getting green: terrariums

terrarium 1

It's that time again. Pinterest Challenge (hosted by Sherry and Katie) - time to stop pinning and start doing. During my recent trip to Vancouver, one of our days was dedicated to crafting. The craft? Terrariums. Check out my DIY Dreams board on Pinterest to see the terrariums I've been pinning. First stop was to make a trip to West Elm and buy some glassware, to a garden centre for supplies (plants, earth, sand, etc), and to a funky crystal shop for some extra special rocks to up the style factor of our terrariums. West Elm actually has a whole step-by-step guide to making terrariums that is super helpful (we loosely followed it). We laid out the supplies on the coffee ... CONTINUE READING

loved up with young house love


So on Monday night I met John and Sherry (the bloggers behind the fabulous Young House Love). And it was awesome. Seriously. After reading along with their adventures and misadventures in renovating and decorating their homes since 2007, I feel like these two are neighbours of mine. I laugh along with their funny posts every day, and get tons of inspiration from their we-can-tackle-it-ourselves DIY attitude. When I heard they were coming to Toronto as part of their book tour, I planned a Toronto weekend visit (we go down every 2 months or so to visit with our family and friends there). West Elm hosted the book signing, which meant lots of browsing and oohing and ahhing at their lovely ... CONTINUE READING