Candy Pink Christmas Tree Style

We’re talking holiday trees today. Casa Watkins Living has invited a bunch of bloggers to share our Christmas tree style in a fun blog hop for, My Home Style: Christmas Tree Edition! If you caught my Christmas Home Tour yesterday, you’ve had a peek at my Modern Candy Pink Christmas tree. (This post may contain affiliate links. […]

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 […]

Paper House Christmas Ornament with Cricut

I’m in full-on Christmas mode around here. I don’t know about you, but one of my favourite parts of the holiday season is getting into some festive projects, and flexing some crafting muscle. Today, I’m creating a Paper House Christmas Ornament, and I hope you’ll decide to make one along with me! You can make this […]

Hand Painted Ribbon and Gift Tags

It’s another edition of the 12 Months of DIY. Can you believe it’s October already?! Where has the year gone? I figured since we’re about to head into some serious holiday action, what better use for my “ribbon” challenge than to beautify some pretty packages for loved ones with hand painted ribbon. I love this […]

Week 5 – ORC, Kid’s Bedroom Design Mishaps

Oh man! This has been some week. And it wasn’t all ORC – Kid’s Bedroom Design, all-the-time. We moved out of the tiny cabin after four months, it’s our first week in the newly renovated house (though not complete), we sold the condo we bought together just before we were married (we had kept it as […]

DIY Holiday Shadow Box

Here it is! The last big holiday craft of the year! And, it’s part of a giant blog-hop hosted by CountryLiving.com and Hometalk.com (so don’t forget to take a peek at the bottom of this post to see all the amazing projects for the season) … I say the last ‘big’ one because… Christmas isn’t over […]

Nature’s Before and After

I just had to share the winter storm that passed through the other night. Steven couldn’t resist going outside in the dark to snap a couple photos, and we took a few more the next morning. It came down very fast and steady. Nature kicks butt when it comes to REAL makeovers. So beautiful. Whether […]

Christmas Curb Appeal.

This time of year we are ALL spending enough money. I love when I can envision a project and accomplish it with what I have already in the house — or, in this case the garage. I adore large urns at the front of any house. Welcoming, beautiful, versatile, and usually… expensive. I have these […]

Fresh Find: Christmas on the Cheap!

Christmas is almost here, your house is decked out and ready to go. Why would you want to shop for decorations now? Because everything is dirt cheap, that’s why! For example, take these Debbie Travis for Canadian Tire blown glass ornaments… These sets of 4 ornaments regularly come in at $9.99 and $7.99. I bought […]

Green is better – Before and After

Hmm… House, check. Blue sky, check. Big rock, check. –– but something’s missing… Much better! Some fast colour with fresh laid sod, red lava rock, and a few baby shrubs. Oh, and maybe a tree? We have the luxury of having some fantastic neigbours that help move our tree into place. That’s the husband standing […]