There are dozens of high-end furniture stores near where I live, which have prices that are too high for me to be able to afford the home décor goods from them. I know of the usual mid-range places available, and I’m sure you can name the exact same ones. But why would I want to have the same things in my home as everyone else? For me, the biggest compliment about my place would be someone saying that it looks/feels like me. Then, I would know that I decorated well. To really put your personal stamp on your home, unique touches are important. Outfitting your home with the same old things seen elsewhere, just won’t cut it, if you’re wanting a space that reflects your personality. The Home Garden Directory has products from all over North America. Companies that I’ve never heard of are showcased on that site. Does the Home Garden Directory have unique offerings? Absolutely! [Continue reading]
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My aunt purchased her home a few years ago. It wasn’t the dream home she’d been eyeing for years, a few blocks away, but it more easily fit within her budget, when she was ready to get her mortgage. She reasoned that the house she actually ended up with wasn’t too far off her dream home — it just had a few things that needed to have upgraded to get the home to the same aesthetic level.
I knew that my aunt could get a similar look with her home by making a few changes, like adding vinyl siding to the exterior of her home. Though my aunt really liked the suggestions I made for how she could update her home to make it look more like her dream home, she had a difficult time visualizing the changes.
Can you relate? I mean, I am online all the time looking at websites, blogs and online magazines for ideas — but trying to visualize how the new décor products will look both inside and outside a home is a bit tricky. One thing that’s helped my aunt see exactly what I had in mind was using the Royal Virtual Remodeler from Royal Building Products. It’s an easy to use tool that allows you to upload a picture of the exterior of your home, and choose what to virtually remodel.
The first thing that I showed my aunt was how changing out the windows could alter the overall look of the home. Once my aunt chose a style of window that she liked, she read over the information on the particular windows, before choosing the best ones for her home. I really like the selection from Royal Building Products and the ease of visualizing the renovation.
I was able to organize my closet with the Rubbermaid Max Add-On system, provided to me. A customized, built-in closet sounds pretty nice — but, unless you're starting from scratch or plan to do a major renovation, you'll have to think of another way to organize your closet, instead. Instead … [Continue reading]
OPI supplied me with the OPI Matte Top Coat for this post. I consider myself to be a creative person. I've long been a creative artist – I have been painting on canvas since I was 8 years old, and had my own jewelry shop for a while, too. When it comes to my hair and nails, though, I lack … [Continue reading]
When you find something you love, it's hard to think of life before it came along. For years, I have been wanting a stand-alone blender so that I could make my own smoothies. I used to buy smoothies for lunch when I worked downtown. A large smoothie is surprisingly filling! I loved the fresh flavour … [Continue reading]
While I still use my main wallet for many occasions, I prefer to put just a few essential cards and a bit of cash in my HuMn Carbon Fiber wallet for other times. The other day, I was lugging a bag full of heavy library books up the hill and really didn't want to have to carry a purse with a … [Continue reading]
This textured nail manicure post featuring OPI Liquid Sand is brought to you by OPI. Matte or shiny. I thought those were the only 2 finishes available, and an easy choice when it came to nail polishes. I hadn't even considered texture on nails before. OPI's Bond Girls Liquid Sand collection comes … [Continue reading]
I love to flip through books and looking at online sites for ideas on craft projects that I can work on. More than I love that, I love taking classes and learning by doing. I really enjoy learning new techniques and trying out crafts to see if I'd enjoy pursuing them further. Craftsy is an online … [Continue reading]
This post on stylish summer eyeglasses and sunglasses brought to you by Clearly Contacts. You will have a chance to enter to win a pair of Derek Cardigan stylish summer specs at the end of this post. Giveaway open to Canada only. Glasses are a part of my wardrobe, which is why I own 10 pairs. … [Continue reading]
On a wall in my mom's room is a section where my previous greeting cards and pictures are displayed. Flowers are great for an occasional, spontaneous gift, or something to go along with another - more personalized gift - but there are better gifts to give for mother's day. I know that my mom really … [Continue reading]