As I stare out my window looking at the trees that have now changed colours, I am trying to think about what to write for this latest installment of The Blog Window, but all I can think about is how beautiful and colourful the leaves look: bright red, orange, yellow, green, gold, even shades of purple, blue, magenta, tan, black and brown.
And then I see my neighbour drive up to their house and it hits me. Many of these stunning hues can now be beautifully blended into your home’s exterior (and interior) through window frames and doors. Read more »
Replacing windows consistently makes the top ten list of Canadian renovation projects in any given year. But what are the top trends when replacing your windows? Here is our pick for this year’s top three: Read more »
As Fall approaches many people start to think about Halloween, witches and pumpkins, ghosts and castles. If there ever was one building in the Thousand Islands perfect for Halloween, it would have to be Boldt Castle.
For those not familiar with this famous landmark, it’s located on Heart Island on the St. Lawrence River in New York. It is a popular tourist destination on both sides of the border accessible only by boat. Many tour boats feature this attraction and if you have your Canadian passport, you can get off on Heart Island and tour the six-story “castle” and four accompanying romantic masonry structures.
We did just that this summer with family visiting from Australia. The tour did not disappoint. If you read The Blog Window regularly, you know that last summer my family and I visited Italy. I wrote about the magnificent architecture and photographed many of the spectacular buildings featuring stunning windows and doors. A visit to Boldt Castle made me realize that we had similar remarkable sites right in our own backyard. Read more »
Last year there was some bad press for Air Miles. It seems like every time we turn on the news some large company is having a public relations problem. Most recently it was Pepsi and United Airlines.
Usually something good comes out of this negative press. Corporations often change their policies in favour of consumers. In the case of Air Miles, they cancelled their controversial plan to have unused collected miles expire. That was great news to many collectors, including me.
So now that I can continue to collect and save my Air Miles I started to fantasize about what I wanted to save up for. Read more »
The last few blogs have all been inspired from my recent trip to Italy. Well, it is a new year and my resolution is to fall in love with my home again. This is going to be the year of renovating. I am ready to make changes, large or small, if they will bring me joy every day in my home. Read more »