One of the projects I looked forward to most this holiday season was decorating our mantel. Although we had completed our living room makeover last November, I was suffering from renovation burnout and barely mustered up enough energy to put up a tree and wrap gifts. With all of that behind us now, I’m having fun coming up with fresh new ideas for the Christmas decorations we already had on hand, as well as some recent decor finds to add to the mix…
Hello all! Today’s post has been a long time coming. Remember the staircase makeover project we started quite some time ago? Well, we finally crossed it off our renovation list.
Worth the long, long journey to get here? I think so, but I’ll let you decide for yourself.
Hello all! Have you noticed the sudden transition to fall? After Labour Day Weekend, it’s as though we’ve forgotten all about summer and are ready for chunky sweaters, plaid throws and pumpkin spice anything.
Although autumn is a season I adore, I like to slow things down a bit. You know, hang on to weekend picnics, afternoon coffee on the patio, and BBQ dinners with friends for just a bit longer…
How is your summer going? I can’t believe it’s mid-July already. With renovations happening in full force around here, I sometimes forget which season we’re in- ugh! I think I’ve finally decided on all of the finishes and have most of my ducks in a row (hopefully). Perhaps, now, I can begin to enjoy a […]
Welcome to week two of the OUTDOOR EXTRAVAGANZA! Be sure to check out my trash to treasure tool box planters if you missed last week’s Plants & Flowers party. This time, it’s all about Decorating & Entertaining al fresco style. Over the weekend, we planned on having an outdoor get-together. Then, the forecast called for […]
During the Christmas season, I like to keep decorating around our house simple. Aside from our tree and a few tchotchkes, most of our decor is winter-themed rather than Christmas per se. I began this a few years ago when it didn’t feel quite right to start pulling Christmas decor out in early November. However, […]
Did you enjoy the twig projects from week one of the One Item Project Challenge? So much fun! For this week, I chose FABRIC as the medium we all had to work with. When Online Fabric Store got wind of what we were up to for this series, they definitely wanted to be part of […]
I’m thrilled to be kicking off the One Item Project Challenge today. If you recall, I started this series two years ago as motivation to get a few projects done before the busy Christmas season, as well as the opportunity to collaborate with some of my blogger friends. Working by myself from a home studio […]
Last July, we got most of the foundational pieces in place for our backyard. However, when it came time to finish the decorating our outdoor living space, most of the outdoor decor was picked over and I had to put the process on hold. This year, I decided to be ahead of the game and […]