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Benefits of Spring Cleaning

by Blogger on ‎03-31-2014 08:44 AM - last edited on ‎04-01-2014 03:26 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Cherry blossoms are finally blooming, and that's one definite sign that spring has arrived. This could be a sore subject for many people in Canada since the weather is still a tad bit cold, but look on the bright side - it’s an opportunity for you to stay home and get some spring cleaning done so you feel refreshed for the new season (and the warmer, sunny weather).

 

Even though you may think that spring cleaning is a chore and would prefer to sit on your couch for a House of Cards marathon, there are many benefits you’ll gain from uncluttering your space.

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Revamp Your Kids' Bedroom with these Great Ideas!

by Blogger on ‎03-28-2014 09:34 AM - last edited on ‎04-04-2014 09:56 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Everybody knows that spring is the season full of transformations. Whether you’re spring-cleaning or moving into a new place, what better way to kick it off than by revamping your kids’ bedroom! Shopping for the right items to style your kids’ bedroom is a fun activity that involves the whole family. With so many funky to sophisticated options to choose from, it’s hard to know where to start so here’s a list of my top picks to help get your creative juices flowing:

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Top 5 Essentials for Your Home Office

by Blogger on ‎03-17-2014 03:21 AM - last edited on ‎03-27-2014 11:55 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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When designing your own home office, certain items are absolutely essential to the process—that is, assuming you want a workspace that is comfortable, functional, and efficient. That's why in this blog I explore the top 5 essentials for creating a great home office. Whether your goal is to run your own home based business, to work from home as part of a 9 to 5 job, or you simply want an appropriate place to work on personal interest projects or even school, the 5 items discussed herein are all must-have items! So click on through if you'd like to know just what these items are and why they're so essential!

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Setting Up a Home Office That's Space and Time Efficient

by Blogger ‎03-11-2014 08:03 AM - edited ‎03-21-2014 09:41 AM

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If you're sitting on a milk crate, reading this on a laptop perched on some wobbly 2 x 4's and some sawhorses scavenged from an alley, I hate to break it to you, but it's time to upgrade.  With all the technology we use, the ability to telecommute, and so many of us having jobs that require us putting in a few hours working at home, having a home office has probably never been so important.  Check out some attractive, easy and cost-effective ideas for your home office upgrade.

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Speaking of changing the clock and daylight savings ...

by Blogger on ‎03-07-2014 01:16 AM - last edited on ‎03-12-2014 02:03 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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It's that time of the year...again. You ask: "What time is it?” It's that terrible time of year when we lose an hour of our precious sleep.

 

REMEMBER: this Sunday, the 9th of March at 2 A.M. we push it forward to 3 A.M...all of Canada except: Saskatchewan (except Denare Beach and Creighton), Fort St. John, Charlie Lake, Taylor, Dawson Creek and Creston in the East Kootenays of BC. 

 

I don't know about you, but I love my sleep. One of my most favourite feelings is the realisation that, when I wake up at 5 o'clock in the morning and look at my alarm clock, I can sleep for another hour or (if I'm lucky) hour and a half. Bliss. But how in the world would I ever experience that without my clock? Nowadays a clock is almost like an entrainment centre and there's something for everyone. You doubt that? Let's take a look...

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Design & Create Your Own Stylish Master Bedroom

by Blogger on ‎02-17-2014 06:05 PM - last edited on ‎02-19-2014 11:57 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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For many of us, the Master Bedroom is the last room in the house to be fully decorated and furnished. This may be owing to the fact that it's probably the least likely room to be shown to our visitors, so maybe it's the safest room to leave undecorated when furnishing our homes. In any case, I have recently learned that February is Bedroom Month. Who knew? It probably has something to do with Valentine's Day. So maybe now's the time to finally finishing decorating the one room that we spend more time in than any otherthe master bedroom. If you'd like a few suggestions on just how to accomplish this goal, click through and read my blog! 

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New Year’s Resolution: Get Organized

by Blogger on ‎01-13-2014 11:03 PM - last edited on ‎01-14-2014 04:00 PM by Blogger

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When it comes to New Year’s resolutions, three things come to mind:

(1) Lose weight;

(2) Stop smoking, and

(3) Get organized.

 

Let’s focus on the third option. Are you ready to get organized for 2014? It’s time. Remember, organization doesn’t get completed in one fell swoop.  Think of it as a muscle that needs to be practiced and strengthened all year around.  When it comes to organization it’s not just our closet: there is also the kitchen, tax season, a garage filled with the unknown, kids going back to school, and then it’s winter holidays. My apologies in advance if I am making you nervous about those heavy tasks but let’s aim to find a simple solution that will bring you a new way of living.

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Sealy Mattress from Futureshop.ca: Review

by Blogger on ‎12-31-2013 12:08 AM - last edited on ‎02-13-2014 02:26 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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There are some things in life that I consider priceless, and getting a good night's sleep is definitely one of them. Waking up in the morning fully refreshed is crucially important for me, since it helps keep me energized and maintains my momentum for the remainder of the day. A variety of factors contribute to a restful sleep, but the most essential is having a mattress that's right for you. With so many options out there though, it can be daunting to know where to start.

 

This fall I decided it was finally time to upgrade my mattress. I did my research and had decided on a Sealy Posturepedic Mattress, when I received an email from Future Shop to consider writing a review of one of their mattresses: I would be allowed to choose which one and order it so I could evaluate the whole process in my article. I wasn’t even aware that Future Shop delivered mattresses so I did some preliminary research into the purchase, delivery and installation process for mattresses through futureshop.ca, and the process seemed convenient and straightforward (more on this later in the article). I had also had positive past experiences shopping online through futureshop.ca, but never for something as big as a mattress. I placed the order and couldn’t wait to see the result.

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Never Fail gifts under $20 for the host and hostess

by Blogger on ‎11-28-2013 12:22 PM - last edited on ‎02-11-2014 09:13 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

 Never Fail Hostess gifts under $20

It’s so gratifying to receive a party invitation from friends and family. Keep in mind; you can’t go to the party empty handed. It’s proper etiquette to bring the hostess or host a gift to show your gratitude for the invite and all their hard work on putting together a great party. Good news is that you don’t have to break the bank, as we have some thoughtful gifts that speak louder than it’s actual price tag. That’s right, here are some great gifts all under $20.

 

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Positioning yourself for success: Back to school ergonomics

by Blogger on ‎08-15-2013 11:31 AM - last edited on ‎08-16-2013 04:05 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Stand up straight, as your mom would remind you!

 

And make sure to SIT up straight as your prepare for back to school.

 

In September you’ll return to sitting at your home desk to study for an exam or complete your homework, and it's important to pay extra attention to back health. The perfect posture will lead you to a successful semester.

 

Before you get your study space set up, here are some tips for back to school ergonomics.

 

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How To Create the Perfect Study Space

by Blogger ‎08-13-2013 07:22 AM - edited ‎08-13-2013 07:23 AM

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It’s that time of the year to start buying new school supplies as students get ready for the new semester. For many, there is a level of excitement of buying new school supplies like gel-pens, pencils, or notebooks with a cool design on the cover. What about creating the perfect study space to help you get straight A’s?  Yes, your study space is very important to keep you focused with your homework, readings, etc. And to avoid procrastination, here is how to create a space that will make you love to study.

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Weekend Getaway Part 2: Perfect and unique gifts for the host

by Blogger on ‎08-09-2013 07:44 AM - last edited on ‎08-12-2013 02:53 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You might be one of those lucky people who get invited to stay at a friend’s cabin or cottage for the weekend. That sounds like a sweet deal as it definitely helps with your travel budget. But you can’t come to this weekend getaway empty handed. Oh no. You’ll look like a cheap guest and probably won’t be invited back. To avoid that possibility, bring a thoughtful and unique gift to show appreciation for all the host’s time and energy.  Here are the perfect gift ideas to bring your hosts on your next weekend getaway. 

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Back To School: Furnishing Small Spaces

by Blogger on ‎08-08-2013 11:33 AM - last edited on ‎08-14-2013 11:49 AM by Blog Editor in Chief

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You are moving out of your parents' house and into a dorm room. Or you are moving into an apartment with a roommate(s)? Or moving on your own into a small apartment? Let’s be honest, you will not be provided with the luxury of space.  It's time to get creative on how to efficiently use the space you have and to find furniture pieces that cover the essentials, as well as those multifunctional pieces that can assist you with other purposes, such as storage. 

 

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Review: Serta Perfect Sleeper Nocturnal Bliss Plush Queen Sized mattress

by Blogger on ‎07-22-2013 09:23 AM - last edited on ‎08-26-2013 08:33 AM by JorgeM Recognized Expert

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Getting a good sleep is one of the most important aspects of living a healthy life. Choosing the right mattress is a very personal and key decision that could spell the difference between tossing and turning or getting real quality sleep. Designed specifically to address the biggest symptoms of poor quality sleep, Serta Perfect Sleeper Nocturnal Bliss Plush Queen Sized mattress covers all the bases when it comes to comfort, good support and durability.

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BBQ like it’s 4th of July in Canada

by Blogger on ‎07-03-2013 09:41 AM - last edited on ‎08-21-2013 03:12 PM by Blog Editor in Chief

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Most of us enjoyed the long weekend only to celebrate our amazing country for Canada’s Day! Let’s extend the patriotic festivities and celebrate our neighbors in the south for the 4th of July. Especially, if you are an American living in Canada? Or friends with that American? Time to fire up the grill to serve the best BBQ in town.

 

Here are BBQ recipes for Independence Day:

 

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