Stencil garden-themed Ikea crates

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You guys already know I’m a reclaimed wood fanatic. Add a few rustic crates to the mix, and you have me lock, stock and barrel. For the most part, I generally have plenty of great old junk on hand to create with. However I also recognize not everyone comes across reclaimed wood planks that have […]

Goodbye winter and hello spring in one trail riding day

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The weather on the west coast lately has really surprised us. It went basically from winter to early summer in one day. It’s been AMAZING. Absolutely no complaints at all. It’s just so weird to be wearing shorts with nothing growing yet. I attempted several times to ride the trails while the snow was still […]

Snow memories while meandering the snowy bike trails by foot

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Our west coast weather of late has taken quite a turn! We’ve had bitter cold winds and the past two days a good dump of snow. Normally known as the Bahamas of Canada, BC had been hit by a little of that polar vortex effect that’s been back east. Our conditions didn’t come close to […]

A new winter white Ektorp 3.5 sofa living room

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While many of us are revamping our homes with winter decor, I went one (ok, several hundred) steps WAY beyond! Friends, I have some dreamy white slipcovered furniture in the house, and boy on boy am I in LOVE! Visit How To Assemble An Ikea Ektorp 3.5 Sofa HERE A little backstory… I wanted the […]

An epic Christmas bike ride thanks to changing traditions

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I think for the most part, most of us make Christmas plans, then we simply follow through. Then there are those that may tweak ‘the rules’ a little here or there…  maybe either to change things up to introduce some new traditions or because changing circumstances require it. Changing up Christmas traditions can be a […]

Christmas junk home tour

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Here we are, at the end of 2018. Another year come and gone. Isn’t it neat that Christmas ends up right at the end of it all? Kinda like a big, beautiful celebration to just end the year right! And with Christmas eve in full swing today, this will of course be my last post […]

Christmas tree forest with DIY reclaimed wood crate skirt

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I gave myself a deadline on Saturday. Self, the livingroom MUST be complete, and clean for a photo shoot on Sunday! Boy, did I have my work cut out for me. I was stalling because while I had this vision of a Christmas tree forest in the livingroom, I wasn’t sure what to use for […]

Snowshoes in a Christmas kitchen forest with sign

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I’ve always wanted snowshoes to decorate with. As in, EVERY. SINGLE. WINTER. I just haven’t landed any in my area. I’m not near any antique stores so this dream just never came to pass.  Until this year. I knew I wanted this year’s Christmas theme to be forest-like… and boy would snowshoes be perfect. My […]