Organization Should Inform Design

This blog post was inspired by a conversation I had with a client a few days ago.  She and her husband have been working on a DIY reno of their house for months and months and months . . . However, they did hire a cabinet company to design and install their kitchen. Good news. … Read more

Looking Back to Move Forward

What a year it has been.  I don’t know about you, but never in my lifetime did I think I would see anything like a worldwide pandemic.  It has turned all of our lives upside down in one way or another.  We have had to adapt and change everything from the way we do business … Read more

5 Last Minute Tips for a Stress-Free Christmas

Like the Grinch you can try to stop Christmas from coming but I doubt you’ll be successful.  I’m quite sure you don’t really want to cancel the holidays; you just think you do because Christmas is only a week away and despite the small gathering you will be having this year, you still have so … Read more

Home Edit Reality Check

Last week I was at Tim Horton’s for a quick washroom break and I happened to catch a conversation where a lady is saying to her friend, “you have to read this book and watch the series on Netflix” and she passes her a copy of The Home Edit.  I immediately thought to myself, geesh, … Read more

Car Show Leads to Playroom Inspiration

I’ve always loved a car show and I had the chance to attend one during my trip to PEI this September.  Mark it in your calendar for next year. Labour Day weekend 2021 you must go to the Brackley Drive-In Theatre ( https://drivein.ca/ ) for their annual car show. Unless, of course, you go there … Read more

A History Lesson at Charlottetown’s Sydney Boutique Inn & Suites

The historic Sydney Boutique Inn & Suites in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, is probably the most elegant, thoughtfully designed hotel I have ever stayed in.  From the moment you arrive to the time you leave; you feel the positive energy of the building and those who have taken care of it over the years. I … Read more

Interested in Being Part of Season 3 – “The Big Downsize”?

As you may know, we have filmed two seasons of “The Big Downsize” documentary series for Vision TV and are about to film Season 3. If you know anyone who would be a good candidate for the show, they’ll receive organizing, decluttering and decorating services absolutely free of charge in return for being featured on … Read more

Nova Scotia – Stay Strong!

I have just returned from a week of much-needed vacation.  It seemed slightly indulgent to take a vacation when I have only been working at about half capacity since the pandemic hit. It has been absolutely exhausting for so many of us that a break from all of the everyday challenges associated with it seemed … Read more

Shopping Tips for Changing Times

Whether you have embraced a minimalist lifestyle or not, you still need to go shopping for essentials like groceries, a new toilet seat to replace the one that broke, or a new pillow to replace the one you’ve had for way too long. The world of shopping has certainly changed over the last few months. … Read more

Wallpaper Envy

A newsletter arrived in my inbox last week from Prime Walls featuring gorgeous mural wallpapers from Elle Belz that I immediately posted on Instagram and Facebook because I was so inspired. Naturally, that led me to do a little more research today to see what else is new in the wallpaper market.  And now . … Read more

A Kitchen Stuffed to the Brim

The Friday before last I spent the entire day with a close family member helping him declutter his kitchen.  It was long overdue. We gave the kitchen a “refresh” a few years ago with new countertops, sink, faucet, backsplash and paint color. It made such a huge difference. At the time I distinctly remember asking … Read more

The ”Pursuit” of Minimalism

During the month of April, I was very fortunate to have been interviewed by several news outlets as a result of promotion for “The Big Downsize” documentary series.  A few of them asked me about minimalism and how to live a more minimalist life. I believe that owning less brings you a sense of freedom … Read more

The Tale of a Plumber’s Van

A plumber’s van might seem like an unusual topic for an organizing and design blog post, but it’s not.  Scott Drummond of Drummond’s Plumbing works with a lot of my clients and he and I have done many renovations together.  A year or so ago he bought a brand-new van.  It’s a Ford Transit 250 … Read more

Is Your Family Jewellery Valuable?

A couple of weeks ago, my Aunt contacted me about some family jewellery that she came across when she was decluttering.  She asked if I wanted a few of the pieces and could I find out how much they were worth.  So, I decided it was time to consult an expert on the subject.  Dana … Read more

Don’t Miss Season 2 of “The Big Downsize”

As we enter our third month of dealing with COVID-19 and we try to process  the horrific events of the April 19th weekend in Nova Scotia, I am sure, like me, you are all struggling with staying positive and feeling hopeful for a better future. Now, more than ever, perhaps you need to escape from … Read more