If you had asked me twenty years ago if I would ever be able to say I did my own staircase refinishing, I would have laughed at you. I've always enjoyed painting, but woodworking of any kind was left behind in grade 8 shop class. Oh how times change... We bought our house as a new build about fourteen years ago. At the time, we thought that carpeting the entire upstairs of the home was the best way to go, to allow for warmth and nice play areas for our three young children. Fast forward more … [Read more...] about DIY: Staircase Refinishing Part One
I've been told that your bed is your most important piece of furniture. When I was younger I didn't quite get why, but now that I'm older with a lot more aches and pains, I really understand. When I was 11 years old, my parents gave me a water bed. I was so excited! They were a big deal at the time, and I was so excited to get one. Ten years later when I finally replaced it, I made the mistake of going from the water bed to a very firm mattress...they may be great for the posture, but they are … [Read more...] about Strange and interesting beds!
Over the past few months I have done several renovations around the house. Painting was by far the most time consuming and thorough job I completed, with nearly every space in the house getting a new coat of paint, trim and doors included. Our living room and dining room were all the same colour but as I was painting the boring but neutral beige on the living room wall, I decided the dining room wall would get a different colour. I didn't go extreme. I used a blue that I already had on hand and … [Read more...] about Home Renovations: The corner wall
Moving house is a huge event in anyone’s life, and it’s worth remembering that as you approach your next move. That’s why it’s always a bad idea to try and undertake the whole project alone. You need the right kind of help and support to ensure you don’t make the kinds of mistakes that could derail all of your plans. Read on to learn more about why it’s not worth trying to go solo on this next move of yours. A Good Estate Agent Will Do Much of the Hard Work For You There is a lot of … [Read more...] about Going it Alone When Moving House is a Bad Idea, And Here’s Why
My children’s bedrooms used to be a cozy place for them to nap and play. We would snuggle in their beds for a bedtime story, or share tales from the day before heading off to sleep. Their rooms were carefully curated for each of their individual personalities and I always enjoyed spending some quality time with them in their own space. Then they became teenagers. The bedroom of a teenager can be a scary place. It is home to dirty dishes, candy wrappers, piles of clothing and an unholy smell. … [Read more...] about What makes you “stop and smell the happiness”?
All families should want to become eco-friendly at home and limit their impact on the environment. There are many ways in which you could achieve that goal. You might have to invest some money, but it’s worth it in the end. You will protect the planet for your children, and teach them some valuable lessons about sustainability. With that in mind, there are some simple suggestions for you to consider. Take a look at each of them before working out if you can afford the improvements. Each of these … [Read more...] about Green Living: Become Eco-Friendly At Home With This Advice