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 […]

Funky Junk’s best DIY of 2015 – then and now

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Well junkers, this is a good time to look over the entire year in one big scroll. So what went down in 2015? Ohhh…. well… I purged, painted, collected old wood, made cool stuff with old wood, organized better, created more storage. Then I saw a little more of the world, then came back home […]

Scrooge-less reclaimed wood Christmas tree and star

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I’m embarrassed to admit, I can’t remember the last time I decorated outdoors for Christmas. Much of that has to do with the front door and side windows needing paint. And the concrete needing work. And the whole outside needing… a good farmhouse experience. Or something. Or a pretty for sale sign on the front yard would work […]

Santa’s Picnic By The Campfire: A Christmas Mantel

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Do you ever story tell with your decorating? Let’s get into that in a big way in a moment. But first… Today is soooo exciting! This post is part of a MASSIVE Christmas blog hop, hosted by Hometalk.com (find my work on HT HERE) and CountryLiving.com where home and garden bloggers from all over are sharing their brand new […]