If you have been following along this month, you will be excited to see the final reveal of our basement washroom. While having four washrooms in a house probably isn't a priority, it will be very nice for my oldest son who has his bedroom in the basement and has been trecking up two flights of stairs to shower every morning. It has taken us about 6 weeks to complete the work and it is finally done! Here is what the space looked liked at the end of the summer... It was roughed in and … [Read more...] about Reveal: Our Home Depot Washroom
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I love to travel, but I don't love dealing with luggage. I have bought a lot of different suitcases over the last few years, and I've learned one thing... cheaper is not better. My first set was a major deal that I thought I just couldn't pass up. The zipper broke on the large suitcase the first time I used it, and I had items inside get damage because they luggage provided no protection. There were also no straps or sections for securing my items. I realized I needed to invest in something … [Read more...] about Best Buy and VIVA offer great deals on Kenneth Cole luggage
Since we were in Florida over the Canadian Thanksgiving weekend, we celebrated a little late and just had Thanksgiving last week. Which means we have been eating turkey for a week! I don't actually mind because I love turkey sandwiches and I make a turkey casserole that I enjoy as well. My turkey casserole is so simple because I just put leftover turkey, stuffing, vegetables, potatoes and cream of mushroom soup in a casserole dish and bake. The adults in the house love it, but the kids are not … [Read more...] about Appetizer Recipe: Turkey Brie Bites
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 … [Read more...] about Join the #SHOPHappy Twitter Party Oct. 30 8pm EDT
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 … [Read more...] about Our new washroom is in the home stretch #DIY
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 … [Read more...] about Home Decorating for Dummies?