One Room Challenge Office Makeover {Week Three}

Amanda Teal Home Office Desk Du Jour

I'm a bit late getting my office makeover post up this week for the One Room Challenge, but preparing to host Canadian Thanksgiving last weekend seemed to take precedence. As mentioned on week one, my goal wasn't to totally transform my office, but to tackle those smaller projects that seemed to be taunting me on a daily basis. With that being said, I think I'm still on track.     After tackling my desk drawers last week, I … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Chips & Pecans

Pumpkin Cake with Chocolate Chips and Pecans

It was Thanksgiving in Canada this past weekend, meaning that most of my free time was spent preparing to host dinner for our extended family members who live nearby. Needless to say, I didn't get as much accomplished on my office makeover as I would've liked, so I'm pushing that update a little later in the week. Instead, I thought I'd share a recipe for a decadent pumpkin cake that's super moist and perfect for fall … [Read more...]

DIY Ombre Glitter Pumpkin {Guest Post}

Easy Ombre Glitter Pumpkin DIY Project- Life Over Easy

I've always enjoyed doing crafts for as long as I can remember, but to be perfectly honest, the only time I've gotten around to it for the past several years is during the Christmas season. I think as my son got older and lost interest in doing those sorts of things (and glue guns and paint brushes were never my husband's thing), how I spent my free time over the years gradually changed. However, since my son left for college in September and my … [Read more...]

One Room Challenge Office Makeover {Week Two}

Office Desk Top Drawer- Before

Wow, did this week ever fly by! As mentioned last week, I accepted Calling it Home's challenge to transform my home office over the timeframe of six weeks. This week I focused on sourcing a few items (you'll see these in the coming weeks), as well as organizing my desk drawers. Considering the easiness of this project, I wish I had done it months ago. Let's just say I'm a little giddy over it!   I'm embarrassed to show you how … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge: Which Desk? {Part Two}


Welcome to Part Two of the Designer Challenge- desk edition! I’m happy to welcome Tazim of Love Snap Make, an inspirational blog where you can expect to find furniture and accessory DIY projects, strange and interesting IKEA products, furniture and interior design store tours, tips and ideas for achieving your design style, and more. I can’t wait for you to see what she came up with! (If you missed Part One, you can find out what the desk options … [Read more...]

Designer Challenge: Which Desk? {Part One}

Dorothy Draper Pink Desk- OKL

I’m excited to bring you another installment of this fun and popular series. This time I presented three desk options and asked each designer to select her favorite and tell us what she’d do with it. First up, I’m happy to introduce Annie from Annie Vincent Interiors. Annie and I connected through a designer group a few months back, and I immediately took notice of her beautiful design boards. With a talented eye for design and color, I couldn't w … [Read more...]

Office Makeover…Again! {One Room Challenge}

One Room Challenge Linking Participant

Sometimes I feel like the shoemaker. I started my home office makeover more than two years ago (perhaps three), and then it happened- something Kimberley Seldon likes to call 'Decoritus Interruptus' (no, it isn't some kind of illness)! You know those rooms you intend to transform from top to bottom, starting with all kinds of enthusiasm- furniture ordered, a fresh new coat of paint, accessories added here and there, some new organizing … [Read more...]

The Village Press {An Etsy Feature} + Giveaway

Retro Art Deco Blue and Red Wedding Invitation- The Village Press

It's been way too long since my last Etsy shop feature and I'm excited to get the ball rolling again! Whether you're looking for a customized baby gift, a memorable birth announcement or an invitation that will surely get noticed, I'm certain you'll want to check out  The Village Press.   Who's Behind The Village Press? Frances Karulas is a web and graphic designer living and working out of Toronto. She caught the programming … [Read more...]

Beaver Canoe at Target {Friday’s Fab Find}

Beaver Canoe for Target- Women's Long Sleeve Hoodie

If you're a Canadian gal close to my age, you probably remember wanting a Beaver Canoe sweatshirt as a teen. I grew up on a farm two hours away from the city, and waiting to make the trip to buy my first one just about killed me. I remember finally walking into the store, looking around, and eventually realizing the only sizes left were too big. In the end, I really didn't care, bought the color I wanted (pale mint green), and wore it very baggy … [Read more...]