A bike ride in the snow… and 4 brave things.

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Yesterday was NEARLY thee day… but not quite. I had been patiently waiting for the remaining ice on the road to leave the premises so I could finally hop on my bike and hit the trails. However road shoulders were still inhabited by those annoying little ice glaciers. So I set off on foot instead, […]

Rustic winter decorating with black, white and wood

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To winter decorate or not to winter decorate… That was a real question for a while. Traditionally, once Christmas is a wrap, I like to take everything down and pull the decorating back to bare bones to enjoy the empty sparce look for a spell. However, once I started undecorating the Christmas tree, I stopped. […]

Happy New Year ice storm musings

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Happy New Year, dear friends! And what a new year it has been in our neck of the woods. We were hit with a major ice storm right after Christmas, and it’s been cold enough to hold onto those temps and most of the ice. It’s starting to get old now though with crusty, dirty […]

Super festive Christmas and winter directional signs

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I have always ALWAYS loved the look of a multi-directional sign. Whether it’s on a ski hill or while vacationing, I’ve always admired how neat a bunch of signs all in one spot actually look. Especially if you are a signaholic type… So I decided to try my hand at making the idea myself. I gathered […]

The epic winter my wish came true

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I do love my snow. But after our last snowfall (right when I was attempting to take off for Maui over Christmas), I really thought that was it for us. But I was soooooo wrong. After my return, over the course of 3 days, 80 cm (pretty much 3 feet) hit us. And for BC’s west […]

A surprise rustic shed snow day

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I’ve mentioned no less than a bazillion times how much I love snow. It’s very seldom we have a white Christmas on Canada’s west coast. And I’m not entirely sure we will this year. But, what are the chances of right before leaving on a tropical getaway, we are BLASTED with a blizzard? Low! It’s […]

Stencilled snowflake pillow on the new sofa

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In November, I picked up the Stocksund sofa and two chairs from Ikea. My 20 year old (bad) junk just had to go. But being cautious me, I purchased the new stuff and put it together before I got rid of the old. All in the same room. At the same time. Goodness. This place […]

Toolbox shelf for a Christmas hot cocoa bar

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Every Christmas, I love to dream up a new hot cocoa bar idea. Blame it on our currently blustery weather! It. Is. COLD. And we west coaster Canadians aren’t use to it. So this year, a cheater idea came to mind. How about a toolbox shelf? I love not having to build everything from scratch […]

When less becomes more, with a moody winter mantel

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Watch out world… I’m in a colour-less mood. Even more so than normal. 🙂 This can change at any given moment of course! Once the Sleigh Rides Christmas mantel came down, the mantel actually sat bare for awhile. A reset, if you will. I was just done seeing ‘stuff’. What was so attractive about ‘bare?’ Invisible. Didn’t […]