Friday, 31 August 2012

Fabric Window Treatments

Dear Blogger Friends,

In addition to my decor business I am happy to announce that also sell blinds at a very reasonable prices.  If you or anyone you know is interested in receiving free estimate, please do not hesitate to call me.  I guarantee the best prices on the market.  If you want to know more about the wide selection of styles, colours, fabrics, or prices, please do not hesitate to call me at (905) 996-0115.

Tuesday, 12 June 2012

 Dear Blogger friends, as you may already know, I am undergoing a backyard renovation.  My backyard consisted of only grass in the backyard and in the front of my home.  

I have uploaded a few gardens to inspire me with my own landscape


I hope to create my own oasis too.  Nothing like coming home to a tranquil garden.

The perfect space to entertain.  Wow!

Stay tuned as I create my very own backyard Oasis.

Monday, 14 May 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Mothers hold their children's hands for a short while, but their hearts forever.

Happy Mother's Day Blogger friends

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Dear Blogger friends,  at your request, I have taken close up photos of my counter top.

Installed Back Splash

 At last blogger friends, after three long weeks of anticipation.  I am finally ready to reveal the kitchen makeover.  Who would have thought, what a huge impact backsplash has on a kitchen. 

I am interested in replacing my old warn out chairs and table.  Does anyone have any advice on where I can find a nice table and chairs?  I would really appreciate it.


Monday, 30 April 2012

Kitchen Backsplash

 Dear Blogger friends,  for a few weeks now my kitchen has been under renovation.  We had new counter tops installed three weeks ago and finally we are moving forward with completing the kitchen.  First, we had to cut the drywall to allow hidden wiring for the future valance lighting.

 Once the wires were installed, the drywall was patched up prior to starting the backsplash

 I am glad I decided to go with a dark slate tile because it really make the cabinets stand out.

 Even though this looks like a simple task of installing back splash and valance lighting.  It is taking 3 days to complete.  Not to mention how much mess it makes.

In the end it will be well worth it!  Come back and visit in the next few days because I will show you how  beautiful the end result will look!  Talk soon blogger friends.

Friday, 20 April 2012

Starting Your Own Vegetable Garden

Five reasons why you should grow your own vegetables

  1.  Easy to do - All you need is soil, planter(s) and water!
  2. Cost Effective - Grocery bills keep increasing year after year especially healthy food choices.  Why not start saving hundreds of dollars a year.  In a family of four, the money you save could be a trip down south with your family.
  3. Quality Control - Is it just me or does it seem like much of what we eat now days has little to no taste?  How much do we know about what we eat?  Are chemicals in your food?  Wonder why humans and animals often get sick?  Having control over the quality of our food is in my opinion priceless.
  4. Therapeutic - No matter how stressful your day is, gardening, is a great way to reduce stress.  Not only is it distracting but forces you to be outdoors. 
  5. Fun! - Growing your own veggies can be fun for the whole family.  This is an excellent family activity to do with your children.  My children now enjoy planting, watering and watching the veggies growth.  Not to mention getting their hands dirty.

In our garden we planted green peppers, red peppers, yellow peppers, cucumbers, zucchini, Romaine Lettuce, Spinach, tomatoes, carrots, green onions, green beans, squash, basil, rosemary, sage, thyme, watermelon and strawberries.
Can you guess what veggies are growing in this picture?
Tip: Green beans grow extremely quickly.  The tall green things you see in the back was simply a seed three weeks ago.  Hungry Anyone?

 Now that I think about it, I might have planted way to many vegetables.  Lucky for my neighhours, they will benefit from my garden too.  Good think, I like my neighbors. 

 Not that you have to, but I purchased a small portable green house at Lowe's just before I started my garden.  It wasn't expensive ($34.99 + tx) and a great way to keep the seed germination safe and warm until the crops are strong enough to be placed in the ground outside.

 A close up photo of what use to be simply a watermelon seed.  Isn't that something! 

Tomatoes in case you didn't know! :-)

We removed our grass last week and hopefully by early May the soil will be warm enough for us to transplant our veggies outside.  Tip: Leave enough room between each row of vegetables so that you may have enough room to get by as you pick your crops.  

I can't wait to show you my completed garden.  I look forward to showing it off in a few months!!!!  Please do share your garden experiences with me too.!!  Enjoy your day blogger friends.