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July 2012

Found 4 blog entries for July 2012.

Today’s blog is all about builder upgrades gone right, and pulling together a colour scheme/theme in a new build without ever seeing it all first hand. With so many options available to you when you’re building a home, it’s hard to decide which upgrades will be best for value, and which ones will be worth it, even if they’re only for enjoyment. When it comes to pulling the whole house together with your own personal style it can be difficult to put your own vision into a new buld in Calgary when you can't actually walk into the house that you're decorating.

I have a friend named Erin who lives in Auburn Bay, and who has a keen natural eye for interior design. I took one look at her home a few years ago and I was in love. I think she and her hubby

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This is the blog I’ve been waiting to write! I stopped by the home that had the amazing corner lot the other day and snapped some photos of her corner lot. I’ll show them to you first, and then I’ll discuss what she has done so well. I will note that the homeowner gave me permission to leave the address visible to the public, but for anyone else interested in showcasing their home here, I can always remove the indications of address.


OK, look at the majesty here! Being owners of a corner lot, Clint and I have always struggled with what to do with all that extra space we have! You can see that this homeowner made the best use of her land, and certainly added a lot of value by adding this elegant tea patio and garden. You can’t see in the above photo

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So today I was at the lake with my mom and dad, enjoying the gorgeous sunshine, when my dad noticed that his cell phone was gone. We were all tossing things to and fro looking for the thing, when a stunning young lady in a bikini walked up to us to let us know that some young kids (around 14 or 15) had found a phone right beside her and were playing with it. We went up to the girls that the lady pointed out to us. They said the boys who were with them were unknown to them, and they didn’t know where they went with the phone.

The gorgeous lady---who I found out later was an off-duty cop named Veronique---spoke up accusing the girls of lying. She had witnessed the boys with them all afternoon. When I looked back to the girls for a response, they continued

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For months now, Clint and I have been driving by a property on our way home which has the most lovely use of a corner lot. Every time we drive by, I say to Clint, “Slow down! Slow down, let me look at it again.” Today, on a whim, I decided to ring the homeowner’s doorbell and ask if I could take photo of their front yard and blog about it.

She said she would prefer to wait until tomorrow when she would have it looking ultra-pretty, but invited me to look at her backyard where she had something super cool to show me.

Check out how she used her swale!!!


I was so excited that I snapped a picture and ran home to ask Clint how we could do the same for our house. She’s growing a vegetable garden in that space!!! Isn’t that awesome? Clint and I have 3

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