Curb Appeal

March 30, 2011

So right now I am obsessed with "CURB APPEAL",  colour combos on the exterior of houses, styles of front doors, landscaping (window boxes have been calling to me lately) and so on!  Every time we take Snoops for a walk I make sure to have a camera, so I can capture all the beautiful homes in our area! People must think I am some kind of stalker...  :P

I wonder if this happens to all new house owners? So today I am showcasing some of my fave colour schemes....

I love this colour combo, the hits of yellow work so well with the grey tone of the house. 


Seriously, who doesn't love a RED house with a picket fence?

I found a great little article at Canadian House and Home that features tips on how to choose paint colours for your home, go check it out!!


Weekly Quote

Packing Procrastination

March 28, 2011

So moving day is fast approaching!!! Only 18 more days, can you believe it? Thursday I had a friend over for a playdate and she asked aren't you guys moving soon?? Do you have anything packed?  Sooo today I packed 3 boxes!! I know very impressive  :p.  I probably could of packed alot more but I found myself looking up...

Beautiful kitchen lighting, I love these pendant lights and their industrial feel I think they would be perfect above the peninsula in our new kitchen...

 what do you think?

Oh and I was also looking up my new fave reality TV couple...

The Wilsons!!
 I love these guys!The way they interact with each other shows you how they "get" each other and the detail they put into their house flips is incredible!!


Love For Japan

March 17, 2011

Tomorrow I will be participating in: For Japan With Love - Bloggers Day Of Silence

Keep Japan in your hearts
If you can, please donate to the cause through the  Red Cross

Irish eyes are smiling!!

Wishing everyone a Happy St. Patricks Day!!!


Quote of the Week

You'll never do a whole lot unless you are brave enough to try

Dolly Parton

Great Giveaway!!

March 15, 2011

I just found a great  give away over at the blog: Desire to Decorate!!

 The Home Depot is launching 3 new design themes, Organic, Dynamic and Tailored. I love that Home Depot has come out with these lines, what a fabulous and convenient  way to reinvent your home, not to mention the ease of decision making! To help celebrate Home Depot's new lines Wendy over at Desire To Decorate is giving away a $50 gift card! LOVE IT! So go and check out her amazing blog and don't forget to enter her give away!!

Good Luck!!


The new Blue Hue - NAVY

I am loving Navy right now! Once upon a time I thought this colour was boring, dark and meant for  boy's rooms but I must confess you can decorate just about every room in your house with this colour the options are endless!

It has been featured in many a magazine lately and I am noticing it popping up in fashion as well. You could showcase it with crisp white accents or create a  room with impact by mixing it with pink, orange or RED!!

 So many options


photos via
Style at home
Mary Macdonald
hygenic hippie

Happy Monday!!!

New Digs in T - 39 Days!!

March 12, 2011

I thought I would post about our new purchase! I feel I am allowed to write about it now since I have been waiting since February 4th to let you all know!! We still have 34 more days until MOVING day but I just had to share the news. 

The whole experience was so crazy we sold our beloved townhouse on January 28th, (after 7 months on the market) closed on the 3rd of February and purchased the new place on Feb. 4th.

Our new place had only been on the market for 2 days when we saw it but we knew we had to have it and would do anything to make sure the open house on Feb 6th wouldn't happen because the house was too good!! So we put in our offer on the 4th, had the inspection on the 5th at 9am and removed subjects by 5pm that day!!!

The new pad is situated in Coquitlam (John and I are both from the North Shore and Coquitlam gives off the same community vibe and saves us some MOOLA)

Soo in the end it ended up being about the home instead of location location location! Who knew?

 I have a million and one ideas on decorating our new home  and the plan is to post about all the changes as they come about but for now I am just so excited about our SINGLE FAMILY DETACHED HOME!!

These pics are from the realtor site:
Family/Dining Room

Kitchen with window seat!!

TV room

Back yard
I can't wait!!

Happy Weekend!


Jewellery for your HOME

March 3, 2011

It feels like Spring is just around the corner, yesterday on our walk we saw some beautiful Cherry blossoms! And of course with Spring comes the everlasting "April Showers" 

I was watching sweat equity on the DIY network and the home owner was putting in a new drain pipe but it wasn't your average aluminum ugly drain pipe it was a beautiful  Rain Chain with cups and links, (it reminded me of a pretty necklace!) that the water trickled down through like a waterfall and then landed in a water barrel that conserved water. (not only pretty but also Eco friendly)

So now that we have become "HOUSE Owners" I am on a mission to find a beautiful Rain Chain for our home, because every home needs a little jewellery!!


Rain Rain Go Away!!

March 2, 2011

Here are some pretty parasols to make this dark and windy day seem brighter!!!


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