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Pretty in Pink: Rustic Glam Christmas Mantel

Sometimes I like to play with different decorating ideas. You know, it might look like re-arranging the furniture, rotating art- or in my case, dressing my fireplace mantel with pretty flowers! Earlier this week I shared our Christmas Mantel- but first I tried something else. I absolutely love this look… it’s a little bit vintage,…

A Classic Christmas Mantel

Classic Christmas Mantel It’s happening- our house is officially getting little bits of Christmas sprinkled about. I am so happy to be sharing one of my favorite parts of our home with you today as part of the Christmas Mantels around America Blog Hop! If you know me- then you are well aware that I enjoy changing…

Winter Woodland Wreath

This past Saturday I spent some time crafting and creating with my oldest son. We both did some sewing, and I also made this precious woodland wreath. I enjoyed myself so very much! When Matt came home he said “Well, thats a bit wild!” And he is so right. I love the way the cedar…

Built Ins: Dombas IKEA Wardrobe Hack

A little over a week ago, I showed you the almost finished makeover of our loft family room. As promised, I’m back to share all the details of my Dombas Ikea Wardrobe Built-in Hack, which is the storage saviour of the space! Sometimes you get really lucky. Such was the case with the IKEA Wardrobe I purchased.…

A Winter Wonderland

This week it snowed, and it looks like it’s sticking around. I couldn’t help but grab a few snaps of the fresh fluffy flakes, and the sweet little faces that were enjoying them so. I always have mixed feelings when the first snow flies, but I am slowly settling into that fact that winter is…

Our Cottage Home Tour

As we continue to wrap up the construction projects, and begin on finishing the design and style of the rooms in our home, I thought it would be fun to put together a little home tour with some of my favorite images of our home over the last year. It’s amazing for me to look back at…

My Husband Made a Film

Good morning sweet friends! I hope you are soaking up sunshine and enjoying a fresh coffee or tea. My hubby and I spent some time away in the mountains for a little retreat to celebrate my birthday, it was the perfect gift. I wanted to pop by today to share a trailer from Matt’s upcoming…

A Day to Celebrate

This has nothing to do with politics… nope! Today is my birthday, and I have extra reason to celebrate because I finished up our Loft Family Room for the One Room Challenge. I am sooooo thrilled with how pretty this space turned out, and we are enjoying it already. What a difference a day makes……

Sooo…. About The ORC: Week5

Oh my goodness guys- I have been completely lame with updating the One Room Challenge, but I am asking for grace because things have been so busy I haven’t had time to blog! Thats life though. I love this space, and sharing creative projects- but when life gets busy I have to put those things…

A Simple Fall Centrepiece

Today I am showing you the simplest pall center fiece, I mean fall centrepiece.  I literally did write that down though… I must need more coffee or more sleep. Anyways, while I am showing you this simple little centre piece, I am not going to talk about it- since it pretty much speaks for itself.…

Fall at the Farmhouse

fall farmhouse I’ve alluded to life being busy lately. Matt {my hubby} is finalizing production of his most recent film- and we have been going at a steady click since shooting started a year ago. I’m trying to create some peace at home by finishing up some lingering projects- but I am also busy with…

Inspiring Links

There are so many wonderful blogs I love to visit, and every now and then I like to put together a few links to share with you. The fully remodeled kitchen of Young House Love. I’ve missed their blog, but they’ve started back posting little bits and pieces here and there. This is quite the…

Easy Rustic Step Stool

Last week I shared an update on the mini bathroom makeover I’ve been working on in our boys room. I painted the vanity and knobs then re-hung the mirror. Today I am showing you the rustic step stool I built using scrap lumber and a jigsaw. I followed a set of plans from Ana-White, but modified them slightly based…

A New Look and Layout

Oh my goodness guys, I changed the look and layout of my blog, and for the most part I think I love it. There are still a few kinks to work out, but I am hoping it will keep everything a little more organized, crisp, and easier to find. I know it’s always strange when…

Seeing Green: Painted Bathroom Vanity

It’s time for a mini makeover update! I love being able to get a custom look for less, thus the reason I DIY all of the things! This painted bathroom vanity really changed the feeling of this room, and took hardly any time at all. I took an inexpensive all in one bathroom vanity that…

ORC Week 2: Planks, Paint, and Trim!

Last week I jumped in on the One Room Challenge- and showed you our unfinished loft– complete with a pile of random furniture. This week it was all about the planks, paint and trim! I’ll be creating a cozy Cottage Family Room- as a place to hang out and play games. This week I spent…

Mini Makeover: The Boys Cottage Bathroom

I know I’ve committed to the One Room Challenge for the next 5 weeks, but there is another little space that I have slowly been putting together, and that is the Boys Cottage Bathroom. It’s just a 2 piece powder room, but we really haven’t touched it since moving the boys upstairs almost 2 years ago.…

September: Most Popular Posts

Each month I like to take a look back at the most visited posts here on my blog- so today I am sharing the most popular posts from September. It is hard to believe that September has come and gone. My soul hasn’t quite reckoned with the fact that summer is over, fall is well on…