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”

MUDROOM RENOVATION & REFRESH

Hi, friends! I hope you are all doing well on this chilly Tuesday.
We have been up to our shins in snow since November 1st came, which is typical for our city, and it has me looking forward to the holiday season. It is interesting thinking about being in a new place for the holidays for the first time, though. For the past 5 years, I have been used to having just our one small room to decorate in the apartment we lived in, plus maybe adding a couple of touches to the bedroom. Now, I have an entire home as my canvas for the season! It is both exciting, and daunting, as well as a little bittersweet reminiscing on all of the memories we shared in our tiny, but cozy, home Continue reading “MUDROOM RENOVATION & REFRESH”

INTERIOR STYLE INSPIRATION

Hi, everyone! I know it has been awhile since you have heard from me, so it is good to be back!
At the end of April this year, my husband and I moved into our first purchased home. It has been so exciting, and we have been so grateful, to have a home that is ours – a place we can finally plant some roots and build into – rather than living the rental house life. We have been working to make it feel like ours, and though that has been a slow process, it is so lovely to be able to do. Continue reading “INTERIOR STYLE INSPIRATION”

JOYFUL SPRING HOME TOUR – 2017

Hi, friends! Even though up here, where I am in Canada, we still have feet of snow and chilly weather, the time has come where I am so ready for the freshness of spring. It is so nice to look ahead to a new season, and all that it may bring.
This year, I have teamed up with a group of talented bloggers to bring you our Joyful Spring Home Tours for 2017. I am so excited to share this with you, as there is so much inspiration to be found. Everyone’s home is unique to their style and family, and we are all eager to show you how we bring in the season of spring to our everyday lives.
For myself, I have really been craving a more simple style in my decor this year. Continue reading “JOYFUL SPRING HOME TOUR – 2017”

ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S HOME

Hi, sweet friends. Well, we are beginning to emerge from of the darkness of winter, and our days are slowly getting longer again, bringing a bit more sunshine to our lives. Though I do enjoy the sun, I have to be honest and let you know that I may be a bit of an anomaly with how much I love cloudy, overcast days. Basically, I want some sun to take my interior home photos, but aside from that I am fine with the clouds. And though a nice sunny, summer drive in the countryside with my guy is so much fun and something I love, give me the rain and the gloominess any day, to cozy up inside with a candle lit and a book in my hand, sipping on some tea (or perhaps a glass of red wine in the evening, let’s be honest), and I will be so content. I feel those overcast weekend days Continue reading “ROMANTIC VALENTINE’S HOME”

INSPIRATION – VALENTINE’S DAY DECOR

Hi, friends! Valentine’s Day is approaching, and I haven’t really decorated for it much in the past, but this year I am feeling inspired to create a bit more. I have been looking around online and have come across some really fun DIY crafts, or just simple ways that you can add some Valentine’s themed items in with your regular decor. I thought I would share some of these finds with you today to hopefully inspire you as well! Continue reading “INSPIRATION – VALENTINE’S DAY DECOR”

WINTER FLORALS & COZY PILLOWS

I hope you’re having a wonderful week so far, friends! It has been sunny here and the days are getting warmer (“warmer” for us here in the winter means anything above freezing). Though it makes the roads all mucky and slushy, I definitely am enjoying the sunshine.

Well, I had wanted to get to a winter home tour post for January, but I seem to have been spending a LOT more time outside of the house than in lately, which is actually a bit of a fulfilment for one of my goals for the year. Needless to say, I haven’t quite been able to pull everything together for it that I wanted to. I am also doing a collaborative spring home tour that I will be shooting photos for early-mid February, therefore setting up soon, so I thought I would save the home tour energy for that! However, I have wanted to talk about and share some winter florals I am loving Continue reading “WINTER FLORALS & COZY PILLOWS”

A FRESH NEW YEAR

Hi, friends! I hope you all had an absolutely wonderful Christmas season. We spent time with both family and friends, and were able to relax a little at home by ourselves while Troy was off work. It was so great!
After the hustle and bustle of the holidays, it has been so nice to slow down a bit, get the house back in order, and contemplate what this brand new year should look like. I am typically not one to set New Year’s resolutions, as I feel that I always want (*ahem*…need) to be looking at areas where I can improve, and operate better in my life and in myself. I think reflecting on those things can Continue reading “A FRESH NEW YEAR”

CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS

Hi, friends. Can you believe that Christmas is in just a few days?! 5 sleeps, to be exact. I am so beyond excited. This past weekend we spent some time baking, watching a couple of Christmas movies, and planning a bit of what our time over the holidays will look like with friends and family. My heart is so full.

The last couple of years I have done blog posts on my gift wrapping ideas (here is 2015’s post and 2014’s post). Wrapping Christmas gifts is one of my favourite things, and I have so much fun sharing my gift wrap style with those who choose to read Continue reading “CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING IDEAS”