Choose a Motto for 2019

Last night we visited friends for dinner and often she gets us to play games together—something my husband usually really dislikes. (Personally, I think he secretly enjoys them because he gets right into them once they get going.) She’s great at getting everyone talking and often these games help us get to know one another […]

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A Surprise Living Room Makeover

This has been the basic look of my parents’ living room for almost 15 years! A bit blah, right?! A couple of months before Christmas I had mentioned to my mom about maybe decorating it a little…adding curtains and maybe some new cushions. She seemed to think, nah…we’ll need six panels of curtains and I […]

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A Silver, Grey and White Christmas

While I decorated our dining room and front hallway in black, white and gold, I went with silver, grey and white in our family room and kitchen. A few years ago I went with this colour theme and have stuck with it ever since. I started with a base of ornaments and have slowly added […]

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Here Comes Your Girl

Our daughter and her husband just celebrated their first anniversary this month. So, of course we’ve been looking at all the special memories from that day. So many things were created especially for them and I thought I’d share one of the small details. Our daughter, Katelyn wanted some natural elements of wood throughout their […]

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Adding Instagram

So, I know I haven’t posted in a while! A very looonnnng while! Trust me…plenty of things have been happening in our new place, but I keep waiting until each room feels complete enough to do a full post. I’m getting there…slowly but surely. In the meantime, I’ve been posting snippets of things on a […]

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Another Before & After

I love a good before and after! When I’m scrolling through Pinterest, it’s one of my favourite things to see. Back in mid-August of 2012 we moved just around the corner from one home to the next. It was the craziest move and we probably should have rented a truck for everything instead of taking […]

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Bridesmaids’ Dresses

When our daughter Katelyn got engaged to Aaron, we began to look at ways to help out with keeping costs down…especially for her bridesmaids (all of whom were students and on a tight budget). She asked me, “Mom, do you think you could sew their dresses?” I had sewn a very simple wedding dress for […]

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Wedding Invitation

Not too long ago, my dad began taking art lessons once a week…specifically working with coloured pencils and then he moved on to watercolours. When our daughter saw this, she was very excited to ask her Grandpa (when she was very little she used to call him “Boppa”) if he would help her design the […]

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Before & After

I love a good before and after shot. We moved into our home the first week of May 2016 and were painting full throttle to get the house ready for our daughter, Katelyn’s wedding shower that would be one month after our move in date. (Yes…I’m ambitious…I know! Or maybe crazy!!) Then shortly after the […]

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