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Get the look of real flowers using fakes: my five tips!

OK, I have a ‘thing’ about fake flowers.

Don’t worry, I’m not going to pull an Oprah and tell you that I don’t use them!  (BTW, I love Oprah, just sayin’. ) I use them more than the real ones.  Because, well, let’s be real: I live on an island in the middle of the Atlantic.

And, no, unfortunately, its not Bermuda.  … Keep on reading —>

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House Peeping (House Tour): My Sister’s ‘Tuscan Style’ Home

I thought it might be fun to start the week off with a chance to be a (House) Peeping Tom.  Everyone like a good house peep, right? Who’s with me?!?  My sister’s tuscan style, rural home in Nova Scotia (pssst…international readers, NS is a province of Canada) is so lovely that I was sure you’d like to see it too!  I’m just back from a weekend trip there.… Keep on reading —>

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Celebrating with a Green Snowman (St. Patrick’s Day)

Happy St. Patrick’s Day weekend!

We had a spring snowstorm yesterday at my sister’s place in Nova Scotia, where we are spending the weekend.  But the kiddies made the best of it!

Here’s Miss G with my sweet niece and nephew…

Hope you’re doing something that involves a green snowman…

…or a Guinness!







See you next week,

Kerri :-)

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Taking a moment: at two & a half.

I don’t share a lot about my sweet little family here, mainly because that’s not the focus of my blog.  But I try and sneak one in here and there to let you know what I’ve been up to besides tinkering with toss pillows ;-).

I couldn’t help but stop for a moment to reflect on something I read…

Hold him a little longer

Rock him a little more

Tell him another story

Let him sleep on your shoulder

Rejoice in his happy smile

He is only two and a half

For such a little while

Source: Melissa at 320 Sycamore,

From a book called ‘A Mother’s Love’ by Anne Marie Oborn.

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How to decorate seasonally: Use framed scrapbook paper!







Using framed stationary or scrapbook paper to decorate your home is a great way to change things up seasonally, without going to the expense of buying new accessories that will only be used for a short time.

By now, you all should know that I’m a huge fan of scrapbook paper!  I swear I could spend an hour or more in the stationary aisle at Michael’s.  … Keep on reading —>

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Spring Easter Mantel Ideas 2012

Spring and Easter Decorating Ideas: My “Singing in the Rain” Mantel

I just finished decorating a mantel for Spring / Easter.

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This year I opted to go with a happy Spring theme rather than an overtly-Easter one.

Last year’s Easter mantel, recently featured on Better Homes & Gardens, was decorated with vintage bunnies and robins’ eggs.  I planned to use those things again this year, but once I pulled them out of storage, I immediately felt bored.… Keep on reading —>

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DIY Easter Decor / Craft Idea: Pretty Hydrangea Globes!

It’s an ironic day to talk about a diy Spring craft that can be used for Easter decorating, considering we woke up to snow this morning.  (Or, maybe that makes it the perfect day!)  Either way, I think I jinxed myself.







Brrrrrr!  On to more Spring-like pictures!

My favorite flower is the hydrangea. Hydrangeas are generally considered a spring flower, and are widely available at Easter.  … Keep on reading —>

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My Easter Mantel + BH&G Real Home Spring & Easter Mantel Decorating Ideas.

I thought I’d share some fun news.  My Easter Mantel from last year has been featured by Better Homes and Gardens home decorating ideas!  You can find it by clicking here: Better Homes & Gardens - Real Home Spring & Easter Mantel Decorating Ideas.



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This mantel was also featured on HGTV.com earlier this year in an article by Layla Palmer of The Lettered Cottage called “Decorating Your Mantel Year-Round”.Keep on reading —>

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DIY Wreath for St. Patrick’s Day

You know me, I relish the chance to make a new wreath – this time, for St Patricks Day!  I rarely hang anything on my door between Valentine’s Day and Easter since our North Atlantic winter weather could easily chew it up and spit it out.  But this year our winter has been unusually calm.  (Knock wood).  We had a few snowstorms in January and early February, but not much else since.  … Keep on reading —>

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