DIY Lavender & Coconut Bath Drops

Wednesday, December 17, 2014 0 Permalink 1

This is one of those homemade gifts that you make and think "Mmm how many of these can I keep for myself?". Seriously. They are so luxurious. And easy. So easy. Perfect for someone who wants to make homemade gifts but doesn't have 3+ hours to dedicate towards making something. The lavender scent is a natural relaxant that soothes and calms... And coconut and cocoa are so incredibly luxurious on the skin, it's silly. You get out of the tub feeling completely chilled and super soft. Lately I have been defaulting to taking a lot of baths - for so many different reasons. It makes me slow down. I love soaking. To warm up. To relax before bed. With all my baths, I quickly ran out of my store bought bubble bath, bath salts etc. So I have been turning to quick 'throw-ins' that I already have in my bathroom cabinets. Lately ...

DIY Honeycomb Storage Bins

Thursday, November 20, 2014 12 Permalink 2

When we moved into our new apartment, I knew I wanted to turn the mudroom into an all-purpose dressing and pet zone. A mudroom and so much more. Staring at the space as it originally was, it just seemed empty and a poor use of the space. It was this sort of odd, little addition that was stuck onto the house. Being a dog momma, I instantly saw it's potential for being a dog friendly area (dog bed, dog supply storage and puppy wipe down zone)... But I also wanted it to serve as an area to slip off our muddy shoes, keep our outdoor things (think mittens, hats, scarves, sunglasses etc.) but also welcome guests into our house. My #1 priority was to install some sort of storage under the existing shelving to maximize the space on the west facing wall. I looked at traditional shelves and bucket style storage ...

The Living Room Rebirth

Thursday, October 16, 2014 2 Permalink 0

It has been exactly 2 months to the day since we moved into our new apartment. That is 60 days of living within the walls of an altogether not offensively painted apartment but a 'not me' apartment. I had been patiently planning and working behind the scenes with the wonderful people over at Benjamin Moore * to determine how to best breathe my personality and some new life into the walls of our home. As I have mentioned several times previously, I am just dying with happiness that I finally have an apartment that is a blank slate for decorating and one that is big enough to decorate (this is big news for me after living in under 400 sq. ft. for a year and a half folks). I went from a wee wee little single old me apartment to a spacious living room with 12 ft ceilings! The before (LOOK BEYOND ...

Copper-fied. A DIY Round Up of Copper Projects

Monday, September 29, 2014 2 Permalink 0

I haven't done one of these in awhile. I need to get back on the DIY roundup train. It's good for me. It's good for you guys. Everyone wins. It may just be me but there seems to have been an explosion of awesome looking copper related DIY projects flying around the blogesphere these days. Lovely way to bring that industrial feel into your home. First image features DIY copper hooks from Bambula! Copper and wood paper towel holder. This one caught my eye because I actually need one. I can't decide between a free standing one like this or to make a hanging one (freeing up counter space) Project and instructions at Almost Makes Perfect. This next one is a how to for copper pulls! What an unique hardware! From The Gathered Home. Here is a more simple project. Simple and elegant candleholder From A Merry Mishap. Not comfortable dealing with straight up copper pipes? Why not ...

Loving: Happy Handmade Home

Thursday, August 28, 2014 1 Permalink 0

This past weekend I 'babysat' my sister and her fiance's dog Remy. When I got settled in, I found that my sister had a copy of Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman's (of A Beautiful Mess) Happy Handmade Home book! I shouldn't be surprised as I know my sister loves their blog and in fact her own home has a lot of the same design aesthetic as A Beautiful Mess. I loved flipping through their well put together book and thought I would share my favourite images and projects from it. Right off the bat they presented this awesome image of a kitchen with the exposed cupboards painted a dark turquoise/jade. I love it and have already been thinking about doing this in my new apartment. Half of my cupboards are open concept like this and I feel like they could use a lift... Something like this or wallpaper. I love all the bright pops ...