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What it’s really like having a Butcher Block counter top

Lean in really close. I swore I wouldn’t put butcher block in a kitchen again. No really, here’s a whole Twitter conversation I had about this. After our previous kitchen renovation where we had butcher block, I was like nope. I can’t do this again. Then some time passed. And I realized that a great deal of why I didn’t want a butcher block counter top again had to do with several key issues with the previous one we had,…

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Easter

DIY Easter Cards

I woke up this morning and was like “Right. Easter. This weekend. Didn’t send out cards.” I asked the kids if they wanted to make something when they woke up and they said “Mom we have school.” Noted. I could have bought cards but there’s a voice in my head that just does not let me do that, which for the record drives me insane. Case in point here are the Easter Cards from previous years: Fabric Easter Cards Modern…

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Decor

The Unexpected Kitchen Renovation

I was going to write a deeply passionate post about what the hell happened that week last November when I walked down the stairs in the morning and into the kitchen only to discover that our dishwasher had basically sprang a major leak and destroyed our kitchen. But I don’t want to. See, we lived with a broken dishwasher in our backyard for 5 months along with MDF floors held together together by red duct tape which I joked matched…

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life (with kids)

Are you ready? It’s the #DadsWhoPlayBarbie Challenge (BIG Contest news!)

Barbie has a long history in both my life and the lives of our daughters. I still remember being 9 years old and getting the Barbie Corvette for Christmas (the shiny version that every girl wanted that year) and I may or may not have been so excited to get that present because I may or may not have unwrapped the present and re-wrapped it before Christmas Day knowing I was getting it. Shhhh…Santa can hear everything. Now as a…

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life (with kids)

The products you need to see at the Best Buy SmartHome #BBYsmarthome

The National Home Show in Toronto started up this past Friday and I was invited to come down and take a tour of Best Buy SmartHome designed by the talented Christine Dovey (who also did their amazing SheShed). Her signature style was very apparent throughout the home and everything about it felt sleek, glamorous and yes, full of great technology that blended in seamlessly. By the time I was finished my tour with Christine who was showing me all the…

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Giveaways

The National Home Show & Best Buy + a Giveaway!

Spring is coming. You know what that means? It means that you’re going to one day soon open the windows in your home to let in the fresh air and think you just saw a unicorn on a cloud. Then you’re going to turn around and look at your winterized house and think what’s going on in here? Why are there still Christmas ornaments on my mantle? Why does my living room look like it went into hibernation? And my…

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Giveaways

A Review of the Hoover SteamScrub 2-in-1 Steam Mop & a Giveaway! #powerofsteam

Ask my husband the one chore that I avoid like the plague and he will say vacuuming. I *hate* vacuuming. I will sooner clean a bathroom than vacuum. I don’t know why, I’ve just never liked it. Dusting is a close second. I do however like doing laundry, but that’s because things smell nice after. Needless to say there’s a running joke about how I never clean our floors (my husband vacuum’s 99% of the time in this house). So…

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Valentines

DIY Felt Valentine’s Day Cards

PS – Before I go any further, there are 25 more great Valentine’s Ideas after this post as part of our Canadian Blogger Valentine’s Day Hop! Scroll down to the end to see them! I was going to do a food craft for Valentine’s Day this year – yes I said food, possibly a beverage – but our kitchen is in shambles right now. So I went to do what I do best. Cards. As I went through my Project…

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