Saturday, December 21, 2013


December's been busy and my posting has been dismal. But here I am! I have to admit, I've been spending time at Pinterest/ You can check out my boards here:
Here's a sample:

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays all!

Friday, October 18, 2013

Forgiveness and entries

Odd title, I know. Forgive me for late entry. And Entries with Forgiveness. I'm feeling playful with words today. We're so close to finishing the landscaping, but when it paving. No paving means a lot of dirt coming into the house. So today I've been browsing shoe trays and solutions for Entries. This led me to consoles and seating to take your boots off. All are from my Pinterest Board (Except for one noted below) at:

British Home & Garden

Saturday, September 14, 2013

Drapes for the Master Bedroom Vote

Decisions! I thought I'd ask my cyber friends to vote on which one they would choose. Anybody out there care to help? Please???

Same as:
 Thank you, kindly!

Thursday, September 12, 2013

Boulders - is there a thing such as too many?

I picture Rhododendrons or Azaleas here with lots of hosta and lungwort. The landscaping has begun. I'm surrounded by dirt. My dog Cosmo is thrilled with the amount of walks he's getting each day. There's been a couple sleepless night with what the gardens should be, but the minute these rocks, and a few more, arrived, I was inspired.
my back yard
There's not a lot of photos out there, but I found a couple that help me see the end game.
via Pinterest


Sunday, August 25, 2013

Architecture at it's best!

Can you imagine how many deserted school, transport buses there are in this world and how they can be converted into homes on wheels? This has many possibilities!!! Hats off to hank! Beep Beep!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

More Landscape Lust

Bestill my heart! Where can I squeeze in a parterre? Beautiful! 

both pics via Crush Cul de Sac

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Moved IN!

A busy summer and the choices build up! Still need drapes (before the leaves drop and we're really exposed!) and the odd tap we're waiting on. But first, landscaping! The we can get a heafty deposit back from the City and use that for FURNITURE! YAY!
 So after some painful studying and research, we nailed the colours. Then to the back....

 Where we've used the stone from the house to build the pillars. Then the deck was built.

The deck colour is the next painful choice to make. We need it to tie everything all in together. Any suggestions would be very much appreciated! For not, it's "curing", but has already faded quite a bit in the sun.

I have been to so many lighting stores in Toronto (which is fun) and back and forth on Exterior lighting. I liked this Industrial fixture, but hubby said no-go.

 Onto the stone yard: these may make some nice front steps (?) or not (?)

These are the pavers we're going with: European Cobblestone, for along the driveway and paths to the back yard. I just keep thinking this:

and this:

or this:

Friday, May 17, 2013

Getting closer

It's been a while, I know. The house is 3-4 wks from being ready to move into - YAY!!! The painters are in! Only two rooms wallpapered; Sunroom and Master bedroom.

 Master Bedroom
On the outside, the pillars of the porch are being built and will be painted some dark colour to go with the house.

We've started on the shingles in the peaks, so that's still remains and next week, I'm meeting with the landscaping to go over my design for the gardens beds etc. Oh, can't wait to see green grass!!!

Meanwhile, getting quotes for this (SWOON!):

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Living Room and Dining Room Panelling

Project speeding up. Which tile? Which floor stain? Which Crown Molding? Paint colour? Which trim? As much as you preplan this, changes happen. Cost. Availability. Etc. The etc, happens a lot! Now we're talking panelling in the Living Room and Dining room. I found this a year ago and kept it for inspiration since.

Ooops ..forgot where I got this.

Dining room panelling inspiration:


via Canadian House and Home

Monday, February 18, 2013


MDF or WOOD? This is my biggest question these days. From my research, MDF is quite strong with the laminate finish. Wood is sharp in it's edges but can chip. The profile I've picked closest resemble the first photo with modern simple stainless steel handles - MDF. Am I making a mistake????

via Houzz


via Houzz