10 Awesome, Affordable Light Fixtures

One of my favourite things to shop for is Light Fixtures.  They update a room instantly, and are a way to add some personality to your decor.  These days, you can find beautiful, chic fixtures at local big box stores, for fair prices.  No need to break the bank at fancy lighting stores. Here are a few of my favourites.…

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Favourite Finds Friday

Here are some of my favourite finds from this week! How cool is this?  From Ballard Design you can purchase this clip on light fixture for just $89 in 2 colours.  It clips right onto your exposed light bulb.  And finally, they are shipping to Canada (just gatta do it by phone!) Take notes family – I want this for Christamas!!!!  Makes…

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New Carpeting

A week or so ago, Ryan and I were sitting in the kitchen, and suddenly we hear Thunk Thunk Thunk Thunk…. then silence, then screaming.  My poor baby girl slid all the way down the stairs on her bottom.  The kids were used to running up and down the wood stairs with bare feet, but now that it’s socks-season, the…

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Birthdays over 30 suck.

Meh, it’s my 31st birthday today.  I am totally one of those annoying chicks that complains about getting old.  Yup, I hate getting old.  I know, I know, I am “only” 31…. but I really miss 29 🙁  My gosh, imagine how miserable I’ll be when I hit 41.  My poor, poor husband. On the bright side, I had some…

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Turning 2, 5’x7′ rugs into an 7’x10′

When I redid Ryan’s office I needed to figure out a way to cover the ugly parquet flooring.  I wanted a huge area rug to cover majority of the space.  Problem is, I’d need a rug that was about 8’x10′ and those suckers cost a lot of cash.  I found one that I loved at West Elm, but it was…

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Favourite Finds Friday

Can you tell I am in Bathroom Mode?? I’m obsessed with renovating my bathrooms right now.  They are horrible! So horrible, I’m hesitant to even post pics of them!  I’ve had the contractor out, I’ve narrowed down the looks I want, now, I need to convince the boss (the ver dreamy and handsome boss) it’s time for a new project…

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Exterior – The Finale!!

Baaaaaaa, I am having HUGE buyer and designer remorse.  I am so doubting my choices now that it’s all done….errrrrr I hate that feeling.  Should I have got the door in black?  Should I have gone with a lighter shingle?  Should I have gone with a chocolate shutter?  Blah blah blah.  I know the answer to all my questions.  NO. …

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Good Deals!!

I recently scored this bench from my local Salvation Army for just $10 bucks.  I’m dying to re-purpose it, but I’m not sure where I’m going to use it just yet.  I’m thinking about putting it in my front foyer.  Once I decide, she’ll get a make over. My Mom found this console for me at a Garage Sale for…

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Painted my garage & portico!

Errr, my exterior is almost done!  It’s taking forever!  But, I can see the light!!! I just finished painting the garage doors and the portico.  I had the colour custom matched to my new shutters – which are taking forever to come in.  Even my Brother noticed I painted – so I must be something right!!!  I had to get…

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Favoruite Finds Friday!

As promised here are my favourite finds from this week. I started Christmas shopping!!!  I like to give myself a head start each year so that I can find a perfect, unique gift for everyone.  I love shopping online, so I always leave myself 6-8 weeks since some orders (especially custom ones) can take a long time to get to…

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