The girls and I love searching for sea glass (and heart rocks) when we go to any beach, so when we discovered this little gem out in Sidney – we felt that we hit the jackpot. Sidney is located about 20 minutes south of Victoria on the way towards the Schwartz Bay ferry. When you […]
Kids Dress Up Station I have many compulsions and neuroses which include an anxious type of yearning for hand cream, folded socks, the colour teal, Ryan Reynolds and….organization. Little did I know that the heaven’s were listening when I went on a rampage through our playroom trying to re-organize the kids dress up clothes because all of […]
How to Accessorize First, let’s start with a disclaimer – I always break the rules. I get excited, bored, change my mind, move something, buy something, sell something, break something – you get the idea. My home is ever-evolving and in the process, rules (and many other things) get broken. Capiche? So that being […]
4 Rules for Home Staging Home Staging is great way to improve the selling potential of your home. If a healthy relationship is developed between you, your home and your realtor then you have a great chance of selling your home at the right time for the right price. Here are the things that when […]
Time to get your big girl panties on! We’re going back to the days where all you needed to be happy was paper and a fresh box of crayons. When creating a home with heart, pieces that have sentimental value are priceless. Whether it’s a piece you’ve inherited, a treasure from travels or something you’ve made […]
Post Gist: The basics on painting wood furniture / distressed buffet and hutch I few weeks ago I chanced upon a Buffet/Hutch on Used Nanaimo and my want-o-meter shot through the roof. I just knew that with a little bit of blood, sweat and Baileys, that this piece would look fantastic.
How to Reduce Echo and Improve the Acoustics (without being technical) Hello hello hello! In the good old days (you know, the 90’s) echoing didn’t seem to be such a big issue for homeowners – wall to wall carpeting, upholstered furniture and 8′ ceilings made a big difference in the sound absorption of a space. […]
Post Gist: How to update wood panelling and why you should! Wood Panelling. Men seem to love it – women tend to loathe it. You can cover it, fill it, paint it or leave it as is – so what do you do?
How to Accessorize a Bookshelf: Tips and Ideas THIS POST IS BEING HEAVILY UPDATED, PLEASE EXCUSE ANY BLOOPERS! Bookshelves are great places to display your treasures, collections and tchochkes. However, just like my mom says about my Bailey’s consumption – “everything in moderation honey”. These shelving units belong to one of my fave and most […]
Post Gist: Accessorizing ideas and tips focused on creating ‘Vignettes’ throughout your home. “A Vigwhat?” you might ask? A vignette. A vignette is essentially a smaller scale decorative display. There are many places to have a beautiful vignette (tired of the word “vignette” yet?) and here are a few examples….
Post Gist: Easy and affordable ideas on how to hide or cover your unsightly electrical panel! I’ve been in 1 too many homes where the electrical panel is not only exposed, but it’s in an absolutely ridiculous spot! So, short of having your electrical panel moved (which I don’t recommend based on cost) what can […]
How and Where to Use Mirrors Decorating with mirrors is one of the best ways to add depth, interest and light to your space. Mirrors should be one of the fundamental tools in your decorating toolbox! One of the best things about mirrors is that they add light to spaces that are low on […]
In the Blogging and Internet world it’s easy to feel like you ‘know someone’ without having ever met them. I was thinking about that the other day. How you, my readers, my friends, read my blog every week (you better!) yet haven’t really had the chance to ‘know me’ other than through my writing.