I have never fully comprehended the meaning of drive until I met some of these HGTV personalities.   The Baeumlers being one of them.  The Baeumlers have four school-age children, a production company, a couple of television shows and a plethora of business partnerships.  How they manage to get away and vacation on a boat is beyond me!  But it drives me to work harder and prove that we can do it too!

I did not start my adulthood being wealthy.  Actually, my husband and I moved to Ontario with about $2,000 in our bank account and two children under the age of 2.  It was a blast.  Bill collectors phoning all of the time. My husband working all night at Challenger and babysitting the kids until noon.  Finally, my husband ended up with Crohn’s disease because of the said chaos we lived in so we could escape the seasonal employment of a small East coast town.  Not a great beginning to a marriage.

But we made it.

We own a small raised bungalow in Cambridge and our children have finally left the nest. Regrettably, it’s always been a struggle and renovations are few and far between when things ALWAYS pop up to deplete our savings.   Someday we say!

Our Someday

This is our someday.  Redoing this kitchen and getting rid of that fridge that’s loaded with duct tape.  I want a top to bottom fridge, as I have a limousine freezer in my basement (long story and it was one of those things that popped up!)

See that brown off to the left?  Yes, that’s a DIY pantry after we replaced the furnace with a high-efficiency. We were able to get rid of the chimney and create pantry space!  Note: This pic was taken a year ago.  The only difference is the bread on the microwave – we eat less of it now and I have a bread basket.

Baeumlers, RBC and HGTV Canada Partnership

If any of you out there is experiencing the anxieties of raising a family and keeping a home up to date like we did, I highly encourage you to read on.  This would be an excellent opportunity to explore the amazing opportunity between Corus Entertainment, the Baeumlers and RBC bank.

Don’t wait, enter now!!

RBC and the Baeumlers Bring Together Financial and Practical Expert Advice to Help Canadians Make Their Someday Happen

Corus Entertainment announced today an extensive three-year partnership between Royal Bank of Canada and HGTV Canada’s Bryan and Sarah Baeumler. The partnership aims to bring Canadians closer to their goals by sharing expert financial and practical advice on everything from budgeting for home renovations to tips on growing a business. The collaboration is the first of its kind for Corus Tempo, a subsidiary of Corus Entertainment, and was facilitated with the help of RBC media planning agency, Initiative.

“We are proud to create and support this landmark partnership between HGTV Canada’s Bryan and Sarah Baeumler and RBC,” said Lynn Chambers, Vice President, Corus Tempo. “This partnership reflects the power of Corus in bolstering unique opportunities for clients and fusing them with our influential roster of talent.”

“We’re thrilled to launch this partnership with the help of Corus Entertainment,” said Alan Depencier, Chief Marketing Officer, RBC. “The Baeumlers are loyal clients of RBC and they share the same common values around providing expertise and advice to help make dreams come true and Somedays happen. It’s a natural fit for us.”

The multi-platform partnership launched Sunday, January 14 with the RBC Home Someday Contest in tandem with the Season 2 premiere of Bryan Inc. at 10 p.m. ET/PT on HGTV Canada. Canadians can enter the RBC Home Someday Contest by visiting hgtv.ca/rbchome and sharing their home story – whether it be buying a first property, renovating an existing home, or paying off a mortgage. The grand prize winner will receive $25,000 and a personal home consultation with Bryan and Sarah Baeumler. In addition to the grand prize, the contest will also award two secondary prizes of $10,000. The contest is open until February 28 and the winners will be selected by RBC and the Baeumlers.

“Corus and RBC have always supported our family and the growth of our business,” said Bryan Baeumler. “This organic partnership allows us to offer our expertise alongside RBC to help Canadians reach their goals.”

Promotional elements of the partnership will be featured on multiple Corus networks including HGTV Canada, Global Television, DIY, and DejaView in broadcast and online. This spring HGTV.ca will host branded webisodes, while HGTV Canada’s Facebook page will promote additional content with the Baeumlers.

Written by Trina Stewart

Trina Stewart is the editor-in-chief at Life's a Blog. Blogging and Social Media is her passion by night, while project management and business development fills her day.

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