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    When Women gather

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    Can I share my reflections from this past Thursday evening and the magic that happens when four friends gather? It’s been since early February that the four of us have been together. Our last outing was one filled with joyful celebration, poignant aha moments and those deep, rich conversations that fill you to the brim […]

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    To the Moms who are also operating a business…

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    I know the last 5 months have not been a breeze and have had a good dose of up and down. ⠀ I know the weight you are carrying is intense and constant. ⠀ I know you are making decisions every day about the health of your family and/or(most times and) the health of your […]

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    If you could have the home of your dreams…

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    On a recent Instagram post, I posed this question… “If you could have the home of your dreams, what would you absolutely need to include?”  Wow, did you respond. And guess what? It wasn’t exactly what I thought the answers would be. Here is a breakdown of the top 3 answers areas and why I think they are […]

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    I’m getting exactly what I want but it looks nothing like how I imagined

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    My current situation is not unlike yours.  I’m working at home, juggling the needs of myself, family & business with school work for my Grade 5’er. I’m stressed about what my future is. I’m continually cleaning something. I’m eating all the carbs in sight. I’m drinking more coffee than water on most days. I’m doing […]

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    👩🏼‍💻 Creating a relaxing environment in 5 easy steps

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    Our homes have just been kicked into dual duty. Not only are they a place of rest, sanctuary and peace, they are now expected to operate as productive, professional business settings. Anyone else sense a potential problem here? It’s no surprise that the spaces we live and work in have a huge impact on how […]

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    It’s time to get comfortable with being f*ing uncomfortable

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    I, like many, have been sorting through the noise. Putting pen to paper is my number one way of making sense of my feelings.  The duality of my feelings has been astounding. I feel both angry and hopeful. Sad and joyful. The intensity has been shocking, and it’s got me reaching into my toolkit (built […]

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    📚5 mistakes to avoid when you start working from home

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    The world has quickly changed its take on working from a home-based office. For me, it has been a way of life for the past 12 years. You may have never dreamed you’d be working from home. It’s new and it’s strange but don’t stress, I’m going to spill on the top 5 mistakes I’ve […]

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    Designing differently

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    With the popularity of tiny homes and a greater focus on minimalism and the accompanying lifestyle, estate homes seem to be getting the cold shoulder. Why is that? In my opinion, society has started to equate a specific number of square feet as an acceptable “normal” size for a home with total disregard for the […]

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    Designing a Life : Part 1

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    I started designing homes in 1999. A fresh graduate from Saskpolytech with a head bursting with information, a drive to work hard and a heart that wanted nothing more than to help others. It was a rocky road to start to say the least. I jumped into the chaos of navigating a male-dominated construction field […]

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    Published articles and the lessons I learned

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    A close friend has been suggesting (or rather insisting) that I put up the links to the writing I completing for Saskatoon Home in 2018. You see, I can be very humble at times and don’t like to draw attention to myself. She quickly, and lovingly reminded me that I should celebrate this accomplishment so I […]

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