Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Work Perk: Flux Lighting

Every year, Flux Lighting drops by the office with egg rolls. The best egg rolls.
It is a real treat, especially since this time of year brings on so many sweets.

This year was a little different, however.
Flux wanted us to come and see their new showroom, so they were going to send a bus to pick us up.

Sunday, 4 December 2016

Christmas Fun: The Annual Card 2014

The 2014 annual Christmas card was interesting.
We waited a little too long before getting our photos done, and our photog friends were way too busy to get us back the photos in time for post.

Sooo, I had to get creative.

Saturday, 5 November 2016

Copper Curtain Rod

Make do with what you have.

What I have is two stubby little black curtain rods.
Cute, but those drapes are not functional. At all.

A quick solution was to replace two rods with one.

Thursday, 1 September 2016

In My Wheele House Turns 4!

Time certainly has flown by.

What started as a way to a) satisfy my DIY urges and b) fill our very large but empty house with furniture has turned into something of an archive of our time here.

So how did it start... with a disgusting, dusty, broken ottoman.

Seriously, gross. BUT, with a little hard work, a lot of coats of red paint, and an awesomely bold pattern, I was able to turn it into something quite wonderful.

I love this 'after' shot because you can see how empty our place still is at this point.
No rug, no artwork, no lighting. Sad really.

Over the past 4 years, that ottoman has seen its share of love.
Greyson still claims his little spot of sun whenever he can.

Then came along this little bundle of trouble...
Which lead us to my very first ottoman cleaning post.

The ottoman was a coffee table, an extra seating spot, a perfect vignette base, and so many others.

It has been a wild 4 years with many changes. I wonder what projects and adventures will fill the next 4?

Monday, 22 August 2016

Sunday, 7 August 2016

Mini Dresser for My Mini dresser

My neighbour put this out before garbage day a few months again.
I thought it had potential, so I brought it home.

It is a night stand, but I thought I could use it in Millie's room.

Saturday, 28 May 2016

Growin' Stuff: Get Stoned

Before I get into this year's project, I made a few new labels for my garden.
This year I decided to grow some different stuff, namely, peas.
Check out how I did it back in this post.

Yes, it says Jon Snow Peas.
We think we are pretty clever in this house.

Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Sewing 101: Shirts, Pants, Underpants, Oh My!

Here I am with another sewing challenge.

I am pretty good about keeping my daughter's clothes clean so that they can be sold on our local Mom/Dad's used goods site. However, some stuff just get stained and therefore are unsalable. I just couldn't turn it all into rags, so I had to get creative.


Sunday, 15 May 2016

Recipe: DIY ice cream

We made ice cream!
Honest to goodness, real ice cream.

Two ingredients: Cream and sweetened condensed milk.

Sunday, 8 May 2016

Architectural Drawings: Hot Dog Style

I got these awesome detail drawings from my Stepfather.
Given that I am a designer, he knew I would flip for these blueprints of non-traditional items.

There were two; a hot dog and a hamburger.

Wednesday, 23 March 2016

Recipe: Sweet and Spicy Salmon Avocado Toast

I am obsessed with avocado toast right now.
Apparently, so is everyone else... a simple Google search shows a plethora of avocado toast recipes...
So, I thought I would throw my hat in the ring and see if it appeals to anyone else!

I absolutely love it, maybe you will too.

Monday, 22 February 2016

Bathroom Makeover: From Pink to Perfect

Here is a great little renovation project by my friend Nicole.
She lives in an adorable 1940s era home in Northern British Columbia (my hometown).
Interestingly, it was originally a primary quarters house that was at the old barracks.

Blurry Before & Amazing After