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The Dryer Element Died AGAIN. “Gold Protection” Plan…or SCAM???

3 STRIKES and it’s OUT. Yes, the Samsung Dryer heating element is fried AGAIN.  This is the 3rd time, and we’ve had the machine for just over 4 years. After multiple stints of being without a dryer for over a month at a time, this time we have been without a dryer for over 10 […]

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Home for the Holidays at Ethan Allen Montreal

Allow me to begin that I am thoroughly embarrassed to admit that I had no clue that ETHAN ALLEN had actually arrived here in Montreal.  When I received an invitation from them to attend a special event with great holiday decor tips from Quebec’s own Vanessa Sicotte, I was definitely intrigued. The evening of the […]

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‘Tis the Season to be BERRY … and Other Holiday Decorating Ideas from Debbie Travis

I recently had the opportunity to attend a special evening dedicated to holiday decor & lighting ideas with Debbie Travis and the folks from Canadian Tire. I wanted to share some of her tips, thoughts and ideas as well as some of what was showcased that evening that may just serve as that little bit […]

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Stop Bending Down in the Shower! 15 Minute Shelving Solution

We have a beautiful shower, but it has no storage. We had one of those wire gizmos hanging from the shower head but things would slip through & slip off and it wasn’t enough to store the family-size bottles of shampoo, etc. plus the various body scrubs & gels that have made their way into […]

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Nightstand Solution for the Kid on the Top Bunk

In our home, the girls share a room & the boys share a room and bunk beds allow space for desks and other necessities. A problem we’ve encountered is that kids on the top bunk don’t have any “nightstand storage”.  You know- a place to keep a box of tissues, a book, a reading lamp, […]

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My interview on CBC Homerun about Calgary Mom Going on a Housework Strike

As I’ve already shared in my post entitled “Beware Sweet Children…Mommy May Give You a Ticket!” , I was interviewed last week by Sue Smith of CBC Homerun about my thoughts on a a Calgary Mom who went on a “Housework Strike”.  I thought you might enjoy it so… Click here to hear my interview […]

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Beware Sweet Children…Mommy May Give You a Ticket!

I am so done.  I am forever using my voice to ‘remind’ the kids to pick things up, make their beds and clean up after themselves. We used to have a ‘card’ system that worked beautifully…but it was time consuming so we didn’t keep it up. BIG MISTAKE. That said, I am tired of feeling […]

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Reusable Produce Bags-LOVE!

Like so many people, I try to remember my reusable shopping bags all the time.  When I forget I end up with a bunch of plastic that I end up reusing somehow (at least those that make it home without developing holes in them) The bags I have a hard time putting to good use […]

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Wordless Wednesday – When You KNOW The Clutter Is Out Of Control…

I finally decided to de-clutter the den, which included emptying the box that was still in the den from the last time we began de-cluttering (but never finished).  As I emptied various things out of the box I discovered this little book within the pile…. Wishing you a wonderful & clutter-free day, Tanya Blog this! […]

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We Be Jammin’

One of our family’s greatest summer pleasures is berry picking. We love our strawberries, raspberries and blueberries and we also love our jam. I’ve always been intimidated by the whole “canning” process – from sterilizing jars to putting tem back into boiling water to process.  It seemed like a lot of work and I was […]

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