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Garden Stools for Spring April 13, 2009

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gardenstoolsI was in a Target store at the end of January. All the holiday merchandise had been sold off and in its place was a collection of home furnishing that would be equally welcomed indoors or outside. A little early to start thinking about patio furniture perhaps, but any distraction from what would become the longest winter in memory was welcomed.

Hot Spring Decor

But I digress. Among the collection was many, many garden stools in various shapes, sizes, colours and styles. It appears that the garden stool has become the ‘it’ piece of furniture this spring. I see them everywhere now from Canadian Tire to HomeSense.

Out of the Garden

Garden stools, sometimes called drum tables, are not reserved for the garden.  Need someplace to set down your glass of iced tea while lounging on the patio? A garden stool is your answer. How about a plant stand for the living room? Extra seating in the dining room? The perfect might table for your bedroom?

The garden stools pictured above are from Pier 1. The price is US$115 each.


WIN ALL WEEK LONG! March 20, 2009

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Do you have the urge? I’m not a clean freak but spring definitely puts me in the mood for a little bit of tidying up. I’ve already tackled my sock drawer and feel positively de-cluttered. I’ll be dedicating all next week to spring cleaning, letting you know about some of the best products to get the job done. Best of all, we’ll be offering a prize EVERY DAY! And these aren’t little prizes. Most are worth around $100 so check out every day next week. Ever the contest every day. Free is good. Clean up your act. Put a spring in your step. Have you had enough puns for the day?


Put A Lid On It March 19, 2009

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Have you set foot in a Superstore or Loblaws lately? The spring merchandise from Joe Fresh Style is in! The spring merchandise is in! The new crop has a decidedly nautical feel with lots of navy shades and wide legged pants. Get your hands on the large format flyer (it’s in a rack at the store). It has a $10 coupon on the last page. That’s like getting this snappy fedora for free. It’s only $8 and tops off any outfit very nicely.