Break Time!

Hello Readers!  Hope you all enjoyed your Christmas. I’m taking a little rest from blogging for the next wee bit.  Be back soon 😉

The Colour of Champagne

Am I the only weirdo that’s been married for 8 years and still looks at wedding dresses???  I can’t help it!  My wedding dress was dumb – it was a total spontaneous purchase…. And that damn pinterest…. there are so many beautiful dresses to fantasize about! Anyway, I saw this dress on Pinterest..  and then this one… and then this…

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My Christmas Wrapping Paper!

After my post about Christmas wrapping paper ideas (here), I wasn’t sure exactly what I wanted to do this year! I received a ton of emails from followers with suggestions (thank you very much, btw!).  Eventually, I decided on traditional kraft paper, with twine and fresh greens.  I love how the gifts turned out and they look beautiful under my…

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Favourite Finds Friday

This week, I saw this picture on Pinterest, and it sparked my long lost love for tartan.  Hummmm, tartan – can be tacky and ugly, or rich and chic.  Here are my rich and chic finds this week! Tartan Cup and Saucer.  The Bay Red Tartan Flounce Pillow.  Pier1 Ralph Lauren Home and c’mon, who wouldn’t wear these red soles???…

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Dollar Store Candle Craft (FAIL!)

You can’t win them all my friends – this is my first (shared) craft fail. My original idea came from this post on Glitter Guide which I found on Pinterest. Double sided tape + glitter = easy, cute, glittered stuff. I wanted to make 2 vases for my Christmas dinner table. First step – collect everything you need from the…

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Recreating an Inspiration Room

When you look at a nursery like this, it’s easy to say “whoa, love that!”, but then end up doing a traditional Winnie the Pooh room from Babies ‘r Us because you can never imagine being able to do this room yourself. No need to be intimidated, I can guarantee this room is just as easy to accomplish as the…

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Best Ever Potato Soup

I rarely post recipes on my blog, but this one was too good not to share. My little man James has grown a full inch since September, but he’s lost a bit of weight.  So, the Ukie in me comes out and I want to fatten him up.  Enter, Potato and Cheese soup.  Eat, EAT!! Original recipe from Canadian Living…

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Just got home from a wonderful weekend in the city with my dreamy husband.  I wanted to share a few highlights, but I am too saddened by the news I just read.  I can’t even concentrate.

Recreating an Inspiration Room

Have you ever looked at a designer room and thought “I want that!” but are too intimidated to attempt it yourself?  Well, there is no reason to be afraid!  Everyone is capable of creating the home of their dreams within a reasonable budget. All you need to do is break down the room’s elements, and piece your space together, while…

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Pantone Announces Colour of the Year

The Pantone Color Institute has announced the Color of the Year for 2013: Emerald 17-5641….Lucky for me this is one of my favourite colours. “Most often associated with brilliant, precious gemstones, the perception of Emerald is sophisticated and luxurious. Since antiquity, this luminous, magnificent hue has been the color of beauty and new life in many cultures and religions. Also…

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