CIL Photo 1

Are you itching to do a project around the house? Definitely the fastest and easiest way to fix up a space or piece of furniture is to give it a fresh coat of paint. Seriously, works wonders. Sometimes you can get into a bit of a paint paralysis situation where you deliberate and deliberate on what colour to go for – I have been known to do this for sure – but it’s always best to just bite the bullet… Read more »

etsy giveaway

Hey lovebirds. With valentine’s day coming up (check out my love day etsy roundup here), now is the perfect time to win a gift card to my faaaaavourite spot for handmade goodies… etsy, obvy! I log on to etsy daily to check out the latest beauties on their homepage, and then to monitor my own shop’s activities. Some of the stuff I have been eyeing lately? I *love* the custom house portraits that Amy Brearley does. I have this on… Read more »

i am necklace

It’s giveaway day! I was recently approached by Erin Wallace, who I actually went to high school with. She’s an Ottawa gal who hand crafts really lovely, delicate jewelry. Here is a little something about Erin – Erin is inspired by geometric shapes, sculptural forms, and delicate textures. Fascinated by the push and pull of opposites, she balances masculine and feminine ideals; industrial and organic shapes; and hard and soft textures, while exploring themes of female strength and family treasures…. Read more »

target collage - final

Target just opened up a few stores in Ottawa (finally!!), and obviously I have already been twice to do some browsing. Between the Nate Berkus stuff, the threshold collection, and the very Canadian “beaver canoe” line – I have a lot of items on my wish list. So when Target got in touch recently about their wedding campaign and catalogue, I was happy to take a look! Isn’t this tablescape gorge? As soon as I saw it, I thought it… Read more »

It’s giveaway time, guys! This time I have partnered up with Stephaine from Baba Souk. Stephanie was a fashion designer for several years for a major Canadian retailer, and is now an indie designer and shop owner! Baba Souk is a local Canadian shop out of Montreal (perfect timing for our Canada Day long weekend!). Many designs are made right in Montreal, and all of the imported products are great handcrafted finds. Stephanie and her partner visit traditional souks –… Read more »

Blogiversary week wouldn’t be complete without some sort of giveaway right?! Well, you guys are in serious luck. I recently met Christa, owner and designer over at ‘Reminded Designs‘. She hand creates the most beautiful jewellery from her British Columbia home. Her thriving etsy shop sells all kinds of gorgeous, delicate jewellery and she has been kind enough to offer some up for this giveaway. Christa was the sweetest and even sent me a few pieces from her collection. Green… Read more »

**Giveaway now closed. Congrats to Michelle (winner selected through!** New year, new look, right guys? Well, you’re in luck. HomeSav, the Canadian flash sale site where I bought my white eames reproduction chairs from – you know, the ones I put around my harvest table that I’m totally obsessed with? – has kindly offered up a giveaway to my readers. And not a stingy one either. A cool 100 beans. HomeSav features different sales every day. They have a… Read more »

Let’s cap off organization week with a giveaway, shall we? When Monica, from etsy shop Print and Organize, contacted me about her personalized household binders, I was all over it. These personalized binders are sent to you digitally as printables, and you receive 22 sheets that include things like yearly calendars, to-do lists, house cleaning guide, bill payment checklists, etc. Having all of those important documents and information in one binder is so smart, and having it look so cute? Well that’s… Read more »

Happy Friday, everyone! I’m back home after a super wonderful 10-day trip to Nicaragua with two of my best gal pals. We had such a great time! I have hundreds of photos to sort through, so I’ll be back next week with a full run down of the trip. Here is a sneak peak, though, of one of my favourite buildings in Granada. Great colours, right? In the meantime, congratulations to Courtney who won the Comfort Works giveaway! I actually… Read more »

With my new sofa slipcover that I excitedly received a few days ago (excitement demonstrated here!), the nice folks from Comfort Works also sent over some pretty lovely cushion covers for a giveaway. There are five cushion covers up for grabs – a variety of floral and solid colours. A pretty sweet prize package if you ask me (I’m jealous!). The orange, red, and neutral ones are from their KINO line. They have a really nice texture to them and… Read more »