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Jillian Bilawchuk & Karrin Saliger - Designer Confessions

Defining your Space - When something just isn’t working in your living room or it just doesn’t seem to feel complete, one of the first things that I look at is the area rug. Is there even an area rug? Often times when you have just built new or just renovated and put in new hardwood floors, people (men in particular) do not want to cover the new wood floor up with an area rug. But the reality is, an area rug is essential to define your space, add texture and pull the room together. An area rug is the grounding piece to your room. It is like the foundation that holds all the other pieces together visually. However, unlike the bottom piece that holds the lego blocks together it doesn’t have to be the first piece to your puzzle. Even though it is the grounding piece, it can often times be left until last. Making it like the icing on the cake. First things first, define the feel or style you want your room to have. Look at the items that definitely have to stay such as pieces that are sentimental or you cannot afford to change. These are your starting pieces. Secondly look at the optional items. These are items that you like and could stay in the room if they fit with the developing plan, but could also be relocated, sold or donated. Next is to determine if your starting pieces have any limitations on color or style. Often times the thing that is limiting and…

Photo : Jillian Bilawchuk & Karrin Saliger March 26, 2014

Katie Brickman - Between the Lines

Thank you readers - Change is a necessary part of life. In order to grow and learn, we need change. After three and a half years at the Times-Herald, it is time to move on. When I was offered the sports reporter position in August 2011, I first had to look on a map to find where Moose Jaw was actually located. I had a plan to stay here for one year and then move back home to Ontario to a different paper. However, this community has changed me. I have never lived in a place where generosity towards others happens like here in the Friendly City. Through my time at the paper, I have been able to meet some very bright, honest, caring people. Thank you for letting me into your lives and to tell your stories. It has been a privilege to be a part of this team – past and present – at the Times-Herald and continue to bring you readers the sports and news that matters in this community. I have learned a lot about myself through this position in sports as well as the times I have filled in on the news side. I will take the positive and negative experiences with me into the future. Reporting can be a thankless job, but many of the teams, athletes, coaches and others have made my job easier and fulfilling. Being able to watch and write about sports for a living has never felt like a job. Wednesday will be my last day at the Times-Herald…

Photo : Katie Brickman November 10, 2014

Matthew Gourlie - Warriors Notebook

Warriors main camp overview 2015 - As Moose Jaw Warriors main camp opens it seemed like a good time to look at the team's depth chart and where some of the best battles will take place as the pre-season progresses.   Goal   The goaltending situation couldn't be more cut-and-dried. Zach Sawchenko and Brody Willms are both back and there is no expectation that will change. Willms came in and appeared in 13 games last season after Justin Paulic was traded away. Expect Willms to get plenty of starts, but for now Sawchenko is the No. 1.   Poor Mitchel Adamyk has been outstanding every time he has attended a camp and after posting a 1.22 GAA and a .942 save percentage in midget AAA in Winnipeg, the late-birthday 98 would be in the conversation for a job most years. Adamyk is still young, but so are Willms and Sawchenko and it's hard to see where he will get his opportunity. Adam Evanoff, a 2015 bantam pick, will be the other goalie in camp and looked solid in rookie camp.   Defence   The defence situation is both very simple and very complicated depending on how you want to look at it.   Austin Adam, now 20, was not brought back. That leaves Spenser Jensen as the team's only 20-year-old defenceman. Dallas Valentine, a 96, Ryan Gardiner, Dustin Perillat and Tyler Brown (all 97s) are back. Those five were regulars and Gardiner and Jensen were consistently paired together, while Valentine and Perillat also finished the season as partners.   You can…

Photo : Matthew Gourlie August 30, 2015