Hello lovely friends! Can you believe it’s mid August already! This summer I’m obsessing over Craftsman style homes. We’ve been in our home for about 8 years. And, now that we’re (more or less) happy with the interior, I’ve been thinking of ways to enhance its exterior appeal. For me, the curb appeal of a Craftsman home is unmatched. Those… Read More
Well hello lovely friends! It’s been ages since I’ve blogged. I’ve missed you guys. So, when the lovely and oh-so-talented Christina from the DIY Mommy decided to host another Canadian Bloggers Home Tour, Summer Edition, I was excited to share my latest summer decorating adventures with you. So do you do any summer decorating around your house? Well, at our house, summer… Read More
Hello, lovelies. Today, I’m happy to be participating once again in a Christmas Home Tour with a group of talented and creative Canadian bloggers who I admire so much! One of the things I love so much about holiday home tours is all the inspiration you can get. If you haven’t started your Christmas decorating yet, you’ll get all kinds… Read More
Hello friends! How have you been? It’s been a little while since I’ve posted, but I’ve been a busy little beaver decorating for Christmas around here. Yup, I’m one of those people who decorates for Christmas in November. Sorry if you are still doing Fall and pumpkins and all that jazz. In Canada, we celebrate Thanksgiving in early October, so I… Read More
Hello, and happy Monday friends! I am so excited to tell you about a new favorite gray paint colour! I kid you not, I stepped back from my freshly painted wall, and the heavens opened up, and the paint angels began to sing. For reals. It’s called Behr Curio. It’s so pretty! It’s a calming, soft blue-gray that’s ever-so-slightly-moody. Paired with white moulding and… Read More
You might have noticed in yesterday’s post that I love playing with nautical decor in summer. Having grown up on an island in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean, I probably have saltwater running through my veins. Still, I think I’d be drawn to this style even if I lived in the desert. When done right, there’s a timeless appeal to this… Read More
By now, you know I love decorating my fireplace mantel for different seasons and holidays. This year’s been a little different: it actually hasn’t changed all that much! I’m not gonna lie: I’ve enjoyed the ease and simplicity of keeping things the same for awhile. But we brought home some pretty beach rocks recently, so I created a beach-y summer… Read More
Today, my sister and I were busy with our decorating gig, pretty-ing up a Christmas tree at my daughter’s school for a PTA fundraiser. This is the second year we’ve created a tree for this event. The tree and the funds for decorations are donated by some other generous parents, and we donate our time to pull it together. Basically, we decide on the Christmas tree decorating idea / concept, then select the decorations, and decorate it. Last year, our ‘theme’ for the fundraiser was a Winter Wonderland tree. Everything was very white, translucent and sparkly; and, we imagined it ending up in a more formal living room.
This year, we changed things up, and went a totally different route. We wanted to create a happy, cottage-y tree with lots of fun color – something that kids could enjoy as much as their parents, in a more casual setting like a playroom or TV room. We chose the cheerful combo of red and aqua / turquoise, just like the Canadian Tire Christmas tablescape I revealed here the other day.
Back in early October, in the midst of Canadian Thanksgiving and a flurry of Halloween decorating, my dining table looked like this… Yup, along with the turkeys and bats, we also had a Christmas tablescape, with all the trimmings, including a hot chocolate bar with marshmallows and peppermint sticks! I called it Thanksoweenmas. (My kids may or may not need… Read More