Hale Navy built-ins

Waaaaaay back in November I had the carpeting in our house replaced.  Our dog, Lacey, had been ill for about 2 years and had managed to pee and poo on every single square inch of the house. 🤦🏻‍♀️. The only upside to her passing this past summer was that the girls and I could finally remove the carpet and underpad and start fresh with a hygienic home.

BUT, if you are like me, then you know an opportunity existed before the […]

2022-01-22T12:27:34-05:00January 22nd, 2022|DECOR|0 Comments

Plywood coasters

Using scrap bits of ¾” ply I was able to whip up these gorgeous plywood coasters (that you’d never guess were just scrap ply).

As with everything I do, I learn something new and then hope to pass along any tips and tricks I’ve figured out along the way.

Today is no different.

Today I’m going to show you the most AWESOME plywood coasters (most awesome coasters of any kind, anywhere) you’ve ever seen – BUT I’ll also give you the tips I […]

2022-01-21T12:45:05-05:00January 21st, 2022|BUILD IT, DECOR|0 Comments

Throw pillow storage

A simple, and free, solution to throw pillow storage and organization – recycled Amazon boxes!

Hi, my name is Shelly and I am a throw pillow addict.

Throw pillow covers to be exact.

I’ve managed to staunch the need to buy every single throw pillow I see, but have instead turned to hoarding throw pillow covers for the existing throw pillows I have.

I lesser evil financially, but one that still takes up too much space.

I was putting away the last of my Christmas […]

2022-01-10T11:36:50-05:00January 10th, 2022|DECOR, ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Make ceramic-look vases from dollar store glass

Love the look of ceramic decor but hate the price tag that goes with them?  With a few dollar store vases, a bit of spray primer and some drywall compound, you can turn anything into designer home decor for a fraction of the price.

I have been looking for vases or ceramic pieces in varying heights to add some interest to a bookshelf I recently built (I’ll be showing it off soon!)

I couldn’t find anything that I liked, that came in […]

2022-01-05T07:26:41-05:00January 5th, 2022|DECOR|0 Comments

Wall-height wine rack / wine display

Are you a wine lover?  Do you have a collection of bottles that are too pretty to hide away in a cupboard?  This wall-height wine rack / wine display is an easy build using 2×2’s and will showcase 18 bottles.

Good morning everyone! 

Hope you are snuggled in with a hot tea/coffee/cocoa enjoying this last quiet weekend before the Holiday mayhem?
I love Christmas – so much so that my daughter’s middle name is Noelle – but I only really love it from […]

2022-01-01T16:49:32-05:00December 19th, 2021|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Christmas home tour 2021

A glimpse into our family’s Christmas with this Holiday home tour 2021

Happy Sunday everyone! 

Stopping in today with a sort of photo essay – because what can I say beyond “Christmas Home Tour 2021”?  

Welcome to our home…

I’ll start in the dining room with the navy and gold flocked tree:

Christmas home tour 2021

Christmas home tour 2021

I know there are only 4 place settings there, but […]

2021-12-12T18:01:57-05:00December 12th, 2021|DECOR, HOLIDAYS, HOME TOUR|0 Comments

My Christmas front porch 2021

A more minimal Christmas front porch this year, but still warm, welcoming and something that will last all winter long.

Popping in this morning to show off my simple, understated Christmas front porch.

My goal this Holiday season was to come up with something small and unassuming that would last the entire winter long. (ie no big bows or sparkles etc)

I took the rounded top lanterns I made last year out to my favourite nursery and had them fill […]

2021-11-14T06:34:42-05:00November 14th, 2021|DECOR, HOLIDAYS|0 Comments