The Royal Canadian Circus is coming to Calgary from May 9th to May 19th.  This is a wonderful and affordable family event that comes each year to Calgary at the Crossroads Furniture Mart. Our family has attended the last two years, and the kids are always fascinated with the acrobatic performances, the beautiful animals, the face painting, and the…

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Stork Conception Image

One benefit of opening up about my journey of infertility was community that reached out to me.  As hard as it is to go through, being able to talk to someone who has been there and felt that is priceless.  I was very secretive until I had my first son, so people always assume that…

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Netflix Original Bloodline Interiors – Rayburn House

If the only marathons you do are on Netflix, than we can be friends. I just binge watched The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt and loved it.  Now I am slowly appreciating Bloodline.  Its dark and mysterious, the story hints at where it is going, but takes its time slowly unfolding all of the details.  A couple friends…

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GroupDealz is Now Eleventh Avenue

*This is a sponsored post, but all opinions are my own.  I buy from GroupDealz for myself ALL the time, and I figure if I love it, you will too!* My favorite deal site, GroopDealz is now Eleventh Avenue – A Handpicked Boutique Marketplace with so much to love!  I am excited to share the site…

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My Master Bedroom Mood PLUS a $200 Giveaway

I have been thinking of updating my master bedroom for a while now, but I just can’t decide what I want.  Designer problems, right?  I can put a room for someone else together, no problem.  The issue is that I can make almost anything work.  It then becomes a battle of deciding what you not only…

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Pillows Poufs and Throws

The best items to add to a room are pillows, throws, or poufs.  These key items add the finishing touches to a space, the personality, and the cozy ...

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Boys Budget Bedroom

Its hard to run a design blog without renovating your house completely.As much as my house could use some major updates and renovations, my wallet ...

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Book Review: Heart of Gold By Jeanette Miller

About The Book: Ashlyn Carter feels as brittle as the lifeless roses that line her new house. A year after the tragic death of her husband, the young window discovers a horrifying secret. Heartbroken and humiliated, she resolves that no one could ever know. Now, back in her hometown with her three-year-old daughter, she’s ready…

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Book Review: Jeremy’s Promise by A.R. Talley

I loved the story of David’s Song because it was so true to real life, rather than a fairy tale ending we get in books.  Sometimes I enjoy the happy endings of these books because they are unlike real life, but something about the truth was refreshing to read. Jeremy’s Promises begins a few years…

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Book Review: CANE AND ABE by James Grippando

 In this spellbinding new novel of suspense from New York Timesbestselling author James Grippando, Miami’s top prosecutor becomes a prime suspect in his wife’s disappearance, which may have a chilling connection to the woman he can’t forget. Unbelievable was the word for her. Samantha Vine was unbelievably beautiful. It was unbelievable that she’d married me….

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The Royal Canadian Circus is coming to Calgary from May 9th to May 19th.  This is a wonderful and affordable family event that comes each year to ...

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The rapidly growing recruitment firm Spencer-Ogden just opened its new office doors in Calgary last week.  What makes it stand out to me is not its ...

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Gopher Museum

Fun and Frugal Kids Activities My friend Karrie has 5 kids, including a teenager, a toddler, and several in between.  In an effort to find different ...

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