Home Décor that Inspires Adventure

home decor adventures

I love to surround myself with things that have positive messages, inspire me to reach for my goals and install a sense of adventure in my life. On top of having vision boards, inspiring quotes and pictures around my home, I have found that my latest home décor addition–stone coasters from Zazzle.com–inspires adventure. Every time I put down or pick up a cup or glass from atop one of the 4 stone coasters I have, I see something that symbolizes freedom and adventure (to me): hot air balloons. … [Read more...]

How to Put Together a Beautiful and Inspiring Vanity on a Budget #BDFL2015

Vanity on a budget

When someone challenges me to create something on a budget, I get very serious about it. People often think that decorating a space is very costly, so they make do with what they have, even though they really don't like the way it makes them feel. I got my creative juices flowing recently, when I was tasked to spend only $150 to redecorate a space for the New Year. One of the things I do every morning is get ready (think makeup and finishing touches on my hair) for the day ahead. Having a … [Read more...]

Display your Memories

Hangit Umbra

Why keep your favourite memories tucked away in a photo album or sitting amongst thousands of other pictures you've taken (of your cat, yourself, or the city's skyline) on your cellphone and hard drive? Extend the joy of those special moments you've had throughout the year by displaying them some somewhere you can regularly see them. What I like about the Hangit Photo Display from Umbra is that it's easy to customize what's displayed and change things up as often as I want to. I like to … [Read more...]

How to Quickly Change the Look of your Bedroom

Redbubble duvet

Sure, you can change out your bedroom furniture, paint the walls or replace the flooring. But all of those things are pretty major, not to mention costly. Whether you're wanting to change the look of your bedroom seasonally or to suit your mood, a duvet cover is a quick and stylish way to do so. Changing out your duvet cover is a great change in itself, but you can start there and keep going with other small changes. It's really easy to put together a custom bedroom with Redbubble. First, … [Read more...]

Fall Mantel Makeover

fall mantel

It's one of my favourite times of the year, when all the gorgeous oranges and browns are out in full force. To bring a bit of the fall cozyness inside, I decided to update the decorations on my mantelpiece. When you live in an apartment without a fireplace, you have to make do with what you have. In my case: a wall shelf that acts as a mantelpiece. One of the easiest ways to dress up my apartment and change things up seasonally is to dress up my mantelpiece. This year, I've been lucky enough … [Read more...]

Fall Interior Decoration Ideas

Fall Decor

Autumn is soon on its way and with the season comes colours, flavours, and an atmosphere associated with this favourite time of the year for many. There is also no better time to redecorate and enhance the interior design of your home. Each room the home can be improved by the careful selection of new furniture pieces that provide both inspiration and function. Sofa Beds Sofa Beds are the perfect new addition for a living room or entertaining area. Rich colors of can improve any room. … [Read more...]

Scotch Expressions Tape Giveaway $50 ARV (Canada only)

Scotch Expressions Tape

What is it about summer that makes me want to spend all of my time working on craft and DIY projects? I keep  checking out local thrift stores, online sites and other places to see if there are pieces I can repurpose, up cycle or otherwise fix up. With all the lovely colours and patterns of tape in the Scotch Expressions Tape collection I'll have plenty of options for how to decorate the furniture pieces I find this summer. To change out my décor seasonally, I'll be using Scotch Expressions … [Read more...]

Breville Smart Waffle Maker Review

Breville Smart Waffle Maker

I won't tell you how many waffle makers I've owned or used in my lifetime, nor the amount of waffles I've consumed. To tell you would open myself up to being made fun of, and being asked if I am the president of the "I Love Waffles" fan club. Instead, I'll just say that I know a thing or two about what makes a waffle makers (and waffles) stand out from the rest. … [Read more...]

Celebrate the Summer Entertaining Season with Lanterns

summer entertaining

There are two main entertaining times of year—one being between American Thanksgiving and New Year's Eve, and the other being between Canada Day/the 4th of July and the end of summer. Indoor and outdoor entertaining during the summer season is all about both celebrating your family and friends, as well as the bright colours and delicious produce around this time of year. Pears are so fresh and fun—I think they look great on these three lanterns. Whether or not you use candles inside these … [Read more...]

Gift Ideas for Dad from UMBRA

fathers day gifts

News flash: Not all dads like or want new tools for Father's Day, just like not all moms want kitchen appliances for Mother's Day. For the dad who spends time in an office in or outside the home, I've put together the following gift ideas: … [Read more...]