Canadian Tire – WOW Guide

Is it wrong to admit that my favourite days are ones when good deliveries arrive??? Well they are and Monday was a particularly swell one because I go this in the mail…
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Note my super happy face upon first laying eyes on my new favourite catalogue…
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…the Canadian Tire WOW Guide…#CTWowGuide!!!
This catalogue is a new shopping experience, with 200 pages full of over 1,000 finds covering everything from lawn and garden to home décor
When you get the catalogue, which will be landing on the doorsteps of over 12 millions Canadian homes on April 15th, all you have to do is download the Canadian Tire app from your app store, hover your phone over every product and digital extra ( like demo videos, how-to’s, purchase availability, recipes and DIYs) and explore more of Canadian Tire has to offer.
I’ve had the guide for just a few days, have been pouring through it ever since…
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…and have already tagged so many goodies I need, like basically everything on this page…
 So much pretty.
If you’re anything like me and love a good catalogue that’s filled to brim with amazing product, be sure to look for your WOW Guide on your doorstep this week and visit canadiantire.ca/wow so that you can discover more of what you love at Canadian Tire.
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There’s Quite a Few Reasons Why I’ve Been a Shit Blogger the Past Few Weeks – A Secret Shoot, IDS Toronto, Canadian Tire and Steven and Chris

The past few weeks have been biz-to-the-izzy.

For one, I’ve been working a lot on some new local projects, which involve tons of shopping/meeting etc…there’s also been a pretty exciting top secret shoot.

Also, I’ve been lucky enough to attend some fabulous preview events.

For example, I spent one morning last week previewing Canadian Tire’s new goodies for spring…

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So many good things. My kids need those doodle bikes and play structure…hubs needs one of the schmance BBQ’s…I wouldn’t mind some of the tent with real bed business..and the pretty outdoor equipments/lawnmowers/hoses might make doing all that stuff also more of a possibility around here;)

And speaking of good stuff…I reconnected with some of my favourite design/blogging friends at the gala for the Interior Design Show here in Toronto. I was admittedly pretty focussed on catching up with everyone…

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…so didn’t see as much of the show as I would have liked but I did get a chance to pant over some pretty incredible IKEA kitchens…more on those in separate posts.

As for work itself, I’ve been sourcing my brains out lately…Elte and I have become very, very good friends…I think I’ve been there 6 times in the past two weeks alone…

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The trips are always worth it of course…if you follow on Instagram, you’ve seen that all this sourcing is making these sorts of things happen at #projectgreenbay and #projectbraecrest…

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Ps…the incredible mirror and blue velvet chair are from one of my new favourite shops…Love The Design – so good.

As for secret shoot…well it’s a secret so sorry about not being able to give you much on that front…here’s a few wee peeks…

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(Flowers- Fiori Oakville; photographs that I turned into wrapping paper- Nicole Cohen; Ribbon- Mokuba; Lamp- Morba; ‘Paper Hat’ photograph- These Fine Walls; Floral Artwork- Citizen Atelier)

Jasper joined in on this fun too…

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And speaking of kids…in between of all of this work fun, I had ‘littles’ stuff of course too…Scarlett did some modelling business, including a fashion show on Canada AM

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…and I spent a day with Malcolm in his classroom doing science stuff..

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…while this one of course…

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…required some pretty constant attention as well:)))

What else…oh yes…I’ve been working on a little kitchen re-fresh at my parent’s house…we travelled to London (Ontario that is:) last weekend and installed the custom drapery made by Hollie Cooper…

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We painted the walls Benjamin Moore’s Revere Pewter and had subway tile added as a backsplash…

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…a few small changes made a huge difference so pleased as punch there.

And finally, though I taped this before Christmas, my latest episode of Steven and Chris aired this past Monday…

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…you can watch that HERE.

So yup…it’s been a whirlwind few weeks…thankfully, my little dude is starting 1/2 day school on Monday and I’m working my way through some pretty amazing resumes re: the assistant position I’m hoping to hire for.  Those two things in combo are hopefully going to mean way more time to blog etc.

Crossing fingers.

As always, thanks for checking in and sticking by this feed, even when I don’t post nearly as much as I should.

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A Media Tour for Canadian Tire- CANVAS

I’m the worst blogger ever lately…so sorry:((( Truthfully, I’ve just been so swamped with work that by the time I get 8 seconds to rub together, all I want to do is drink wine and stream TV…for realz.

Anyhoo…things are sort of calming down a bit so I thought I’d take the chance to catch you up on a little of what I’ve been up to as of late, starting with one mucho large/very exciting project.

A few months ago, I was approached by some PR peeps asking if I might be interested in working as a media spokesperson for Canadian Tire this Christmas season…more specifically, I was asked if I’d be interested in taking part in a media tour for their exclusive new CANVAS line, an amazing new selection of products for the home and seasons.

While doing the tour, I wanted to give people inspirational and inexpensive holiday decorating and DIY ideas, using the new CANVAS décor brand. I always suggest mixing and matching your favourite decorations with a few new items each year to create a signature look of you own for the holidays. This year, Canadian Tire had a team of experts travel the world to determine the ‘it’ colour of the season and came up with apple green. By choosing a few accent pieces from the CANVAS collection in this colour, I was able to add a fresh pop of colour and update my look for this year.

So, with all that said, prior to the tour starting, I got to work putting together my 2014 holiday look, using a palate of neutrals found already in my house (black, white, gold and silver) with the addition of the apple green accent.  The schedule for the tour included 5 morning show appearances, 4 taped videos, 2 magazine articles and 1 radio show and for these, I needed to come up with: a fireplace mantle, dining table, Christmas tree, DIY project and outdoor arrangement.  Prior to leaving for the tapings, I set everything up in my house over the course of a few weeks just to get everything ready and then packed it all up so that we were ready for the Toronto- Calgary tour.

Here’s the business prior to the big trip…

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Before leaving for the 4 day whirlwind tour, I packed all of this up in boxes and got myself ready etc.

And then, all this happened…

Starting in Toronto…

1. Canada AM- how to trim the perfect tree

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…plus 4 taped ‘Master Class’ videos:

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a. DIY

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b. table setting

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c. greenery and flowers

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d. fireplace mantle

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And then on to Calgary for…

2. BT Calgary – creating the perfect holiday mantle

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3. Global Morning Calgary – putting together a holiday table

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4. Trending on Shaw- holiday table

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And then back to Toronto for…

5. Global Morning Toronto – outdoor decorating

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…finishing up with a radio interview with AM 770 Calgary…PS, radio is harder than it sounds!

It was an intense and incredibly awesome 4 days. I honestly was sort of scared to death by the idea of live television but I think I pulled it off and again, feel so so lucky for the opportunity and feel very grateful to all the vendors and people who helped me put it altogether.

A GINORMOUS thank you to Fiori Oakville for putting together the gorgeous floral arrangements you see on the Canada AM table…the flowers were so pretty that the folks at the show kept them on set after we left and enjoyed them for that whole week.

And of course, a huge thanks to the PR team at North Strategic and Canadian Tire for entrusting me with this whole gig:)

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