Its spring break at our house this week, and we have been filling the time with adventures and outings as well as getting some organizing done around the house.  As much fun as cleaning is, I was able to break away for some craft time.  Since it was so spur of the moment, I just…

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Its time for tooth talk. The current oral care routine? I brush my teeth before bed.  I used to leave dental floss in my car and floss at red lights/ longer stops, which I can no longer do. I try to remember to brush in the morning but honestly? Mornings are busy so its only sometimes that it…

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Eleventh Avenue

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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4 Decor Trends That Need To Die #bendtherules

4 Design Trends That Need To Die I feel horrible saying these trends need to die, because they can be done well.  I don’t want to hurt any feelings as I know a lot of people have these trends in their homes.  I don’t want to be mean, I just want to make a stance. I…

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My Designs


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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Bedroom After 2

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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Cane and Abe

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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Spencer Ogden Calgary Office 1

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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Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo As awkward as it is to see yourself on video, I love watching this.  Watch for 1:55 where my child is acting like a lion. We ...

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