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My First LUFA FARMS Basket :)

Like so many of you, I have seen the name LUFA FARMS popping up now & again and had some vague idea that it was an organic rooftop farm, but wasn’t entirely sure of how it works. Last week (as I procrastinated getting my act together for my accountant), I decided that it was time […]

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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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