How to make your blog comment friendly

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This is not a new post.  But it’s a good one, especially for blog newbies. When I first ran this post, commenting on other’s blogs changed DRAMATICALLY. Gone were the word verifications and emails were finally linked up to comments. It was like magic. To date, the original post, shown Nov 2010  has received 167 […]

The ‘change my mind’ bistro table (with pallet sofa)

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I had a rough Friday. My last firetruck of the day didn’t go quite as planned (a post on my line of work is HERE) , so after filling up an entire garbage can of destroyed striping, I was ready for an easy weekend. You’d think 20 years in the business would have me a […]

SNS 98 – license plates

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Better Homes & Gardens Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #98, the multi themed link party!   Home Decor  Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific. This weekend’s theme: ~ license plates ~ I LOVE me some license plates! They’re so graphically cool and add instant art […]

Staging fun for the whole family!

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I admit I do most of the staging in my own home.  My son will do his own take on this or that, but I tweak all my shoots to ‘get the shot’ if you know what I mean. Recently we’ve been hit hard with Hurricane School. So we as a family have taken a […]

Let’s go junkin’… at my dream ‘Back Porch’

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Branch window shelf showcasing pottery for sale at The Back Porch in Harrison Hot Springs BC

“If we win the lottery, I’m knocking on this door with an offer. I want this place!” “Really Mom? When can we move in? Can I have my own chickens when we do?” WHEN, he says, not if. If only! This place has everything I could ever desire. The Back Porch is a family owned […]

Ready for a change

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Today was the perfect morning.  My boy was sitting by the front door with watch in hand, waiting for the magical moment he was allowed to walk to the bus stop for the first time. Too early would not be so cool you see. He’s in middle school now after all.  A neighbour’s cat joined […]

The pallet bed tray that turned to the dark side (of Canada)

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  me – “I wanna make a Canadian flag out of this pallet.”   son – “Why?!?”   me – “Because my party is patriotic themed this weekend. Grandma had flags all over so we need one too. But I don’t want this big huge red and white thing on the mantel…”   I had […]

Jeanne Oliver giveaway winner… and news!

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Dear Debbie from Simply Southern, Thank-you for offering the Jeanne Oliver messenger bag to your followers.  But sadly they cannot win. … because… And by the way… …that leather cuff you mentioned you’d give to your friend who has cancer? (Stronger than she thought) Jeanne is throwing that in too. We loved the message and […]

SNS 97 – patriotic projects (and voting poll)

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #97 Welcome to Saturday Nite Special, the multi themed link party that starts Fri, 7pm Pacific and ends Sunday, 11 pm Pacific. There are three categories to link to. Home Decor, Crafts, Sewing, Recipes, plus the 3rd themed link up which stays open indefinitely. Check below for this weekend’s theme. Party highlights […]

What all happened in August?

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Boy was our summer short this year! In August our sunshine appeared for the first time all summer and it was time to head out of town for short spells. However I did manage to make one biggish thing I love and use every single day thus far. Pallet wood outdoor sofa reveal I really […]