Happy Easter weekend friends! Recently, I partnered with IKEA Canada to pull off a Market Hall Haul with only $100 of budget. I shopped the best and affordable pieces to create a beautiful Spring table setting that is 100% Easter appropriate! If you’re entertaining this weekend and still scrambling to impress, head on over to IKEA for some last minute shopping!
Home & Decor
Hello friends! Wow, it’s been nearly a month since I’ve published a blog post, it’s the LONGEST hiatus I’ve ever taken in the history of my blogging journey. I took a much needed break because I was battling a bad cold for three weeks and I’m so thrilled that I’m finally back up and running!
In between my coughs and sneezes, I did however manage to work on a super fun project with the orvda in transforming a plain, simple RV into a home away from home! This was just the perfect project to kick off 2019 as I am looking forward to bringing you all more home and decor content this year.
What I love most about the pre-Fall season is the slightly cooler evening breeze.
It’s honestly the best time of the year to unwind outdoors with cozy blankets and comfy cushions.
A very exciting day today because I’m finally sharing the reveal of our cozy home office!
It’s been a few months in the making, but the wait was well worth it as I couldn’t be more thrilled about the outcome. In my inspiration post published a few weeks ago, I had shared that the primary reason behind our home office remodelling project was space (or the lack of).
Being someone that juggles between what I can say to be not only one, but two full time jobs means having a functional home office is critical. The plans to remodel the office started late last year primarily because the existing space was getting out of control with the lack of smart storage solutions and the DIY desk combo that we built three years ago wasn’t doing it for us anymore.
How smart is your home?
If you’ve not yet integrated smart home devices into your home, you’re missing out! The original concept of the Internet of Things was likely introduced nearly a decade ago whereby various objects, not only computers and smart phones are able to connect to the Internet and in turn, be controlled to perform multiple functions. It seemed like a world that only belonged in Sci-Fi movies. Well, the concept of the “smart home” is now a reality, and in the last couple of years, countess devices have been launched and ready to serve.
Beverage (or bar) carts are often associated with the holiday season. But in my mind, a beverage cart is essential to home entertaining all year round. Whether you’re in the mood for a cocktail or a cup of afternoon tea, there are so many ways to integrate a bar cart into your living space that’s suitable for anyone!
I struggled for quite some time in finding the perfect bar cart. I was never quite happy with the options because they were either too wide, too glitzy, didn’t have enough storage or just way too expensive. That led me to hack my own version a few years ago. Though my DIY version held its own after countless house parties, it was finally due for an upgrade.
It’s the beginning of 2018 and we’re once again starting to plan out our next home reno/makeover project! This year, we’re deciding between a full home office makeover or re-designing our guest room. Exciting, right?!
When we moved into our townhouse a few years ago, we knew we’d tackle a reasonable renovation each year, rather than ripping the entire house apart in one shot. Part of the reason was because the house really didn’t NEED any renovation at all. And secondly, it allowed us to live in our space for awhile in order to truly understand what our needs and preferences were as opposed to approaching the projects impulsively. The added benefit of a phased approach is that we became more experienced with each decision made and learned new things along the way.
Three days until Christmas!
I can’t believe Christmas is just around the corner. It’s going to be quite busy the next several days as we begin to embark numerous annual Christmas traditions from visiting relatives and friends to hosting a few parties of our own and finally ringing in the New Year in Quebec City. Finding a few moments of quiet time is tough during this time of the year, don’t you think?
A Change of Heart with your Holiday Decorating Style?
No need to worry! I recently shared a first glimpse of my holiday decorating progress and I’m so happy to hear that many of you enjoyed the Nordic inspired design! Despite my love for the simplicity and minimalism that the Nordic style offered, I had a change of heart and couldn’t wait to unleash the full Canadian Christmas spirit in me!