Category archives: Decor

  • Entrepreneur Barbie's Home Office

  • My home office has gone through some great changes recently. Yes, it was pretty fabulous...but honestly too cluttered. Just look how much stuff was in there! (and how much hair I've got!) Read all about the office transformation the first time around & see all the 'before' photos >> here The desk was too big and really didn't work well (I got that desk in grade 6!) and I wasn't[...]
  • Simple Spring Staircase makeover

  • HELLOOOOO! Let's first start with an obvious question.....where the f&*k have I been? Well. Nowhere really. I will make a very long story very very short. Our house is on the market and it's been a process. A process I tell you. We didn't tackle any projects at first because they make a mess, you disrupt the 'viewing schedule' and other silly reasons. BUT! After living in a holding pa[...]
  • Take the party outside! My tips for simple outdoor entertaining.

  • Literally the moment Spring has sprung, I just itch to sit outside and read a book, to eat outside, really to do anything outside. I love the changing of the seasons and welcome all the freshness that Spring brings, like forsythia. As avid entertainers, one of my favourite spots to entertain is in the yard during the warmer months. A good meal, great friends, maybe a bonfire, and a healthy[...]
  • My Wayfair wishlist of awesome home goods

  • You know the old expression, if wishes were horses then beggars would ride? We'll, I've updated it. I'd redecorate. I have no immediate plans to do so, but it's always nice to dream. Well...if I'm being honest our second floor bathroom is closer than I think to an update, but that's for another day. Let's stick to dreaming shall we? Dreaming of having no budget, dreaming of pretty things to mak[...]
  • It's easy being green in 2017

  • One of my all time favourite colours from the Crayola marker set is 'Kelly Green'. This colour is such a happy colour. My Nana, a proud Irish lady, had many outfits made entirely of this colour: top, skirt, sweater, shoes, jewels, the whole enchilada. It's the colour we added as the surprise POP behind the door in our recent powder room makeover. And just like when I liked Ala[...]
  • Traditional Christmas Decor Home Tour #CBHomeTour

  • When it comes to Christmas decor I am all about tradition. Our tree looks almost identical year after year, and each year I love taking the time to hang each and every ornament, all of which have a story. I know where (or from whom) every single one came from. With 13 married Christmases, our tree of memories gets more full each year and I love it. Welcome to our Christmas home tour, pa[...]
  • Tips for being the best guest (at a blogger's house)

  • Just a quick search can reveal oodles of advice on how to be a great guest. But if you've got a friend like me in your squad, well the rules are a little bit different when you're the guest at a DIY or decor blogger's house. (Note: Written with tongue firmly planted in cheek;). So I thought I would round up my top five ways to be a great guest at a blogger's house: 1. Ask for a to[...]
  • Glamorous Black and White Powder Room

  • This is the story of swanky black and white powder room makeover. This is also the story of how I locked myself in the powder room. (you can read that full saga at the very end of this post). But mostly, this is the story of the little tank lever that stole my heart. It's perfection. It is beautiful, simple, perfection. And it had me at hello. Just look at her! She's perfe[...]
  • DIY Sunglasses Storage & Display Organizer #12MonthsofDIY

  • Take a look at this drawer and tell me you don't one have one exactly like it in your house. We all do. Ours is in the kitchen. Yours might be there too. Even if it's not though, you know where it is. And just thinking about it is making your cringe, isn't it? Don't fret my friends. I am here to help. That drawer is now empty. All thanks to my handy dandy DIY Sunglasses storage [...]
  • Powder Room Makeover Plans

  • The main floor powder room is headed for a makeover! It's been a little over four years since I ripped out the ugly brown painted textured wallpaper and gave the room it's first makeover. So naturally, it's time for another:) This room gets used a lot. Not just by us (supervised of course by the dogs), but by guests at dinner parties. And it's also a room I like to decorate at Christmas and[...]
  • Giving old halloween decor new life with spray paint

  • Three cheers for spray paint! Seriously. Ever since I spray painted a turquoise pair of high top converse orange with spray paint in grade four I've been in love. I mean, it's almost magical. It was THIS...and now it's THAT. It was ugly orange and way too 'halloween' for my more 'Harvest' style decor, and now it's pretty and copper. Magical I tell you. Two of the fun items used to decora[...]
  • Fall Home Tour & Harvest Decorating #CBHomeTour

  • Here's the thing about blogging, it's addictive. And so is styling up pretty little areas of the house. Over the years my fall decorating has definitely increased and this year is no exception! It's definitely my most decorated fall so far. (For a trip down memory lane, check out my fall decorating evolution from three years ago, two years ago, and last year.) Which is why I am so excite[...]