Layer Up and Get Cozy

After the carefree summer when the lines between inside and outside rooms tend to blur – it’s time for the doors and windows to close and your home to once again become a retreat. In the warmer months when you may have craved a simpler look, Fall decorating is all about layers. Consider giving those …

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A Pumpkin Makeover!

The jack-o-lantern is about to get a much deserved makeover! There are so many new and whimsical ways to add pumpkins in to your home decor -the new trends are bright, modern, and playful and offer more livable options - decorations that you don't mind leaving up for longer than just Halloween night! Pumpkin Trends for 2016 CHIC ALERT Metallics are all …

Project Patio

My husband and I bought our first patio set when we purchased our first home together. That was over ten years ago. We still have it. The table finally broke this Spring and found its way to the curb. I managed to salvage the chairs for one last season with a bit of black spray paint but, they …

my JAM

    I use my family recipe for strawberry freezer jam. And, honestly, once you have homemade jam, its hard to go back to storebought. This is my go to recipe: 4 cups of crushed berries (1L) 1 1/2 cups white sugar (375 mL) Package of fruit pectin* (I prefer Clubhouse Garden Fare No Cook Freezer Jam …

Scrub up!

  Truth be told, I have become *slightly* obsessed with sinks.  For all of the time I have spent using sinks over the course of my life, I never really paid too much attention to them, so long as the tap worked.  Until now. We are in the process of planning a moderate home renovation that includes re-locating …