budget DIY dressing room

        When we moved into our house over three years ago, there was an extra bedroom upstairs that automatically became an office/catch-all for crafting, etc. It was always a mess so I envisioned converting it into a dressing room, especially since my bedroom closet isn’t the most functional space. I originally thought […]

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10 cool space-themed bedroom ideas

by vanessa gillis My kids’ bedrooms have always been a thorn in my side. For whatever reason, I can’t seem to get it right. I’ve pinned a million images and have an idea in my head, but I can never seem to pull it all together. I know, first world problems…Part of the reason I […]

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10 big girl bedroom decor ideas

I did it. I sold the crib. I didn’t really think about it as I was going through the process of trying to sell it, but as I helped the soon-to-be parents load each piece of baby memories onto the back of their truck, I felt tears start to bubble up. We’ve had that crib […]

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Spring Antiquing

Happy Monday! We’re in the middle of a blizzard around here, so I can’t help but dream about the nice weather to come. With Spring cleaning comes the urge to change things up and part of that for me means antiquing! We don’t have huge antique markets where I live, but a road trip is […]

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Dreaming about: A kitchen banquette

Hey there, it’s been a while. Since going back to work this past September after a 15 month maternity leave with O, let’s just say that sh*t got real. I became a working mother with two littles. I also switched from teaching grade four to grade three, so I pretty well regressed to feeling like a first […]

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Powder Room Makeover

It’s done! I finally finished our powder room face lift. Check that off the list of things to do while I’m on maternity leave! We didn’t have a big budget for this; actually, we didn’t have any budget so I kept it simple. I already had the mirror (hand-me-down from my parents), I changed the light fixture […]

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Things I Love: White

As I’m sure you’ve read on other blogs, Google Friend Connect is kicking the bucket, so, if you’d like (please, please) you can now follow me on Bloglovin. Also, if you feel like it, you can pop over to follow me on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest. I hope you’re having a lovely week. I’ve been finishing up (and somewhat micro-managing) […]

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Shabby Chic Chandelier

I have been searching everywhere to find a funky/slightly tacky chandelier to put in my kitchen…Well, I’m close. I found one that isn’t quite big enough so I am going to put it in our bedroom. The question is: What do I do with it? Should I spray paint it a bright color, paint it and distress it […]

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Baby Boy’s Nursery :: Before and After

Olivier’s room is finally complete, well mostly. I must say that it took ages for me to wrap my mind around the fact that I was having a boy, and I was baffled as to how the heck I was going to decorate his room. I always pictured myself only having girls, so this really threw a chink in the […]

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New baby`s room…Under construction

I`m counting the weeks. Three more to go until I`m on maternity leave and five until my due date. I`ve been getting some things ready for the baby, such as clothes and cloth diapers. That`s it. The nursery on the other hand, not so much. It has been a challenge in decision making as far as wall and accent colors […]

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