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How to Choose the Correct Area Rug Size

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September 15, 2021

Choosing the size of an area rug doesn’t have to be hard. You’ll find a lot of different advice and opinions about what size rug to use out there in the Googleverse, so I’ve narrowed it down to just a couple of simple options for each room. No matter what furniture arrangement you are working […]

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A Simple Guide to Styling Throw Pillows

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September 12, 2021

One of the most common questions I hear is “How do I style pillows on my couch?” It can seem a bit daunting when you are trying to choose from what seems like infinite pillow patterns, insert options, fabrics and sizes. So let’s dive into some simple formulas for styling throw pillows and where to […]

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How to Add Art to Your TV + 3 Free Art Prints

Renovation & Design

June 25, 2021

An age-old interior design dilemma has finally been solved! What to do with that ugly black box that ruins the look of any space…your TV! We finally invested in a Samsung Frame TV and we love it so much. Wondering how to add art to your TV to make it look like a painting? I’ll […]

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How to Decorate a Sparse Christmas Tree

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November 19, 2020

There’s something about a Charlie Brown tree that just makes me happy! I don’t love clutter and the holidays are definitely the time when our house feels the most full. Keeping the Christmas décor simple makes me feel less stressed and helps me to actually enjoy the season. Here are my best tips on how […]

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7 Ways to Create a Cozy Basement Family Room

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November 16, 2020

We’ve been spending so much time at home lately (yep it’s 2020) that we decided we needed to finally tackle our basement family room space. We wanted to make it functional and enjoyable so that the kids would actually to want to spend time down there. We are so happy with how it turned out […]

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How to Print Large Photo Portraits for Less

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November 16, 2020

We recently renovated our downstairs family room and I wanted to print large photo portraits of the girls. I loved the idea of making these oversized prints that I found on Chris Loves Julia! This is a really simple project and each framed art piece only cost about $30 CAD! In the US it would […]

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How to Build a DIY Homework Station

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November 16, 2020

It’s been a weird year. In March 2020, everything shut down. We transitioned to “online learning” and spent A LOT of time at home. We realized that with two grade-schoolers at home, we needed a dedicated homework space. Our two girls and both have small rooms (in our small house), so fitting a desk in […]

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Simple Christmas Front Porch Décor

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November 15, 2020

I love adding some holiday flair to our front porch to make it feel welcoming and festive, but I don’t want it to feel too thematic or over the top. Here are 5 simple ways to decorate your Christmas Front Porch: #1 Hang Fresh Garland I love using fresh garland outside because it will last […]

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How to Make Mini Gingerbread House Mug Hugger Cookies

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November 12, 2020

Treat yourself to a slow morning with a good book, a latté, and a yummy mini gingerbread house “mug hugger” cookie on the side. Mug hugger cookies are a fun way to spice up your Christmas tea, latté or any other delicious hot drink. They are simple and fun to make and they can double […]

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Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards & Gift Tags

Entertaining & Holidays

October 15, 2020

The older I get the more I crave simplicity. This Thanksgiving I set a minimal Scandinavian style table and I think it might be my favourite yet. I created classic printable Thanksgiving place cards that you could also use as seasonal gift tags once the holiday has passed! (You can download them further down in […]

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