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Easy DIY Bench tutorial.Perfect for the Lake

In honour of Canada 150 (for you non Canucks, Canada is celebrating its 150th Anniversary on July 1) Ryobi Canada gave the Ryobi North team the challenge to create something that we felt is ‘truly Canadian’. I did a lot of thinking, of course I instantly wanted to make a maple leaf sign, that’s kinda my jam. Then I thought something […]

I’ve recently partnered with Ryobi Canada to bring you a Canadian inspired project. Pop over to read all about the Ryobi North Canada 150 challenge here. This project is perfect for beginners, can be built in approximately 1 hour, and rings in at less than $75. Below are the instructions How to Build an Easy DIY Bench. […]

Vintage Locker Console Table

I’ve been on a mad redecorating binge. One of those you start with a tiny space and it spills over into an entire level of your house. One little furniture project led to another, which led to painting a wall, which led to a new rug… if you give a mouse a cookie situation.  This Vintage […]

Wayfarers Ale Society, Nova Scotia

A few months back I was given the opportunity to decorate the newly opened Wayfarers Ale Society in Port Williams, Nova Scotia. The owners of this newly built craft brewery had an amazing vision for the esthetics on the outside of the building, but the taproom was a blank slate. I was more than happy to […]

Hoover Quest 1000 Robot Vacuum

On a list of 1-10 rating my priorities, cleaning has slipped down to about a 9.5. Maybe I shouldn’t publicity admit that. I’m not setting myself up to be on the next episode of hoarders, but there just isn’t enough hours in the day. I have an amazing mom that surprise pops into my house […]

The Union Street Berwick, Nova Scotia

As we creep up on the first anniversary at The Union Street, I can’t believe this post was a year in the making! I purposely didn’t post a restuarant reveal for the first few months after opening because I wanted all the locals to come to see it in person. As days turned into months there was […]

Desk makeover with Voice of Color paint

Last garbage clean up day I scored a solid wood desk at my neighbor’s curbside (It’s not embarrassing to call someone and ask them to haul their garbage back in away from the side of the road, eh?). Once I had the furniture in my possession I knew a desk makeover was in order.  Just a little dab […]

Deco Foil transfer canvas bag from Expressions Vinyl

Sooo… I signed up for an organization blog post with Expressions Vinyl.  While I sit scratching my head on what genius idea I should share (I may possibly be the most unorganized person ever) I realized that my best defense in staying organized at work is having something that can cart my junk from point […]

Red and Green Christmas kitchen hutch. Vintage christmas village

You may remember last year’s Christmas Decorations as being a bit over the top. If you don’t recall, let me remind you… I had 12 trees, yes 12 (see them all here).  Well this year Christmas went on a diet, like a serious don’t recognize you slim down. I put up 1 tree, and spiffed up a few […]

Oversized no mess glitter Christmas cards from Shutterfly

Spoiler alert to those who haven’t received our Christmas card yet this year. But I just couldn’t wait to share the great ideas Shutterfly has for Christmas cards this year. I love sending a special Christmas card each year to family and friends and I often turn to Shutterfly for the best options. These cards are […]

Making Spirts Bright FREE printable

Each year I like to switch up my holiday decor, and since this is the first year of owning a restaurant and lounge, I thought adding a Holiday Bar Cart into the mix would be the perfect addition. When I saw everything Shutterfly had to offer in this year I couldn’t resist adding pieces from their […]

Women's Gift Ideas for Christmas favourite things gift list

Have you made your list and checked it twice? Do you have your brown paper packages all tied up with strings? If you’re like me, you do not. I’m actually a bit behind on the holidays this year, if you haven’t hit the mall you may need just what I have in store for you! A […]

Violet Verbena PPG Voice of Color, 2017 Color of the Year

Remember last February when I attended the PPG Global Color Trends workshop in New York? It was then the 2017 Color of the Year was decided. It was such an amazing process to be a part of (read all about it here). In September Voice of Color announced Violet Verbena would be their ‘it’ color for 2017. Violet Verbena is a […]

soft farmhouse colors

We all know the farmhouse trend has been all the rage since the explosion of Pinterest a few years ago. Everyone has become a DIYer, and often the do it yourself hand gets a rustic spin, which lends perfectly to the farmhouse look. I’m so excited to share a collection of Modern Farmhouse Colors from Voice […]

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