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Living the Minimalist Life

Living the Minimalist Life Minimalism is a trend that has really taken off in recent years, with many people trying to live with as few material goods as possible. Ultimately, minimalism is the promotion of the things we value along with the removal of objects that distract us; in other words, if you don’t use it, you don’t really need it taking up space. Many argue that these principles can help you live a more mindful authentic and happy life, in that you don’t waste time or money on things that are not truly valuable to you. A guru in
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Warming up with Fall Decor

Warming up with Fall Decor With the temperature dropping, leaves changing, and bulky sweaters making their way back into our closets, it is evident that autumn is here, and we are all looking for the perfect ways to incorporate that “fall feel” into our homes. Keeping up with seasonal decor makes the home feel fresh and uplifting. Arguably the most visually and aromatically pleasing season in Canada, you can make your home fall ready both outside and inside with just a few simple tricks. Front Porch Swag Front porch decor is always a good prelude to entering the home. While
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A Glimpse Into Another Time: Historical Homes in Ottawa

A Glimpse Into Another Time: Historical Homes in Ottawa When walking in certain neighbourhoods in the city, it is impossible not to feel as if you have stepped back into another era. The era of Victorian homes, and 1920’s architecture. History swells around you as you take in the magnificent details of these properties. How different that time was from today, and how different our homes look in modern times. How necessary it is to preserve these historical gems. At what cost, and what benefit does a heritage registry have to the owners of these iconic properties? Simply put, heritage
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Time for a Green Thumb

English Gardens & You When it comes to gardens, there is nothing more beautiful than a traditional English style garden. If you’re not quite sure what an English garden looks like – I highly recommend taking a quick stroll through Google Images and allow yourself to be captivated by the beauty that unfolds before you. Now you may be thinking, how on earth am I going to create that landscape on my own? Have no fear; we have a few quick and simple gardening tips and suggestions to help guide you through the process. Before we go directly to the
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