Rustic Wreath & a Creative Canadian Blogger Christmas Hop!

Christmas decorating in our home can cause a bit of war between my self and my husband James. See, I tend to lean towards a minimalist Scandinavian look whereas he leans towards rustic and traditional. The first year we moved into our home I swear we almost drew straws to decide on light colours. I won the exterior of the house (all white) and he won the tree (colorful). Because James is far more into Christmas than I am – a feat that is possible despite every project you see on my blog – he…

#TOMSforTarget & a Giveaway!

This is how an average text message conversation usually goes these days between myself and my husband James. James – “You at home? Me  – “No, why?” James – “You at Target?” Me  – “Why do you assume I’m always at Target?” James – “Are you at Target?” Me – Pause “Yes.” Ever since Target arrived in Canada and approximately 10 minutes away from our home, James has pretty much called it “my second house” because I am there so often. I looked around our home this past week and it occurred to me that…

DIY - Maleficent Staff

My younger daughter is going as Princess Aurora for Halloween from this years Maleficent movie. She is what I like to call the easy costume child. I found a nice Coronation scene Aurora dress (thank you Target) and there’s her costume. My older daughter on the other hand wants to be Maleficent. But not just the “store bought I look nothing like the movie” Maleficent costume, but exactly like Angelina Jolie did in the christening scene where she curses baby Aurora. Long dress and complicated molded butterfly collar to match. And yes I showed her…

DIY - Leather Bat Necklace

Halloween and me have gotten off to a slow start this year. Why, I am not quite sure. It’s up there with my favourite Holidays of the year and I am still in the middle of fixing up my kids Halloween costumes and loving every second of that. But something has been missing for me this time around. What I do know is that I’ve been focusing more on subtle Halloween crafts and decor versus last years full on Alice in Wonderland front porch decor explosion. This year I made a fall wreath and put…