Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Free Vintage Posters and Art

I just had to share this new site I found with all of my lovely blog friends, it's called Vintageprintable and here is just a small sampling of the amazing free prints they offer:

The only thing is that I can't decide between all of the options, I need to head over to Ikea and pick up some frames first!

Wouldn't this "Abrakadabra" print be just perfect for Halloween!

I love the x-ray medical prints

Monday, September 28, 2009

Store spotlight

I was watching re-runs of Steven and Chris ( CBC big mistake!) anyway I actually came across an episode I hadn't yet seen. I love how they have a feature called "What's in store" that takes us viewers on a tour of Canadian restaurants, shops and boutiques. Today they featured LIV boutique. They offer stunning furniture, linens, clothing, accessories and jewellery just to name a few.

Check them out, and if you are in Toronto drop on by, I know I will soon!

More Halloween decor

Yes I have Halloween on the brain still, and here are just a few more inspiration pictures. I would just love to feature all of these ideas at my party!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Spotlight...Remote Stylist

The other day while out shopping for...you guessed it Halloween party decor, I ran into an old high school friend, and we got to catching up in the very narrow and ram packed aisles of the Dollar store. After talking we realized how much we have in common when it comes to Home Decor and decorating. She too refinishes her own furniture and loves the DIY as much as I do. She told me about this great new job opportunity where she is using her marketing skills to showcase a great Canadian based, home decor, deals and advice website called Remote Stylist. It's the Canadian girl's version of Decor Pad which we all know and love. I went to their site and found some great useful information and tips for home decor and design. But don't worry their site is international and offers tips and advice, pictures and expert advice from around the world.

Check them out, you'll be glad you did.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Tweet tweet

Just got on the bandwagon, I have joined Twitter, if you are at all interested  in my fabulous life (LOL) you can follow me.


Thursday, September 24, 2009

Halloween Inspired

I have been busy planning for my first Halloween party and here are just some of the inspiration photos I've acquired:

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Decked out...

So the backyard is never done, right? Or wait is that a house? Anyway here is what has been going on outside. To accompany my new custom built shed and my fence is a brand new deck. Here is what it looks like so far.

A hint of things to come...

Remember way back, when I posted about my sister and her room...well I've been busy revamping it and I wanted to share some pics. The room is no where near done, but the colour is up on the wall, the wallpaper is installed and accessories have been bought. Now I just have to put everything together, still waiting on a few small accessories, and some furniture needs to be sprayed, but so far I love the colour and the overall feel!

yes the chair I re-did has a new home in her room! and please don't mind the mess...

Saturday, September 19, 2009

Homegrown fun

For those of you who are in the Toronto area tomorrow, check out the events that the new Shops at Don Mills will be having tomorrow Sunday September 20th:

Vintage Village
Saturday, September 19, 2009: 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, September 20, 2009: 11:00 am – 6:00 pm

Join us for our semi-annual antique fair where our Town Square will be transformed into a Vintage Village. Browse through the antique wares of furniture, jewellery and everything in between. Find the heirlooms of tomorrow made yesteryear.

And if you were lucky enough you made it out tonight to the Town Square Movie Night, major bummer I couldn't go because I had to work :(

Movie Night in the Town Square
Saturday, September 19, 2009 at 8:00 pm

Don Mills Seniors' Apartments presents Alfred Hitchcock’s “To Catch a Thief” starring the ever dashing Cary Grant & always beautiful Grace Kelly on the 25’ movie screen in the Town Square. Watch the sparks fly between Grace and Cary, set in the principality of Monaco. Bring the whole family, your friends too and get cozy on the lawn with your lawn chairs and blankets.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Technical problems

My computer is on the fritz! I sent it out for repairs for the second time in a month!! So I will be back next week with lots of updates and house projects, stay tuned I have lots in store...

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

And the winner is...

The winner of my first annual blog giveaway is comment number 3 as selected by random.org

Please email me your contact information/mailing address and I will send it out as soon as possible.

Thanks again to everyone who entered!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Before & After

I've been busy again, never a dull moment in my life! I have been catching up on some refinishing projects lately. Here is the first, I've had this oriental inspired side table for a while, my sister picked it up at a garage sale a few years back. I decided to beautify it in classic off white with hints of pale blue and my new blue and brass hardware. Check out the before and after:

Saturday, September 12, 2009


Yup I am throwing my first Halloween bash at the new casa and I've already started picking up some things. My Walmart is carrying the Martha Stewart Halloween line which has some really neat stuff...I can't wait until October 31st!

To hold you over here is a picture of what I went as last year, Marie Antoinette.

I handmade the mask, the dress I already had, pretty much everything else I got on ebay. The butterfly and the flowers in my hair were from the dollar store. The hottie next to me is my main squeeze, my boyfriend, what a gangster ;)

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Anthropologie...and a grumpy old man

I hope everyone is doing well, and I hope you all remembered to enter the giveaway.

Today was a fun day for me. My good friend Miranda and I went for lunch to discuss our future career plans and look at snazzy business cards online. After sushi (yummy) we headed to a cafe that was wi-fi enabled. More fun ensues via the photo booth on her MAC...until some strange man sitting next to us says: "Do you think you can keep it down, I really am trying to focus on what I am writing and I can hear your entire conversation!"

Well excuse me but I thought cafe's were for coffee and conversation, if buddy needed to concentrate in silence then maybe he should have gone to a library and not a coffee shop! Just sayin'.

After "the incident" yes I will call it this from now on, we strolled the streets of the Danforth , picked up some aromatic tea over at Dash Kitchen and then headed over to Don Mills Centre for some shopping.

Here in Toronto the first Anthropologie store has opened so my uber talented and lovely friend Miranda and I headed over to check it out. We had lots of silly fun, Miranda took tons of great pics...I still can't seem to get my camera to work the way she can, she takes such great pics, when I take pics they look like crapola, I need a tutorial pronto chica!

Anyway here's what I got:
-2 black and white knobs
-2 blue and bronze knobs
-another Cavallini stamp set called "Birds & Nests"
-And a monogrammed mug with the letter "E"

Overall it was a lovely day.

My mug

The stamp kit

Anchors aweigh

Love the large bird

hand painted plates

bird seed

Colouring books

lots of lamps

me looking around

tons of unique hardware