Wednesday, June 26, 2013


 I function best in pretty.  
Which doesn't have to be about buying stuff.  Pretty can come from re-arranging what you have or picking some wild flowers.  
The point is, I know this about myself so the other day when I saw that my friend had her dishwasher detergent in a cute jar, I decided to do the same.  

Is it more practical than this?

Just prettier.

And that's okay.
Now to deal with this...

Thursday, June 20, 2013

New Bedroom

My 9 year old goddaughter came home to a new room this week. 

The goals for her redo were:
~give her a space to create
~organize her books and special items
~give everything a "place"
~update her look

A fresh coat of paint and several shopping trips later, ta-da! 





 Pretty much everything came from Ikea.  Whether you're a fan or not, they really do have an amazing variety of items for a great price.  
Emma Kate chose the bedding and the turquoise accent colour and from there I made a list of items I thought we could use in the room.  
Along the way Darla and I decided to add orange into the mix as well.

Let's look at some details.

These bins are a great way to keep art supplies tidy and your work space clear.  
Ikea has several cute sets of prints and of course, loads of frames.  
We chose a coloured chair to keep the space fun.

The shelf has lots of space for organizing books and art supplies and treasures.
You know I love this little kitchen cart!  It makes a perfect bedside table.

This little stool was a last minute addition but it's one of my favourite parts of the room.

The tray keeps the colour theme consistent.  
Plants at Ikea are a great buy and the pots were .99!  How can you go wrong?

Of course no room is complete without a closet purge and organize.


I LOVE my job!

Monday, June 17, 2013


Perhaps you've come around here looking for some inspiring decorating and organizing tips.

I'm afraid I've been off galavanting...can you guess where?

We joined our besties for an amazing week in Vegas to celebrate their 20th anniversary.

Check out the amazing room upgrade we both had!

Yes, that is a walk in closet.

But the best part was hanging out together, as we have been doing for all these 20 years.  
Happy Anniversary Mike and Darla!!
Thank- you for sharing it with us.

Farewell city of lights.  
Back to the home decor soon...

Thursday, June 6, 2013

A Lovely Day of Antiquing

What a fabulous day I've had!
I got to go to the Red Barn Antique Sale with some lovely ladies. 
Here we are with all of our finds.

Except, in fact, all 7 items purchased, were purchased by me.  
So really, these gals are perfect antiquing companions.  They were happy to carry stuff and help load the van...but there was no competition for the merchandise.  

Let's have a closer look.

I got a cute and very functional plant stand.
As well, an odd wire-ish box.  For what I know not but I like it.

This basket is in great shape, very useful and could go in pretty much any room.

I think you know I love a good tray.  
This one is melamine which is not only indestructible but also holds fond memories for me from my Bible camp days.
Plus it is a great colour.

Everything I purchased was very reasonably priced but the score of the day was this super cute side table for $4.  
The white table was a great deal too and could be a sofa table, potting table, is such a great style and really nicely aged. 

My favourite find is this hat box.  
It is perfect for the look that I'm planning for our renovated living room. 
I even haggled for it!  

We had lunch at the amazing bakery in Niverville.  
It was so good.  
These buns found there way home with me.

But the star of the show was my little bunny.  
She was so well behaved and fun to have with us.  
I am so grateful for her...and here we go making myself cry at the thought of her going to Kindergarten next year!!!!!

Love you Cate.