Ski-themed winter decorating tour

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Ski-themed winter decorating tour A month ago, I decorated for winter.  A MONTH! In other words, I didn’t take pictures. I guess I told myself the winter decorating I put up was too simple to share…  then before I added more, the house got dirty again and the month swept by. Since the sun was […]

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 […]

White slipcovered IKEA ektorp 3.5 sofas living room tour

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White slipcovered IKEA ektorp 3.5 sofas living room tour Q: Do IKEA Uppland slipcovers fit the now discontinued Ikea 3.5 Ektorp sofas? A: Update January 2019: Ikea has now discontinued the Ektorp 3.5 sofa series. I am currently trying to find out if the new Uppland sofa slipcovers will fit the Ikea 3.5 Ektorp. I […]

Rusty junk wooden snowmen with rotating scarves

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Someone asked me in comments if I could make some reclaimed wood snowmen. YES! Yes, I’ve been meaning to do this forever! Give me a challenge with reclaimed wood and I am SO in. So I quickly jotted it down in my make-this list yesterday, fully planning on doing this today. As you can already […]

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 […]

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 […]