BRIGHT & COZY CHRISTMAS BEDROOM

Well friends, we are just under two weeks away from the big day! Can you believe it? I shared on my Instagram the other day that as excited as I am, I also want the time to slow way down, so that I can continue savouring this season for awhile longer. Christmas always seems to be one of those things that both can’t come soon enough, and in the same breath you don’t want to be here quite yet, so that it’s all over. This is my dilemma every year at least, which is why, generally speaking, our tree and other decor stays up until New Year’s. I am so thankful that every year my husband gets to take off work from Christmas to New Year’s, so that while we are busy with gatherings, seeing family and good friends, we still also have plenty of time to relax together, so it isn’t too much of a whirlwind. And this way, we can always pretend it’s Christmas the entire time, rather than just one day. Continue reading “BRIGHT & COZY CHRISTMAS BEDROOM”

A FESTIVE CHRISTMAS KITCHEN

Welcome back to my home for more Christmas festivities! Today I thought I would share with you how I have styled my kitchen for the season.
For so many people, the kitchen really is the heart of the home. We spend so much time in here making meals, baking, washing dishes, and sitting on a stool and chatting at the end of the day while doing all of these things. And for us, our kitchen literally is in the centre of our home. We see it from the dining room while sharing meals, the living room while sitting and relaxing, when walking down the hallway, and when coming down the stairs in the morning to start the day. Because of all of these reasons, I always want to bring Christmas decor into the kitchen as well, so I can feel the spirit of the season wherever I am in our home. Continue reading “A FESTIVE CHRISTMAS KITCHEN”

CLASSIC CHRISTMAS AT HOME

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!
That’s one of my favourite first songs to play when I put on some Christmas music at the start of the season. It just throws you right into the spirit, no easing into it, which is kind of how I do things when it comes to this time of year. All of a sudden I just have the need for everything to feel Christmas-y, and I can’t stop until it’s done! I often have the concept in my mind that I will decorate slowly, and take things one area at a time, but when it comes down to it I get much too excited, and can’t show much restraint. So, my husband and I usually take the full weekend at the start of November to blast the Christmas music and set the majority of Christmas up – he puts the trees up, and then while I’m fluffing and decorating them, he’ll take some eggnog (and rum) and his pipe outside, and put the lights up on the house. That night, we will usually snuggle up with our tree lights twinkling, and watch Elf together, and start dreaming of our Christmas holidays come December. Continue reading “CLASSIC CHRISTMAS AT HOME”

READING ROOM BOOKSHELVES

Hey, all. I hope that your September is going well so far. I am excited to be back with another little post for you so soon (for me) after my latest one!
As I mentioned in my autumn living room post last week, this is my favourite season for so many reasons. One being that I tend to feel more inspired and motivated to freshen things up, and even to make new creations. This includes home decor projects… and also baked goods, if I’m honest – who doesn’t love making a hundred pumpkin or apple-based desserts in the fall, am I right? Anyways, last week I felt a very abrupt motivation to completely overhaul my reading room bookshelves! They have remained pretty well the same over the last year and a half since we have moved in, save for the odd seasonal update of foliage here or there. Continue reading “READING ROOM BOOKSHELVES”

EASTER TABLESCAPE – SOFT TONES & GOLD TOUCHES

Hi, friends!
We are less than a week out from most of you getting ready to host family for Easter dinners or brunches, so I wanted to pop on here today and share a simple little tablescape I put together for the occasion with you all.
I never used to be all that big into Easter, but in recent years it has been growing on me. I just love the newness of the Spring season, and I think Easter has become a time that really emphasizes that feeling for me. Up here in Canada, we typically still have snow around this time (there is especially a lot this year), so there isn’t really anything externally that draws us to feeling that change in season. I think holidays can often give you that kind of marker, in the same way Thanksgiving does for autumn, and Christmas does for winter, so Easter has kind of become my sign that spring is officially here! Continue reading “EASTER TABLESCAPE – SOFT TONES & GOLD TOUCHES”

SIMPLE SPRING HOME STYLING

Hello everyone, and happy March!
Well, it seems like the groundhog got it right this year, as where I live we continue to have so much snow, and it is still quite cold out most days. We even have another blizzard blowing through right as I sit here and write this! However, we did have some sunshine yesterday, so I am holding out hope that spring is not too far around the corner. Though I personally don’t mind the cooler temperatures, I always enjoy being able to freshen things up around our home for a new season. Spring is often where I tend to spend more time really assessing my decor, and how I want to bring our home out of those winter days, and into the newness that would mirror nature and it’s arrival of new life during this season. Continue reading “SIMPLE SPRING HOME STYLING”

A VALENTINE’S DAY BRUNCH TABLESCAPE

Hi again, friends. I hope you have all had a wonderful week so far.
It has taken me awhile to get back into the swing of things this year, but I have definitely been enjoying freshening up our home for the new season over the past couple of weeks. Though I usually feel a little sad after the holidays are over, there is just something about cleaning up and putting things away after Christmas that makes me feel so much more organized and relaxed.  It also usually gives me a little boost of motivation (even if that’s often short-lived, haha) to get some projects done (just ask my husband, who has been hanging things on walls all over the house this past week or so… thanks, honey!). Do any of you feel this way, too?
With Valentine’s Day approaching, I thought it would be so fun to share some ideas with you on how you can get into the spirit of this often overlooked holiday. Continue reading “A VALENTINE’S DAY BRUNCH TABLESCAPE”

WHITE & WHIMSICAL CHRISTMAS KITCHEN

Every year during the holiday season, I love to crank up the Christmas music and enjoy spending some time in the kitchen baking seasonal treats for my family. There is almost nothing like it to get you in the holiday spirit. And, as most of you know by now, we moved into our first home earlier this year, so it is an especially exciting time!
We were so grateful to have the place that we did for our first 6 Christmases together; it was the perfect home for us at the time, and we formed so many precious memories there together. Continue reading “WHITE & WHIMSICAL CHRISTMAS KITCHEN”

ARCTIC CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR 2017

Well, friends, it’s that time of year! The season that so many of us look forward to all year long.
The time for bundling up in scarves and boots to stay cozy while out in the cold winter air. For strolling through the snow with some hot apple cider at a local Christmas market. The time for seasonal baking with your kiddies, and watching Christmas movies while snuggled up on the couch. For enjoying time spent with friends and family at Christmas parties and dinner gatherings. The time for watching from your windowsill as snow falls gently, illuminated by the twinkling lights on houses up and down the street, with your favourite Christmas songs playing in the background. For giving gifts, thoughtfully wrapped up in pretty packaging. And for sharing in meaningful family traditions that bring joy to your heart.
It’s time Continue reading “ARCTIC CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR 2017”

LIVING ROOM COUCHES & STYLING

Hi, sweet friends, and happy Monday!
Over this past weekend, my husband and I went all out with decking the halls for the upcoming Christmas season. Troy was very excited about being able to hang Christmas lights on the exterior for the first time, so while he worked outside doing that, I worked inside trimming our trees (yes, we have two trees this year! haha), and hanging garlands. We also watched Elf, as is a tradition of ours after putting up our Christmas tree.

Even though that is the case, I thought I would give you a look at our living room area as I had it set up through the autumn season, before it got all Christmas-ified, following us receiving our new couches! Continue reading “LIVING ROOM COUCHES & STYLING”