Quick and Easy Elegant Christmas Decor

Just one month away…I guess it’s time to start thinking about Christmas. So there’s shopping, baking, party planning, wrapping and decorating to get done. Well I can’t help you with the baking or wrapping, but I do have a few ideas for quick and easy decor that will look smashing. Firstly, I really dislike putting away a lot of everyday things…who has that much extra storage…

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Clever Ideas for Autumn Decorating

  This past week was a flurry of Harvest decorating. Not only did we do the outdoor planters for several clients, we also included a few snips of leaves and branches when styling indoors. Fresh arrangements make a home look pretty and cared for. Debbie and I carry garden snippers in our tool box and many times run out to clip branches, lilacs, or whatever’s in season. When…

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Summer Parties…How we do it at the lake

Do you have a love/hate relationship going on with pinterest? It’s fun to look at, and we’d all love to have our parties, weddings, dinners, crafts…(fill in anything here)…look like that. Sometimes we even try, and then bang – real life gets in the way and pinterest perfect doesn’t show up. For instance, if you’re having an outdoor barbeque and decide to invite 32 people….

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Get your Cowboy On…Stampede Inspired Decor Ideas

  Howdy Partner!!! It’s Stampede Time in Calgary. That means it’s 10 full days of western hospitality. The party has started and everyone is invited. Storefronts are painted and decorated, there’s hundreds of free pancake breakfasts and everyone is decked out in plaid and cowboy hats.  Stampede attracts over 1 million visitors a year and features the world’s largest rodeo. There’s good reason why it’s called the Greatest Outdoor Show…

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Canadian Colour Inspiration…Holiday Pictures and Paint Picks

  Last summer we did a post with some of our holiday pictures matched to General Paint’s Canadiana Historic Colours. It wasn’t just us that loved the paint and photo connections, it was one of our most popular posts. It fills us with pride to read the paint names – Buffalo Narrows (chocolate brown), Juno Awards (pale blue),  Moose (dark brown), Killer Whale (black), Old…

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