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2009 

Going GREEN is very popular these days, with everyone having a different spin on it.  Interestingly enough, when I started my business in 2004 I was very GREEN (and I don't just mean "new at it").  My website, business cards, brochures and promo cards were a lovely shade of sage GREEN.  When I lo...
03/21/2009
I was recently approached by Jesse Herman of the Mesothelioma Cancer Center in Orlando, FL to see if I was interested in sharing this important information with you.  This seems to be an issue which still arises from time to time, but is more often kept quiet.  We still need to educate ourselves ...
03/21/2009
I attended the International Home & Garden Show in Mississauga yesterday, with my favorite redesign buddy (Sandra MacLennan).  There was lots to see of course and we walked for miles (just from our parking spots !!). I finally got myself a pair of pink workboots from Moxie Trades (thanks for the ...
03/21/2009
I'm proud to say that my blog article "When a House becomes a Home" was featured in the March 16, 2009 issue of the casaGURU newsletter "House Keys".  If you didn't see my blog entry, you can view the article on the casaGURU website - http://www.casaguru.com/a/-/j/74624/When-a-House-Becomes-a-Hom...
03/18/2009
Patio season is almost here (now that's wishful thinking, isn't it?).  So if it's time to replace your old outdoor furniture these are worth considering. Space saving, modular pieces that fit and stack together for storage.  They are constructed from woven polyethylene resin on an aluminum frame,...
03/12/2009
Another great post in Kathy's Blog series ...Photo courtesy of Ballard Designs Home décor accessories run the gamut from mirrors in an entry to those cute little knick-knacks on side tables.  The problem with accessories comes in when it seems more is more, rather than less is more, and you can't...
03/12/2009
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I've recently had an opportunity to preview a book in a new series called "The Skinny On", The Housing Crisis - What Every Homeowner and Homebuyer NEEDS TO KNOW, by Jim Randel (Rand Media Co). It's a no-nonsense, easily read book on what caused the nation's housing crisis and what needs to be don...
03/09/2009
How would it feel to live in a neighborhood without a name?  One Toronto area resident has had to do just that since the Junction Triangle fell by the wayside. Reading this article (Toronto Star, March 8 2009) made me realize just how many different neighborhoods exist within the GTA.  Some I had...
03/09/2009
A March 7th report in the Toronto Star, HealthZone section, indicates that 22 Ontario cities have too much lead in the water supply.  http://www.healthzone.ca/health/article/598222 It's enough to make me start drinking bottled water again after having recently made the switch back to tap water.  ...
03/09/2009
Now that spring is just around the corner, and the sap is starting to flow ... we're seeing an abundance of festivals across Canada.  Each province has something unique to offer, as seen in this article from 50plus.com http://zoomer.sympatico.msn.ca/Home/ContentPosting?newsitemid=d36029c5-c709-4c...
03/09/2009
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