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My name is Heather the content creator behind Our Barnes Yard and i'm so happy you're here!

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This year has been like none other, but I don’t have to tell you that.  So many aspects of our lives have changed due to the global pandemic.  Plans have changed, events cancelled, and a large number of people have learned how to do their jobs in different ways; myself included! As an essential worker […]

Work From Anywhere Essentials with

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*contains affiliate links which means I earn a small commission on any purchase made using my links below at no additional cost to you! Thanks for supporting my small business! If you have spent any time with me, you know I LOVE a good rug. Rugs serve two purposes in my home, style, and function. […]

Rugs I Have In My Home

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This post is sponsored by TroyBilt Canada. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation and the machine was gifted to me so that I could give an accurate and personal review. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. Living in Canada is great, but it comes […]

Canadian Winters Made Easy With TroyBilt

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*contains affiliate links A few years ago, I decided to revamp the closets in our home (hello 2000’s builder grade) and settled on the IKEA Brimnes shelf as the base. The IKEA Brimnes shelf is fully customizable whether you need drawers or shelves, which made it the perfect fit for our closet renovation. I was […]

Budget Friendly IKEA Built-In Closet Hack

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*this post contains affiliate links – all opinions are my own If you have small children or pets, but also love house plants, you may be looking for a way to keep your plants out of harms reach.  Look no further, because I’m here to help! With a few simple solutions, you can have both; […]

7 hanging solutions for keeping your house plants out of reach!

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Hey friends! If you’ve been following along with me for the last few months, you have probably been quite invested in my basement bathroom renovation.  What started off as a storage closet (with bathroom plumbing) finally reached it’s full potential.   Today I’m going to share a full cost breakdown of this project so that […]

Complete Cost Breakdown of Our Basement Bathroom Renovation

Bathroom Before Image

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If you were following along on this project on either my Instagram or TikTok, you may have seen just how easy it was to DIY these modern cable railings.  With professional installations potentially being a pricier option, I was determined to see if I could achieve the look I wanted all by myself. We used […]

Full Cost Breakdown of My DIY Cable Railing

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Completing Our Basement With Pineridge Hollow Recently I had the pleasure of partnering with one of my favorite local businesses, Pineridge Hollow, to complete our basement living room project.  This project began almost two years ago as a complete basement renovation and ended with a living room furnished in a way I could only dream […]

Completing Our Basement with Pineridge Hollow

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  Maybe you’ve been to a cool hipster restaurant and have seen an amazing living wall installation, or maybe you just watched Zac Efron in Down to Earth and feel the need to add some greenery to your home.  Believe me, I’ve been there…in fact I am always on the hunt for ways to add […]

DIY Living Wall for Under $40!

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Being a Canadian home decor enthusiast, often means that you need to get a little creative when it comes to sourcing affordable and stylish planters.  I often get asked where my planters are from and so I wanted to take a minute and link some for you all!     1. Home Sense Home Sense […]

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How to use baskets and bowls as plant pots

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