Category Archives: Misc

Finding Time

Last night I got home from work, kissed my husband, fussed my dog, changed out of my work clothes and went to bed. No, I wasn't being lazy and going to bed at 6pm. I had stayed late at work, and by the time I got home I barely had time to relax for a few...
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IDS 2015 – What to See

IDS 2015 (Interior Design Show) is probably my favorite show of the year. It is full of inspiration, the latest and greatest home products, and some of the best up and coming designers. This year it hits Toronto from January 22-25, 2015. We will be heading there for trade day...
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New Adventures

Every blog in the blogging universe seems to be hitting publish on a big 2015 goals, recaps, hopes & dreams post etc. I'm not really a resolution kinda person, so that sort of a post was out of the question, but I have taken a good hard look at blogging, and I intend to make...
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That Time I Won a Dyson

This past weekend was the Blog Podium blogging conference in Toronto. It was my first blogging conference, and to say it was a whirlwind is a grave understatement. I met so many awesome people, got to put real faces to twitter profile pics, and learn one hell of a lot about...
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New Site Design

Notice anything new round here? My hair you say? How great my ass looks  in these jeans? Why shucks, you are too kind, but I was talking about the site design. It's been a while in the making, but we finally have a responsive site! For those of you visiting on a mobile device or tablet, things...
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The Man Behind the Name: El Granto

When selecting a title for a blog post I like to score it on the Morgan Freeman scale. What's that you ask? It's how good the title sounds when read aloud in my mock Morgan Freeman voice. You know, the movie voice of God? Some post titles just can't possibly score well. "DIY Concrete Table"...
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Use the Guest Towels

I've fallen into the blogger grass is greener trap as of late. The one I swore up and down never to fall into. I've been captive to the Instagram feeds full of blogtrips and the twitter posts about amazing opportunities. Wistful and finding myself mumbling childishly "why don't I get to go".  While so  incredibly...
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Instaweek Recap

This weekend is going to be a busy one!

El Granto's little brother is engaged to be married, and we will be celebrating the happy couple at their engagement party this weekend! It's perfect timing as the family is in town so we will get to see them all on Sunday for Father's Day as well. I...
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