Beached Themed Living Room Decor

You don't have to live near the water to embrace beached theme decorating. With just a few touches, your home can reflect the casual attitude unique to the beach...no matter what your style! Check out the examples below, and consider adding some of these beach themed living room decor touches to your home...pretend like you're on vacation every day!Casual beach themed living room by Remodelaholic. Most of these touches independently don't scream "BEACH!" but together they sure do!Sparkly beach theme from What Else Michelle. The chandelier and mirror remind me of sunlight glistening off waves.Literal touches like the oars and the rustic driftwood like furniture bring the theme to life as in this beachy room shown on Design Art House.[sc:adsense ]Bringing in colors of the … [Read more...]

10 Amazing Things You Can Do With Lemons

When life hands you lemons...get creative!Lemons aren't just for lemonade. You can cook, bake, decorate, and even craft with lemons. Of course, lemonade is still a thirst-quenching option. Today you will get a sampling of each of these ideas. There's something here for everyone to try!/1/ Chai-Spiced Triple Citrus Tea is sure to quench your thirst on a hot summers day./2/ Hosting a summer barbecue? A slice of Meyer Lemon Cheesecake will be the perfect finish to dinner on the back patio./3/ You just may have the ingredients needed to create this invigorating Lemon Rosemary Bath Salt scrub in your kitchen pantry./4/ Did somebody say pound cake? {Nom.} This Meyer Lemon Pound Cake is both beautiful and tasty./5/ Too hot in your neck of the woods to turn on the … [Read more...]

How to Use Bold Colour & Pattern Like a Pro

Life would be pretty "blah" without colour in it. It's a way to express our individuality, our creativity, and to make our homes interesting as well as beautiful.  Even if your style is minimalistic and modern, there is always room for colour and pattern somewhere.Where to start? Where to find inspiration? A great way to introduce some colour into your space can be with artwork. Art is very personal, so what you select really says something about you and your style.  Do you like modern, abstract, still life, traditional, landscapes, watercolours, or photography? Some people like a bit of everything and a mix is always a good thing. Whatever your style, art "speaks to us" and if we love it, we buy it and take it home.  I usually know within about 10 seconds if it is the piece for me, an … [Read more...]

Mom’s Dream Kitchen Makeover

(Sponsored) This post is sponsored by Sears. All opinions are my own.When I was growing up, I was an only child. Well, I have half siblings, but, unfortunately, we didn't become close until I was an adult. So, when I got married, I knew I wanted a large family. Three to four kids was what I dreamed of. The overachiever that I am had FIVE kids.I have a very modest sized kitchen. I don't know the exact square footage, but I will say that when I'm cooking dinner I would prefer for the kids to NOT be in the kitchen. If one of the kids is getting a drink from the refrigerator and I need to grab the butter, they're in my way. If one of the kids is coming inside from playing outside and needs to wash their hands and I need to rinse the veggies, they're in my way. You can only imagine … [Read more...]

Create a Cozy Living Room

Creating a warm and cozy living room isn't just for fall and winter evenings, having an inviting space that you and your family enjoy spending time in, will be something you'll cherish all year long.The following are four easy ways to create a space your family will love.  (PC: Good Homes) An obvious go to for creating a warm space is throws.  Collect different colours and textures, pulling warms tones and thicker knits for cooler months and lighter, brighter options for warm nights.  I love throwing them over sofas or side chairs for added texture, but housing them in a basket is a great too.  (PC: Lush Home) Instantly cozy up a space with toss pillows.  Again choose warm tones for cooler months and lighter tones for summer and spring.  Is there anything better … [Read more...]

Cozy Fall Bedrooms

(PC: House and Home) As the days become shorter and the temperatures cool, thoughts of cozying up in bed with a good book and cup of tea become stronger than ever.Creating a warm and cozy bedroom doesn’t require a wood-burning fireplace, a few simple changes and you’ll have an oasis you’ll hate to leave.We switch out our wardrobes when the seasons change, so why not our bedding? Since your bed is probably the most substantial piece of furniture in your bedroom, bedding can play a huge role in the look and feel of the space. Why not switch out lighter summer options for warmer linens in fall inspired colours. Rich fabrics like velvet and seasonal staples like plaid are great options. If you don’t feel like changing out all your bedding a few throw pillows in these fabrics and style … [Read more...]