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DIY Home Decor

A No-Fail Decor “Recipe” to Making Your Outdoor Space Fall-Ready

Fall feels like such a short season here in Alberta, Canada – it’s almost like we go right from summer to winter! – but I want to enjoy it to its fullest. On a warm stretch last week, I made our new back patio nice and cozy and ready for some Fall marshmallow roasting by adding some simple autumn decor touches. If you want to make your outdoor space look cozy and beautiful for Fall, here’s my no-fail “recipe” to achieving that perfect autumn patio look!Continue reading

DIY Family Food, DIY Parties & Holidays

Canada Day S’mores Bar

My daughters were introduced to s’mores only very recently, and now that they’ve tasted these roasted marshmallow sandwiches from heaven, they’re hooked! As a fun surprise for them for this Canada Day long weekend, I thought it would be fun to set up a patriotic s’mores bar on our patio. Here’s how I set up this cute DIY dessert bar, and how you can make your own Canada Day S’mores bar, too!
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DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor

DIY Board & Batten Video Tutorial

I recently added a board & batten feature wall to the fireplace wall in our living room, and added board & batten trim work to our new dining room. Today I wanted to share with you a video tutorial on how I install my own board & batten trim and how you can too! It’s such a great way to add some texture and interest to a space, and once you practice using the tools, it’s not too hard to do.Continue reading

DIY Home Decor

A Fresh, Floral Spring Mantel

This is the time of year where we start longing for Spring to come, especially here in Alberta, Canada where the snow is still up to our knees. Our kids do love the snow and all of the fun that comes with it (and I mostly enjoy its beauty), but we’re definitely ready for milder temperatures so that we can play outside moreĀ (cabin fever, anyone?). In faith that Spring will indeed come soon, I’ve decorated our mantel with fresh and faux florals and greenery. It’s instantly brightened up our living room, and the sight of blooms makes me hopeful that Spring is just around the corner. Come take a mini tour of our fresh, floral Spring mantel decor, and make sure to visit the bottom of this blog post to see several more beautiful Spring mantel decor ideas from my blogging friends!Continue reading

DIY Home Decor

How to Create a Cozy, Hygge Living Room this Winter

Happy February, friends! Last month, I shared that my “word for the year” is hygge. Hygge is a beautiful Danish word that’s hard to translate into English, but it’s essentially a deep senseĀ of coziness and well-being. I’ve been trying to embrace Hygge during these cold, Alberta winter months by baking more comfort foods, enjoying the company of my family and friends, doing lots of crafts, and decorating with my favourite cozy essentials. Let me share how I’ve decorated our living room for winter and 5 things that will help you create your own cozy, hygge space in your own home!
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