Natural Laundry Solutions & a Giveaway

Natural Laundry Solutions from Simple is Pretty Shop

Being sensitive to many chemicals, I’m always on the lookout for natural alternatives for cleaning and doing laundry. So, when Sandra from Simple is Pretty asked if I’d like to try out a few products from her Etsy Shop, I definitely was on board. (Stay tuned for a giveaway and exclusive reader discount code!) Years ago, […]

10 Easy Ways to Go Green at Home

Easy Ways to Go Green at Home

Thank you to Direct Energy for sponsoring today’s post and helping me share some of the ways we’re making our home a little more eco-friendly #DEsmarthome.  As always, opinions are 100% my own. Around our home, we’ve made small changes that make a big difference to the environment and, in turn, our wallets. Growing up […]

Green Cleaning Must-Haves {Clean & Scentsible}


I switched over to green cleaning products quite a while ago for environmental and health reasons. I’ve always been a bit of a clean freak, and breathing in those toxic fumes years ago to get a sparkling bathroom could not have been a good thing! If only we could go back to the times in […]

Decorating My First Apartment {A Look Back}

Decorating Your First Apartment- Create Your Own Artwork

My son is on Easter Break this week and we’ve been working on registration for his post-secondary classes next year. It seems like not that long ago we were buying kindergarten school supplies, but that’s the way it goes. When I think back to my first year of college, I remember it being an exciting […]

Holiday Countdown Series Recap {Week Three}

gold + natural decorating

How was your week? I really don’t know where October went and I’m feeling the same way about November. Can you believe we’re already on week three of the Holiday Countdown? I’m so glad I’ve been able to stay on track, despite being distracted by so many other things going on in my life right […]

Where I Shop for Home Decor Deals

Decorative Pillow at Joss & Main

Over the past few years, I’ve seen the accessibility of designer furniture and accessories increase to the general public. This is especially true for online shopping, which seems to be more popular than ever. Since I introduced E-Design to my list of services starting this past September, I’ve discovered a whole new list of amazing […]

Meal Planning {Everyday Made Easy}

Tomato Basil Pizza via Country Living

Back in my days as a teacher, there are a few things I added to my weekly routine to keep my home life running smoothly (or at least to keep my sanity). In the early days when I was lucky to keep my head above water, I’d think about what we were going to eat […]

Guest Post for Nikki’s Nacs + Powder Rooms I Adore


Today I’m excited to be guest posting over at Nikki’s Nacs. Nikki has a really cool series called 2 Bills 2 Blow, where you’re given $200 to spend on any decor items for your home (well…not actually, but that would be pretty fantastic). I have to say that spending imaginary money was almost as much […]