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Easy steps to winterize your entrance way
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Blissful Bedrooms
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My Five Favs: Ways to add WOW
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To sectional or not to sectional
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Goals for 2015
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Five things I love about our new sofa!

Easy steps to winterize your entrance way

Creating a functional and inviting entrance way is key to surviving our Canadian winters. Here are some ways that I get organized for the season:

  1. Clear out bins and donate/recycle items that are well loved or the kids have outgrown
  2. Fill bins with new winter gear if needed
  3. Clean summer shoes and store them in the basement for the winter
  4. Change my candle to a wintery scent (I love cinnamon!)
  5. Get some fresh branches for my antique vases
  6. Place a plastic mat on floor next to console and fill with winter boots
  7. Rotate summer jackets to another closet and inspect winter coats

Even the smallest space can be stylish and functional. Here is a mood board for a sweet little entryway that will welcome you home every day!

How do you get ready for winter?

Blissful Bedrooms

My love of decorating began at an early age. I redecorated my bedroom (over and over again) throughout my childhood. I sketched floor plans and pasted clippings from the Sears catalogue all over my journals. I loved how changing my room would force me to look at my possessions and decide which items made me happiest. Full disclosure – that did include kitten posters and an extensive dog statue collection.

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To sectional or not to sectional

Sectionals are funny. They are something that a lot of people want but they’re not quite sure why they want it. I love a good sectional but they are certainly not the best solution for the majority of spaces.

Since I always look at function first, my preference is to place them in casual rooms that only family and close friends will be using. They are perfect for movie night!

It’s important to ensure that traffic in and out of the room is not impeded, and you have to be able to get into the sectional easily. If it’s going into a basement, it’s best to measure all the pieces diagonally to make sure they fit down the stairs. It’s not fun to find that out the hard way!

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Goals for 2015

I am sitting here, recovering from eating way too many cookies, listening to the boys playing nicely together (this is a treat!) and thinking about what my goals are for this new year. I’ve had some time to reflect on where I want to go professionally and personally and I would like to put it in writing to keep me on track. I’m a huge believer in putting things out into the universe – so here it goes!

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Five things I love about our new sofa!

We’ve been wanting to invest in a nice quality sofa for years and when our placeholder sofa bit the dust, the time was right. It really elevates the room and I can see now why everyone (myself included) recommends getting the best quality sofa you can afford.

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