How to Prepare for a New Puppy

Bringing home a new puppy is a huge change in your life! Wave goodbye to those lazy mornings and hello to standing outside at 3am! This past weekend we brought home Ginny, an 8 week old standard poodle puppy. Ginny is now the 5th puppy we have brought into our home since we got married….

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Custom Stained Picket Fence

*disclaimer this post was sponsored by Home Hardware Building Centre Older homes mean character galore but it also can mean some odd spaces! Mixing the past with the modern can sometimes be a bit of a creative challenge. Our rule of thumb has been; it needs to be charming and it needs to be practical. …

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Decorating with White and Woods

White is everywhere! Walls, furniture and decor have all turned white! Of course, there are people complaining about this trend, complaining it will show to dirt and feel too sterile. I have found my favourite way when decorating with white is to add wooden decor. The white can feel a bit stark and overly bare….

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Should You Spray Paint Your Plastic Chairs?

Everyone Else is Doing It! Should you spray paint your plastic chairs? Or buy new ones? Everywhere I turn on Pinterest is showing people spray painting their patio furniture. It sounds SO easy and smart! After all, some of those brighter colours fade after a year in the sun. The chairs look terrible if left…

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Tips for Shopping at Antique Stores

Where I find my decor is always a question that pops up and the truth is Antique Stores are my most consistent source! Yard sales and Online Buy and Sells have landed me a few deals but actual storefronts are hands down the hidden gold mines! These are some tip for shipping at Antique Stores!…

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Using Fusion Paint to Transform a Dresser

*disclaimer that some links are affiliate links Have you ever had good intentions but things just didn’t work out? That is what exactly happened with a dresser in our main hallway. I knew I needed to fix the mistakes and finally had a moment of inspiration and was able to use Fusion Paint to transform…

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My Favorite Things-Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

*Disclaimer, this post may contain affiliate links. Mother’s Day is peeking around the corner and I know I need to make sure I pick up something for my mother! One fact about me is I am so careful about what I purchase. I am always thinking of my budget but also space and use. When…

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Double Sided Sign DIY

A Great Idea Ever have one of those good ideas that would save time, money and space? A double sided sign was floating around in my head and I love how it turned out and doubt I will ever make another sign that is only one sided! Weird Little Corner This corner has been a…

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How to DIY on a Budget

DIY isn’t Always Cheap Have you ever come across a do-it-yourself (DIY) that looked amazing but once you added up the cost it was more than buying it brand new? Yup! One too many times! Let me tell you how to DIY on a budget! Personally, when I DIY the reason is either I want…

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Dairy Free Lemon Layer Cake and Dairy Free Cream Cheese Frosting

Recipe Cake:3 cups of flour1 TBSP baking powder1/2 tsp of salt1 cup of margarine1 3/4 cup of white sugar4 eggs2 tsp vanilla1 cup of almond milk + 1 tsp of vinegar1 TBSP of lemon zest1/3 cup of lemon juiceBake cakes at 350F for 30-32 minutes (till toothpick comes out clean in the center)Using three 9″…

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