It was a lovely evening that found a number of ECM bloggers at the Media Preview of the Brand New IKEA store in Dartmouth Crossing. We were there to have a look at IKEA’s largest sustainable store to date, be Continue reading Local bloggers wreak havoc at IKEA… #IKEAHalifax
My next few DIY projects were more of a DIYWHFYF (do it yourself with help from your friends/family) projects! I hauled in the big guns as my brother, Shannon, took over the kitchen cupboard portion of my kitchen makeover and Continue reading How to Paint Kitchen Cupboards…from Oak to White! #DIY
My Dining Room has always been a bit of an afterthought. It’s part of my Living Room…so it needs to be there, but we don’t really use it very often and for the most part, the table tends to be a Continue reading Mixing a Little New with a Little Old…my Dining Room Makeover
We’ve had this frame in our family for as long as I can remember. In my teens, I hauled it out of storage (in the furnace room) and painted the once black and white frame a bright pink and white…adding Continue reading Making a Mirror from a Vintage Frame #DIY
If you were to attend a gallery opening at Holly Winchester’s Gallery Nineteen Nineteen, in the North End of Halifax, Holly would be very quick to introduce me as her blogger friend, “who came up with the idea to turn Continue reading A “Flower and Photography” Workshop with ECMMedia
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
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
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
Mid November, myself and a number of bloggers gathered at a friend’s home for an epic morning of cooking, crafting and togetherness. Blogging has provided many, many opportunities for me over the last few years that I’d never have dreamt Continue reading The greatest gift…
With September upon us, it’s been a bit of a wild week around here. I’m not good with change, and with Noah heading off to university, I’m having a bit of a tough time adjusting. Throw in the fact that Continue reading Finding a little “me” time…and DIY Lavender Bath Salts
Photo Booths are all the rage these days, so, when it came time to decorate for my parent’s 50th Anniversary Celebration (read: Part 1 on how to decorate)…I knew it would be the perfect way to capture my family in action…every bit Continue reading How to Make a DIY Photo Booth
It was a lovely afternoon that brought together a group of bloggers at HUE Design Studios in Halifax’s North End. Nestled just behind the shops at the Hydrostone Market, HUE Design is filled with paint, wallpaper and decor but the Continue reading Getting Creative with FAT Paints…
Remember when I told you I was putting together a Galley Wall in my house? I’d made a few pieces…purchased a few more…and this weekend, it finally came together! AND…I couldn’t be happier! To start with, I made a couple Continue reading How to create a Gallery Wall…
It was while Spiderman was at Ocean Optometry, having some tests done on his night vision…alright, whatever, he had “eyeball pain” and it needed to be investigated…ANYWAY… It was while we were at the eye doctor that I took a good look at Continue reading How to Make an Eye Chart with your Children’s Names!
He was thrilled when his bicycle tire wore all the way through. Hours of skidding to a stop on his two-wheeler with a massive grin on his face…showing me the black mark he’d left on the sidewalk…quite proud of his accomplishment Continue reading How to make a mirror out of a tire!
I’m not sure when I stopped doing DIY projects as there was a time that a glue gun and gold spray paint were my very best friends! But…at some point I packed up the craft room and never looked back. Continue reading Six Steps to making Patio Lanterns…
– – – – – – – – – To order a customized print for a loved one, please visit my Etsy Shop or Shopify Site. To learn about how I came up with the idea for this design… keep reading! Continue reading 70 things we love about you…
I once spent $2,712.16 on a lime! I was at the self-checkout at my local grocery store which normally works very well for me…except, every now and then I realize I have a piece of fruit or a veggie that needs Continue reading Tips for using the self-checkouts at the supermarket!