Day: October 28, 2013

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It’s that time of year again. The time for shopping! The holidays are right around the corner and that means it is time to start gathering the wish lists of your friends and family and doing some shopping! I don’t love the crowded stores and long line ups that come with Christmas shopping so I will be doing a lot of my holiday shopping online. I started the other day and I am determined to make this a stress free shopping year. SHOP.CA has great deals every day and they carry a huge variety of items so you can...

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Our new washroom is in the home stretch #DIY

It’s amazing what a coat of paint can do. If you remember how our bathroom looked a few weeks ago, you will know that it was just drywalled. Since then we sanded, primed and painted. The paint we chose was Behr Premium Plus Interior Satin Enamel. It paints on smoothly and will stand up well in the washroom. You can see it in the photo below. You can also see that our toilet has been successfully installed! It is the American Standard Mainstream Complete Toilet. It came with everything you need to install it, although we did have to...

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Home Decorating for Dummies?

This has been the year of changes and repairs in my house. We repainted a lot of the house, built a bathroom and we are making lists of what is going to happen next. I’m pretty good at choosing colours and flooring, but when it comes to decorating I get a big FAIL. I’m embarrassed to admit that I have almost nothing hanging on my walls and our focal point is currently the television (which I think is fine with my husband and kids, but I would like that to change). It’s not that I’ve never tried. I’ve bought...

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Make them feel special with personalized gifts #GiftsByBSK

When my oldest son, Eric, was little I used to buy him all sorts of fun personalized gifts. He had placemats and door signs, blankets and sweatshirts and even a jacket with his name on them. He really liked having things that seem to have been made just for him, and I loved giving him these personalized gifts. It was easy to find things with his name on them because it was a traditional name but also gaining popularity again. I could get him personalized items anywhere, including Bright Starts. My second son is named Kellen. We chose the...

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