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My absolutely non-life-altering move from Blogger to WordPress.org

Today is officially my one year blogging birthday.

To mark the occasion, I’ve been sharing a little of my First Year Blogging Story throughout the week. [You might want to catch the posts ‘Cheers to the Passion Bloggers: Why I blog and my struggle with passion vs expertise’ and ‘How NOT to Choose a Blog Name: Blog Naming Pitfalls to Avoid’.Keep on reading —>

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A Traditional or Glam Christmas? Decisions, decisions! {Inspiration pics in traditional colors!}

The past few Christmases, I’ve gone the glam Christmas decor route.

That meant lots of silver and sparkle, with a blinged out tree and mantel.

In fact, last year, for the first time, my Christmas mantel had no greenery at all. … Keep on reading —>

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Cheers to the ‘Passion Bloggers’. {Why I blog, and my struggle with passion vs expertise}

Let me tell you a little secret about blogging:

 

You don’t have to be an ‘Expert’

on a topic to blog about it.

 

In fact, it seems to me that most Bloggers aren’t ‘Experts’, by definition. … Keep on reading —>

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How (NOT) to choose a blog name. {Blog naming pitfalls to avoid}

Once upon a time, there was a naive newbie blogger who broke all her own rules and chose the completely wrong blog name.  This is her story.

By nature and by profession, I’m a planner with a capital ‘P’.… Keep on reading —>

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One Year Blogging Birthday: join me next week!

Next week marks my one year blogging birthday.

Last November,  my twins were barely one-year old, my daughter was in grade one, and my husband was on his annual 20-day Asian business trip.… Keep on reading —>

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November decor: a blast or a bore? {November decorating ideas}

For a fanatical seasonal decorator like me, November is a bore.

In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in early October, which means that November is like a black hole between October’s spook and December’s sparkle. … Keep on reading —>

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Our Twin Boy Nursery (Room Tour): Must you change so soon?

I’m not sure if I’ve even talked about this room here yet in any detail, and I’m already planning to ch





ange it!

Our twin boys turned two last month (boo hoo), and while they’re not quite ready for big boy beds (if ever), I’ve been starting to think about how to transform their room for toddler-hood.… Keep on reading —>

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Dr. Seuss-Inspired Christmas Tree (yes, I said “Christmas”!)

Halloween is over, and my decorations are already getting packed away for another year.

You know what that means don’t ya?  Yup, next up: Christmas!

Although Christmas decorating is my weakness, I will try and show some self-control, and hold off on any holiday decorating for at least another 3-4 weeks. … Keep on reading —>

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31 Days of Vintage Home Decor Ads: My Final Post!

As tomorrow is October 31st, this is going to be my last post in my 31 Days Series on vintage home decor advertising.  I will miss it!  By digging up these old ads, I learned a lot about vintage decorating that I didn’t know before. … Keep on reading —>

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What’s on my craft table tonight? Well, painted letters, of course!

First of all, for those of you following 31 Days: I know, I know, there should have been a post yesterday…and today…and well…they’re coming, I promise!  Just not tonight, lol.







It’s just been tough getting back to the computer over the past few days with all of this kind of stuff going on  ———->

As I am sure you can all relate, there’s been Halloween activities to juggle, treat bags to stuff, sugar rushes to chase, and sugar crashes to manage.… Keep on reading —>

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