Good morning! Today is going to be quick because we are busy getting packed up to go camping. Every year for Labor Day weekend we do a big themed rafting trip with my family, it is kind of like a yearly family reunion. Anyways, I have been saying that I would share Liv's nursery, so I thought I better do it now because we will head to Montreal soon. The room still is not one hundred percent finished, I need to work on some book shelves, but for the most part, this is it.
When I started this project, I was not sure exactly what my home decor style was. Our Kelowna home is tucked away on the edge of town surrounded by trees and wildlife, so the rustic look that I love so much works perfectly there. But that look doesn't fit with our Montreal home. I knew I wanted something cozy, clean and inviting, but that is about all I knew. With the help of Wayfair Canada, I got a clear vision of what I wanted for our Montreal home, and we somehow created my dream room.
Yes, I did say Wayfair Canada! Did you guys know that Wayfair came to Canada?! I have been ordering home decor pieces from their US site for years so I was thrilled to learn they are in Canada now.
Happy new year friends! 2016 was simply amazing but I know 2017 has even more to offer and I am anxious to get this new year going. A lot of people do not like new year resolutions, but I love them. I really enjoy setting goals for myself and feel like they keep me motivated throughout the year. I do make specific goals with time frames and deadlines but for my new year resolution, I like to keep a bit more general and basic. That way I am not beating myself up over not keeping to a specific timetable.
Make this year a year of finding, of fulfillment, of joy, peace and purpose.
Okay, so I am not playing Christmas music or anything (yet) but I am starting to get prepared for the holiday season. I actually had my sister face time me yesterday so I could walk through the holiday decor section of Target with her, haha oh how I miss that store being in Canada!
I have great memories from when I was a little girl and our home being decorated for Christmas. My mother went all out every year, we would pack up all the year round decor and then pull out the boxes and boxes of Christmas decorations. The house felt so warm and comforting. I want Liv to have those same memories of Christmas in our home. I do realize I have a few years before she will be able to know a difference but I am excited to go ahead and get the traditions started. And It is kind of perfect timing...Last year we had a problem with our thermostat in our basement and our closet where we keep the directions got very hot. So hot in fact it melted the candles that were packed in our Christmas decor boxes. Most of the stuff was ruined and ended up getting thrown out. So I am pretty much starting from scratch this season. I am not going on a crazy shopping spree, but I do have an idea of the look and feel I want. So I can hit up stores like Home Sense/ Home Goods and know exactly what I need. When I walk in to the stores I am overwhelmed with all the decorations, it is easy to lose focus, haha. I am a sucker for anything Pottery Barn but most of those items are bit more expensive so I may wait until after the holiday and pick it up on sale to use next year.
Here are some of my favorite items I have saved and bookmarked so far. I like to keep holiday decorations pretty classic, nothing too modern. I am loving the plaid mixed with faux fur so I think that is my focus for now (pretty much a guarantee I can find those things at Home Sense) I am also keeping my eye out for a few things to make Liv's room a bit more festive for the holidays.
Good morning! There is still not a lot of sleep happening in the house but I think my body is finally adjusting...thank goodness!
Today I am touching on home decor. We renovated this past winter so I have been hoping to share a lot of before and after shots, but I have not had the chance. We were not thrilled with some of the work done in our home so we have been going back and forth with the contractor all summer and keep having people in our home trying to fix the issues. It has been such a pain and the last thing I have wanted to deal with...so annoying! But I wanted to go ahead with some decor posts since summer is almost over for us!
This is our guest room. It is a pretty small room so I tried to focus on the small details. Pretty much everything I found at Home Sense/TJ Maxx. I am constantly stopping by these stores to just do a walk through and see if anything catches my eye.
Well I am keeping todays post short and sweet because I have a tired baby on my hands! Next week I will be doing a baby update because our little girls is already 3 months old!!
Have a great weekend.