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Crisp modern kitchen with a bright pop of yellow

Of all the rooms in my home I think the kitchen has underwent the most decor changes. It may be because there is only 2.5 small walls to change, so really I can give it a completely different look in just an afternoon. I actually did this kitchen decor update in the spring, but put […]

Weight Watchers pulled chicken tacos with fresh mango pineapple salsa

After a very hectic summer and a few too many indulgences I headed back to Weight Watchers. It has been a while since I checked in, and let me tell ya, owning a restaurant the struggle is REAL. These Weight Watchers Crock Pot Chicken Tacos are simple, delicious, filling, and very little work! Plus I […]

This summer drink is made with gatorade! Perfect Mocktail for a kids pool party

It seemed like it took forever for the summer weather to actually arrive. Now that we’re in full force with hot, humid days we’re hitting the pool and lake as often as possible. Water time = fun time, and what better way to burst out the fun action then with a refreshing Swimming Pool Summer Mocktail […]

Canadian Tire CANVAS Patio Collection

Happy Summer!! I hope you all had an amazing time celebrating Canada 150. It was rainy and overcast here on the east coast, but a few breaks in the rain to let us get out on the Summer Patio to take in some fireworks and celebrate in style. After experiencing how busy the restaurant  was last summer I […]

Presidents Choice Pavlova Meringue Nest

I’ve said time and time again how much I love to cook and bake. But let me tell you, when the hustle and bustle of a long weekend rolls around, putting on a big spread is the farthest thing from my mind. I’m sure you’re the same, it’s why people BBQ and rip open a […]

Leons Hello Sunshine Magazine

It’s here, its finally here! If you’ve been watching on social media, you likely already know that I’ve teamed up with Leon’s for the 2017 edition of the Leon’s Furniture Hello Sunshine magazine. The magazine is published in hard copy and an online version which you can see by clicking here.   If you live in Ontario […]

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 […]

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