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Ice Princess Reveal

There are always surprises when working in older homes, and this project was no exception!  For those of you who don’t know the history on this one…When the house was for sale by its previous owner it was left vacant – At some point in

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Ice Princess Play Room Reveal

Ahhhh…A place for all the toys!!! I spent the first 6 months of Rae’s life wondering what all this “toy madness” talk was from other parents…Well now I know lol. In our previous home, our living room was also our play room – definitely not

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Rae’s Nursery Reveal

It’s hard to believe we’re moved-in and officially sleeping in our new pad, The Ice Princess.  It feels almost surreal that we moved into this home and designed it to be our own, but it is nothing less than amazing to be in a house

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Real Estate Saved My Retirement

I began my career as a veterinarian in 2008.  The popular advice of the day was to go to university and get a good job, start working, save 10% of your paycheck, and retire happily by age 65!!  It turns out there are just a

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Kaitlyn’s Favorite Front Door Pops of Color

Nothing beats a house with great curb appeal! Changing out the color on your front door is one of the easiest and CHEAPEST things you can do to add a pop of design to your exterior.  Whether you’re more of a neutral person or someone

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Our First Year of Parenthood

I read a quote yesterday and had one of those “AH-HA” moments…The quote read, “Children may be our greatest teachers if we are humble enough to receive their lessons.” – B. McGill As I read it out loud, the words felt like they were piercing

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The Tobin Reveal

No matter what your budget is, there will always be give and take with any home that you buy. Lots of people build new to try and get everything they want, while others buy an existing home and put their own touch on it. Our

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Seaside Reveal

Purchase, renovations, and an official “sold sign” in the yard…we were in and out of this project in less than 12 weeks!  In the real estate industry, if you want to grow it’s crucial that you have to have the ability to move quickly and

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Next Chapter Reveal

We’re SO excited to start a Renovation Series on the blog and can’t wait to share all our design inspo and secrets with you from each project…After what seemed like years of saying “sorry, but no” when people would ask us to do Client Renovations,

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Blue, Blue – Nothing but BLUE Skies

As I write this blog, I’m posted up at Broadway Roastery – a local Saskatoon coffee shop that I’ve fallen in love with over the years…I’ve got Ella Fitzgerald (Blue Skies) blaring through my head phones and all I can think about is how much

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