You know the phrase, “Monkey see, monkey do”? When you’re a family with little children, you know how true this can be! They watch us – constantly and everything we do and say is imprinted in their minds. Children so badly want to mimic the things we do as parents and want to be involved. When it comes to habits in my home that display values of home cleaning, responsibility, kindness to others, and recycling, I try really hard to make sure my kids follow my lead.…
It’s finished!! Feels like it’s been taking some time, but once you see how much we had to do you will understand why. Everything that was here when we moved in was original. We loved that we could learn and change some things to personalize our home a little more for ourselves.
Drew had SO much help from one of his friends, taking apart the floor and installing new floors. Once they finished all that hard work. We decided to give the walls a fresh new coat of paint. Along with a new railing and furniture to give this little space new life. We have never done floors before. So Drew learnt a lot during this process. Excited to try and tackle others in the home now!
Turned out just the way I wanted it to. Loving every bit of it. The after part that is! Take a peek below…
Installing New Floors
A big thank you to the help from
Keisha Lynne, xx
If you haven’t already watched it, myself and 5 other Canadian Bloggers put together a fun series of Insta-Stories to showcase our Holiday Decor in our home. Decorated and all themed CHRISTMAS!! How fun! You can still watch it for a little bit longer (24hour rule on stories!) But if your to late, thats ok, because we are basically sharing everything on there here today. Along with links and tags to shops and pieces we own!
As well as I’m tagging a couple DIY’s and very inexpensive ideas to decorate your home. Because it doesn’t need to cost a lot of money to turn your home into a dreamy Holiday Home.
First off we will start in the entry room… Newly renovated. I haven’t even posted before photos yet. You’ll be seeing those soon..
After this room we snuck upstairs to our Living Room/Play Area. Where the main event stands tall and pretty. Our flocked Christmas Tree from Minter Gardens. It’s beautiful!
In the living space we have all of our stockings hung on the mantel and some fresh greenery along the top.
For the kitchen the light was just to dark for me to even snap any photos. The biggest piece we added there was garland around the very top of our shelves along the whole one side of the kitchen.
Then across the room we have the dining room. I set the table so that it’s usable at any moment. Something thats simple but fancy! Greenery, candles, wine, brass ornaments. Very woodsy and outdoor feel which I love, it makes it feel so cozy in this space!
Along the one side of the wall in the dining room we have this antique hutch I found years ago. There I placed our Google Home Max for Christmas music, candles, a few other little decorations I have picked up along the way including some DIY’S!
Home Decor Finds
Ornaments | Canadian Tire, Superstore, Minter Gardens, The Button Box Boutique
Baby Its Cold Sign | AllyBeth Design Co
White Entry Bench | Wayfair Canada
Wicker Basket | Walmart
Pillows | Pillow Fight Factory
Candles | Canvas Candle Co, Vancouver Candle Co, The Button Box Boutique
Stockings Blanket & Pillow Case | 607 Davie & Choy
Stocking Hangers | Superstore
Flocked Christmas Tree Ribbon Ornaments | Minter Garden
Wire Trees | Dollar Store
Brass Reindeer | Thrift store. Spray painted gold
Dishes & Placemats | Bed Bath & Beyond
Ornaments & Silver Garland | The Button Box Boutique
Door Wreath | Vintage Meadow
Tall Wire Shelf | Woodwaves Furniture
Follow along with our Canadian Blogger Friends below to view their homes as well… Happy Decorating!
Look what the cat blew in… just kidding!
For real though we do want to share with you the newest gadget to come into our home from Dyson Canada. After a Summer ending with weeks of smokey, polluent air from the BC Wildfires we had a feeling this would be so beneficial not for just us but for any family anywhere! The kids have a really hard time when that wildfire smoke starts to linger, we usually keep them inside as much as we can. Which isn’t always so fun. With this newest addition the Dyson Pure Cool Hepa Fan & Purifier it really helps keep our air quality inside clean and it helps us feel cool and refreshed all day/night.…