An update on Cindy’s family… on her birthday

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  Dear Cindy, Happy Birthday! We are all missing you so very much, and not a day goes by where we don’t either chuckle at something you’ve said, or wipe away a tear at the thought of us not being able to hear it again. You would be so proud of your family. So very […]

It all started with a drill

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 3 short years ago, I lived in a house made of tumbling bricks. Meaning, the place was falling apart. I didn’t know how to fix anything on my own, because I never had experience in doing so.  And then I picked up a drill. It was a blue Makita cordless drill with a cute little LED […]

SNS 170 – link up to Crazy for Crates!

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special, the multi themed DIY link party!  * Home Decor / Gardening  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific.Crates! Those ready made luxurious home decor accessories that can be a shelf, coffee table, or […]

Teddy the cat, and her quirky office chair perch

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These days, I have to be reeeeaaallllyyyy careful how quickly I spin around in my office chair. It appears my favourite little girl found a new favourite spot to perch. And I couldn’t be more pleased! I love Teddy’s new spot on the back of my chair. She’s positioned at the perfect height to slow […]

Ikea GORM – perfect shelving kit for the non builder

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I’m addicted to Ikea Gorm shelving. There, I said it. This system is price efficient, easy to put together, and can be customized 101 different ways. So if you desire to get super organized, this is my vote hands down!  The only thing left to do is book a day to take in Ikea. Tough […]

The 5 boring steps to exciting success! – journal 2

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Resolutions?! Not exactly my favourite word. In my world, resolution spells this big ‘ol list of promises I’ll break within the hour. So, I created my GO idea for this year. Yup, it’s a pretty good idea, but there’s one thing wrong with it. If you don’t have a direction to go, you end up […]

A winter ladder plant stand, with memories attached

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  I wasn’t ready to take down the Christmas decorating when I did. The house was decked out so full and pretty, with the Christmas ladder tree, and Christmas tree forest in a crate, and nothing was really in the way. However once I started cleaning up, it felt strange to have only parts disappear. […]

SNS 169 – winter decorating

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special, the multi themed DIY link party!  * Home Decor / Gardening  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes / Printables / Blog tips * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific. I admit it! I have no winter decorating up yet. I just took down Christmas […]

More than just a walk – a story and a photo shoot

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I’ve been attempting get a little smarter with my time lately. And one plan has been to get outdoors more, to go for my walks. Blogging has you sitting. A lot. Not so good. It isn’t the same without the company of my pup that left  us last summer, but I think I found a […]

Is your furniture secured? Meghan’s sad but important story.

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See that little dresser on the bottom left? Totally small, totally unassuming. But Meghan’s mom has a message for everyone out there, even if small children aren’t in your own home. Meghan’s story HERE is one of the most important and difficult reads you’ll ever get through. But please do read it, take immediate action […]