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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Need Help Choosing Paint Colours? Come Visit Me At The Home Depot For Free Colour Advice! #YEG #CILOnTheRoad

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Our homes are our sanctuaries and they help make us feel warm, comforted and loved. Whether we spend all day at home, or we return home after a long day at work, our homes should make us feel happy and at peace. One of the things that help us feel that way is that colours that we surround ourselves with...the furniture, the decorations and the walls. Those are the things that should reflect us and our individuality. We all want to live in homes that are nice, inspiring and uplifting!

Let's talk about walls for a minute, shall we? Did you know that paint is the most economical decorating tool out there? A can of paint costs less than sofas, chairs, carpets and many other big pieces in our homes. Yet when it comes to choosing paint, many homeowners suffer from "paint paralysis". Why? Because it can be painful, intimidating, overwhelming and just plain scary!

CIL Paints would like to put an end to "paint paralysis" and help make choosing paint colours beautifully simple. How? Well, by simplifying the painting process from start to finish by making paint available where you shop for the rest of your DIY projects, The Home Depot,  while making all the right colours available at a price you can afford. Furthermore, CIL Paints is keeping things simple by offering 1,224 colours for you to choose from {instead of thousands} that are perfect for today's lifestyle.
So you will be able to find just the right colours for cozy living rooms...
...beautiful kitchens and relaxing bathrooms
inspiring bedrooms...
and playful kids' spaces too! 
And CIL Paint has teamed up with  10 colour experts in various locations across Canada so you will be able to visit a colour expert in  your area to help you choose just the right colour for your space!
I am super excited to be the CIL Paint Colour Expert for the Edmonton Area!
I will be available to help you choose a colour that will make your space look and feel beautiful!
Just look for me with a BIG smile in the paint section by the CIL Paint!
I will be there, along with a CIL Paint technical expert, to help stop the paint paralysis!
Please come and visit me at the following locations on these dates:

Edmonton, Alberta Locations

Thursday, August 28, 2014 6-8 pm
The Home Depot, Clairview Location, Edmonton
13304 50 St. NW

Thursday, September 4, 2014 6-8 pm
The Home Depot, West End Location, Edmonton
17404 99 Avenue

Thursday, September 11, 2014 6-8 pm
The Home Depot, South Common Location, Edmonton
2020 101 St. NW

What should you bring with you?
The best way to make any painting project a success is to work with existing pieces that are already in your space!

Some things you may want to bring if you have them:
1. Pictures of your space.
2. Fabric samples, wallpaper samples, throw pillows, tiles, etc.
3. An inspiration picture of a room that you love.
4. Any colour questions you have about your home!

For the next several weeks, the various CIL Paint colour experts around Canada will be in Home Depot locations ready to help you stop paint paralysis!
To follow along and learn where you can go for free help and advice from a colour expert,  follow #CILontheroad !

Please come see me at The Home Depot!
I am so looking forward to helping you with your colour questions!



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Monday, August 25, 2014

Be Awesome Party #9: Come Link Up Your Awesome Projects!

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Hello everyone! Welcome to the 10th edition of the the Be Awesome Party! 
I am so glad you are here! I can hardly wait to see what you have been creating this week with your amazing magic and talent! 
I love looking at all of your amazing projects. I feel so inspired by all of the awesomeness out there!
Please keep sharing and tell all your friends about our party!
The eight of us, Angie of Echoes of Laughter, Julie of Sober Julie, Crystal of Sew Creative, Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, Tara of Suburble, Stacey of This Lil Piglet and Shauna of Satori Design for Living and Virginia of Fynes Designs, are the hostesses of this awesome party!  
Let's see what some of our hostesses have been up to lately:
Peach Bellini Mocktail by This Lil Piglet
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Watermelon Mint Paletas by Satori Design for a Living
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This week's features were chosen by Stacey!
Our linked up features for this week are:
Upholstering a Wing back Chair by Renovating Rebecca
wing back chair copy
Fall Mason Jar Vases by Anything and Everything.
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poncho shirt
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And now let's get to the party!

Now Let's Party!
Party Rules:
  • Please link to a specific post, not your home page.
  • Please link up your own work/creativity/projects only.
  • Please link back to this party with a text link in your post.
  • No links to promote giveaways, link parties or shops.
  • This party starts Monday @6pm EST & ends Wednesday night.
  • By entering a link, you’re giving us permission to feature an image on our blogs or Facebook pages. Proper credit & links will always be given.



An InLinkz Link-up

Thank you so much for linking up!





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Friday, August 22, 2014

Save The Date: #LetsTalkBums Twitter Party

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With summer comes family travel, and for our family that usually includes a few road trips to our camping destinations. We have had some mis-adventures over the years where we have left suitcases behind somewhere, lost eyeglasses, and even an iPhone came to rest in the bottom of a lake a few years ago. One of our family's favourite stories is how while traveling to a campsite, we had to stop by the side of the road so that our then two year old son could go pee. Except it was a very windy day. Well....I am sure you can picture what happened! Wind and little two year olds with a mission don't mix very well. I could hear my husband say, "Oh no!". We sure could have used some Cottonelle Fresh Care On The Go Packs that day to help clean up little shoes!


Have you even been to a Twitter Party? They are fun, fast-paced and have great prizes. I have won more prizes by attending Twitter parties recently than I have any where else! Next week, I am going to co-hosting the #LetsTalkBums Twitter party and we will be asking you to share some of your hilarious stories about bathroom adventures, or mis-adventures I should say!


#LetsTalkBums Twitter Party Details!

:
PRIZES

{Prizes Open To Canadian Residents Only}
5 Prizes of ARV $50
• 3 - Fresh Care On the Go packs
• 1 - Fresh Care Upright Dispensers
• 1 - Fresh Care Pop up Tub
• 1 - Ultra Care Pop up Tub
• 1 - Fresh Care Refill
• 1 - Ultra Care Refill
• 1 - Fresh Care Reclosable Pouch
• 1 - Ultra Care Reclosable Pouch
• 1 - 12pk Ultra Comfort Care/Clean Care TP 
1 Grand Prize of ARV $270
• 16 - 12pk Ultra Comfort Care/Clean Care TP
• 2 - Fresh Care Pop up Tub
• 2 - Ultra Care Pop up Tub
• 6 Fresh Care Go packs
• 2 - Fresh Care Upright Dispensers
• 2 - Fresh Care Refill
• 2 - Ultra Care Refill
• 2 - Fresh Care Reclosable Pouch
• 2 - Ultra Care Reclosable Pouch

All you have to do to join in the fun is leave your Twitter handle here in the list below to RSVP!
And then HOP on Twitter On August 27th at 9 pm EST and follow the hashtag #LetsTalkBums
Hope to see you there!



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Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Be Awesome Party #9: Come Link Up Your Projects!

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Hello all! I am so sorry to have the party posted somewhat late, but I have been traveling and I just got home. {I will have lots about my travels to share with you later!}
I cannot wait to see what you have all been up to lately!
You are all SO talented and every week I see food that makes hungry, crafts that inspire me and decor projects that I adore! 
The eight of us, Angie of Echoes of Laughter, Julie of Sober Julie, Crystal of Sew Creative, Jo-Anna of A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, Tara of Suburble, Stacey of This Lil Piglet and Shauna of Satori Design for Living and Virginia of Fynes Designs, are the hostesses of this awesome party!  This week, the features were chosen by Shauna:
I adore this girl's room with turquoise painted dresser by The Little Farm Diary.
Girl's Room With Turquoise Painted Dresser
Love how simple, yet gorgeous this watercolor abstract art turned out by Setting For Four.
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Can't wait to try this gluten-free quiche with potato crust by Almost Supermom.
Gluten-Free-Quiche-with-Potato-Crust
I'd have a hard time saying no to one of these homemade s'more cupcakes by Alwayz Bakin'.
Smore Cupcakes
And here's what some of my fellow hostesses have been up to lately:
Beautiful, yet inexpensive bedroom makeover by Echoes of Laughter
Bedroom Makeover- blue, yellow and white decor by Echoes of Laughter
Whimsical pink LemonAid stand for "Because I am a Girl" by Fynes Designs
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eggs-in-green-peppers-on-the-campfire
Cast-Iron-Skillet-Lemon-Blueberry-Scone-Recipe

Now Let's Party!
Party Rules:

  • Please link to a specific post, not your home page.
  • Please link up your own work/creativity/projects only.
  • Please link back to this party with a text link in your post.
  • No links to promote giveaways, link parties or shops.
  • This party starts Monday @6pm EST & ends Wednesday night.
  • By entering a link, you’re giving us permission to feature an image on our blogs or Facebook pages. Proper credit & links will always be given.



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Monday, August 18, 2014

Summer House Tour

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Woohoo! Something special is happening today! It's SUMMER HOUSE TOUR time and I have teamed with a whole group of blogging friends for a very special House Tour... Canadian edition!
We are all sharing our homes decor for summer to inspire you and showcase some of the amazing talent that we have right here in Canada!
Please make sure that you go visit these amazing homes throughout the week! You will find links to all of the other amazing homes on the tour at the bottom of the post so you can visit each and every one!
I have a special little tour of my home designed for you!
Sound like rocking pajamas to you?  Oh good!
The first thing  you will see when you visit our home is our front porch which I just refreshed this summer with some lovely new thrifty finds! I love having a welcoming vignette for guests!

Our small but cozy kitchen which is the next thing you will see after passing by the front door.
And here is our very simple dining area as it looked for a Mother's Day lunch.
And the next stop is our back deck...which is our very favorite spot in the summer. 
We love entertaining out here.
I adore entertaining guests and serving snacks.
The back deck is also where I attempt to grow my green thumb.
 I refreshed an old sad looking metal stand to make a hostess station for our back deck! I love the pretty pop of yellow!

Our living room is small but cozy, and you can always finds shades of blue & turquoise in here.


Nothing says home more than a sleeping little pet, am I right?
I love coming in here every night.

And my one little coup d'etat  this year...creating this reading corner for under $100.
My 17 year old teen daughter's room is a project that we finished last summer. She likes things fresh, clean and minimal. She also painted this room completely by herself.

Thank you SO much for visiting!

To continue on the tour, please visit these amazing bloggers and their incredible homes every day this week!

MONDAY

Echoes of Laughter {You are here!}

TUESDAY

A Pop of Pretty / Rambling Renovators

WEDNESDAY

THURSDAY

FRIDAY



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