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The Help Santa Toy Parade is rearing its beautiful head as final preparations are underway for Saturday's event in Ottawa. For one, downtown Ottawa on Friday night will see dozens of local firefighters in their Movember mustaches and work attire holding out their boots for booty to help those in ...
11/19/2010
Making a house a home is a statement that you have probably heard many times before. When you SELL your house, in order to sell it faster and for more money, you need to look at it as a product. In order to sell it well, it should no longer be looked at as that wonderful personal place you call h...
11/01/2010
I remember buying my first home. The papers were signed and there we were...home owners. I didn't sleep a wink that night. Now I couldn't just call a landlord to take care of the mainetenance or any problems that would arise. We were now the almighty landlords, so it was all on our shoulders. But...
10/20/2010
June 16th was the annual BNI Golf Day for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. The day started out pretty good, but boy...by the 7th hole, it came down on us with a vengeance! Luckily for me, one of my team members had extra umbrellas and rain gear. Despite the rain, we putted our way to the top by winnin...
06/29/2010
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Wow...the spring weather has really come on fast! And it has people in the mood to renovate, refresh and even relocate! I have several nice projects on the go right now. One is a new home buyer who wants to make this new place his own by changing flooring, colours, kitchen and bathrooms and all t...
04/20/2010
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This weekend is the Ottawa Home & Garden Show and I will be manning the Canadian Decorators' Association booth #3331. We offer 10-minute "Ask a Decorator" sessions to show participants. I took part in the show last year too. I love the challenge of solving design dilemmas right on the spot. If an...
03/26/2010
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Whoa, it was an early Monday today; up at 5 then networking by 6:30 at a business breakfast. I go to a weekly breakfast on Wednesdays already, but doing the same on a Monday kind of threw me off kilter. But, the group included many familiar faces and I met some really nice people from the Embrun ...
03/22/2010
The sun is fighting to come through the clouds on this plus 7 morning. The first thing on my plate for this busy Saturday was chocolate chip pancakes and maple syrup...for tis the season! You see, I can't function hungry—never could. I get very involved in staging jobs sometimes and start moving ...
03/13/2010
I worked hard on Saturday so I could give myself a day off yesterday for family day (my boss is such a meany). I hope everyone had a fantastic day with loved ones. After catching some Olympic highlights (we're doing alright so far!), a few members of my family...husband, sisters, brother in laws,...
02/16/2010
WOW! Where did the week go? But, it's been a good one. I'm very excited as the house I mentioned previously that wasn't selling for FOREVER, is conditionally sold.  The inspection went smashingly and I'm looking forward to February 20th.  Important to keep in mind that high end homes aren't easy ...
02/12/2010
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