$25 Holiday Gift Guide

This was the most fun gift guide to put together, yet! I love searching for special little things within a budget. There are always great ways to celebrate the ones you love with quirky little discoveries, or simple and functional gifts. My $25 Holiday Gift Guide (or thereabouts) is sure to help you out. Take […]

DIY Coral Artwork – One Room Challenge – Week 4

I’m back at it! It’s another week of the One Room Challenge, and this week I’m talking about artwork. I’m making my own DIY Coral Artwork because I love interesting, unique, and textured pieces, but they can usually come with a pretty hefty price tag. I wanted a pop of creativity and fun as soon […]

Fall Home Room Tour and Blog Hop

Good morning and Happy Fall! I’m so excited to be a part of this big group of Canadian Bloggers that are sharing how they’ve styled their homes for the Fall season. Autumn is my favourite time of year and it’s fun to bring a little inside. For me, Fall always marks the time of year […]

Week 3 – ORC, Minted Art & Kids Bedroom Design

We are on week three of the One Room Challenge! I’m making over my little lady’s room with a fresh new Kids Bedroom Design. We have made big strides, including some incredible artwork from Minted… though it’s tough to show the progress in a few pics. White paint over white primer doesn’t make for the […]

DIY Picture Frame – Gallery Wrap

Have you ever noticed how great art can look after a visit to your local art gallery? Are you in love with those gallery wrapped wood frames? Well, while wondering through the craft store (on a completely different mission) I was inspired to create my own version of a DIY Picture Frame – Gallery Wrap […]

Free Printable – No Winter Lasts Forever

Good morning and happy Monday my lovelies! I’ve got a free printable for all of my new email subscribers today, as a kick off to a bunch of new printables coming your way this year! This month is my “No Winter lasts forever; no Spring skips its turn”, print. Fitting, right? As we all hunker […]

Foyer Closet Storage & Makeover

  Update: We’ve made some more progress… Be sure to check out the entire, updated Foyer Makeover, AND my tutorial for my custom DIY Copper Shoe Rack! Oh my… this has been a doozy. It’s been going on for nearly a year. Ideas have changed –– a few times. Things have come, and been returned. Kijiji finds found, […]

Lock of Love

We had such a great time in Paris, and now we have little memento to remember it by, at home. There are many bridges along the Seine River where couples from around the world add a lock to symbolize their love for each other. We got in on that action while visiting. It was fun, […]

Before and After: Main Bath

Well the hard work has paid off. After much stenciling, I have something to show for myself. Just look at me working so hard: Ok. It wasn’t so hard. There was no blood, sweat or tears involved… just a little effort for a little room. The stencil worked fabulously! And that little flat headed stamper […]

How to Make a Stencil

Okay folks. Our little main bathroom paint job is done. Maybe a bit earlier than expected, as we decided to host a ‘Grey Cup’ (the Canadian Football leagues ‘Superbowl’) party at the last second. The. very. last. second. We managed to pull ourselves together in the nick of time. But, before I show you the […]

DIY: Bulletin Board 2.0

Okay. Bulletin boards. Functional? Yes. Pretty? Not-so-much. In the never-ending saga to improve the home gym, it is clear a bulletin board is a much needed accessory. I like ripping new exercises, tips, bits and bobs out of magazines and keeping them for reference. (I get bored easily). But the thought of throwing an ugly […]

Fresh Reveal – Guest Bedroom

After a few final touches recently, I figured it was time to take a little peek in our guest bedroom. This room has a great mix of hand-me-down furniture, pieces that have moved with us a few times, and some new finds from our favourite haunts. The goal was cozy comfort (on a budget!) and […]

DIY: Room Divider

Remember that little home gym tease last week? Well, its got a long way to go, but one task is officially off the “to do list”. So just what was all of that fabric for? Custom room dividers! Here’s how it all went down: Most of my time was actually research (to DIY or not […]

Fresh Find: Ever After Antiques

Those of you in new construction homes, know the challenge of adding character, or a sense of history to your home, while still honouring its young age. Antiques, like those found at Ever After Antiques, may just be the trick you need to do just that. Just because you enjoy antiques doesn’t mean that’s all […]

New House Tour Coming Up!

I was lucky enough to have photographer, and friend, Teresa Bolinski come out and photograph my house recently. Maybe you have that perfect paint colour in your bedroom that puts a smile on your face first thing in the morning, or a cozy nook that you can’t wait to grab your favourite magazine and a […]