Be Sure To Remember The Middle

If you’re doing a years-long remodel like I am, it’s easy to forget the journey and only focus on the end products. The problem with that is that it becomes easy to forget all the work you’ve done, and to get down on yourself for not getting enough done. That’s easy for me to do […]

Three Enviable Industrial Style Interiors

Three industrial style interiors with three distinctly different approaches. Interior design number one is a bright and sunny two bed guest house with a concrete and copper coloured living room, and a luxury spa building a breezy holiday vibe. Interior number two is an industrial style home enriched with an upscale classic cosiness and modern […]

Embodied Trauma Conference: a Free Online Event, Feb 3-8

Would you say you’ve experienced trauma in your lifetime? Perhaps it’s an obvious yes—if you’ve fought in a war, you’ve been abused, or you’ve survived a tragic accident or natural disaster. But odds are, even if you haven’t experienced these things, you’ve lived through something traumatic—the death of a loved one, a serious illness, or […]

Music Room Updates – Teal Bookcases & A Chandelier Swap

As you may have predicted, I decided to paint my music room bookcases all teal. It’s what I wanted to try, and then when the majority of you (much to my surprise) said to go for it, I finally had the courage to try. And I absolutely love it!! I finished last night, and was […]

How Yoga Gave Me the Courage to Stop People-Pleasing

“Yoga is the journey of the self, through the self, to the self.”  ~The Bhagavad Gita Growing up, I couldn’t have been further from my ‘self.’ Early childhood experiences taught me to focus all of my energy externally. To put everyone around me first and to be insatiably attentive to their needs. This kind of […]

C.O.P. Week 1 – A Massive Purge, A Clean House

As I mentioned yesterday, my first week of COPing my house has been hugely successful. (C.O.P. = cleaning, organizing, purging, i.e., my goal for this year). If you’d like to read about the genesis of this C.O.P. goal, you can read about that here. Not only have I made some major headway in clearing out […]

Music Room Bookcases – Three Options (Opinions, Please!)

As you know, I’ve been COPing the heck out of my house this week. (If you have no idea what I’m talking about, you can read more here and here.) And during this process, I’ve uncovered many books and decorative items that have been packed away for a while now. Well, one of the items […]

What You Need to Know If You Obsess About Weight Loss

“By choosing healthy over skinny you are choosing self-love over self-judgment.” ~Steve Maraboli If we actually care about health, in 2020, we have to stop trying to lose weight I know, that’s the opposite of what we’ve been taught to believe, but stay with me while I explain why I say that. Dieting and weight […]

Creating Daring Decor With Contrasting Colour Schemes

Forget faded colour schemes, come revel in hot red and orange accented decor that’s smashed up against lime green, turquoise, yellow, powder blue and pink hero furniture pieces. Each of these four modern home interiors have raucous colour running between expanses of neutral tones, to air out the playful notes. A spray of natural greenery […]

For My Fellow Slobs, Pack Rats & Procrastinators…

Y’all, this has been the absolute best start to a new year that I’ve had in many years! I know some of you are wondering when the fun projects are going to start, and I promise that they’re coming. I plan to start in the guest bedroom with building the closets. Then I’ll move on […]