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An Amazing Advent Calendar

Growing up, my sister and I always got a chocolate advent calendar every December. Since becoming a parent myself, its got me thinking about different traditions that i’d like to start with my own family. There are so many neat advent calendars out there today, that I wanted to share with you a really creative […]

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Do you Need Two Sets of Dishes?

I no longer think so. When Chris and I got married 14 years ago, we registered for an everyday set of dishes and a good set of Denby dishes. Unfortunately, we have rarely used our good set of dishes over the years and this is sad because I really I love them and think they’re […]

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One way to Update any Room in your Home

We’ve been living in our home for almost six years now and we’ve started to do some updates. Our most recent DIY project has been whitewashing our fireplace and it has completely updated our living room. It’s amazing how a fresh coat of paint can instantly update any space. Check out the video below where […]

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38 Things I’ve learned from Simplifying

I recently celebrated my 38th birthday. So in honour of another great year, I thought i’d share 38 things I’ve learned from Simplifying many different areas of my home and life. It’s an ongoing process and I still have lots to learn. However, I can say that simplifying can create space, reduce stress and bring […]

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Clear out that Junk Drawer

Sometimes you just need a small win in order to build up some momentum. How about tackling something small, like your junk drawer. It won’t take you long and once you remove the items that don’t belong there, you’ll love opening up that drawer just to look at how nicely organized it is. I recently […]

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Keep your phone in your Pocket and Save

We recently went out for lunch to The Family Central Restaurant with some immediate and extended family members. It was in the small town of Aylmer, Ontario and the food was absolutely delicious. This place was different than any other restaurant I’ve been to before because they offered a 10% discount off your bill if […]

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Does your Wedding Dress belong in Storage?

12 years in storage It was one year ago this month, that I decided to donate my wedding dress. My husband and I had been going through the bins in our basement storage room and figuring out what we really needed to keep. My dress had been in a plastic Rubbermaid bin for just over 12 […]

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A Clever Laundry Solution to Eliminate Piles

The Problem I enjoy doing laundry. However, I don’t enjoy the clean piles it can create on my couch and main floor when I have a few loads to sort. We have four people in our family, including two young children that easily get dirty clothes on the daily. Our mudroom is also our laundry […]

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The Benefits of a Capsule Wardrobe

“Dress with less and create a life that is full of what matters most to you.” – project333.com It’s been just over a year since I decided to significantly pare down the clothes in my closet and see what this capsule wardrobe hype was all about. I’m super happy that I decided to give it […]

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Simple Foods to Swap

“Take care of your body, it’s the only place you have to live.” – Jim Rohn Eating healthy food has become over-complicated but it doesn’t need to be. Real whole foods are what our bodies need. However, we live in a time where fast food is convenient for our busy schedules but extremely inconvenient for […]

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