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Barbara Matson
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Quick Christmas Decor Ideas
It's that time of year to dig out the Christmas decor, or to add pieces to a collection you might have. Being a bit of a traditionalist when it comes to Christmas decor, I love sticking with basic red, mixed metallics such as gold and silver and black accen...

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Holiday Cards from Minted
After ordering beautiful holiday cards last year from Minted , I couldn't refuse the opportunity to order some this year. There are so many designs to choose from on their site,  I wanted gold foil and one design caught my eye immediately. An added bonus wa...

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A Quick and Easy Update
We have several pieces of furniture around the house that need a freshening up with some paint. Way back in 2009 when I started my blog, I was a stay at home mom with time on my hands and many pieces received a lick of paint. One piece was a solid pine dres...

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Fresh & Clean
** Sponsored post ** Lavender has to be one of my favourite plants to grow and to use in my home. I have lavender essential oil which I use along with Castille soap to make my own face wash in soap pump. Lavender helps with stress and aids in sleep. When I ...

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A Itty Bitty Project
So here we are a week after my last post. Major fail in writing a post more than once a week. Not much happening here at our house, but I hope to spruce a few things up for Christmas. If you follow me on Instagram , I shared a quick peek on Instastories! On...

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TGIF
Since working full-time teaching kindergarten these past 5 years, my poor blog has become so neglected.  Now that my hubby and I are empty nesters (and I am only in my mid-40's!!) I have time on my hands to focus on my blog AND I need a creative outlet afte...

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Vancouver Modern Home Tour
Have you ever driven by a beautifully designed home and wondered what it looks like inside? Now is your chance with the 4th annual Vancouver Modern Architecture and Design Society's Home Tour on September 17, 2016.  I had the privilege of attending their ho...

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DIY Outdoor Table
What fun I had working with Lowe's Canada to create a Backyard on a Budget ! But it didn't come without it's challenges. Being the adventurous DIYer, I decided to build a table. My husband was skeptical and instructed me not to sell our old glass patio tabl...

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Backyard on a Budget Reveal!
Finally after weeks of working on my DIY table I can reveal our patio that I created with the help of Lowe's Canada . My challenge was to create a Backyard on a Budget with $750. I wanted a wooden table but to purchase one readymade would have blown the bud...

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Backyard on a Budget : Part II
As spring moves on at a rapid pace my backyard patio makeover is at a standstill.  I am working with Lowe's Canada to re-create our backyard space on a budget, you can read all about it in my  first post,  Our plan is to makeover the patio area as our famil...
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