Wednesday, 1 April 2015
I LOVE the pretty pastels!
Most of the time I hard boil eggs-which the kids love-cuz they get to eat a lot of them!
But this year I found these plastic egg kits at Walmart for $2.00 ea. (Canadian!)
They are so cute!
I love craft time! It usually means Mommy gets to take some pretty home decor photos afterwards!
But overall they had fun and a few laughs!
I will go back to the regular hard boiling next year and we can add these ones into the mix for an even bigger bowl full!
Do you dye eggs every Easter?
Saturday, 28 March 2015
Flowers grow out of dark moments.~Corita Kent
Flowers are words Which even a babe may understand.~Bishop Coxe
Little things seem nothing, but they give peace, like those meadow flowers which individually seem odorless but all together perfume the air. ~ Georges Bernanos
What is it about fresh flowers?
I try as often as I can to have them in my home.
They do something wonderful for me, I just don't know how to explain it in words.
If they become far too wilted and I am forced to throw them out-
I don't just SEE something missing when I look around and literally FEEL something missing.
Once I bring fresh flowers inside again it puts me in an uplifted mood.
A bright green potting bench full of pots, herbs and flowers really makes me excited for spring and summer!
Wishing you well!
Thursday, 26 March 2015
Oh friends, I see you posting lovely SPRING colors and it is so beautiful! Unfortunately THIS is my reality at the moment. BLAH BLAH BLAH! It actually started snowing again. It's such a dreary day.
I FINALLY got around to cutting some apple branches IN HOPES to force the blossoms.
Now, I have checked different sites and there are different ways-but I am lazy-and I will take the short cut or easiest route EVERY TIME! So we will see if pretty pink blossoms appear in the next couple weeks. I should have done this WEEKS ago! But hey, you know me-woulda shoulda coulda.
What are your favorite color flowers and home decor accent colors?
Saturday, 21 March 2015
I kept looking at it thinking WHAT CAN I DO TO YOU!?
I've been spending some time on line,
pinterest & instagram have been my go to spots lately.
That's where I find so much inspiration from so many talented gals.
I am trying to figure out just what I need to do to bring a FRESH look into our home.
So I am starting with SIMPLE CHANGES.
I think these simple changes are going to make a BIG IMPACT!
Below is a before pic.
What do you think of my simple chair makeover?
It's OK! be honest!
Friday, 20 March 2015
It had this black swirly wrought iron looking type thing in the center of it when we first bought it YEARS ago.
I removed the swirly thing and was having SO MUCH trouble figuring out HOW to fill the hole!
Then I thought about old tin tiles (which I LOVE!) The hubby mentioned they might be hard to cut and nail into the wood and also any tin tiles I had found so far were a little out of my budget. :(
Thursday, 19 March 2015
Driving home from town one day we passed this chair on the side of the road, at the end of someones laneway. You know, a curbside find. (I call it road kill.) I immediately looked at my husband-he looked at me-I gave him THOSE EYES-he shook his head NO and we continued to drive and drive AND DRIVE. Hmmmmm? yep! driving further and further away from something that all I wanted to do was stop and get a better look at!
Now, I don't know about the rest of you ladies but this is the face I give when I don't get what I want. No, this is not my actual face, but the expression is pretty darn close!! So I don't say a word, I just sit there with THIS FACE. And not even looking directly at him-no just looking out the window-because I know he can still see this face even at side view.
Even though you've seen this type of thing a million times-what do you think?
Saturday, 14 March 2015
This is MY DINING ROOM! It's on the COVER of LANDHAUS Living magazine! How great is that!? We are thrilled! This photo was taken along with a bunch more during our spring shoot last year. Robin Stubbert is the photographer who took these amazing photos and Kim Davies is the creative stylist who just brought these photos to life! These photos were originally featured in Country Samplers PRAIRIE STYLE magazine May 2014 issue. They are NOW featured here and it is a GREAT feature!! I can't believe how different the feature is! The photos are laid out differently and there are some photos that weren't in Prairie. I love it!
I have the issue downloaded and I must say it is a gorgeous magazine! I am just loving all the photos of the homes inside! GORGEOUS!
but of course I would love to have a few print copies (since we MADE THE COVER!) but we are having trouble ordering on line-between finding the right site and translating to English and at one point I think we figured they just don't ship here to Canada so we are trying to find that out.
So I just had to share that update-it's pretty exciting for us!
If you would like to order either an on-line or print copy of this magazine here is a link below
Hope you all are well!