Let’s Play a Game {Kitchen Reno Style}

So, it’s Friday night and I’m up to my usual hijinx. With phase 1 of my kitchen reno underway {more on that later}, I’m spending the evening playing a rousing game of “Pick a Kitchen Faucet”. I’m cool like that. This is where I need you smart blog readers help. See, with clients its easy-peasy. [...]

Style at Home Organizing Issue {hello old bedroom!}

Hello friends! Some of you may have picked up a copy of the new Style at Home Organizing special issue recently. On newstands until early 2013, it’s chock full of great ideas for organizing every room of your house! I for one can always use help on the home organizing front, and so last week [...]

New Home, New Projects {ok, lot’s of them}

We’ve moved! A few months ago we said goodbye to our little house in the suburbs {a few pics below taken on moving day of our empty rooms!} and moved to a new home {ok, still in the suburbs!} with more space, inside and out. Old House {really bad iphone pictures, sorry!}   The New House [...]

Kitchen Slave

Back when me and my three brothers were younger and lived at home, my mom invented something called the “Kitchen Slave”. Each kid got a day that we were the designated “Kitchen Slave”, and when it was our turn, our job was to do anything and everything required to keep that kitchen running…helping cook, washing dishes, wiping counters, [...]

They call me the Killer {of plants, that is}

As I have mentioned before, I have a black thumb. It’s true, me and house plants don’t have the best track record, and there have been a string of sad, sad, plant deaths in our household to prove it. Just ask my husband…he’s very good at keeping track of these sorts of things AT LEAST I’m [...]

{The Madness Continues} Pottery Barn Palace Outdoor Pillow

I saw this pillow from Pottery Barn online awhile back and went mad for it…A pair of them would be perfect for the bench on my deck!   I loved how it had that John Robshaw, Indian block print feel that everyone is crazy for at the moment {for a very very nice pricepoint…$32}. For some reason [...]

{Odds and Ends} An update on Carys’ Bedroom

Are you sick of pink yet? Let’s hope not ’cause this post is one pink-obsessed explosion of the colour! After a couple of days settling in after being away on a wonderful vacation {more on that later after I weed through my gazillions of photos}, this Mommy decided she needed to get off her duff and [...]

{Adventures in Wallpapering} Installing Cole & Son's Magnolia

On Monday I got to try my hand at wallpapering for the first time. Two important things I learned: have a helper, and don’t wallpaper with kiddies around. Heed my warnings and your sanity will be preserved. My adventures in wallpapering Two weeks ago  two lovely rolls of this paper arrived for my daughters room – I [...]

Before & After – Ben's Bedside Table

Before – cherry coloured faux bamboo cabinet from a local consignment store. I love me some faux bamboo, but this incarnation was not so hot in my book, so a little TLC was in order. Black-brown paint (leftover from my mother-in-laws recent patio furniture painting project), a little distressing here and there, et voila, the perfect [...]

Art Print from Persimmon and Pink Etsy Shop

I came across this lovely “I am a child of God” print via Caitlin Wilson Style Files blog. She used it in her daughters nursery and I had to have one for Carys’ room too! I ordered the pink version from Persimmon and Pink’s Etsy shop: I plan to pop it in an antique gold frame [...]

Eames Management Chair

As I have mentioned before, I’m trying to get our office looking a little prettier over the next month or so, and another component to the plan arrived yesterday! I have long coveted the Eames Management chair. I adore the edgy contrast of  how a white one looks paired with a rougher wood table or [...]

Carys' Bedroom Inspiration

Ok, I totally wasn’t exaggerating when I said I was a bit obsessed with that wallpaper. So much so, that even after spending a very exhausting day with a grumpy preschooler and a fussy teething baby, I HAD to stay up and quickly put together a design scheme for Carys’s room based on that lovely [...]

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