random thoughts

Greetings, just a little rouge readers!

Here are a few random thoughts from this week…

computers…rouge is having a big computer problem this week. Hence the delayed posting. Argh! It’s one of those things you never think much about, until of course it’s not there. Our new, pretty, computer appears to have died a very premature death. Taking with it our client photos and other juicy tidbits from the last two months. Word to the wise — get an external hard drive, people!

marmoleum…it’s the new linoleum. Now, before you shudder and stop reading, it’s not your grandma’s flooring (although I liked that stuff!). It’s made from 100% natural ingredients. I’m not kidding, it really is. Linseed oil, cork, limestone, tree rosin and natural ingredients. It comes in planks and tiles. It comes in 24 interesting and fun colors. It clicks together, so it’s easy to install and fits nice and tight. For those of you in the Halifax area, check out the display at Floors Plus in Bayer’s Lake. I think I’m going to put it in the mudroom/ laundry room when I renovate next year.

contest…while rouge did not win the Style at Home contest (see previous blog), thanks to everyone who checked out the contest entry and voted. Much appreciated!! rouge did win a $50 gift card to Home Depot, though, so who could complain about that??

update…I dropped in on my “livin’ the dream” clients (see previous blog) over the Thanksgiving long weekend to check out the new paint job and to see how a few of the other recommendations from rouge were working out. The new colors are beautiful — Benjamin Moore’s “Weimeraner” with a feature wall of “Bonaparte” turned out great. Nice and warm and inviting, but also modern and hip. I’d show you a photo or two, but…see random thought #1.

That’s it for us this week…see you again next week!

xx rouge.

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