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  • Miscellaneous
     8 Aug 2012 4:15 PM

      We're featured as a Weddingbells Real Wedding!!!
    I'm so excited!!! My photographer just called to tell me that our wedding has been featured as Weddingbells' Real Wedding of the day! Our wedding...

  • How the Big Day Unfolded
     8 Aug 2012 4:14 PM

      We're featured as a Weddingbells' Real Wedding!
    I'm so excited!!! My photographer just called to tell me that our wedding has been featured as Weddingbells' Real Wedding of the day! Our wedding...

  • Home Life
     15 Dec 2011 2:00 PM

      Re: Roof & tar paper
    Yes, tar paper is waterproof. The shingles just look pretty on top, it's the paper underneath that keeps the water out of your house ...

  • Home Life
     15 Dec 2011 1:49 PM

      Re: Paint brands?
    I painted our whole entire brand new house (over 10,000 square feet of drywall!) with Rona's Expressions Gallery paint and I absolutely loved it. The...

  • Miscellaneous
     4 Oct 2011 2:18 PM

      Re: Moose Meat, Shark Fin Soup & Rainforest Beef
    By the way, be prepared to bawl your eyes out watching either of these films! ...

  • Miscellaneous
     4 Oct 2011 1:41 PM

      Re: Moose Meat, Shark Fin Soup & Rainforest Beef
    Very true. I can't help but think that sharks are given such a bad reputation that maybe people in general aren't as sensitive to the...

  • Miscellaneous
     4 Oct 2011 12:10 PM

      Re: What is the show you can always watch reruns of??
    Another point for Friends. Even though I've seen pretty much every episode at least three or four times, I totally love it and it never...

  • Miscellaneous
     4 Oct 2011 12:04 PM

      Re: Moose Meat, Shark Fin Soup & Rainforest Beef
    Oh my god, don't even get me started on shark finning. Watch Sharkwater and you'll understand. It's the most unnecessarily cruel thing you've ever seen,...

  • Honeymoon & Travel
     3 Oct 2011 6:05 PM

      Re: Amsterdam anyone?
    This is perfect timing to read all of this, as my boss just announced that they're taking the entire office to Amsterdam for a little...

  • Miscellaneous
     29 Sep 2011 4:40 PM

      Re: When I-Phone auto correct goes wrong- NSFW
    Oh my LORD that is the funniest stuff I've seen in a very long time!! I snorted three times trying to silent laugh at my...

  • Miscellaneous
     27 Sep 2011 2:07 PM

      Re: For Those Who Had Laser Eye Surgery
    It took me a full 8 days before I could use my eyes normally. I was SO light sensitive, it was crazy. Just having the...

  • Miscellaneous
     23 Sep 2011 11:14 PM

      Re: check out our new house - we built it ourselves!
    Thanks so much guys! That's a lot of compliments! Originally Posted By: ClareBear ...

  • Miscellaneous
     23 Sep 2011 9:24 PM

      Re: check out our new house - we built it ourselves!
    Haha, yes, it was definitely a test! We backpacked around the world for 7 months a couple years ago and thought that was the ultimate...

  • Miscellaneous
     23 Sep 2011 12:41 PM

      Re: check out our new house - we built it ourselves!
    Yes, I hear you on the trim thing! My parents house is almost 20 years old and they just did their baseboards last year! We're...

  • Miscellaneous
     23 Sep 2011 12:39 PM

      Re: cheap stone retaining wall
    Make sure you check with your local building department, as some places require a building permit and engineering design for walls over 4 feet.... Not...

  • Miscellaneous
     23 Sep 2011 12:37 PM

      Re: check out our new house - we built it ourselves!
    Thanks so much guys! It's been a looooong road, let me tell you! There were many days that I regretted even starting. Three days after...

  • Miscellaneous
     23 Sep 2011 12:09 PM

      Re: check out our new house - we built it ourselves!
    Move-in day! And now I'll just fast forward to how it looks today! (somehow I forgot to take a recent photo of our living room!...

  • Miscellaneous
     23 Sep 2011 12:07 PM

      check out our new house - we built it ourselves!
    My house warming party thread got me thinking that I've never really shared a bunch of photos of the adventure that has been my husband...

  • Miscellaneous
     23 Sep 2011 12:01 PM

      Re: house warming party - how to host a good one?
    Thanks so much everybody! I love it more and more each day too, and it gets a little overwhelming when we look at a wall...

  • Miscellaneous
     22 Sep 2011 12:42 PM

      Re: house warming party - how to host a good one?
    Move-in day! And now I'll just fast forward to how it looks today! We obviously still have a lot of work to do, but...

  • Miscellaneous
     22 Sep 2011 12:41 PM

      Re: house warming party - how to host a good one?
    Oooh good idea! My sister will be there so I'll make her in charge Or make hubby the tour guide, that would work too! If...

  • Miscellaneous
     21 Sep 2011 3:10 PM

      Re: house warming party - how to host a good one?
    I bet! Ours would be especially big since our 'before' photo is an empty lot ...

  • Miscellaneous
     21 Sep 2011 2:52 PM

      Re: house warming party - how to host a good one?
    Oooh that's a great idea! I've definitely taken a ton of photos. Actually I've taken lots of 'time lapse' type photos from the same spot...

  • Miscellaneous
     21 Sep 2011 2:06 PM

      house warming party - how to host a good one?
    My husband and I finally have our built-it-from-scratch-ourselves house semi finished enough to finally invite all our friends, families, and neighbours over for a big...

  • Miscellaneous
     13 Sep 2011 2:06 PM

      Re: 6.7 Earthquake Off the coast of Vancouver Island
    I just got back from hiking the West Coast Trail and had a zillion messages on my cell phone when we got back to civilization...

  • The West Coast & Territories
     5 Aug 2011 12:19 PM

      Re: Photo Sites Near Furry Creek.
    I looked into Furry Creek for my wedding too, and it sounded like you can go down to the oceanside green for bridal party photos...

  • Miscellaneous
     20 Jul 2011 4:12 PM

      casting call for tv show 'Four Weddings Canada'
    I just heard on tv that they're looking for brides in the Toronto area who are getting married before this November and would like to...

  • Miscellaneous
     20 Jul 2011 3:59 PM

    Re: Recommend your DSLR camera bag
    I have this one and I love it! http://www.tamrac.com/frame_velocity.htm ...

  • Honeymoon & Travel
     20 Jul 2011 3:51 PM

      Re: Traveling by yourself
    Lucky you! I spent a week on an eco adventure tour in Belize a few years ago when I decided to go away by myself...

  • Home Life
     18 Jul 2011 11:56 AM

      Re: Buying home from relative?
    I'm not sure about your situation, but you may still have to pay the property transfer tax... Hopefully not! ...

  • Fashion & Style
     14 Jul 2011 2:16 PM

      Re: Show me your chapel/cathedral veils! :)
    I loved my veil! I wanted a long one but not one that would cover my pretty train, or one that I would be tripping...

  • Home Life
     12 Jul 2011 2:37 PM

      Re: Is Moen a good brand?
    Agreed - we bought all Moen fixtures for our whole house and their quality is really high. Beautiful finishes, nice and heavy... should last forever!...

  • Honeymoon & Travel
     4 Jul 2011 1:15 PM

      Re: what to pack!?!? Backpacking in S.E. Asia
    Speaking of Rick Steves, consider getting a toiletries bag that has a hook built into it since many bathrooms either will have no surfaces to...

  • Miscellaneous
     29 Jun 2011 2:14 PM

      Re: X post: what to pack: backpacking in S.E. Asia
    I was walking down the street in the rain last night racking my brain for other things we brought with us backpacking and then I...

  • Home Life
     28 Jun 2011 12:40 PM

      Re: Building house WITHOUT a builder-bank question
    We were going to do a construction mortgage but ended up just getting a giant credit line and using it as we needed it. WAY...

  • Miscellaneous
     28 Jun 2011 12:32 PM

      Re: X post: what to pack: backpacking in S.E. Asia
    Lots of good info here! Sorry I wasn't around to chip in earlier - vacation time had me far from a computer I agree with...

  • Honeymoon & Travel
     28 Jun 2011 12:19 PM

      Re: what to pack!?!? Backpacking in S.E. Asia
    So jealous!! You'll love SE Asia. Have you been before? Where are you going if you don't mind me asking? I have a detailed packing...

  • Home Life
     9 Jun 2011 12:19 PM

      Re: stone front on houses...
    Here is ours... still a work in progress. It's a synthetic ledge-style stone that goes on with mortar. I love the look of it! Just...

  • Home Life
     9 Jun 2011 12:12 PM

      Re: pre-drywall inspection - what to look for
    I'm not sure how much leeway you have in adding/changing things (I've never worked with a builder, as we built our own house) but these...

  • Home Life
     8 Jun 2011 5:53 PM

      Re: concrete counters
    Hmmm, yeah, I just looked up a place in town that does them and they're barely any cheaper than quartz, plus you have to wax...

  • Home Life
     8 Jun 2011 3:51 PM

      concrete counters
    Does anyone have any experience with concrete counters? We're trying to figure out what we want to do in the countertop department right now... We...

  • Home Life
     3 Jun 2011 12:26 PM

      Re: today we move into our new house!!!
    Haha, yes, I've seen lots of those posts where people say "oh yeah, we're building a house now too", which normally means you're paying someone...

  • Miscellaneous
     3 Jun 2011 12:20 PM

      Re: have you done the SGF thing?
    Can someone explain what this SGF thing is? I've seen posts about it but never an explanation... Is it like a Secret Santa type of...

  • Home Life
     1 Jun 2011 1:41 PM

      Re: today we move into our new house!!!
    Thanks so much guys! I had no idea anybody was following our blog - I thought it was just my crazy aunt in Texas that...

  • Home Life
     31 May 2011 6:31 PM

      Re: Pottery Barn shipping to Canada
    Confused.... Pottery Barn has been in Canada for years! Do they just not ship stuff currently? I love that store... it was a little addicting...

  • Home Life
     31 May 2011 10:12 AM

      today we move into our new house!!!
    We've been waiting for this day for over a year and it's sooooo exciting that it's finally here! Last February my husband and I started...

  • Honeymoon & Travel
     30 May 2011 4:55 PM

      Re: Things to do near Las Vegas?
    Red Rock Canyon State Park really is only about 25km west of the strip, so if it takes 4 hours to get there you must...

  • Home Life
     18 May 2011 12:20 PM

      Re: Construction mortgages???
    I should add that Scotiabank didn't care that we were not only our own general contractor, but doing all the labour ourselves too! And depending...

  • Home Life
     18 May 2011 12:19 PM

      Re: Construction mortgages???
    Just a thought, as we are going through the building process as well... We opted to use a credit line rather than a construction mortgage...

  • Inspiring Ideas
     17 May 2011 1:13 PM

      Re: Post your Wedding Boquet
    Here's mine, made by yours truly the night before my wedding of flowers my Mom grew in her garden. It was a mix of lots...

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