For the last number of years I’ve been checking out the various furniture painting tutorials on Pinterest…from bright bold signature pieces to understated elegance…each project re-purposed from a worn out item needing a new life. Years ago I was given a Continue reading How to Paint a China Cabinet #DIY
YOU GUYS ARE AMAZING! All the help you gave to turn my living from “Drab to Fab” was absolutely fantastic. A month ago, I asked you to help me make a few choices…I showed photos of chairs and rugs and you Continue reading From Drab to Fab…My Living Room Makeover
Seven years ago today, on April 7, 2010, I wrote the very first post on Curtains are Open. I wasn’t sure what I was doing or why I was doing it…I just knew that I needed to chase a dream and Continue reading Seven Years Blogging…
We’ve had this cube ottoman in our family room for um-teen years now…a fake leather thing with a massive hole in the top and much wear and tear. It’s seen better days. BUT, before I even get started telling you how Continue reading How to Re-Cover an Ottoman #DIY
Sometimes, you find a piece of furniture and love absolutely everything about it…except for one wee tiny thing! Which is what had me “silver leafing” the legs of this fabulous leather chair I found at Wicker Emporium. While the wooden Continue reading How to Apply Silver Leaf to “Fancy-Up” Chair Legs
If you clicked on this post just to read about the details of my failed marriage…I’m afraid you’ll be disappointed. Chances are, you’ve been cheated on…but, I’m talking about a completely different kind of cheating…the NETFLIX kind! You know, when Continue reading Chances are, you’ve been cheated on! #StreamTeam
When my oldest was around three, she placed a sign in the front window for anyone walking by, that said, “Will you Please be My Friend.” To be fair, I was a young mom and none of my friends had Continue reading Will you please be my friend…
Over the last few months, I’ve written a couple of posts about Flu Prevention with the help of Shoppers Drug Mart and this year’s #SDMFluFighters program. The first post was written just after I received a text from Noah, away at Continue reading Flu Season Wrap Up…
My reaction to hearing the news of Stuart McLean’s passing…was immediate. Tears sprung from my eyes and my heart completely ached. I proceeded to blubber. Full on…tears streaming. Inconsolable blubbering. It’s 12 hours later, and my puffy eyes tell the Continue reading On the passing of Stuart McLean…
Meg began singing the song from Frozen quite some time ago. “Do you want to build a snowman,” she’d exclaim in the Disney sing-song tune…usually as we’d be heading off in the car to one practice or another. She’d continue…and Continue reading Do you want to build a snowman? #NSStorm
I’ll be completely honest, I wasn’t all that hyped about the fact that Netflix did a remake of the 70s hit One Day at a Time…mostly, because I can’t really say I was a huge fan the first time around. I Continue reading One Day at a Time #StreamTeam
They had me at Hello! Honestly, the three words I detest more than any others are “What’s for Supper?” So, when someone offers me an alternative to mealtime planning that’s not only super convenient and easy, but healthy…I have to Continue reading What you need to know about HelloFresh + a coupon code AND a giveaway!
The entire month of February is FILLED with Friendship and Love…with Valentine’s Day smack dab in the middle! I admit, I’m not a fan of the “romantic” holiday…but mostly because there’s no one to smother with cheesy sentiment! I am Continue reading Celebrating February…Friendship and Love!
Anita Kirkbride of Twirp Communications and myself, sat down with Suzanne Rent of Our Children’s Magazine, as she interviewed us about being Mompreneurs. Suzanne asked us how we got started, how our parenting styles changed, who we rely on for support, what Continue reading How I became a “Mompreneur”
By the time I hauled my butt to the doctor I was pretty sure I had a nasty case of the “man flu.” You know…like the woman flu, but SO MUCH WORSE! I’ve been miserable for a number of weeks Continue reading Man Flu – Fact or Fiction? #SDMFluFighters #Giveaway
January is the time for setting goals and NEW PLANNERS! And, to kick off the new year in style, here’s how to decorate your planner with Washi Tape! Remember when I said I was planning on doing more with my Continue reading How to Decorate your Planner with Washi Tape
Oftentimes people ask me what my blog is about and I’m left trying to explain it…finding some sort of “elevator pitch” to talk about my writing and business. “Well, I write about my life. There’s a bit about hockey…raising kids, Continue reading Living Creatively, Living the Dream…
The year 2000 was such an EVENT in so many of our lives that it seems to have happened just yesterday, and yet, here we are…two thousand and SEVENTEEN! Time keeps shocking me each and every time the clock strikes Continue reading Top 5 Blogs Posts for 2016
Did you spend too much money on the holidays? Are you in the mood for a room makeover? Did you eye a few new trends you’d like to place in your 2017 closet? Or, are you planning a new adventure? Continue reading Canucks Rock the New Year with a GIVEAWAY!
While 2016 winds down to a finish, I’ve taken a few moments to reflect on a year that split my time between work and family…along with a bit of time spent with friends. The most exciting event of the year was definitely Continue reading 2016…the year in photos…