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The Power of Paint!

Posted on August 9, 2011 at 10:35pm 2 Comments

A few weekends ago, Christian and I decided that it was time. It was time to deal with the unfortunate disaster that is commonly referred to as "the garage". 

Now, let me fill you in on something: in downtown Toronto, if you have a garage, that is pretty awesome.  When our area was built in the 30s, the houses were made to back onto a laneway, and little…


Inspiration all around us!

Posted on July 30, 2011 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

Sometimes, it's hard to get started on a project.  You just aren't sure what colour to work into a room, and walking into decor stores or even big-box stores can be extremely overwhelming, and cause you to spend 45 minutes considering the life and times of mailboxes (yes, I've done this...more on that another time).

So, where do we find inspiration for a room, design, or project?  Well, everywhere. Start taking notes of things that make you go "Hey, I really like that!"  If you see…


Starting small: a little bit of DIY inspiration

Posted on July 20, 2011 at 9:58pm 4 Comments

My husband and I are often asked: "How do you learn the ways of DIY?", and for those of you who are well-versed in this past-time, you will know that it is purely trial and error.  Christian is Mr. Handy, and was fortunate enough to learn many of the tricks of the trade from working with his dad growing up.  Me on the other hand, well, my mother likes to shop at Ethan Allan and Restoration Hardware - HA!  Yeah, not in the budget for us.


The problem: "I want pretty things in…


To enclose, or not to enclose: PART 2, the Grand Finale!

Posted on July 5, 2011 at 10:00pm 6 Comments

For those of you who had the chance to read my recent blog on our flip-flopping decision relating to our porch enclosure, you will be pleased to know that it's time for the grand reveal.  There are, of course, several tweaks, finishing touches and final projects to be completed (it's the renovation that keeps on giving, remember?), but you will get the overall gist of our latest renovation…


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Leslieville Local Business Marketing - 10 ways to use

Posted by Nolin (Admin) on February 3, 2011 at 12:00pm 4 Comments

When I launched this site in early 2009, one of the compelling reasons for doing so was that I was struck by how many of the businesses in Leslieville are locally owned and operated.  Another big observation was (and still is) how proud most…



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