Spring Desktop Wallpaper (and mobile too!)

May 18th, 2017|DECOR, For me|

By now, everywhere that is going to get a Spring, should be in the throes of it.

Trees and shrubs are flowering, new growth is shoulders-out of the ground by now and we are past the threat of overnight frost.

WAHOO!

I actually planted a week or so ago, so I jumped the gun a bit – as I do every year – in an over-eager anticipation of warm breezes, the smell of freshly mowed lawns and gardens laden with colour.

Did I mention […]

Adirondack Chairs / Muskoka Chairs

April 29th, 2017|DECOR|

I didn’t know what to call this post?

I’ve always called these chairs “Muskoka”, but in the US I guess they are called “Adirondack chairs” – either way, I was in desperate need of a new pair.

This is my second set of Adirondack chairs / Muskoka chairs in the past 10 years, and this pair has been painted twice – which is a BEAST of a job.  Water and weather have taken their […]

Cork Board Makeover

April 19th, 2017|DECOR, DIY, KIDS|

I am in the home stretch of a room makeover for my tween daughter!  The past week has been about updating her room from hot pink to white – including changing out the caulking on the window, painting all the trim, sanding damage out of the walls and now (finally) decorating.

I’m not sure why Miss Madison decided on white – but now that it’s all coming together, I have to admit that the kid has taste.  It’s looking really great […]

Scrap Wood Sign – Here Comes the Sun

April 18th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY|

Good Spring Morning!

I hope Easter found you surrounded by loved ones in some beautiful Spring weather?

We were lucky; while it was cloudy and threatening to rain, it held off until after our family left and we were able to enjoy an Easter lunch out on the patio.

Today’s project has been MONTHS in the making.

Okay, not in the “making”, but in the storing…

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Spring Gardening – Patio and Yard Prep

March 29th, 2017|DECOR|

Do you have Spring fever?

I’m terrible for it – every year I jump the gun and get the patio furniture out and garden planted far too soon (often losing new plantings to frost) – but the sunshine beckons and my heart happy-dances at the idea of using my favourite room in the entire house…  the patio.

Easy Easter Wreath – using dollar store items

March 14th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

If you could whip out an easy, cheerful, bright and full Easter wreath for less than $20 and in about an hour wouldn’t you try?  Then you’re definitely going to be all over this easy Easter wreath I made last week.

This post is being shared as part of the festivities leading up to National DIY Day on April 2nd, 2017.  Join the #craftsquad and check out the other projects being shared by bloggers all over the world.  (click logo […]

Spring Front Porch

March 8th, 2017|DECOR|

A few flowers, some eggs and a bird house and you have a warm and welcoming Spring front porch.

The funny thing about this is that we got a blizzard two days after I finished setting up my Spring front porch.

Typical.

It rains the day after I wash my car as well.  I bring it on – honestly.

Regardless, my Spring decor is out there to encourage the first robin to grace us with his/her presence.

I built this cute bird house display using some […]

Birdhouse Display – National DIY Day

March 7th, 2017|BUILD IT, CRAFTS, DECOR|

National DIY Day Logo 2017

Mark your calendars for April 2nd, 2017 – National (ahem, INTERnational) DIY Day!

I and several other crafty-amazing bloggers have partnered with Craft Box Girls to bring you some of the best DIY and craft projects on the internet.

Click over every day from now until National DIY Day on April 2nd to see what all of the DIY and craft bloggers have to share with you!

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Easter Decor – HomeSense Wood Bunnies

February 25th, 2017|CRAFTS, DECOR, DIY, HOLIDAYS|

I was asked recently where I drew my inspiration from, and I admit whole-heartedly that I am a plagiarist.

I see an object/creation and I try to decide whether I can make my own version.  Sometimes  it’s from images on Pinterest, sometimes magazines and a lot of the time it’s HomeSense (HomeGoods is the US version of the same store).

I can easily spend an hour or two just wandering the aisles dreaming up places to put all the goodies on display.  I […]

Spring Vignette – Using Faux Flowers

February 23rd, 2017|DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

I’m going to start by saying this Spring vignette is NOT a sponsored post – not that it matters, I only accept sponsored posts from companies I use and believe in – but for the record, this one is not.

With Spring-like temperatures basting our Vitamin-D deficient bodies here in SouthWestern Ontario – it has everyone hoping, wishing and thinking SPRING!

I’m right there with you – bring on the sunshine and flowers!

I know this is just a tease by Mother Nature. […]