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  • Etiquette, Children & Family Matters
     28 Feb 2010 9:24 PM

      Re: How much to spend on BM gifts?
    I paid for lunch and an afternoon at the spa the day before the wedding for each of my BMs. I'd say it was in...

  • Been There, Done That!
     26 Feb 2010 1:23 PM

      Re: Favours - Worth It?
    We had a fall wedding and decided to give homemade jam as favours. We did strawberry and peach to go with our fall wedding colours....

  • Home Life
     26 Feb 2010 12:52 PM

      Re: Has anyone got custom framing done at Michael's?
    I've had a few frames done there and have always been happy with the result. ...

  • The Prairies
     25 Feb 2010 11:45 PM

      Re: Calgary interior designer/decorator?
    Thanks ladies - much appreciated! ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     23 Feb 2010 12:01 PM

      How Many Strollers do you Have?
    We have a Valco for outdoor use and a Peg Aria for indoors. I like the Valco because it's smooth and great for outside, but...

  • The Prairies
     21 Feb 2010 11:36 PM

      Calgary interior designer/decorator?
    Can anyone recommend an interior designer or decorator in Calgary? I need help picking finishings, furniture and bathroom fixtures and tile for our basement reno....

  • New Moms - The First Year
     20 Feb 2010 8:48 PM

      Mommy guilt - going on vacation without my LO
    I went for a girl's backpacking/hiking weekend when DD was 13 months and it was FABULOUS! I didn't have to worry about diapers or naps...

  • Home Life
     18 Feb 2010 3:43 PM

      Re: Our DIY Master Bathroom Reno!
    Classy! Very nice ...

  • Home Life
     16 Feb 2010 12:12 PM

      Re: Fireplace stone veneer
    We did this about 5 years ago with our fireplace, although we only did stone halfway up the wall (with a mantle on top). We...

  • Home Life
     16 Feb 2010 12:01 PM

      Re: Our basement reno
    Good work! I like the wall colour. ...

  • Home Life
     13 Feb 2010 12:23 PM

      Re: My kitchen reno
    first_2b - we painted the spindles and railing ourselves. They were stained mahogany so I just roughed them up with sandpaper, primed them with a...

  • Miscellaneous
     9 Feb 2010 11:00 AM

      Re: How much $$$ did you spend on your big day....POLL
    Our wedding (including honeymoon) cost $22,500. Each set of parents gave us $10,000 as a wedding gift and we paid for the remainder ourselves. Our...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     5 Feb 2010 10:17 PM

      Did it take you longer to conceive #2?
    DD was unplanned, baby #2 was conceived our first cycle trying. ...

  • Home Life
     5 Feb 2010 10:12 PM

      Re: Vegetable gardeners.... question's for you
    I'm in Calgary and have a limited growing season so I buy the more tender veggies as seedlings - tomatoes, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, peppers, corn....

  • New Moms - The First Year
     2 Feb 2010 10:02 PM

      Did STTN happen gradually or was it a surprise?
    It was gradual for us. At around 2 months DD had her first STTN, from 10 - 6. The next week she did it two...

  • Home Life
     2 Feb 2010 3:01 PM

      Re: Buying then renovating...
    We've done the renos slowly - it's taken us almost 5 years to do everything we originally wanted to do. We saved some of our...

  • Home Life
     1 Feb 2010 10:34 PM

      Re: My kitchen reno
    Thanks again ladies! Humber - the tiles are from a place in town called Tierra Sol. It's manufactured by Keen Ocean, but I couldn't find...

  • Miscellaneous
     29 Jan 2010 11:55 AM

      Re: If I see you one more time...
    This awful commercial plays all the time on OLN - I feel the same way! ...

  • Miscellaneous
     28 Jan 2010 11:25 AM

      Re: Do you nap at work?
    I commonly nap on my lunch hour. I close my office door, bundle up my jacket for a pillow and relax. Usually it's for less...

  • Home Life
     26 Jan 2010 10:52 PM

      Re: My kitchen reno
    The cork floor...honestly, this is perhaps one of the few regrets I have of the reno. I researched cork and thought it would be a...

  • Home Life
     25 Jan 2010 9:41 PM

      Re: My kitchen reno
    Thanks ladies!! The paint is Benjamin Moore - Mount Saint Anne. It's a gorgeous colour. Lighting - we replaced the old light above the table...

  • Home Life
     25 Jan 2010 5:20 PM

      Re: GRRRRRR! My new countertop!! **PICS added**
    How totally frustrating! We had problems with our Home Depot counter as they put the seam in the wrong place. DH fought it and we...

  • Home Life
     25 Jan 2010 5:16 PM

      My kitchen reno
    I've finally taken some pictures of our new kitchen. We had the cabinets painted, took out the sunshine ceiling and installed pot lights, painted, and...

  • Home Life
     25 Jan 2010 12:01 PM

      Re: Hardwood Floors
    Ours aren't in a high traffic area either, they get vacuumed once every 2 weeks and washed maybe once a month with dilute Mr. Clean....

  • Health, Diet & Fitness
     24 Jan 2010 7:57 PM

      Re: P90X Anyone???
    I used P90X to lose my baby weight + more - I lost 38 lbs. I followed the program religiously for about 2.5 months, then...

  • Home Life
     19 Jan 2010 11:22 PM

      Re: Upholstered Headboard
    We made an upholstered box spring. It involved beefing up the base of the box spring (the one that we bought with the mattress) with...

  • The Prairies
     19 Jan 2010 5:36 PM

      Re: Best Splurge Restaurant - Calgary
    Another vote for Teatro - DH and I went there for our anniversary last year and it was fabulous! ...

  • Home Life
     18 Jan 2010 5:27 PM

      Re: Upholstered Headboard
    Thanks! Ours wasn't cheap - I think it was ~$600. But it was way cheaper than some of the design stores quoted me, they wanted...

  • Home Life
     18 Jan 2010 5:17 PM

      Re: LG dishwasher
    We have an LG and honestly our 1985 Kitchenaid cleaned dishes better. It really has problems with dried on food, especially avocado, oatmeal and coffee...

  • Home Life
     18 Jan 2010 12:21 AM

      Re: Upholstered Headboard
    Here's our headboard. I bought/ordered the fabric from a home decor place in town. DH bought the wood from Home Depot. He put it together...

  • Miscellaneous
     17 Jan 2010 11:26 PM

      Re: post your favorite wedding picture!
    It's been a while since I've brought these out! ...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     14 Jan 2010 3:15 PM

      when/how do you work out?
    My gym has child care so I would go after DD's morning nap. I would be there for about an hour. When I worked out...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     8 Jan 2010 12:05 PM

      What were your first signs of labour?
    Nothing until my water broke. ...

  • Miscellaneous
     7 Jan 2010 11:30 AM

      Re: The men of our dreams... Litterally ;)
    For a while Gerard Butler was playing a starring role at dreamtime...mmmm. ...

  • Miscellaneous
     31 Dec 2009 7:31 PM

      Re: Are your parents and his parents friends?
    Yes. Our moms email and call one another, they take vacation to visit each other (ILs live in Victoria, my parents in Edmonton) and we...

  • Health, Diet & Fitness
     30 Dec 2009 11:49 AM

      Re: P90X Anyone try it?
    I followed it for almost 3 months and lost 30lbs. I plan on using it again after baby is born to get back into shape!...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     17 Dec 2009 12:02 PM

      Tell me about nap training
    That's great your DS is doing so well at night! I decided to do some nap training at 3 months. DD was a great night...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     17 Dec 2009 11:49 AM

      Tell me about exclusive pumping
    I started pumping 3 days after DD was born. BFing hurt like WBhell and the pain never went away. Initially, I pumped after every feed...

  • The West Coast & Territories
     16 Dec 2009 10:36 AM

      Re: Pedicure in Nanaimo?
    Thanks ladies, they all look nice! ...

  • Home Life
     16 Dec 2009 9:20 AM

      Re: What temperature is your home??
    20 during the day (if we're home) and 17 at night or when we're not home. We turn it down at night to save money!...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     15 Dec 2009 6:48 PM

      PPD - when?
    Mine was really noticable around 4 months. DH was away for 2 weeks and I was so anxious about it and not sleeping well. In...

  • The West Coast & Territories
     15 Dec 2009 10:58 AM

      Pedicure in Nanaimo?
    My SIL lives in Nanaimo and for her birthday I'd like to send her for a pedicure. Problem is I don't know which places are...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     2 Dec 2009 2:19 PM

      SPIN: Age when LO went to bed @ 7-7:30 and ...
    DD started sleeping this night once a week at 2 months (10 pm - 6 am). The next week she would STTN two nights, the...

  • Miscellaneous
     1 Dec 2009 5:21 PM

      Re: *SPIN* What scent reminds you of an ex?
    Escape...*dreamy sigh* I might have to defend Drakar - DH wears it and he's usually not douchy ...

  • Miscellaneous
     1 Dec 2009 5:18 PM

      Re: Have you ever cheated on an exam?
    I admit that in university I glanced at my neighbour's exam on a rare occasion and I sometimes put complicated formulas in my calculator. But...

  • Miscellaneous
     1 Dec 2009 11:46 AM

      Have you ever cheated on an exam?
    This has probably been done before, but I'm wondering how many of us have cheated on a test or exam. Back in university I was...

  • Miscellaneous
     30 Nov 2009 11:28 PM

      Re: Have you ever been the "Other Woman"?
    Quote: I'm definitely not judging, but I am finding this discussion interesting! What I always wondered is the why.... why would someone willingly enter...

  • Miscellaneous
     30 Nov 2009 9:39 PM

      Re: I want to have crazy sex with.....
    I definitely agree with Chris Pine! I've been having crazy sex dreams about Gerard Butler...mmmm. Especially since I found out he played the Phantom in...

  • Health, Diet & Fitness
     26 Nov 2009 11:48 PM

      Re: Orgasms in your sleep!
    You betcha! I happened to me once when I was camping with some girlfriends...I woke up mid-O, moaning and thrusting and I was totally freaked...

  • New Moms - The First Year
     26 Nov 2009 11:40 PM

      BFing and drinking
    My MIL is a breastfeeding counsellor and this is what she told me...if you're legally drunk your blood alcohol is 0.08%. Your breast milk has...

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