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My Family’s Fall Clean-Up with Seventh Generation Disinfecting Cleaners – #Review and #Giveaway~ CAN 11/23

Now that autumn is in full swing, this signals the start of my family's Big Fall Clean-Up around my home. We do a huge...

A 3 day Master Bathroom Refresh with Tips from the Pros #DIYwithBen

 My husband and I had our house built 21 years ago within 3 months and at the same time that we were planning our...

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Postedad.ca: A Rewarding Classified Ad Website

If there is something I know a lot about it’s classified advertising. I started my advertising career working in the call centre of a...

Boring Wood – How I Antiqued my Fireplace Mantle

This past winter was long and cold, and as I anxiously waited for the days where I could work on my garden I couldn’t help...

Cruising with the 2014 Chevrolet Cruze Diesel~ Review

A few months ago I had the privilege of test driving a fuel efficient compact car. The test drive came at a time when...

Tips for Choosing the Right Curtains

I get a lot of questions on my blog and from my clients about window treatments. Curtains and blinds can give a room that...

Keeping Safe While Driving During Deer Season

Keeping Safe While Driving During Deer SeasonThis time of year all across...

DIY No-Sew Roman Blind

Do you have a window that needs a little love? I've got a fantastic no-sew roman blind DIY that is easy peasy and...

Silent Night – The True Story Behind This Well-Loved Christmas Carol

Beautiful storybooks have been written about this true story. One our family enjoys is A Carol for Christmas written by Ann Tompert and illustrated...

Green Christmas Shopping with the Ford C-MAX Energi

I’ll admit that prior to being offered to test drive the Ford C-MAX Energi for a week, I had never heard of the car,...

Interior Decorating Styles 101 Part 2- Contemporary Decor

While it is common for contemporary interiors to include modern style decor features, there are key differences between the two.  The first and most...

Interior Decorating Styles 101 Part 1- Traditional Decor

Ever find yourself struggling to decide exactly which style of decor best describes your tastes? In my four-part Interior Decorating 101 series we will...

Hanging Frames on a Wall

We built our house 20 years ago this past May at the same time as we were planning our wedding. Organizing both of them...

Pretty in Pink Polka Dot Glam

Well, I'm happy to let you know that our little guy is officially out of his crib and doing pretty well bunking in with...

How to Make a Liner for your Kitchen Container the Origami Style

Does your kitchen bin look filthy with food sticking to the bottom? To help, you can get two types of paper liner...

Why You Should Know if There’s Mold in Your Home

This article is brought to you by Mold Busters.You’ve likely seen or at least heard of mold—it grew on the loaf of bread you...

Saving The Environment And Your Wallet With Electric Scooters

As we become more aware of our individual role in preserving the planet for future generations, we start looking for technologies that allow us...

When My New House Became My Home

 Big Man and I made the mother of all purchases this past December - we bought our first house.With an active 3-year old and...

The Important Role of Decor in Nurseries & Kids Rooms – Tips

 I have many times walked into a child’s room and wanted to just sit there and soak up the wonderful energy.  The feeling of...

Staining Your Deck

We had our deck built 3 years ago and started to notice this year that the wood is changing to a greyish colour. Rain,...

The Perfect Paint Colour ~ Tips

Choosing paint colours for your walls can be daunting. It's hard to tell from a 1" paint chit what the entire wall is going...

Porch Decor and More

I'm sitting on the porch writing and realizing how much nicer it is to sit outside and read, write or just relax and take...

Tip Toe Through the Tulips – Styling 101

Tulips are not only a sign of Spring, but they have a special place in Ottawa's heart. The Tulip Festival is on now in...

What makes this Flowering Plant Special? ~ Wordless Wednesday

My 5 yr. old son insisted on buying this flowering plant at Home Depot. At check-out the cashier looked at him and said "This...

Teaching Kids to Pitch In (And Age Appropriate Jobs) ~ Tuesday Tips

"Let kids be kids!  They have to grow up so quickly these days." "It's fast to just do it myself." "My child is too young for...

Window Treatments Explained- Common Issues and How to Solve Them

Windows are the eyes of your home. Just like a good mascara they make all the difference in the appearance and freshness of your...

Operation: Playroom Organization!

Does your playroom look like this?That isn't my playroom but we've all been there. This is one...

Bamboo Dishes for Kids: White-o-Coccoli Wowed Us! Review and Giveaway

When I told the kids that we get to bury our new dishes in the ground when we're done with them, it caused quite a stir!  They...

Update Your Furniture With These DIY Refinishing Tips

Spring is around the corner and this makes people do some crazy things like throw away their old furniture to make room...

Nursery Decor Tips For Safety, Development, and Style – Part 3

Nursery Decor Tips For Safety, Development, and Style - Part 3 The final instalment in my Nursery Decor Tips For Safety, Development, and Style, is...

Which Countertop to Choose

I'm sure we all have memories of laminate countertops in our parent's or grandparent's kitchens. I know my parents have had various...

Nursery Decor Tips For Safety, Development, and Style – Part 2

Decorating your baby's nursery to provide the best possible atmosphere for development is a lot simpler than you would think. There is no need...

Nursery Decor Tips For Safety, Development, and Style

Decorating for your little beans' arrival is an incredibly fun and exciting project. It's easy to get carried away in all the...

Time and Sanity Saving Tips in the Kitchen

With busy households, it’s hard to find time to cook at home and eat right. Here are some time-saving tips and hacks to use...

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