Quilted fabric Canadian map message centre

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(click to enlarge photo) My mom was fiercely patriotic. I mean, I am too! But if you were to give me the choice of flying somewhere in Canada or the US, I’ll always pick the US. Probably because you guys have palm trees… Sorry Mom! But when LONG TIME blogger friend and master sewer Missy from […]

6. A cleaner, whiter reclaimed wood office reveal

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(click to enlarge picture) A cleaner, whiter reclaimed wood office reveal is finally a wrap! And I am LOVING IT! Can YOU see what’s different? Sooo many things. To recap, my self proposed challenge was to clean up, and lighten up this area. My home resembles a cave when the sun doesn’t shine, so I wanted […]

A country bike ride to my land, with a new partner

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If you’ve been following along my little bike ride adventure stories, you’ll already know how in love I am with this new passion.  First I tested myself. My bike was not cheap, so I didn’t want to make two mistakes! Since I passed the test with flying colours, there was one more step to make. […]

PJ 299 – an upcycled link party


Welcome to Party Junk 299 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Welcome back to another weekend of pure junk goodness from bloggers all over! Can you believe I blogged every day this week? I was chatty! I revamped a dresser with some hydrangeas, I took you on a bike ride and […]

5 – pruning the great outdoors

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I have a seasonal buddy, and his name is Walter. Walter is flat out my hero. He calls ME when fall transpires, to check up on things outdoors. I love reminders. I feel like someone is taking care of me for a change. I also love big trucks. The end. Whenever Walter asks if it’s time to […]

My secret to arranging hydrangeas

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One of my most fondest memories of going to my grandma’s house was admiring her hydranga bushes.  Oh my goodness… they lined the entire one side of her house in heavenly, abundant blooms! Not being a green thumb at all these days, I’m always astounded that my own hydrangea bushes produce anything! It must be […]

How to fuel a wanderlust heart when you can’t travel

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I thought I was going to get the opportunity to go to a massive bucket list destination through work this fall. I’ve always dreamed of visiting New York. When I went to Toronto last year, I was ‘this close!’ But chose to stay there instead as it’s a destination in itself! But when my most recent […]

4 – a fall hydrangea dressed up dresser

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Guys, I nearly cut out this week. I’ve been struggling with a companion paint colour for the white blog office, so that project is still on hold. And then life took some unexpected turns. Result? Nothing done. Nothing. Just a bunch of silly paint redos.  Clearly, my least fav DIY thing is choosing paint colours. […]

PJ 298 – an upcycled link party


Welcome to Party Junk 298 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Hello junkers!  Last weekend on Funky Junk was a little of a lot. I meant to just clean my office, but ended up with white walls… You gave me advice about my beloved popcorn ceilings… And I […]

How to make it when you’re newly single

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Today’s post is a little.. different. It’s very personal. And rather gutsy.  I wrote it a few months ago, but it never felt like the right time to publish it. I honestly didn’t know if I ever would. I’m not even sure why I wrote it! But I was motivated to publish it today for a […]

WWYD – Let’s chat about popcorn ceilings


I often wait to blog about something after figuring out the solution. But, I get stuck in ruts from time to time. And indecision totally halts progress. So… who better to ask when I have a question?  You! I have you! So… I’m totally over the procrastination. I’d love your input on certain things that can […]

3 – A much WHITER blog office

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Welcome to From Crap to Clean before Christmas, a Monday challenge to encourage you to clean up your spaces before the tree goes up! All instalments to date are HERE.   So.. I didn’t plan this very bright and white project. At all. My intent for this Monday’s Crap to Clean project was to tackle all the […]

PJ 297 – an upcycled link party


Welcome to Party Junk 297 – an upcycled link party Every Friday, 7 PM through Sunday 11 PM Pacific Welcome back to a junk filled weekend, from bloggers all over! This past week was a real mixed bag. I showed you my brave ugly to better linen closet, my fancy pants oversized cutting board project,  and even took […]

Desire authentic souvenirs? The Maui Swap Meet it is!

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One day while cooling off at our pool while in Maui, I had the chance to chat it up with a few visitors, learning about their adventures and must sees. I love how people on vacation talk. They have TIME to talk. There’s a big difference. We got to chatting about (the lack of junk) shopping, […]

From fenceboards to supersized cutting board tray

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Are you into antique cutting boards? I sure am! But we don’t seem to have lots of woodsy stuff in our thrift stores of late, so… I made my own oversized reclaimed wood cutting board Apple Farm tray out of a few fence planks, and a stencil. But that’s not all…  Mindi from My Love 2 Create banded […]