2016 | 8 Comments
Tackle That Linen Closet…You’ll Feel Better!

Let’s talk winter and your home. The holiday decorations are all put way and now what. Sometimes after the holidays and in the middle of winter, it’s nice for your decor to feel fresh and clean so this is an opportunity to focus on getting your closets organized. Gasp! Are you that person that throws […]

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Amazing Outdoor Oasis Wish List Items

| February 10, 2016 | 3 Comments
Amazing Outdoor Oasis Wish List Items

Snow. Ice. Slush. Rain. All of these things are already making me long for the days when I can enjoy my outdoor oasis without having to worry about slipping or getting wet. Though our backyard is a great place to play with our kids, we can only spend short periods of time outside.     […]

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Home Products that Make the Air Toxic ~ uHoo Giveaway

| February 2, 2016 | 0 Comments
Home Products that Make the Air Toxic ~ uHoo Giveaway

It is pretty easy for us to be swayed by advertisements of various products, particularly those used to clean our homes or make our homes smell clean. Little do we know that these same products, though they clean our home, bring along chemicals that affect our health. Children and people with asthma or allergies are […]

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Super Easy DIY Mason Jar Christmas Candle

| December 14, 2015 | 9 Comments
Super Easy DIY Mason Jar Christmas Candle

    Super Easy DIY Mason Jar Christmas Candle Are you looking to decorate your house for the Holidays with a homemade craft project? The Mason Jar Christmas Candle is super easy to make with your children and also perfect for gift giving. If you can use fresh cranberries and sprigs pine, it will give it […]

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4 Tips To Look Fabulous While Being Discreet

| November 12, 2015 | 6 Comments
4 Tips To Look Fabulous While Being Discreet

Fashion. For some people, it can be a daunting subject because it is subjective and changes very rapidly. Some people feel as though they need to keep up every trend, and that is not the case. Not every trend will work for everyone. Sometimes, looking fabulous is not about having the designer labels, but is […]

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Fall Decor

| October 28, 2015 | 3 Comments
Fall Decor

In the effort to keep things minimal while we’ve been trying to keep our house looking show-ready, I didn’t do any of my usual fall decorating this year. Other years, this usually includes a runner with spider-web motif, metallic pumpkin, and the clichéd decorative farmers-markety gourds. Faux-fall foliage wreath on the door, that sort of […]

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Take Playskool’s Play-Stow-Go Toys Wherever You Go!

| October 15, 2015 | 4 Comments
Take Playskool’s Play-Stow-Go Toys Wherever You Go!

Children, including babies and toddlers, love to play. Children need this form of activity for many reasons. Play allows babies to become stronger, improve their fine motor skills through sensory play. Playskool understands the importance of play for young children. Their new line of Play-Stow-Go toys encourage young children to be able to play on […]

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Learning for All ages with DK Canada! ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/09

| October 6, 2015 | 45 Comments
Learning for All ages with DK Canada! ~ Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 11/09

I love learning. It keeps my mind sharp and I am entertained when I find out about new things. I also enjoy picking up more information about subjects I already have an interest in. I get more insight into this topic, and I feel that much smarter. That is why I am glad DK Canada […]

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How to Set the Table for Any Occasion

| October 6, 2015 | 7 Comments
How to Set the Table for Any Occasion

Thanksgiving Day is a national holiday celebrated as a day of giving thanks for the blessing of the harvest and fortunes in the past year. It’s also a perfect time of year to visit family and friends or to prepare a special meal to eat at home with them. Our home baked meal includes roast turkey, ham, mashed […]

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My Son is a Big Kid with Pull-Ups Learning Designs! #ByeByeDiapers

| October 2, 2015 | 11 Comments
My Son is a Big Kid with Pull-Ups Learning Designs! #ByeByeDiapers

  Check out this video of my son and I talking about our potty training experience!     This is our little guy.     Potty training our son has been such a rite of passage for him. He wants to do everything his big sister is doing, and he can’t wait to be done […]

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Fall into the Fall National Women’s Show ~ Giveaway and Discount Code ~ Ottawa Area 10/15

| September 21, 2015 | 25 Comments
Fall into the Fall National Women’s Show ~ Giveaway and Discount Code ~ Ottawa Area 10/15

Ladies, it’s back! The Fall National Women’s Show has returned to Ottawa so you and your group of girlfriends can kick back and have a great day out! This season’s show takes place from October-24-25, 2015 at Ernst & Young Centre in Ottawa South. I had a great time at the Spring Show, and I […]

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Extreme Home Staging: Parent Version

| September 15, 2015 | 5 Comments
Extreme Home Staging: Parent Version

We’ve sold a house before, but we didn’t have two kids under five the last time. Preparing the house didn’t involve washing chalk off the exterior last time, for starters. We’ve been looking to move to a place that has, among other things, an outdoor space that’s more conducive to being outside– especially for the kids. When […]

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Fun and Easy Listening with Kinivo – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/05

| September 3, 2015 | 95 Comments
Fun and Easy Listening with Kinivo – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 10/05

No matter what we do in our lives, we are all looking for more convenient ways of doing things. In our home, we LOVE listening to music. While working at our desks, cooking dinner or getting around town without a car, music is a huge part of passing the time whether we are together or […]

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Sneak Peek Into The Hot Colour and Paint Trends for 2016 and a Giveaway from CIL – CAN 10/15

| September 1, 2015 | 130 Comments
Sneak Peek Into The Hot Colour and Paint Trends for 2016 and a Giveaway from CIL – CAN 10/15

What is the trendy paint colour for 2016? I was one of the lucky influencers to take part in a live webinar at the exclusive CIL® Paint Meet-the-Experts event held at the CIL®Paint Headquarters in Toronto and find out eye-opening information about paint techniques, and a sneak peek into the hot colour and paint trends for the year ahead. […]

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Tea Time with Linda Gaylard

| August 31, 2015 | 14 Comments
Tea Time with Linda Gaylard

 Tea. It is one of the most consumed beverages in the world. It can also be produced just about anywhere around the world as well. People have even made a career out of this popular product one such person is Linda Gaylard. Originally a wardrobe stylist, Gaylard studied and became a tea sommelier and tea […]

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Essential Oils To Diffuse at Home With Baby

| August 25, 2015 | 11 Comments
Essential Oils To Diffuse at Home With Baby

Essential oils can be a great way to help your baby through common baby ailments and fussy days. In fact, a lot of the well known baby soothing products on the market include popular essential oil ingredients, because they are the safest things to use with little ones. Diffusing these oils at home with baby […]

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What Goes Into Making a Special Birthday Moment #birthdayscount

| August 24, 2015 | 6 Comments
What Goes Into Making a Special Birthday Moment #birthdayscount

I love birthdays! I think it stems from the fact that it about celebrating the day of someone’s birth and that life is precious, especially in today’s fast-paced world! Based on the results from Enbridge’s recent survey data, 82% of Canadians agree that they feel special when someone puts a lot of energy into celebrating […]

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Buying and Selling Items Made Easy with VarageSale!

| August 12, 2015 | 12 Comments
Buying and Selling Items Made Easy with VarageSale!

Every few months, my other half likes to lighten the load of things in our home. Since there are five members of our family, it is easy to accumulate a lot of items in a short amount of time. You know, shoes, toys and devices that we either outgrow or no longer use.     […]

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Quick and Easy Cleaning with The Libman Company – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 08/16

| July 16, 2015 | 84 Comments
Quick and Easy Cleaning with The Libman Company – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 08/16

With the kids at home during the summer months, cleaning is the LAST thing I want to do! We go outside and we dredge in dirt, sand and muck when we come in from a good day in the great outdoors. When it comes time for us to (finally) get around to cleaning our floors, […]

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Summertime Book Ideas with DK Canada – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/26

| June 25, 2015 | 51 Comments
Summertime Book Ideas with DK Canada – Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 07/26

It’s summertime, and my other half’s birthday is just around the corner. He is a hard person to choose a great gift for because he will go out and buy what he likes on the spur of the moment. One idea I had for choosing the perfect gift for him would be to look at […]

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A Sentimental Father’s Day for the Ultimate “Thank You”

| June 17, 2015 | 7 Comments
A Sentimental Father’s Day for the Ultimate “Thank You”

Father’s Day, the time of the year we set aside to celebrate that special man in the family will soon be upon us! With that in mind, have you solved what you will do to let this person know how much you appreciate everything he does? Finding the perfect gift can be a daunting task. […]

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Add a Pop of Fun with Artollo Art Prints Review and Giveaway #KidsGiftGuide ~ CAN 06/30

| June 4, 2015 | 29 Comments
Add a Pop of Fun with Artollo Art Prints Review and Giveaway #KidsGiftGuide ~ CAN 06/30

We moved into our home just under two years ago, and, well, we have not done much to add our personal touches to our toddlers’ room. Since our kids are still at that age where they both want to get into everything to discover the world around them, it makes it a bit difficult to […]

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Responsible Eating Made Delicious with Kashi #PlantItForward Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 06/30

| June 3, 2015 | 76 Comments
Responsible Eating Made Delicious with Kashi #PlantItForward Review and Giveaway ~ CAN 06/30

My family has been slowly learning to eat better since my other half decided to eat less meat and junk food. We are always on the look-out for healthier and delicious choices for our kids to enjoy since they love sugary snacks. We also like finding food that is sourced responsibly so we know that […]

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