TUNING OUT

posted in: Decor, Life, Living Room | 0

Hi there! How was your week? Do you have any exciting or relaxing weekend plans? I’m one of those to whom chilling at home the whole weekend plan sounds very exciting 😀 I had a busy week, nothing crazy though. Pretty quiet actually comparing to our crazy busy weeks but for whatever reason I felt like I had many things to do. And I was racing the clock at times. Today was so lovely to start my day slowly. I slept as long as I could. And it was so nice to wake up to a clean home. I made breakfast and listened my favourite – Enjoying Everyday Life broadcast. After all that I had such a fun 3 hour phone conversation with my friend. I needed that and it gave me extra energy boost for today. After my friend and I had cured the world I made lunch from yesterday’s leftovers. Then the post man ringed our doorbell. He needed a signature for delivering a package… And I didn’t realize until after he was gone that I had my whole lunch menu all over my teeth. 😀 Wonderful! Poor guy.

I found this beautiful marble candle from Home Sense long time before Christmas. And I patiently waited till January before I took it to use. I kind of like to have something waiting after the holidays. To me, every time after all the Christmas glory packs away, our home feels so naked.

Now I made myself a caramel latte and I was going through and editing some pictures. My next plan for today is to do my nails. I’ve been in a desperate need to do a good old home mani pedi after the holidays.  Although I probably should do some quick email responses before all that.

As you can see or read. Nothing crazy over here. Taking it very easy at the moment. And loving every minute of it!

Alright. I’m tuning out for the weekend!

Happy Friday!

XOXO 

WHAT WOULD YOU CHANGE?

posted in: Decor, Living Room | 6

What would you change around your house? Right now or later down the road? Small or big changes? Like do you want sled hammer a couple of walls down or just change a sofa? I’ve been thinking about this lately and decided to make a post about it.

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I had a pretty clear idea what I wanted this house to look like before it was built. But I think I still rushed with my choices a bit. When we moved to this house I wanted everything to be ready right when we walked in. You see, I’m not good with unfinished things not to mention unfinished rooms. We didn’t paint our garage right away when we moved and that bothered me SO MUCH! My stomach would actually hurt when I walked in there! Problems eh? But there’s a downside to that. If I was to do it again I would give myself more time. I would live in here a little and see what would work or not. But then another thing that ticks me off is that when ordering furniture sometimes it takes FOREVER to get it. That was one thing I started to do long before we moved in.

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I’m not talking about big changes in my case but you know, little things here and there. For now what bothers me the most at the moment is our coffee table. I think that a round coffee table would look better in this space. Another thing is that sofa. I’ve wanted a new sofa for 3 years now! And I’ve been so tempted, many times (last time that I was tempted really bad was last week )  But I keep telling myself that we probably won’t stay here too long and when we get to a new place, of course I want all new things there as well. And my choices for this house might not work in the new one. But on a positive note what I’m most happy about with our choices for this house is the whole dining area. I haven’t got bored with the lighting fixture or the table or the chairs. And I know that the mirror will always have a place somewhere, where ever we go.

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These are my thoughts in the blog today! I would love to hear your plans! 🙂

XOXO

 

FEATHERS EVERYWHERE

posted in: Christmas, Decor, Dining Room, DIY | 0

Christmas table setting part two.

Last year I used silver trees as a Christmas table centre piece and I really liked the tall tree look of it. So this year I decided to try the same thing with white feather trees instead.

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This beautiful decor three in the middle is a Christmas gift from my Mom and it literally arrived the same day that I was setting this table. It is so beautiful! Even my husband said when he saw it that it’s like specifically made for me. Thank you Mom!

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These angel wings are store bought but I had to give them a little DIY lift. I got these angel wings from Party City. But when I opened the bag I was little disappointed to see how plain they were. I was hoping that they would have more fulness in them. So, I got my glue gun from the storage with some white feathers. For some reason I had one bag of white feather leftovers, probably from my Easter project. So I glued the whole bag of feathers on top of the existing ones and now they are so much better and what I was hoping for in the beginning. But I didn’t mind the little craft project especially so that I didn’t have to look for the supplies all over the city 🙂

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I added one set of little led lights.

Napkin holders are the old tree ornaments, I think I’ve used them like this before? I also fell in love with these candle holders last year and they got to be a part of this year’s table as well. I got them from The Cross.

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See that one lightened puppy on the left side of table 😀 I don’t know why, but she intrudes into my photos pretty much EVERY TIME when I’m taking pictures. Well most of the time she sits really nicely so I let it fly 😀

What an exciting week ahead!

XOXO

Hibernating

posted in: Christmas, Decor, DIY | 2

In the middle of all busy schedules and Christmas chaos it’s nice to have one nice chill out day at home and hibernate on the couch. We had one last Saturday. For us, most of the time it’s hard to just chill out at home in our free time and do nothing. Unless we have company over. That’s one of the biggest reasons why we often pack our bags and head out somewhere else for vacation and long weekends. It’s too easy to fall back to work mode. You know, all it takes to get us off the wagon is one little phone call or email. Well last Saturday was a good exception. It felt really nice to hung out and relax at home.

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So this what I was up to last Saturday. I’ve been wanting to make another throw pretty much right after I finished my first one. It’s been over a year now and this really started burning in my head that I wanna do one before Christmas. I started searching soft but big and chunky yarn with a good price (of course). And after a long search I found some on Amazon. I’ve never ordered anything from there so it took me a while to get around it. But when I really couldn’t find it in the nearby stores or for a reasonable price in other online stores I ordered a bunch of yarn from there.

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Two or three hours later after I got started – I realized that I needed more yarn. So this throw is not completely done yet but I think I got a good start. I already ordered more yarn and I’m hoping to get it soon. I took 8 hanks (rolls) to get to this point and I ordered 5 more and I think that should do it. I a kind of hope there would be some left over for a scarf or something. Will see!

Last but not least. Do you know how you are going to set up dinner table this year? Later this week I’m posting Christmas table setting #1. I’ve planned two this year and I’m actually really happy how they both turned out. Stay tuned!

XOXO

 

 

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