Fall Front Porch

September 12th, 2017|DECOR, HOME TOUR|

I’ve plugged away at my Fall front porch for about a week now.

I haven’t done anything exceptional, because I didn’t really know what to put out to make my home feel warm and welcoming, so I’d set something out, move it around, take it back in and start again.

I think I’ve just about got it now – or at least I’m stopping now before it’s time to decorate for Hallowe’en – so I thought I’d share a few photos of […]

Hosta Garden

June 6th, 2017|HOME TOUR|

I’ve finished my hosta garden!

I’m not sure I’ve planted everything correctly as far as spacing and colour are concerned, but I buckled down and finally got the garden leading into my backyard done.

Not a swoon-worthy project?

I know.  Not yet anyways.

But this garden has been a disaster for over a year now.  Last summer Hubby widened our walkway and created a patio extension to house our hot tub – which is gorgeous – but it also left two garden beds full […]

Patio Makeover – Sweet William Sewing Style

May 29th, 2017|DECOR, For me, HOME TOUR|

It’s done!

It’s done, it’s done, it’s done! (sung in a ‘happy dance’ sort of voice).

My favourite room in the house is ready – and not only am I going to show it off, but I’m going to go outside and enjoy it once I’m done showing it off.  I’m sorry, I’m too excited to contain the bragging.

Let me preface this by saying that my patio furniture is roughly 9 years old.  It was a cheap set from a hardware store […]

Holiday Home Tour 2016

December 11th, 2016|HOLIDAYS, HOME TOUR|

I was a little torn in posting this;

I LOVE my home.

I love it in all it’s messiness and chaos – as far as I’m concerned this is my ‘forever home’…

but it’s not to the calibre of the images I see of other bloggers’ homes.

At the very least, my photographic skills (while I am working on them) are not to the calibre of my favourite bloggers, so I feel self-conscious in showing this Holiday Home Tour to you.

On the other hand – […]

Gallery Wall Updates

October 29th, 2016|DECOR, HOME TOUR|

As part of our foyer makeover from last weekend, I really needed to do something with this:

Gallery wall, family photo wall, staircase gallery, kids art gallery

It’s our family photo gallery wall that I had created going down our staircase.  There really was no rhyme or reason to my positioning; as I found a new photo I loved (and got around to getting a frame for it), I’d just add it to […]

Foyer Makeover – Wilmington Tan to Balboa Mist

October 28th, 2016|DECOR, HOME TOUR|

I have disliked the colour of my foyer (almost) from the day it was painted.  I paid an interior designer to come to my home and choose colours for me, and she chose this Wilmington Tan by BM as a compliment to other colours I had in the house – and it was.  Her choice was spot-on – together the colours looked amazing.  I had rich jewel tones on my main floor so this was a perfect compliment.

BUT, something about […]

My Craft Room

September 13th, 2016|CRAFTS, HOME TOUR, ORGANIZE|

It’s been a couple of years since I posted a photo of my craft room;  mainly because it was completely disorganized and chaotic for most of that time.

Well, now that cooler weather is upon us and I hope to do a few indoor projects, tidying and organizing it seemed like a good idea.

My craft room (like most of yours I’m sure) is tucked away in the basement.  We had originally finished the room and ensuite bathroom to be used as […]

Basement Makeover

August 12th, 2016|BEFORE & AFTER, DECOR, HOME TOUR|

Do you have a room (or more) in your house that is under-utilized?  Something you’ve set up for a certain function, but then never gets used at all?

That’s my basement.

Before Chloe was born I insisted that Hubby finish our basement.  I was adamant that we needed a playroom for the girls toys, and that it would keep the majority of the mess off of the main floor.  He re-did most of it himself, to the tune of about $16,000 and […]

How to Style Bookshelves

September 11th, 2015|DECOR, HOME TOUR, ORGANIZE|

With anticipation of my new furniture arriving, as well as the changing of the seasons, I did some research on “How to Style Bookshelves”.

Seems bookshelves are not really aesthetically pleasing when covered by books.

Who knew?

I reviewed several design blogs and found some tips that helped me to figure out what this ‘styling’ business is about:

  1.  Mix up the placement of your books.  You can do this on the same shelf and between shelves – make one horizontal, one vertical or a bit […]

Family Room Makeover!

September 10th, 2015|DECOR, For me, HOME TOUR|

I have a bit of a story here…

We bought our sofas 20 years ago.

Yup, they were the first “real” furniture I bought and owned that wasn’t a hand-me-down.  I loved those sofas, and they held up really well, but 20 years does take its toll and not even plastic boards under the cushions could bring back the firmness they once had.

It became difficult to get in and out of them, and the armrests were now at shoulder height because you’d […]