Thomas & Wanda

"Mr. & Mrs. Fraser Valley"

3 Ways to Be a More Effective Communicator

3 Ways to Be a More Effective Communicator
Regardless of one's position in an organization, everyone must strive to improve their communication skills. While being an effective communicator doesn't always come naturally, it is a skill that can be learned and developed. Here are three things you can do. (inc.com) > Read More
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Are you fit to buy?

Are you fit to buy?
Gauging your ?nancial ?tness is crucial for ?rst-time homebuyers. The better shape you're in ?nancially, the more likely you are to succeed at homeownership. (homeownership.ca) > Read More
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The World's 10 Coolest Treehouse Hotels

The World's 10 Coolest Treehouse Hotels
When you were 10, camping out in a treehouse -- where "room service" was just your mom with brownies, interrupting your game of truth or dare at the WORST possible moment -- made for some pretty sweet overnight lodging. Fortunately, hoteliers around the world are happy to indulge your childhood nostalgia. (thrillist.com) > Read More
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Buying a Second Home: The 3 Biggest Factors to Consider

Buying a Second Home: The 3 Biggest Factors to Consider
There are generally two reasons to buy a second home. The first reason is to have a vacation retreat for the family, such as a cottage or beach house. The second reason is an investment property, something to rent out and bring in some extra income. (dreamcasa.org) > Read More
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Affordable Ways to Go on Vacation

Affordable Ways to Go on Vacation
Taking vacation often times feels like this big, expensive affair, but it doesn't have to be. Livingly.com offers a bevvy of tips that will help you not only score the cheapest tickets and accommodations, but also ideas on how to keep the costs down as you're exploring these new zip codes. > Read More
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Caramelized Zucchini Flatbread

Caramelized Zucchini Flatbread
The secret to a flatbread with a super-crunchy crust? Pre-roasting all of the veggies. This step concentrates their flavor, and also helps to cook out some of their moisture, which would otherwise soak into the crust. (bonappetit.com) > Read More
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DIY Furniture Knock Offs

DIY Furniture Knock Offs
Furniture is expensive folks. Like, really expensive. And most of us dream of something a little nicer than discount store particle board, don't we? (www.decoratingyoursmallspace.com) > Read More
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Replace Wire Shelves with Wrap Around Wood Shelving

Replace Wire Shelves with Wrap Around Wood Shelving
If you're ready for an upgrade in the kitchen, you should start with that pesky wire shelving that you've never liked! Here is a detailed step-by-step by a gal who did the calculations for you. She turned 21.56 square feet of wire shelf space into 21.36 square feet of much more usable space. (lucydesignsonline.com) > Read More
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Green Kitchen Updates

Green Kitchen Updates
The kitchen may be the heart of the home, but it's also the resident energy hog. Plus, your kitchen contributes its share of indoor air pollution through cooking fumes and gases from flooring, paints and countertops. (www.hgtv.com) > Read More
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Little Camper Home Tour

Little Camper Home Tour
While everyone is not on board with the "tiny home movement," it's still fun to look at the way other people are making it work for them. Check out this camper design. (www.thenoshery.com/) > Read More
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The 365-Day Happiness Challenge

The 365-Day Happiness Challenge
There's a Chinese proverb that goes something like this - "If you want happiness for an hour, take a nap. If you want happiness for a day, go fishing. If you want happiness for a year, inherit a fortune. If you want happiness for a lifetime, help someone else." While it may be hard to arrange the inheritance of fortune on such short notice, we can start by inheriting little habits and acts of kindness. Check out the 365-Day Happiness Challenge which lists small happiness projects for each day of the year. (www.popsugar.com) > Read More
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10 Tiny Home Storage Hacks to Maximize Your Space

10 Tiny Home Storage Hacks to Maximize Your Space
If you have a tiny home, you have tiny storage areas too. That just requires getting a bit creative! We went looking for tiny home storage ideas to make your space live large, and we found a whole slew of ideas to keep you organized. (www.decoratingyoursmallspace.com) > Read More
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It Took a Successful NBA Coach Only 2 Sentences to Drop the Best Advice You'll Hear Today

It Took a Successful NBA Coach Only 2 Sentences to Drop the Best Advice You'll Hear Today
Under the direction of the new coach the Celtics have gone from one of the worst teams in the NBA to the third best team in the Easter Conference. How did Coach Brad Stevens do it? When interviewed he said it in just two sentences. "I'm not even thinking about any other team. We're trying to be the best version of ourselves." Keep reading... (www.inc.com) > Read More
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DIY String Light Poles with Concrete Bases

DIY String Light Poles with Concrete Bases
We created an organic setting in the newly lit outdoor space to compliment the surroundings. The centerpiece on our picnic table is an herb and vegetable garden, and the place settings are fresh carrots and a radish, along with a DIY custom initial wood slice. (www.homedepot.com) > Read More
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How To Network Like A Pro

How To Network Like A Pro
The ability to network?-?to develop contacts and personal connections with a variety of people who might be helpful to you and your career?-?is a critical skill for any of us. Here's some tips for networking success. (journal.thriveglobal.com) > Read More
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Our Favorite Bathroom Upgrades

Our Favorite Bathroom Upgrades
If you're planning a bathroom remodel, consider adding a few of these fabulous features. From radiant-heat flooring to a roomy whirlpool tub, these upgrades will require a small investment but you'll reap restful and stylish rewards. (bhg.com) > Read More
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The 25 Best State Parks in America

The 25 Best State Parks in America
Planning a getaway? Here's a great list of the 25 best state parks in America. To help us narrow down a list of the cream of the crop, we consulted locals throughout the country to give us their top picks of their favorite state parks. (thrillest.com) > Read More
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How to Clean Velvet Furniture

How to Clean Velvet Furniture
Choosing velvet furniture is choosing to make a bold style statement in your space. But velvet's commanding presence also means that any discoloration or stains are that much more visible. > Read More
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Smartened-Up Home Office Redo

Smartened-Up Home Office Redo
Home offices, like their occupants, thrive on order. When Coleen and Randy Gallagher moved into their 1987 Federal-style brick home, in Oakton, Virginia, they were pleased it had a ready-made home office. (www.thisoldhouse.com) > Read More
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Save money with compost

Save money with compost
Compost gardening involves two things that you may or may not already be doing. As the name suggests, compost your left-over foods and produce scraps, and then grow your own garden. After all, what's more organic and local that that?! (sheknows.com) > Read More
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The ABC's Of House Flipping

The ABC's Of House Flipping
While house flipping can be very lucrative, you can lose everything with one bad decision. It's important to approach this profession with caution and educate yourself as much as possible. (DreamCasa) > Read More
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6 Tips for Redecorating Without Buying New Stuff

6 Tips for Redecorating Without Buying New Stuff
You ever look around your living room and wish that you could afford to redo the whole thing? You may have loved your home's décor when you first bought it, but now it's looking a little old and tired. Some of the pieces are still great, but you're still bored with seeing them in the same way every day. (HouseTipster) > Read More
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Live the Dream: 7 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Bedroom Look Expensive

Live the Dream: 7 Sneaky Ways to Make Your Bedroom Look Expensive
Tricking out your bedroom space doesn't have to break the bank. Realtor.com consulted with the nation's best design experts to uncover their top-secret tricks for creating a plush-looking bedroom without draining your wallet. Heed these tips, and then sit back and relax in your new luxe space. > Read More
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5 Studio Apartment Layouts to Try That Just Work

5 Studio Apartment Layouts to Try That Just Work
Arranging your furniture is hard enough when all the furniture you own isn't jammed into a single room. But here you are, in your itty bitty one room apartment, generously called a "studio", and all that stuff has to go somewhere. (apartmenttherapy.com) > Read More
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