Gourds are really nothing more than little squashes (the word comes from the French courgettes). This time of year you can find them all over the place, usually in mesh bags, at grocery stores, markets, and home centres. But what the heck do you do with...

You know we like to keep a tidy entryway as much as possible. However, with limited closet space in the house and even more limited hanging space in the front entry, this has been a bit of a challenge. We started by creating a wainscoting...

One of the things we love about modern homes is the layout. The rooms are designed for flow, with clean lines and clear lines of sight throughout. Unfortunately, it’s often the case with a more modern build that there is one thing lacking: character. Of course,...

It’s been a long time coming, but we’re finally approaching the final stages of our epic living room makeover project! We can hardly believe it! When we say “a long time coming,” we’re not joking. It’s actually been close to a year since the whole thing...

It should be plainly obvious by now, but we are in LOVE with fall. Summer is still holding on for dear life here in the GTA, but the leaves are starting to change and we’re starting the gradual shift towards the fall decor here at...

Fall is our absolute favourite time of the year. As teachers with kids, it's almost like it's our own new year. New clothes, a new plan of attack at work. And, let's not forget, it's the prelude to the amazing food and holiday celebrations that come...

When you're running a household and loving the process of beautiful living, it's inevitable you'll start looking online for ideas and inspiration. While there's no shortage of helpful DIYs and tutorials out there, there's just something special about finding a blogger whose aesthetic and vibe feel...

When it comes to home maintenance, we know not everyone is Bob Villa. Heck, most people aren’t even Tim Allen. But that’s no reason to be caught with a squeaky hinge, a leaky faucet, or a loose deck board. Basic home maintenance skills are, in our...

We do a lot of painting. Whether it's touching up or refreshing a room, finishing a decor project, or upcycling a beautiful piece of previously-loved furniture, there's nothing that really dresses up a project like a fresh coat of paint. But, of course, painting can get...

…the fastest possible routine for maintaining a sane, yet tidy, existence. Busy families are busy. That's pretty obvious. But what it means is that even though I'm super diligent when it comes to cleaning, sometimes schedules don't always align. Sometimes little people don't nap as long as...