Category Archives: Home Decor & DIY Ideas

A traditional take on Holiday décor || Red || #AD #myCANVASstyle #CTChristmas

Here is my final holiday home reveal of the season. With December here in full swing, I’ve finished my decorating for the season with A LOT of help from Canadian Tire. If you’ve followed me for a while you know I love this Canadian retailer. Supporting Canadian brands is very important to me as a main theme of my blog messaging throughout the years. This is why I’m so excited to share our dining room and mantel space with almost EVERYTHING from Canadian Tire’s CANVAS Collection. They have a wide assortment of stylish, on-trend décor to make your Christmas feel fabulous. What I love about holiday decor shopping with Canadian Tire most? They organize décor in colour coordinated aisles! That’s right! You pick the colour trend that you are feeling for your home, and browse that aisle for all your holiday needs in one spot. It takes out the guess work and you don’t need to be an interior designer to put together a trendy look. From entertaining needs to this year’s must-have toys, to of course, holiday décor, Canadian Tire is truly Canada’s Christmas Store and I’m so excited to share this partnership with you.

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CANVAS Galvanized Potted Tree Mug, 24-in (Favourite Item Alert) || CANVAS Noel Felt Decorative Cushion

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CANVAS Stripe Knit Stocking || CANVAS Red Nordic FA LA LA Banner (Only $10!) || Antler Stocking Hook (In-store Find)

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NOMA Outdoor Christmas Fairy Lights || CANVAS Assorted Lanterns, 22-in || CANVAS bows and ribbons for presents (In-store Finds)

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CANVAS Red Natural Acorn & Pinecone Set

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NOMA Pre-Lit Berry Flocked Festive Wreaths

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We have the tradition of setting up a Christmas Village every year in our dining room. Each week in December we pull a house out of storage and add to our little holiday town. The kids love to look into the windows and see what the family is up to. We found this cute Yoga studio at Canadian Tire to start off our set up this year.

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DIY White Christmas Village || How to paint your way to a minimalist holiday

When I first shared this concept on my Instagram Stories in October, I had tons of interest in how it went but I also got a handful of concerns. So I thought I’d address those right off the hop, no I am not painting family heirlooms or priceless collectables. We do have a lite Christmas village that I would never think of painting and YES it’s my biggest pet peeve when influencers paint everything white… including things that are of value or priceless vintage finds. I assure you these houses are cheap and not collectable! With that being said, let’s chat about my DIY spray painted white minimalist christmas village project. When I say more neutral houses spring onto the decor scene last year from Pottery Barn and Homesense, I knew they would fit our mantel so well. BUT the price tag was too steep and unfortunately they didn’t go on major clearance after the holidays last year. So I decided to find a few cheap tea light christmas houses from Kajiji to paint myself. I bought these for $5 and under… but I know if i had been proactive I could have probably found a few in garage sales over the summer for less. Less detailed options can sometimes be found at your local Dollar Store too.

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I used half a can of Rustoleum Painter’s Touch 2X in a flat white / satin finish. I felt not using gloss kept them more modern and minimal in appearance but that’s just my preference. These are sprayed in “blossom white” or a flat white. 2 coats were applied.

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Canadian Blogger’s Home Tour || Get a glimpse into my home!

Welcome to one of my favourite interior design posts of the year, our Autumn home tour. This season, we were traveling as you probably noticed on my Instagram. Unfortunately we only had time to let you see two rooms when we usually do 6! This year I wanted to add some feminine touches and offset the more masculine furniture pieces we own for both the living-room and dining space. I’m loving non-traditional colours for this transition into fall and I hope you do too! I’ve linked up some incredible Canadian Bloggers sharing their fall home design this week at the end of the post. I hope you’ll follow along with our home tour week.

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Rug || Tassel Blanket || Pillow || Mirror (Love this one too) ||

Vase  || Moroccan Wedding Pouf

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Pumpkin Centre Pieces || Gold Pineapple || Oversized Gold Tray

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#Sponsor || My 3 tips for creating the perfect outdoor living space with @TheBrick

Patio season is in full swing! I love an outdoor space, it’s easily my favourite “addition” you can make to your home.  By that, I mean creating an outdoor living place can essentially add another room or two to your home. In my case, I’ve added an additional living-room and dining spot with some help from The Brick. A patio space can be an investment but it does provide additional living space much cheaper compared to adding an actual structural additional to your home. I’ve included my 3 must have components to help create a well rounded and multifunctional outdoor living space:

“Create Several Different Types of Seating”

I want my guests to feel at home and stay away on our patio. So I added both dining and lounge seating. We’ve been enjoy many a meal in the sunshine with the Park Terrace Patio Dining Set! Featuring durable resin rattan wicker on the chair and table frame, this set will look sleek and sophisticated in any backyard setting. After dinner, take in the sunset and have conversations by the fire with a lounge set. The Park Terrance set (pictured) is 2017 model, but this year’s set renamed The Morris is great too built with the same durable material. Double the seating, double the function of the space. Adding multiple forms of seating will help you stay out longer on your new patio.

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