Do Blondes Have More Fun…In The Bathroom?

Thinking Outside The Big White “Bathroom” Box

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Has anyone noticed that in the last year or so, the idea of a minimalistic decor has evolved?  Not as many of us want an “all white” decor….even in the bathroom.

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Are We Ready To Be A Minimalist?


We’ve all had several years of being heavily introduced to the concept of Minimalism.  It’s hard to surf the internet, read a magazine, or even watch some of the HGTV shows without hearing the word tossed around.  As always when an idea is promoted, there are people who write “how to” books on the subject.  Nearly everyone thinks they “need this” in their lives now.  What exactly does it mean to have a minimalistic decor?  “Are we ready to embrace it?”


A Fantastic Budget Friendly Kitchen Update

Why Do Kitchen Updates Cost So Much?

Our kitchens get a workout at holiday time.  In addition to planning and preparing the special meals and extra baking, we need to feed the masses that are on school holidays and guests who are visiting.  This is a time when it is easy to see the short comings of our kitchens and start dreaming about what we’d like to improve.  But why, oh why, do kitchen updates cost so much?  What if we show you a fantastic updated kitchen that is really budget friendly?

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Nobody Wants To Have A Double Chin!

Do You Have Too Much Junk In Your Kitchen?


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Have you got duplicate items, or “double chins” in your home? Hey, life happens.  Especially in our kitchens!  Cabinets and drawers become over loaded.  It can be hard to find what we are looking for.  When we work with clients considering a kitchen renovation, we suggest a purge before the project starts. Why keep things in the kitchen that can be disposed of, or stored somewhere else if not needed but a few times a year?  Even if you are not renovating….a quick refresher is for everyone!

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How Spending More May Jumpstart The Road To Minimalism

The Road To Minimalism

Wait!  Doesn’t becoming a minimalist mean we have to spend less?  Don’t we have to get rid of everything and live like misers?  Nope.  Keep reading the post today and see how spending more on these certain items was the jumpstart that worked on the road to minimalism for us.

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As a reward for becoming minimalist in the area we are talking about, we gained one of these….a walk in butler’s pantry!

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Take The Fall With Us


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Anyone who knows even the slightest thing about me, knows Fall is my season!  In jeans and sweaters, taking salty walks on the beach and visiting cities where the smell of changing leaves is in the air.  In our home, the nesting and prep for hibernation begins with a few things on our To Do List.

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3 Ways To Spend Your “Labor” Day At Home


Oh, there is nothing better than a 3 day weekend when a “little” holiday falls on Monday.  You know what kind of holiday I am talking about.  One that does not require loads of planning, preparation or extra commitments.  These 3 day weekends allow us to spend casual time with friends and family and still have a whole “free” day to ourselves.  Perhaps like me, you’ve eaten well, laughed hard and are thinking about what you might be able to “get done” around the house with this glorious free day.  There is also nothing that feels better to me than accomplishing something that has been nagging me but keeps getting pushed back on the To Do List.  So I think I’ll plan a bit of “labor” for this Labor Day.

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