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6 Ways to Create Space for Holiday House Guests

I hope you’re having a wonderful fall. The holiday season is full of joys: surprise gifts, delicious meals, colorful lights, and nostalgic movies. But if you’re in charge of hosting out-of-towners, it may not be quite as joyous. 

Getting to spend more time with visiting family and friends is wonderful, but it can cramp your style — especially if your home isn’t quite large enough to comfortably accommodate them. If you’re hosting this holiday season, here are a few easy ways to create a little more space for them so you’re both more comfortable.

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10th Annual North Nanaimo Pumpkin Patch

Dawn Walton & Associates and Details Painting would like to invite you to the 10th Annual North Nanaimo Pumpkin Patch!
October 21st, 11:00 AM - 3:00PM Dayne's Park, 5957 Cathedral Crescent
Fun for the whole family with games and activities and all proceeds are donated to KidSport Nanaimo and the Erica Murphy Athletic Bursary at VIU.
The park borders Parkwood Drive and Cathedral Crescent between Uplands Road and Turner Road.

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4 Apps to Save You Money

It’s hard to believe that we’re in the middle of October already. Before we know it, the holidays will be here and the shopping season will be in full swing. Whether you’re gearing up for holiday shopping or just looking for some ways to cut down on spending, I wanted to share some apps that can help. Two will help you replenish your savings, and the other two help you save when you shop and eat.

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3 DIY Projects To Do Before Fall

Home improvement projects can be fun and add value, whether you’re making your home space more usable, more attractive, or more comfortable. Here are three projects to get your creativity flowing based on your skillset.

PAINT YOUR ENTRY DOOR

Painting your front door can increase your curb appeal and give a feeling of newness to your entryway. Choose your colour in a glossy exterior paint –...

Play Space for Pets

Have a pet? Whether it’s a dog, cat, or any other animal, they’re part of the family. Like any family member, they would love to have their own space to play. Here are a few easy DIY projects that will help create a fun and comfortable space for your pets.


You can’t be home all of the time to let your pets outside. Create a pet door that opens up into a special fenced area in your yard that’s made just for your pet. Better yet, you can create a space that includes a little cover so that your pet can enjoy the sun and the shade while you’re away. It’s a spot...