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Accessories – Adding Special Touches in Your Home

Most people find accessorizing very challenging and frustrating. They go into a store & select something that they love in the store but when they get it home it just doesn’t “fit” with the room. I always work with the adage that “Less is More” especially when it comes to accessories. It is very easy [...]

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Florist is short for Flower Therapist!

Science has confirmed what florists already knew – flowers make people feel good. Seems obvious, right? But beyond the instant feeling of happiness after receiving flowers (no matter the age group) there is a lasting sense of contentment & life satisfaction along with closer ties to family & friends according to a study by Jeannette [...]


Love Your Home Again

Love Your Home Again……….a fabulous service that can help you love your home again! Does your home need some updating? Are you bored of your paint colours? Not sure where to place your furniture? Tired of looking at your room(s) and knowing that something isn’t right? Changes happening in your family that affect your home? [...]


Home Insurance – Replacement Cost

A lot of consumers confuse real estate value with replacement cost when they are dealing with the issue of how much to insure their home for.  To complicate things further, lenders usually require guaranteed replacement cost when you are applying for a mortgage.  Let’s examine what exactly these terms mean, and what the difference is [...]

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All 4,800 Victory Bouquets, which were given out at the Olympic and Paralympic Games, were made at the time of the Games with the help of floristry students from across the country. The Schools involved were Writtle College in Essex, Adult Education College Bexley in Kent and Kingston Maurward College in Dorset. The Bouquets consist [...]


Hot Weather Summer Entertaining Ideas!

This month I thought I would share some inspirational photos you could use – for your bbq’s & get togethers.  These are all simple, creative yet quick ideas that you can translate into your next summer gathering. If you do try any of these ideas – please let me know how they turn out! 1) Fruit Cone- [...]


Cottage Insurance – The More Information…The Better.

Most consumers view their cottage insurance similar to their home insurance.  You provide your address and some details on the finishing of your cottage and the magical insurance premium is derived with similar coverage’s to your home insurance.  What’s important to note however, is that you may have restricted coverage (named perils versus all risk) [...]


Brooklin Home & Auto Insurance

 How Residents Can Stay Protected…and Reduce Premiums. You can pretty much buy automobile insurance anywhere these days.  Whether you are at the grocery store, doing some banking, or surfing the web, there always seems to be an offering for automobile insurance.  However, it is important to be informed about the product you are purchasing, and [...]



Staging Your Home - What is it & What do you have to do? Staging is a manner of presenting a home for sale so that it will appeal to the broadest buying audience “setting the stage” so that when the ready, willing & able buyer walks through the door they are hooked! This process works [...]


Creative Headboards

Want to create an interesting, unique & budget saving headboard for your bed?  Here are a few great quick & easy ideas for you to consider.  Why not use a fireplace mantel as your headboard?  It’s a great look that will be sure to add that special touch in your bedroom – the top of [...]