WE ARE MOVING TO FLORIDA!!!

WE ARE MOVING TO FLORIDA!!!

Well hello there- as I type this, we are literally 2 days out from moving our family 7 (soon-to-be-8!) kids from our home in Toronto Canada, to our new home in sunny South West Florida. If you have been following me for a while, (and a big welcome to those of you who...

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WE ARE MOVING TO FLORIDA!!!

Well hello there- as I type this, we are literally 2 days out from moving our family 7 (soon-to-be-8!) kids from our home in Toronto Canada, to our new home in sunny South West Florida. If you have been following me for a while, (and a big welcome to those of you who...

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HOW TO QUIT MOM GUILT FOR GOOD THIS FALL

The fall season means all kinds of new habits for moms and kids alike – and if you are already feeling like you need a little help not constantly feeling overwhelmed and burdened by mom guilt, here are my favourite tips and products to get you through this season of...

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WHY CUSTOM WINDOW COVERINGS ARE SO WORTH IT

If you’ve been following me for a while, you know that I am a little obsessed with window coverings. I really do believe they are an area of the home that too often gets treated as an afterthought, but when done well, they can really make a space feel like a million...

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HOW TO MAKE THE MOST OUT OF YOUR TIME IN YOUR CAR

One of the most commonly asked questions I get about having 7 kids is what kind of a car do you drive?!? When we were looking for a car, I wanted something with all the bells and whistles- a car that was modern enough to handle my active family's lifestyle, but still...

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BEHIND THE SCENES OF HOME AND FAMILY

Earlier this month I had the amazing opportunity to appear on Hallmark's daytime show Home and Family. This is a channel we don't get up here in Canada, but it is a wildly popular one in the US- and it was amazing to spend time with the hosts Cameron and Debbi and oh...

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HOW TO CREATE A DEPENDABLE LAUNDRY ROOM

As a mom, a lot of people depend on us. And this couldn't be more true for Alison, a firefighter and mom of 5-year old Gwen, who I recently had the pleasure of working with to totally overhaul her laundry room. At work, people depend on Alison to help...

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TIME MANAGEMENT STRATEGIES FOR BUSY MOMS

A few weeks ago, I was so fortunate to speak at The BabyTime Show (now called The Baby and Toddler Show) here in Toronto. It was so much fun. I had an amazing weekend where I partnered with a few brands for my booth / live stage presentation, and I connected with...

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HOW TO BE A GREAT MOM AND FOLLOW YOUR DREAMS

The juggle, that is motherhood, is real. Between laundry, dishes, diapers and nap times, how do you fit in a date night, exercise, or anything else without losing your mind?!? We as moms juggle so much! But what I have learned in almost 11 years of business, and seven...

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HOW TO NAVIGATE THROUGH LIFE AS A WORKING MOM

Hello my friends! I feel like it's been a while since I have shared what is going on in my family, so today I am sharing an update on what it is like to be a working mom of 6, and share a tool that has been really helpful in navigating through life as a mom on the go...

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CHANGES COMING SOON!

Very excited to announce new changes coming to the website- while I will continue to offer select interior design services, I am changing things around here to reflect my love of helping moms uncover and experience their most authentic life. Stay tuned for more! To...

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WHAT NEW MOMS REALLY NEED TO KNOW

She's here! She's here!  I am so excited to share with you all that 2 weeks ago, we had our 7th baby, Phoebe Margaret! She is incredibly sweet, and so far the adjustment has been pretty amazing. The older kids have been champion helpers and my little...

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HOW TO CREATE A MODERN PLAYROOM- MY FULL BASEMENT TOUR

My friends, I did it! It's done! This is the third home tour in a series I did of my #canningcabin, a new home for my family that I have spent the last 4 months renovating and decorating (all while pregnant with our 7th child LOL). You can check out my main floor...

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HOW TO INCORPORATE A HOME OFFICE IN A MASTER BEDROOM

When you are an entrepreneur, work happens everywhere- in the car, at the kitchen table, even in your bed! But there eventually comes a point when it is time to create a dedicated office space for everyone's sanity and productivity- and that is exactly what I did...

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WHAT I WISH ALL MOMS KNEW

It's Mother's Day, and I have been reflecting a lot on my journey as a mom. Oh my word, it has been a journey full of ups, downs, pivots, spins. There are so many things that I know now, after 9 years of experience, and almost 7 babies later, that I wish every...

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GUILT FREE ME-TIME FOR MOMS

As a busy working mom of 6 (soon to be 7!) children, time out times are really important to me. Taking moments to myself (even if they are just a moment) are so important to me as they allow me to recharge, and provide the attention and energy necessary to give to my...

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MEET ME AT THE BABYTIME SHOW!

If you've been following along on my Instagram, you know I've been talking quite a bit about coaching and life design lately. In fact, I am kind of obsessed! I am obsessed with the concept of moms designing their lives around what matters most, and helping...

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TOP RELAXING SPOTS FOR TIRED MOMS IN TORONTO

Self-care has been big time on my mind as we have been recovering from moving houses- and I am soaking it in in all forms! As a mom of a bunch of small kids (and pregnant on top of it) I must say I need to sit down at least ten times a day!  In my pursuit of my...

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HOW TO SURVIVE A MOVE WITH KIDS AND NOT LOSE YOUR MIND

I recently moved my family of 6 kids from our 2000 square foot home that we lovingly renovated from top to bottom, to a 6000 square foot cabin in the woods (but steps from a Starbucks just ten minutes north of where I was before at the north end of Toronto,...

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CREATING THE ULTIMATE CRAFT ROOM

I wouldn't exactly call me a crafter (my lifestyle of 6 children and a business means I am more of a DIFM than a DIY-er), but I might change my ways after creating this space for my most recent sponsored makeover! I partnered with some incredible brands to...

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6 WAYS TO COPE WHEN YOUR SPOUSE HAS DEPRESSION

#BellLetsTalk is this week here in Canada, and this event, which brings awareness and raises funds for mental health initiatives in Canada, was what first got me talking about my husband's struggle with depression and anxiety (you can read my previous blog posts here...

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DAY IN LIFE: BALANCING WORK AND BABY

My life as an entrepreneur takes me to all kinds of interesting places, and can put interesting demands on my time. And with 6 kids at home, fitting everything in can be a logistical exercise to say the least! So today on the blog, I thought I would share with you how...

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WHY EVERY BEDROOM NEEDS A FIREPLACE

Where I live in Toronto, Canada, we have had an incredibly cold winter. Like minus 30, freeze your toes, can't feel your face cold. And these cold temperatures have got me craving everything spring! But until then, it's cozy scarves, fur blankets, and doing...

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HIGHLIGHTS OF 2017

A very happy new year dear readers!!! I hope the holidays were restful, meaningful, and full of joy. As I sit down to write this blog post, I am surrounded by boxes as we prepare to move our family into our brand new home! 2017 was a year of adventure and change, and...

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HOW TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR LAUNDRY ROOM

Laundry rooms are on of my favourite spaces to design. I'm not sure if it's because they are often dark and dingy neglected spaces where storage items go to die (anyone remember what my laundry room used to look like?!), or if it's because it's an area where so much...

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HOW TO SIMPLIFY HOME AND AUTO INSURANCE

When I was a child, I dreamed of what my life would look like as a grown up. I dreamed up what kind of a house I would have (a red brick house with a white picket fence), the kind of car I would drive (my dream car when I was 12 was a pink convertible), and of course...

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DO YOU NEED A BREAKTHROUGH?

Hello!!!!! First of all, big time apologies for the lack of blogging over the last little while. As I have shared over on Instagram, my family is going through a brand new transition, and that has occupied quite a bit of my time. We are moving. And our decision to...

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HOW TO FIND YOUR FAMILY’S UNIQUE INTERIOR DESIGN STYLE

Interior design to me is so much more than beautiful things. If you've been following my adventures on YouTube, you know how passionately I feel about families thriving at home, and how your home sets the stage for lasting memories. But how do you actually do that?...

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TRANSITIONAL KITCHEN REVEAL: A TALE OF TWO HOUSES

If you have been following me for a while you know I have taken part a few times in Calling It Home's One Room Challenge. I have completed my home gym, and my laundry room in this mad dash challenge, and just this past spring I completed this amazing modern...

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WHY EVERYONE NEEDS A MENTOR

I've been running my own business for the last ten years. (Sidenote: I honestly cannot believe it has been ten years. I feel like I have literally blinked and it happened). In the beginning, I had no idea what I was doing, Literally no idea. I just kept chugging...

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING GUIDE

My friends, I did it. As I shared recently on the blog, I was really determined to not leave back-to-school shopping to the very last minute. In years past, I was the mom staring at empty racks of school uniform clothing, going to multiple stores to try and find Bento...

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IS A CRUISE RIGHT FOR YOU?

We recently returned from a week long Caribbean adventure on Royal Caribbean's Allure of the Seas. The ship was spectacular and my children had a pretty epic adventure. In my son John's words, "it was literally the best thing ever!" My husband and I, while we enjoyed...

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BACK-TO-SCHOOL WITH PLAY-DOH

I literally cannot believe I just typed the words back-to-school [SUMMER DO NOT LEAVE ME], but if I am really honest, this is the year I finally learn from previous years mistakes and actually buy back to school stuff EARLY. [Side note: don't try to buy school...

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EVERYTHING YOU NEED TO SURVIVE A ROAD TRIP WITH KIDS

You guys- we did it again. My husband Josh and packed our six kids into our van and drove 1,946 km to Southwest Florida from our home in Toronto, Canada. You can read about our past trips to Ave Maria and Naples, Florida here, and read my family travel tips here! Like...

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PLAYING TOURIST IN MY CITY WITH MY SIX KIDS

With summer upon us one of my favourite things to do with my family is to play tourist in my own city. A tool that helps me do that, with my six kids with ease is my new Bugaboo Bee⁵- a customizable, compact stroller, perfect for urban city strolls. I...

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HOW A MELTDOWN IN MY MINIVAN CHANGE MY LIFE

I'll never forget the day- it was a brisk November morning. I was sitting in my minivan, staring out at a thin dusting of snow that had just blanketed the city. I was parked in front of a residential construction project I was working on, with my head on the steering...

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How to navigate through life as a working mom

Hello my friends! I feel like it's been a while since I have shared what is going on in my family, so today I am sharing an update on what it is like to be a working mom of 6, and share a tool that has been really helpful in navigating through life as a...

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How to spring clean your house like a pro

Spring is FINALLY here and I swear all I want to do is throw all the doors and windows open, diffuse some essential oils and sing Alleluia [cause the Canadian winters are so GOSH DARN LONG]. But the amount of clutter that has accumulated in my house while...

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ORC WEEK SIX: MODERN KITCHEN REVEAL

It's reveal time!!!! I am so excited to share with you this labour of love.  For the last six weeks, I've been participating in the One Room Challenge hosted by Linda at Calling It Home. It's a friendly competition of sorts [we're all winners...

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How to survive a renovation

Renovating is hard, yo! It is gruelling. It's costly. It can be the most exciting thing for a family, and the most challenging thing for a family. It is week five of the One Room Challenge, a fun blog challenge put on by Calling It Home. I am...

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ORC WEEK TWO: 2 NEIGHBOURS, 2 STYLES, 1 DESIGNER

Welcome back to another round of the ORC- the One Room Challenge, where designers / bloggers / design enthusiasts are challenged by Linda at Calling It Home to complete a space in six short weeks! You can see past rooms I have completed as part of this challenge...

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ORC WEEK ONE: A TALE OF TWO HOUSES

Hello hello and welcome. If you are new here, very happy to have you on my corner of the internet. My name is Lisa Canning, I'm a mom of six and I have worked for the last ten years both in front of the camera and behind the scenes on design television shows like...

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How to save time and do what matters most

While I love designing homes, I really love to design my life- with six small kids and a business, I have to design it very strategically! So I thought this week over on my YouTube channel I would talk about the important topic of designing your ideal week....

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How to make your bathroom look like a spa

If you've been following my blog and my social channels lately, you'll know that self care has been on my mind! So when the photos of this bathroom project I recently completed came into my inbox, the timing was kinda perfect. Who doesn't love a long soak...

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