My Favourite Grey Paint Colours & Our Master Bedroom Progress (One Room Challenge Week 3)

Shades of white and grey are still my go-to paint colour choices, and we used both colours for our master bedroom makeover for the One Room Challenge. I know! They sound totally boring ....more

Make Your Home Smell Like Fall with a Simmer Pot – Tip Tuesday

Make your home smell like Fall naturally with this DIY recipe for a simmer pot! Throw all the ingredients in some boiling water, lower the heat to a simmer, and enjoy the yummy smell throughout your home. No baking necessary! ...more

Make the Softest Chocolate Chip Cookies

Picture this: a chocolate chip cookie with a crispy, buttery outside and a moist and fluffy inside. With a “secret ingredient”, that’s what kind of cookie you’ll be eating with my favourite chocolate chip cookie recipe! (Note: This post first appeared on my blog in September 2012, and has been updated with new photos!) I’m always on the hunt for the perfect chocolate chip cookie recipe (isn’t everyone?!) and this one is awfully close ....more

One Sofa, Three Ways (Video)

If you’re constantly changing your decor accents like me, or if you feel like your decorating style is constantly evolving, it’s important to choose large furniture pieces that are really versatile. Sofas can take up a lot of real estate in a room, so picking a piece that...more

How to Install a Rustic Wood Ceiling with Stikwood (One Room Challenge Week 2)

We’re making over our master bedroom for the One Room Challenge this Fall, and so far I’m THRILLED with the progress! I decided to dive right in to the makeover and start with what I think will be my favourite part of the room – the DIY reclaimed wooden tray ceiling. Let me show you how I installed this ceiling all by myself with the help of a few tools and Stikwood ....more

Mood Board: A Modern French Country Master Bedroom (My One Room Challenge Project)

With almost all of the rooms in Our DIY House done (ish), it’s time to work on a very personal space in our home: our master suite. We’ve left this space until almost the very last because hardly anyone sees it except for us, but it’s definitely time to finish it and turn it into a luxurious retreat for my hubby and me. I really enjoyed being a part of the One Room Challenge this Spring (you can check out the makeover I did in Little C’s bedroom here), so I thought the Fall version of the ORC would be a great way to encourage the finishing of our master suite ....more

Make a Pumpkin Tart with Nutty Streusel

We Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, and it’s almost that time of year again! I’m starting to gather my favourite Thanksgiving recipes together so that I’m ready to make our traditional meal which always includes turkey, stuffing, potatoes, veggies, and – of course – a delicious pumpkin pie. This year, I thought it would be fun to put a unique spin on our traditional pumpkin pie ....more