Building a “She Shed” Part 1 of 2

When we purchased our property I was deeply curious about the history behind the three cinderblock walls and concrete pad that had fallen into disrepair. Here is the story as I know it. Many years ago, a woman named Jessie and her sister decided to start a chinchilla...

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Working with ‘Typical Contractors’

We are done. The job is complete. It’s exactly what the contract stated we would do. Who’s heard this before from a contractor?   Over the past 16 years, I’ve worked with hundreds of contractors, male and female on residential and commercial design/build outdoor...

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Smart homes: Tech You Don’t Need To Speak To

I have gone on multiple consultations where (typically) the male partner has set up Alexa to control the lights and it often fails when a female voice asks Alexa to turn on the lights. Multiple asks and yet no lights turn on. Have you had this experience? To preface,...

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How to Feel At Home In Your Home – Part 2

In the part one I talk about the importance of considering how you want to feel in each area of your home, how our memories contribute to how we feel about colour, along with lighting and the colour temperature of light. Check out Part One here. Today let's dive into...

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How To Have A Healthy Home

Recently I asked my Facebook Audience how healthy they rated their homes.  Today I'll talk about four ways you can increase the health of your home. ** I'm a little more technical in this post, if the science is not your thing, skip on over the sections where I detail...

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How to Feel at Home in Your Home – Part 1

I've always considered myself to be an adventurous soul. I love new experiences, places and foods. When my husband and I started our renovation journey nearly a year ago, we felt exhilarated and excited about the changes that would take our shell of a house to a...

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Choosing Colors for your home? Read this first.

Does choosing colors for your walls make you feel like this? Have you grabbed colour sample after colour sample but none of them work, or don’t look how you imagined? Every colour of paint has unique undertones. If you remember back to art class, you’ll likely...

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