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Thursday, 15 June 2017

It's Lilac Time!


Just like last year, my beautiful French lilacs are blooming which makes me very happy.  I have about double the amount I had last year, and they seem to be a bit more fragrant this year. 

And just to update you on my faux brick wall, as you can see, it's still going strong!  I've changed the knobs on the dresser to black, got a new round mirror for over the bench, and painted the mirror on the dresser black.  








Monday, 5 June 2017

My Mother's Day Gift to Myself



When you're grocery shopping a few days before Mother's Day and you happen upon THE most amazing purple hydrangeas you've ever seen in your life, YOU BUY THEM!!!  Can you believe how dark these are?  Wow...thank you Superstore!   




And then I found the cutest baskets...above is from HomeSense and the cute one below I scored at Dollarama...because every potted Hydrangea needs a basket!





Sunday, 28 May 2017

Adding Some Green


Just a quick post to show you how I've been adding some life and some green to my space.  Ever since my little break to the tropics, I've been adding tropical plants to my interior.   Although I love gardening, I've never really had much luck with indoor plants.  Most of these I picked up from Home Depot a few months ago, and I'm happy to say they're all still living!!!





I even added two faux fiddle leaf trees from Michael's to the dining room.  Other years I've brought my ferns inside in the Fall (which usually die after a couple of months), so I decided to try faux, and I love them!!!









(All photos are mine taken with my iPhone.)

Can't wait to take some of these outside soon...it's finally starting to warm up here, and I've just started to plant my annuals.  Changing things up a bit outside, so will have some updates for you soon.
Have a great week!

PS I've had some trouble with my computer over the last couple of months, so my posts haven't been as frequent.  Thanks for sticking with me!!!




Wednesday, 10 May 2017

Making a Spring Bouquet


My love for flowers continues... I thought I'd try another vessel arrangement using the same vase I used in this one.  This time I just bought some grocery store greens mixed with pink tulips and carnations.  




It's pretty easy if you want to try it.  Layer in your greens first...it should look pretty good with just the greens... and then it's best if you fill in all the spaces with clusters of the same flower.  The key is not to be afraid.. just try it!  





This is the other side...a totally different look. 


Mine looked very dramatic and abstract at first and then by the next day, as the flowers grew (tulips grow once they are cut) and fell, it became more whimsical.






Monday, 24 April 2017

Canadian Tire Canvas Spring/Summer 2017 Preview


Now that it's starting to warm up here (and the six inches of snow that fell a couple of weeks ago has melted), we're all thinking about the backyard and patio.  I was recently invited to a Canadian Tire event, showcasing their 2017 CANVAS Spring/Summer collection #mycanvasstyle.  The venue was set up using all their CANVAS merchandise including interior and exterior items. I must say, I was very impressed with the outdoor lanterns & chandeliers...and here's a bonus, some are even solar!  
Here's a little peek at what I saw.





See what I mean by their outdoor lighting?  The  Cassara Lantern is one of my favourite.  As a gardener, I'm always looking for new planters and sometimes it's hard to find great style at an affordable price. I'm loving this & this...from CANVAS.





How cute are these inflatables for the pool?