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Weekend Winners ~ 1

Here are this week’s winners: Chevron may be on its way out the decorating door, but this pillow from West Elm is just SO RIGHT!  It’s a fresh take on this beloved pattern, and the colours just scream Spring/Summer, don’t you think? . Total obsession: patterned walls!  These girls make this adorable project look easy…

Chalkboard Kitchen Labels

In my quest for attractive organization I bought some glass containers for the kitchen.  They are simple, square jars that I thought could be useful for day-to-day items I didn’t want to keep in the pantry since our pantry isn’t actually inside our kitchen.  We’re insanely short on counter space in the kitchen, so as tempted…

DIY Daydreamin’

All of this writing has made me look around the house a lot.  I already look around the house a lot on a regular day, but since starting this series I’ve been pushed to really look at everything, almost critically.  Well, maybe that’s an inappropriate word choice… I don’t mean I’m critical of my house,…

A funny thing happened

So… I had big plans yesterday, and the day before that.  I was planning on coming home, making a delicious dinner, enjoying it with my husband then sitting down to write all about it! 3 out of those 4 things happened.  Guess which 3?  Yeah… the first 3!  I started uploading photos for the blog…

Have a cuppa

  • Thalita
  • Decor
  • Oct 8, 2012

In keeping with the Fall theme of blankets and being cozy I wanted to post on the best companion to those things – a hot cup of tea or coffee.  It took me a good 3 months to actually choose a kettle, and that included test driving 2 of them before settling on our current…


  • Thalita
  • Decor
  • Oct 3, 2012

Today’s post will be short and to the point.  This is one of the things I always wanted in our home: to make dishes (and therefore eating) easily accessible.  How do we do this? Well I think it starts with having dishes exposed, rather than behind doors.  For a while, during our mini kitchen transformation…