Holiday DIY Ideas!

Happy Tuesday!

With the holidays fast approaching, there is still time for some fun, creative DIY projects that won’t eat up precious time.

Modern Christmas printables are super easy – print and frame – and you have some artwork for this season. You can use them to create a unique look for a serving tray as well.

Decorate your table with a wreath made from fresh rosemary – clean, simple and smells great.

Creating a festive holiday atmosphere does not have to be stressful or time-consuming. Here are some ideas…….Happy Decorating!

Spoonforkbacon.comChristmas Prints
Holiday Planter

Split Pea Wreath

Holiday Gift Guide!

Happy Monday!

It is really getting busy out there! Usually, I order most of my gifts online, but this may change for this year. I really do have enough even in terms of decorations for the home. It is always nice though to pick up a few housewarming gifts for friends when visiting. Here is a round-up of a few gifts that are super festive for the holiday season ( hoping that they will arrive on time ).



Luhvee Books

Dulux Paints

Happy Monday!

November is almost here! I can not believe it. I am wrapping this month off with some great colour consults both by Sherwin Williams and Dulux Paints.

If you are preparing your home to sell then paint is the least expensive, but highly beneficial way to make an impact. Not only do potential buyers love a clean, fresh paint palette for the home but they won’t have to do it themselves. Painting before selling makes dark rooms come alive especially for online photos.

If you are living in your home and want an easy update then painting is a great option as well. Whether you are painting your entire home or an accent wall with architectural features the outcome can be impressive.

Dulux Paints offers fundamental neutrals which give you many great choices to choose from. I chose Dulux Tundra for our own bathroom ceiling and it is a really pretty colour. You can not beat the price point as well.


DLX1001-2 Aria

DLX1002-3 Cool Slate

DLX1010-2 Fog

Dulux Tundra Frost


Great Fall Picks!

Happy Tuesday!

It has been a little crazy around here but in a good way. I love the month of October. You have Thanksgiving and Halloween to look forward to, so what is not to like about this month!

I am starting this month off with some great Fall finds. I am always searching for awesome products especially if they are designed or made in Canada. I have found a few items that you may like.

This is also a great time to pull out some fall decor pieces too. Changing your toss pillows, and adding some earthy hues can really help transform a space. Ideal for a beautiful season like Autumn.

Chic & Basta

Buck Naked Soap Company

Tonic Living


Your Fall Property Exterior Maintenance Checklist

Happy Tuesday!

Brrr it is coming. Yes, I am talking about the cold weather. Here is a checklist to get your home ready for the upcoming months.

  • Clean your gutters- Gutters are important for collecting water and directing the water away. Clogged gutters can cause mold and damage.
  • Hose bib- Drain your hose bib, remove and store garden hoses.
  • Water Irrigation System- Blow the water out of your sprinkler.
  • Store and clean your outdoor furniture and cover the barbecue.
  • Check your roof- Fall is a good time to check your shingles. Worn, torn or missing shingles can lead to water damage.
  • Windows and Doors- Drafts can be expensive. You can easily feel the drafts on a windy day. Windows many need new windowstripping or may need to be replaced if they are leaking.
  • Say no to critters- Check for holes, install vent covers and set traps. Hire a professional if you cannot resolve your critter problem.
  • Check your walkway, steps, and outdoor railing. I personally know a few people who have injured themselves on uneven walkways and steps.
  • Remove and replace outdoor bulbs. Our days are getting shorter therefore having a well lit walkway or landing is important.
  • Book with your snow removal company. Have snow shovels or a snow blower that is in working condition.

Have a fantastic day!

Photo: Scott McGillivray

Curb Appeal Is Still Important

Happy Tuesday!

While great quality photos can help potential buyers narrow down properties they may want to view, curb appeal is still important. Great curb appeal makes a good first impression.

Here are ten staging tips for curb appeal:

  • clean exterior and interior windows
  • make sure all exterior lighting is in working order
  • repair any missing shingles
  • cut grass and weed
  • paint the front door if necessary
  • ensure window screens are not broken
  • stain your front porch if it is worn
  • repair or replace any damaged front porch boards
  • inspect the parging for any damage or chips
  • make sure to clean up any dog waste

Coyote CresPaint selection Benjamin Moore by Daniela Pluviati

Modern Map Art

Happy Wednesday!

If you are travelling this summer and are looking for the perfect way to remember your trip then you should check out Modern Map Art.

Founded in 2016 Modern Map Art provides elegant, modern designs that capture cities that you may have a connection to. It takes your favourite cities, mountains and places and turns them into fantastic works of art. The maps are a great way to display something unique and memorable in your home.

There are so many cool designs to choose from, but below are some of my favourites.

The Map Heart Art is such a unique gift for a wedding. Celebrating three special places. Two sides show the places that you and your loved one are from and the middle shows the place you both live in today.

If you love to ski then you may find their Mont Tremblant Ski Trail Map Poster is the perfect art piece for your home or chalet. The Ottawa Street Map poster is also very cool and is a great addition to a home office.

I have ordered the custom Star Map and I can not wait for it to come in. Have a look at some of the maps below!


Modern Map Art - TremblantTremblant – Modern Map Art


Modern Map Art - Ottawa Ottawa – Modern Map Art


Modern Map Art - Heart Art Heart Art – Modern Map Art


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