Alter of Knowledge and Wonder; Building a Home Library

Books can be a very important part of people’s lives. They are companions, filled with endless wonder, marvellous stories and valuable information.  They’re so important that sometimes they get their own room in the house. A home library is a wonderful space, design to be calm and comforting, a place to unwind and enjoy the companionship of a good book. However, building that home library is not as easy as it sounds, creating the right atmosphere, finding the right lighting and creating the right climate requires a bit of creativity and a bit of love for the written word....more

APARTMENT OASIS | Creating the Perfect Office Space

Living in any big city, it can be hard to find a large amount of living space to work with, especially if you are living downtown, like us. As Torontonians, we are used to making each square foot of space as efficient and functional as possible....more

DIY Penny and Epoxy Kitchen Countertop

Last September, we finished our butcher block countertops, but we didn't do our bar area. I mentioned in that post that I was open to suggestions and got the great idea to cover it in pennies and epoxy. Well, EIGHT months later, it is finally finished!...more
I had read about a penny countertop once before, but they just glued the pennies on, and didn't ...more

4 Mistakes to Avoid in Home Improvement Projects

For me, the best part about owning a home is that I could do whatever I wanted with it—no questions asked. But of course, I have to make sure any changes I make to my home are smart ones. After all, some home improvements and alterations might decrease the value of my home. ...more

Storage Starved? 10 Tricks Anyone Can Use

When you have run out of space in your home, the easiest solution is to discard items you do not need. However, it is possible to keep a number of items in the small space available by using various tips and tricks. This article discusses 10 tricks anyone can use if they lack storage space in their homes:1. Use Command Hooks to Hang Items ...more

How to Cover the Buttons on a Button Tufted Headboard

Who says a tan linen button tufted headboard is boring and tame?  Not me.  When I bought this headboard at Tuesday Morning I knew exactly what I was going to do with it.  Inspired by a headboard I had seen at World Market I knew all I needed was some glue, fabric and a few dozen button covering kits....more

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How to Make a Small Garden Look Bigger

A lot of people want to have their own garden for the simple reason that a garden can be a wonderful place for relaxing as well as entertaining a few friends. What if you only have limited space in which to build a garden? How can you make it look larger and become the perfect place for entertaining and relaxing? Here are a few tips: 1.       Give your garden a circular shape....more

My first and hopefully not last BLOG!!

Wow!!! I have finally done it!!! I have joined the world of Bloggers!!! Okay, I know lots of people have been blogging for years, but I am just now joining.Please bear with me as I try and tell you what I want to blog about. I want to make people laugh :) (you are probably thinking what is there to laugh about so far?) Stick with me and I will take you through my life and you will see that there are many reasons to laugh every day and you may even find some things in your own life to laugh about)...more
So glad they got the shower accomplished. My husband just gave me a heart attack when he gave a ...more

Is Your Home Decor Reflecting You?

 What is your style? Do you know your style?It can be very fulfulling when your home reflects your lifestyle and is filled with memories and meanings as well. Find the colors, styles and furniture that you love. This is not something that you have to take on all at once. Look for inspiration everywhere and decide what you want to start with....more