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My goal in life (other than getting rid my constantly ingrown toenail) is to have the perfect coffee table. You know the one. It’s the big square, stylish yet comfortable looking one in all the magazines, loaded with a few casually, yet perfectly placed random objects set beside a stack of art books that make me look like I’m both cultured and smart with a sense of irony. I’m sure you’ve seen it. At the moment my coffee table has a silver bowl and a glass vase. Ehh. It’s so-so. I’ll probably change it tonight in my desperate attempt to fall in love with it. That’s what I do. Move things, change things, screw around with them until I fall in love with them. I do it with furniture arrangements, table settings, bookcases and closets. I do it with stuff I buy and stuff I make. Read on to learn how to make it, move it or repurpose it.

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Christmas House Tour 2014.
The Outside.

Christmas is a time for giving.  We all know that.  It’s also, of course,  a time for receiving.  I myself have already received 2 burns, multiple scratches and a paper cut that is completely unimpressive for the amount of pain it […]

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Christmas Present Dioramas Up Close

  Yup!  It’s a surprise Tuesday post.   I wanted to give you a close up view of the Christmas wrapping I did this year and if I didn’t do it on a Tuesday (instead of when I regularly post […]

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Christmas House Tour 2014

  Welcome to my home.  Please don’t stay long.  You’ll mess the place up .  It hasn’t been this tidy since last Christmas’ photo shoot.       The foyer.  On the centre hall table is a glass cake pedestal […]

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Your Chance to Show Off

I can remember it like it was yesterday (which means I can’t remember it at all). There I was at some place, doing some thing that I vaguely remember made me happy. Or maybe it was sad. I was happy […]

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A fast, easy DIY present idea.
Day Planner Hack

    Sometimes we love someone so much we want to buy them the greatest present in the world.  But sometimes we don’t have enough money for that and also we remember how they once said our hair looked bad […]

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Diorama Present Toppers.
Say Goodbye to the Bow.

Here are the things I’ve done to avoid writing this post today.   1.  Rearranged all the accessories in my living room. 2.  Cleaned out the kitty litter box. 3.  Checked the chickens to see how far along in their […]

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Halloween House Tour 2014

      Welcome to my house at Halloween.  I spent the past 10 minutes trying to figure out how to spell Mua ha ha.  Or Muah ah ah.   But it keeps coming out looking like the sound a […]

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Giving Halloween a Hand.

  Dollarama is great.  Love Dollarama.  I want to be Dollarama when I grow up.  The only problem with the stuff from Dollarama is it’s cheap junk that may or may not cause a rash when you look at it.  But […]

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Glow in the Dark Walls.
Halloween DIY

Halloween is one of those love it or hate it holidays.  I happen to love it.  The goth, the decorating, the darkness, the creep.  I love giving my house a dark, eerie quality.  Of course when you own a 150 […]

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Thanksgiving 2014.
The Rustic table.

I understood Canadian Thanksgiving was coming up.  I really did.  There are pumpkins in the stores, turkeys in supermarket coolers and every time I look at a Pinterest board there’s something made out of straw and burlap staring back at […]

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Stereo Stereo
The turntable as an accessory.

When I was young, my mother  had a cleaning lady because we were fantastically wealthy and lived in a very large home on a very large estate with lots of objects that sparkled and gleamed.   The cleaning lady wore […]

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Your FIRST look at my new kitchen in Canadian Living Magazine!
Plus a giveaway.

The last time I was this excited over something it was covered in gravy. Here’s your first glimpse of me in my new kitchen.   The October issue of Canadian Living magazine is on stands now!  And if it’s not where […]

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Although I have remained unscathed, I am not responsible if you hurt yourself while cleaning your gutters or trying to tame a chipmunk.