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 •  September 25

The banquette, made popular in the diner era, has made its way into the home kitchen for good reasons: It’s space efficient, it’s customizable, and for a family kitchen, it just might be the perfect solution to any issue a child can throw at it. Banquettes are built-in seats tucked into a corner to save space in a kitchen or nook. They can be...

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 •  September 19

There’s a lot of chatter about babies lately — spring and summer are popular baby birthing months. If you have been dreaming about your nursery and looking for new ideas, this is for you. I really like to decorate nurseries with an older baby in mind, because the newborn months are such a blink. I try to stay away from newborn-specific themes and...

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 •  August 21

One great way to support your budding or independent reader is by creating a special place for curling up with a good book. Here you’ll find 10 ideas for setting up a cozy reading spot, organizing and displaying your child’s book collection, and more. Add a reading loft for independent readers. 

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 •  July 28

Kids collect toys like a magnet picks up metal shavings. If you don’t stay on top of them, not only will Barbie’s Dreamhouse be a mess, but so will yours. The good news is that, with a few simple moves, organizing the stuff of a kid’s world can be child’s play. 

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 •  June 30

Did you know that almost a century and a half ago, Canada was born, eh? In 2017, Canada celebrates 150 years as a nation and Canadians will gather in their communities from coast to coast to coast to celebrate this mega milestone! Looking for some fun ideas and events to celebrate Canada’s 150th birthday with your family this summer? Here is a...

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 •  June 27

There are plenty of reasons to forgo the whole pink-for-girls, blue-for-boys decorating approach. For one, perhaps you’d rather not hew so closely to tradition. Alternatively, maybe you are a fan of tradition, but you’re putting both a boy and a girl in a single room, so decorating with just pink or just blue doesn’t make a lot of sense. Whatever...

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 •  June 16

1. Stash supplies in a storage table. Save space and speed up cleanup time by choosing a play table with built-in storage. Look for one with a top that lifts or has storage shelves or drawers below, for quickly stashing favorite books, games and art supplies.
2. Play with scale. Give a mini play zone major drama with the addition of an oversized...

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 •  March 13

As a busy mom, toy clutter is my nemesis. I’ve found that the best way to tame the clutter is for everything to have its place and make sure the kids understand the storage system. This makes for an easier clean-up time. “Everything has its place, and everything is in its place” is my motto.

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 •  January 26

Admittedly, most of my resolutions tend to fall to the wayside. But this year, I’m bound and determined to make one a reality: It’s time to get organized. Houzz users provide plenty of creative ideas for getting a space arranged and in ship shape with ease. Here, a massive selection of tips and tricks for organizing around the home: 1. A row of...

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 •  November 30, 2015

With the holidays approaching – and with three daughters to shop for – I can’t help but think about my childhood memories of Christmas. We were the generation of the Cabbage Patch craze. And Skip It. And gimp bracelets.Oh, the nostalgia.There was nothing as awesome as opening up a present and finding incredibly girly 80s gifts. Like any one of...