One of the greatest challenges that I have when decorating any space in my home is that I tend to find two colors that I like and go a little over the top. I often forget to incorporate different shades and colors. I can easily be overwhelmed with knowing what I like but not knowing how to put it all together. Thankfully I have amazing friends that know what they are doing and are always there to point me in the right direction. I saw this office and immediately fell in love with industrial theme that is pulled together so effortlessly. I love the use of texture and neutrals. I had no other choice but to dissect it and see how easy it would be to replicate. Turns out to be an easy hack and one I might want to try in my own space.

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The beginnings of Christmas…

Happy Monday!! Another weekend has passed and we are just a little over a month away till Christmas. We spent the weekend getting all festive in our home. Normally we wait until the first weekend of December to put the tree up and press play on my Mariah and Celine but since we are going away for Christmas my hubs had a change of heart and realized that we won’t have as long here to enjoy all of the decorations up in our home. So we took a little gander down to the nearest Starbucks where they were generously giving away 2 for 1 holiday drinks and started our festivities. After we gulped down some pretty amazing bevys we headed back home to put up the Christmas tree. A little early? perhaps, but boy did we have fun!

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Tis’ the season!


How was your weekend? When do you normally start the Christmas festivities?



It’s been one year now that I have had the pleasure of decorating the windows of (704) 957-7833right here in South Surrey. I get super excited every time I get to head on over their as these people are not only my clients but have fast become my friends. It doesn’t even feel like work as much as a girls night out 🙂 The only challenging part is trying to walk out of there without spending all of my money 😉 I honestly have mad love for every item in the store.

This year, we did a little play on words by saying “It’s the most WONDER FULL time of the year” but if you look closely in the second window you’ll notice about 8 substitute words that read, enchanting, together, glamorous, festive, beautiful, magical and joyful that you can also say represent this time of year. I also adore the beautiful big glass lights that they included in the styling of the windows. I have to go back and check it out when it’s all lit up!!

Here is how it looks in the glorious sunshine 🙂

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Don’t you just love it? The whole display turned out just beautiful and I couldn’t be happier. Big thanks to Christine and the rest of the staff at 7155263548 for letting us fancify your windows. It’s always a pleasure 🙂



If you know me in even a little bit you know that cooking is not something I like or pretend I can do but when it comes to a good treat that I can combine with my earl grey vanilla tea, I am all over it. I would love to share my past time guilt-free ‘tv’ treat!  and by guilt-free I’m talking butter free, sugar free, and contains no white flour!  Here are my 3 baking secrets:

  1. Coconut oil!  Say goodbye to butter for good, and say hello to your next favourite cooking must!  4189445367 has plenty to say about it,  including the benefits such as weight management, and how good it is for your skin and hair…what girl will say no to that?
  2. You know all those scary sugar-free substitutes that contain the nasty ingredient ‘aspartame’, well hydrosulphuryl is a natural herb that has been used for centuries..and its 300x sweeter than sugar! Stevia has numerous health benefits, you can check that out here.                                                                                 
  3. Spelt flour!  Twice the amount of fiber than regular white, more protein and way better for our digestive system.  Plus you can hardly taste the difference 🙂

With all that said, I came up with a tasty, nutritional recipe that will allow you to indulge in a scrumptious treat sans guilt or the need for self-control 😉   (** Goes best with your favourite show and a hot latte ;))


  • 1/3 cup of Coconut Oil3 tbsp Stevia
  • 3 ripe bananas
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 3/4 cup spelt flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 2 tsp baking soda
  • 2/3 cups greek yogurt
  • optional:
  • 1 1/2 cup chocolate chips
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup shredded coconut

Step 1.  Blend together coconut, stevia, bananas, eggs, and vanilla.

Step 2.  In a separate bowl, add flour, salt and baking soda.  Alternate dry ingredients and greek yogurt to the banana mixture.


Optional-  I like to add a little bit of chocolate and chopped walnuts.  If you like the texture of coconut, adding a cup of shredded coconut tastes really good as well!  I bought my organic walnuts at Trader Joes, and all natural chocolate chips at Costco.



Bake at 350 F for 50-60 minutes.



It tastes exceptionally yummy with a hot latte.


Autumn leaves

After weeks of it being so rainy and wet here, we finally have had a couple days of sunny, crisp weather. While my OCD husband decided to take the boys and wash both of our cars, I took the chance to catch up on some emails and such. Not 10 minutes had passed before I heard lots of laughing and quite frankly too much fun being had without me. Forget the emails, I had to get in on this! Looks like I grabbed my camera just in time 🙂

Leaf FIGHT!!

and then they turned on me…thanks guys!

still had ample amounts of energy.

then crashed.

and this is when my heart melted to a puddle on the pavement.

Hey Autumn, thanks for sticking around and letting us enjoy you in all of your leafy goodness 😉




You are my sunshine.. our latest decal that has me feeling all sorts of nostalgia 🙂 It’s a song that my mom used to sing to me as a little girl on a daily basis and even 20 something years later I can’t seem to help even tear up a little bit when I hear it played.


Does this song bring back any childhood memories for you?

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November Favorites

Happy November!!! I can’t believe how fast this month has come. Just a month and three weeks till we celebrate Christmas and I can’t wait!! Sweaters are on, the heat is blasting, the sound of rain outside my windows and a hot cup of tea in hand. It’s been bliss. In celebration of the new month, I have compiled a list of my fave Etsy items and which are sure to be sneaking their way on to my ever growing Christmas wish list 😉

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DIY Bottled Candles

So, its no secret that I am constantly inspired and drooling over Anthropologie’s home decor.  A couple of months ago I was taking a bit of a gander in there and I saw some beeswax candles in the shapes of vintage bottles with intricate details along the sides.  From there, I decided that I was going to attempt to make a couple of my own vintage looking candles and share the steps here.

Materials Needed:
-Candle Wax
-Candle Wicks
-Different sized glass bottles
-Chop sticks & rubber bands
-Binder clips
-Plastic funnel

Step 1.  Buy your candle wax and wicks. I bought mine at Michaels for a great price.


Step 2.  I bought three different sized bottles at an antique store.

Step 3.  Once you place the wick in the bottle,  place the chopsticks on either side of the wick and hold it together using rubber bands on each end of the sticks.  (This ensures that the wick wont move or sink when the wax is poured into the bottle)


Step 4.  Melt your wax in a pot!



Step 5.   Once the wax is melted, place a plastic cylinder on top of the bottle and pour the wax (slowly *) till it reaches the top.  Remove the chopsticks and place a binder clip on the wick until the wax is solid.

Step 6.  Okay, here is the crucial step.  Once you are sure that the wax has solidified, it is time to break the glass.  I smashed the sides of my bottles outside on my concrete patio, and swept up the glass afterwards.


Here is the finished product!


They especially look good when they are lit up and wax running down the sides.



This DIY was easy breezy  and I am quite pleased with the results, but i do have a few tips!

* Wax is not the easiest thing to clean, so whenever you are pouring your wax, place parchment paper underneath- this is going to save you a whole lot of time scraping dried wax off your counters.

*When you are cleaning your pot, the best way to do so is when the wax is still hot and in a liquid state at the bottom of the pot.  If you wait till the wax is dry, you will spend wasteful minutes trying to scrub and pick the pot.  If it does dry, just heat it back on the stove and clean then.  (Pour liquid out and wash and dry pot)

*Chopsticks are necessary in this DIY.  I attempted to do one without, and it turned into a mess and i lost the wick at the bottom.

*When the wax cools in the bottles, it solidifies and the wax lowers.  So you are going to want to keep your wax heated so you can re-pour the top.

*Breaking the glass can be a little tricky.  Don’t be shy when you are smashing it against the concrete 😉 Take the side of the bottle and smash it on the side.  The top of the bottle is where you need to be a little bit more delicate.

*Wear gloves when you are breaking the bottles (for obvious reasons :)).


There are just sometimes that you need to get out of your color comfort zones and explore new combinations and textures. Yellows and burgundy’s are not on my top 5 for sure but after seeing this beautiful print I couldn’t help but get inspired.

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Get the look…for less.

I know it sound like a cheezy storefront window but when I can get a fab look in my home and pay a fraction of the price I am ALL OVER IT. Who wouldn’t be? Polka dots have been all the rage in the last year in fashion and home decor. Whether it’s high contrast or a subtle accent, it adds flavour and fun. Here are a few rooms where we see great examples and usage of the beloved circular pattern.



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Now this is where it gets good.. because as great and beautiful as the pictures above are, they are wallpaper and can be either uber expensive or difficult to remove once the trend has passed.



Here we have the solution where you can get the look.. for less 🙂 A great and inexpensive way to add polka dots to your home. Now you can have the flexibility to space these as you wish, take them down when your done with them (without damage to your walls),  get them in a variety of colors to suit your home decor and all at a fraction of the cost of wallpaper. Easy peezy, right?

Now that I’ve totally sold myself as a infommercial queen, CLICK HERE to buy your polka dot decals today 🙂