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2009 

SPRING is just around the corner, isn't it?  They are predicting temperatures of 9 celcius (in Toronto) today before the mercury dips again this weekend.  The sound of heavy rain kept me up half the night, and much of the snow is melting.  Yesterday's sunshine and temperature of 6 celcius, defini...
02/27/2009
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The Lampe Berger (http://en.lampeberger.ca/home) has become increasingly popular over the past 2 years.  Many home decor stores now carry them in a wide variety of styles, and in varying price points. They are extremely effective in eliminating household odors such as cooking, pet and stinky shoe...
02/25/2009
  There is a hip new color in town - If you're thinking of giving your home a fresh coat of paint, adding new window treatments, or are looking to invest in a new piece of furniture, Consider Grey.  Grey is the new hue, the new neutral - It's the new Beige.  Grey has been sneaking into our palett...
02/25/2009
This is a great idea ... I don't think I've had a staging job yet that hasn't involved dealing with cordless phones, cell phones and phone chargers on the counter or nightstand.  Everyone has them and most people don't want to live with the inconvenience of relocating them while their house is o...
02/25/2009
  News Alert: 2,000+ homeowners entered the MSN-Sympatico $23,000 in great house prizes to be won in the "House-full of Prizes" Contest today.   MSN-Sympatico and casaGURU launched the "House-full of Prizes" contest for homeowners on February 16th, just in time for the National Home Show in Toron...
02/22/2009
EXACTLY RIGHT, JULEA ... thanks for hitting it bang on! You read it right - I said NEW! Imagine my shock and awe when I opened this past Sunday's Chicago Tribune Magazine to read that an interior designer has expanded his business to include "arranging what the client already owns." Heck, I even...
02/17/2009
Here's another great blog in Kathy Passarette's series ...Lighting can make or break a room, but many people don't give it a second thought.  That paint color you labored over choosing can wind up looking like the worst choice you've ever made based on the lighting you use in that room. Let's tak...
02/13/2009
On February 10th, the City of Toronto introduced the 2009 Operating Budget that protects City services and provides help to those who need it most. Some of the highlights (and my interpretations) are: Increasing the hours at Toronto Public Libraries (because we can no longer afford to buy our boo...
02/11/2009
A recent survey by Lowe's Canada indicates that the most popular renovation project this year will be painting the interior and/or exterior of one's home (41%) The survey also found that despite the current economic climate, Canadians are still willing to invest in their homes - with "47 per cent...
02/10/2009
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Well this is news to me!  Shame shame for not keeping up on industry happenings.  At least this link provides us with a very good overview, cost and availability. http://blog.homestars.com/archives/2009/01/27/insulating-paints-an-alternative-to-traditional-insulation/ Has anyone tried it?  I real...
02/10/2009
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