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Holiday Hot Chocolate Bar

I bought supplies for a Holiday hot chocolate bar weeks ago. (The chalkboard tree printable is from my friend Kristin at Yellow Bliss Road.) Since then, I’ve been waiting for inspiration to strike. And waiting…and waiting…and waiting. See I wanted to create a pretty hot chocolate bar. With a whole new chalkboard drawing to go… 

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Whimsical Indoor Playhouse – Under the Stairs!

BJ had space under her staircase for something whimsical. She wanted an indoor play house for her Grand daughter but didn't want to take up a lot of living space. BJ only had to construct one wall and … [Read More...]


Happy Fourth of July!

Happy Independence Day to our friends south of the border! via Jenny Allsorts … [Read More...]

eclectic dining room

Farmhouse Cottage Dining Room Inspiration

Despite being SUPER busy, we're working on our dining room. Oh yes, we are. We may or may not be a little insane. I don't think you can prove it one way or the other though. (Don't ask about the … [Read More...]

Guest Room for a Friend

This guest room went from a complete blank slate (no furniture) to a new fresh & inviting space. Julia and Elizabeth removed popcorn ceiling texture, added crown molding, fresh paint, installed … [Read More...]

Stunningly Stylish Living Room

Kristin grew up in this home - and she is making it over room by room! She painted a living room accent wall navy blue. She made a library wall using IKEA BILLY bookcases and made them look built-in. … [Read More...]

Anne’s Rearranged Living Room

Anne's tiny living room with only one small window was really dark when she first moved in with all her dark furniture and drapes. Anne turned it into a brighter space with paint and furniture … [Read More...]

Happy Canada Day 2013

Happy Canada Day!

If you follow us on Facebook, you know we're taking some time to visit with family. We hope you have a wonderful Canada Day! … [Read More...]

Mudroom Closet

The bi-fold doors took up too much room and there was no organization in this space. After removing everything BJ inserted a seat and cubbies along with a special place to put mail.  Total bonus: … [Read More...]

Laura’s Traditional Living Room

First, Laura painted the beige walls Revere Pewter. Then she added curtains, a gallery wall and installed a Board & Batten treatment. Finally Laura added a new rug, media stand and made some throw … [Read More...]

Shabby Chic & French Country

Worn, vintage, painted, distressed - these are the trademarks of Shabby Chic. Pair that with sumptuous bedding and some decidedly French accents and you have French Shabby Chic! Visit DesignDreams by … [Read More...]

Breezeway to Mudroom

When Janette bought her place, a breezeway connected the house and garage. She had enjoyed having a mudroom in her previous homes, so she had the breezeway enclosed when she and her hubby remodeled … [Read More...]

summer mantel

Whimsical Summer Mantel

While Dean has been making progress on the front entryway, I've been sneaking a bit of time to pretty up our mantel for summer. If you follow us on Instagram (if you're not following, why not?) you … [Read More...]