Candy Pink Meets Traditional – Canadian Holiday Homes Tour

A Candy Pink Christmas, downstairs… Happy Holidays! And, welcome to my home! How does a little “candy pink Christmas meets traditional and serene” sound? That may sound like a bit of an odd combo, but I had two floors to decorate, and by golly each area was going to get it’s own theme! Let’s start […]

Painting Wood Cabinets – One Room Challenge – Week 3

Time for another week of the One Room Challenge, where bloggers have six weeks to completely transform a room in their home. Let’s see where where my main bathroom is at this week. Paint might just be the best thing ever. Amiright? It’s cheap, it’s impactful, it’s usually pretty easy to do, and even if […]

My dreamy new (mostly) white kitchen

Ok, so it’s not a totally white kitchen. It’s so much better. It has wonderful deep midnight blue lower cabinets, and beautiful texture in the backsplash tiles, a fun thrifted island — and I’m going to share it all. But first, of course, we have to take a peek at the before. I mean, what is […]

Decoupage a Foot Stool

Decoupage for days! Getting back to my crafting roots for this fun little project… We’re back with another month of DIY, in our 12 Months on DIY Instagram Challenge! Follow along on Instagram with #12MonthsofDIY and #MayModPodge. Today it’s all things Mod Podge. Mod Podge is the master ingredient to all things decoupage. And, that’s […]

Vintage Camping Trailer

If you’ve been following along, you know this Vintage Camping Trailer project has been around for a few Summer seasons. It all began here with an epic exterior paint job. Here it was pre-paint… pre… anything. My how things have changed! The original interior was packed with upper cabinets all the way around. Did I mention this […]

Old Oak gets (a little more) Glam

So, waaaay back, when we first moved, we made the journey with our original dining room table. One that fit great into our old dining room… a large square table (when the leaf is open), in a large square dining room. But the new place is loooong and narrow. Like, really long. Which means we […]

Oak Dining Table Makeover

Yippee! We finally found a nice big dining table. Thanks to Kijiji, and thanks to the adorable family that had to let it go. They said there were a lot of good memories attached to this table, and they were sad to see it go, but I was happy to inherit the good energy. I […]

Kiddo’s Play Kitchen

I’ve been meaning to get around to this project for a while. And, I, and more importantly, the Kiddo couldn’t be happier. There is nothing quite like a play kitchen. But, let’s start at the beginning. Our area has this wonderful free share weekend every Spring. You leave what you don’t want/need anymore curb-side, and […]

What Does Ten Bucks Get’cha?

If you had ten bucks in your pocket, what would you treat yourself to? A fancy coffee for you and a friend? A single movie ticket? A new lip gloss? Not me, not today! How about a new hanging drum shade light fixture? I know what you’re thinking… Umm, Jen… did you buy this off […]

Finally, the paint reveal!

Well, we did our FIRST paint job in the new place! It looks alright… right?! But, I think I should revisit where we started out. This pinky-beige was in every room of the house so we definitely needed to break it up a bit. Here’s how she was looking a couple days before we broke […]

Painting Day!

So today is a big day. The colour in our little piece of the world is changing. I love this part!! Alright, so the living room is getting the “Soft Chamois” OC13, and the dining room / kitchen is getting the “Dexbury Gray” HC163. (The yellow tone is there to help me represent the kitchen […]

Kitchen Desk Clean-Up and Inspiration!

Finally cleaned up the desk in our dining room… ahhhhhh… It started out something like this (this, would be the “Keeping it Real” part of the post) … OY! This was the dumping ground for all the things we’ve been needing, and using the first couple weeks in the new digs. And, all the things […]

Time for the kitchen sink to grow up

This is what my kitchen sink usually looks like. Half finished bottles of dish soap and a greasy lotion bottle working overtime to get us through the dry winter months. Hmm. Looks like a bachelor’s apartment (minus the mac and cheese pot soaking in the sink). Time for my kitchen sink to start acting its […]