When decorating or renovating, don't forget one of the most important aspects of every home! There are some things during a renovation that get little or no attention. We often talk about decor and design but one of the most important items is regularly left off of the homeowner's "To Do" … [Read more...]
Colour Me This: Paint Selection for the Layperson.
Choosing just the right shade of paint for a room can almost paralyze a person. There are SO MANY CHOICES! And there are other things to consider besides just colour -- like whether or not your space is an open-concept, or if your space is compartmentalized room by time. Ideally, there would be a … [Read more...]
Deck Your Halls for the Holidays – with a GIVEAWAY
December 1st is just around the corner, and in my house that means it's time to pull out the boxes from the highest rafters of the attic and the deepest corners of the basement, and start decking the halls. The decorating of the house is a task that I simultaneously dread (the boxes...the … [Read more...]
Kitchen Renovation – Before to After
As most of you who follow my blog know, we have been living through over 6 months of a massive home renovation. One of the biggest and most demanding parts of the project was the kitchen. Looking at the pictures below from start to finish makes it seem like just a flash in time but it has been a … [Read more...]
It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas!
With my newly renovated house almost complete I decided to go all out this year on the holiday decorating. Lucky for me, I have one very eager 10 year-old assistant. With most of our regular holiday decor covered in thick layers of dust in the yet-to-be-completed basement we decided to take this … [Read more...]
Kitchen Coordination, Like a Boss
People often say kitchens are the hub of the house, which is true - anyone who's hosted a party knows most of the guests end up jamming themselves together, cramming eats into their mouths, elbow to elbow, crowded over the dip. The smaller the kitchen, the more organised one has to be in order to … [Read more...]
Five Ways an Organized Closet Makes You Feel Like a Rock Star.
Anyone who opens a closet door to a wall of disarray, with items slipping off mismatched hangers into growing piles on the floor can tell you how utterly defeating and exhausting it all just looks, much less how crazy it can feel to start wading through it all, just in an effort to get dressed for … [Read more...]
The Importance of Mommy Get-Togethers
After having baby I had that desire to spend time with other new moms. I had met a few moms at the hospital pre-natal classes and we became friends. We would meet at the local coffee shop or each other's homes on a weekly basis. They were my sanity savers! There are great mommy networking groups, … [Read more...]
October: Down, But Not Out.
October and I used to be better friends back in the day. I gave up on September some years ago, because she tends to have this muther running in all directions, kicking my ass at every turn, but, et tu, Octobre?! Between this never-ending brick job, and a new case of head lice to manage, an … [Read more...]
Home Renovation: The Last 10%
We are at the point in our renovation where things seem to be moving really slowly. We are all tired of the whole thing and we just want it done. The last 10% of any renovation is the toughest. With all the little details left to be done, with people in your space for the last 6 months and … [Read more...]
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