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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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    Discovering my superpower

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    As you can see, I’ve been a little lax in the blog department. I could tell you the myriad of excuses – trust me, there were many.  It has taken me time to discover the real reason why…ready? I’ve been scared. Scared to share my perspective, my thoughts, and my voice. Hesitant to really embody […]

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    Design Perspective

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    I started this post by initially thinking about just sharing the Home Design Blogs I love but then I started thinking…there is a greater definition to “design” that warrants some exploration. When I use the word “design” it can be used in two very different definitions. The most common is certainly the first…a plan or a drawings […]

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    Freedom to Choose

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    I’m sure we are all feeling the same way. Schools back in session. Activities have commenced. Schedule has gone haywire. Your “to do” list replenishes itself daily. As women who are running businesses while also keeping a household running we live in constant search of the illusive holy grail…work/life balance. We slip into comparison with other […]

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