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the difference is in the details


If you are anything like me, your pets mean the world to you BUT the critters are really cramping your home decor style.

I have been dealing with my own personal litter box angst and was actually in the middle of designing what I hoped would be the perfect litter box. One that would be aesthetically pleasing but hide the unmentionables at the same time, when I came across this link. I have provided the link, and encourage you to scroll through the creative and unique designs!!! 




I struggled for a year trying to decide what to do with my daughter’s graduation photos, okay there was some procrastination happening I will admit! But I wanted to do something a little different, and so in the end, I decided to create a wall collage.

I have found that with any art project if the main principles of design are included you cannot fail, these elements being: Colour, Balance, Texture, Line, and inclusion of a Focal Point.


1st Create your Colour story-My daughter’s...


Are you selling your house this winter and looking for a way to make your home's curb appeal standout above the competition?! Consider adding an eye catching winter planter to your stoop. Buyers are attracted to homes that are cared for, and have been well maintained. This project is easy, inexpensive, and beams "Pride of Ownership".

  • Step 1.  Pull out a summer planter, if you do not have one, you can pick one up at Home Depot, Bouclair Homes or I purchased mine at Crate&Barrel. 
  • Step...

Repetition is a great way to draw the eye and complete a space. In the picture on the right, budget friendly plates/baskets purchased from Jysk, very effectively decorate the hall. They're warm brown colour is neutral and lends itself to almost any decor while adding texture to the wall.

On the left is another great way to create art through repetition. Co-ordinate fabric with your homes colour scheme, and then simply mount the fabric in black frames with a white matting. Always group pieces in sets...


Designers follow some simple rules in order to decorate and balance space. Every room should have a focal point.Decorating tips In this room the large yellow painting pulls the eye creating the focal point.


Colours are coordinated utilizing the complimentary colour scheme yellow/red. Complimentary colours are neighbors on the colour wheel. Other examples of complimentary colours would be blue/green or green/yellow. White, Black and Grey are neutrals and...


What if you knew that you could own your own home by putting little, if any, money down, reap all the tax advantages of home ownership and pay no more in mortgage payments than you are presently paying in rent?  


Renters are often intimidated by lenders, and are concerned that a less than stellar credit history will stand in their way of home ownership. While not all credit issues are able to be resolved, many are, and a mortgage broker can show you how. Mortgage brokers do not charge,...


Spring is a great time to de-clutter your home and get rid of the excess things you no longer need. Now to get motivated!!!

  • Step 1. Always start with a cup of Java…ahhh Coffee, what would I ever accomplish without you. 

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  • Step 2. Take out those boxes you have left over from Christmas (you did save the boxes from Christmas right :P …if not get some from your local supermarket or Staples, they are very generous)
  • Step 3. Declutter, put all useable appliances and kitchen gadgetry...

When you’re looking at homes, it’s easy to get caught up with the surface of the home. Consider the following tips the next time you’re viewing a home.


  • Kitchens and bathrooms are the most expensive rooms in the house to renovate so pay close attention to the age and quality of cupboards, benches, plumbing fittings and tiling.

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  • Check that windows and doors fit snugly and that there are no drafts coming in. This could be a big energy saver if windows and doors are fitted properly....

Before you put your home on the market, make sure it looks its best to maximize your return. Take some time and consider the following tips to help you sell your home faster and for the right price!

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  1. Make sure your space smells like home! Open windows, light some candles, or bake cookies before showings. You can always cheat and buy pre-made cookiedough to save on time.
  2. Curb appeal. First impressions are very important so make sure the exterior of your home reflects the "look" that will attract interested...
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