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!
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
It was August 14th, 2003 and I was home with my tween and infant sons when the power went out. That wasn’t such a rare occurrence where we live so I wasn’t overly concerned. We moved outside to enjoy the breeze while we waited for the power to be restored. Eventually my husband returned home and said that the power was out everywhere, not just in our neighbourhood. Out came the radios while we tried to find out the news (even in 2003, getting out the radio was old school). We sat on the front … [Read more...] about Would you manage for 72 hours without power?
For weeks now, the chatter online has revolved around the welcome passing of 2016. It was a difficult year. Wars were waged between friends and neighbours over the US election. Celebrities we cherished left this planet. Violence and hate seemed to plaster the front pages on a weekly basis. It was most definitely a challenging year, for me personally as well. I watched my son deal with heartbreak, in that helpless way that only the parent of an adult son can understand. I saw an … [Read more...] about Okay 2017, let’s do this!
Like many people, we are always working on our home. We may be finishing the basement, adding a new bathroom, painting or building a deck, but there's always something going on. I don't think it will ever be finished because after living in a house for over a decade, you circle back to replacing or repairing the original fixtures in the home. Over the past year we've noticed that the dishwasher doesn't clean as well as it once did. The ice maker stops making ice. The shingles on the roof … [Read more...] about Home Owner Dilemmas
Out with the old and in with the new! It’s time to turn away from winter blues and take a fresh deep breath into spring. Annual spring cleaning is upon us again, and to make your transition into the new season a breeze, here are some quick tips with a must-have giveaway for the occasion. Tip #1: Call in for extra troops Fighting off greasy stains, tough mildew, and stubborn odours will require an additional set of hands – so make this a family affair and grab as many troops as you can! … [Read more...] about A Spring Cleaning Giveaway for Your Home Sweet Home