Cottage Tour

Welcome! This is our home, my passion, our nest.
And if you are here, then you are probably searching for ideas, which is what I love to do.
If I am search for a new mix of colours, a fresh way to do a shelf display, sometimes how to make something.  But I'm always seeking.  Well, welcome and I hope I am able to provide 
some inspiration.  If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will do my best to provide an answer to the best of my ability. 
If this is your first time here you will notice that I  like to mix a bunch of styles together. I am a firm believer that if it is something you love it will work.  Some times it needs a little reworking but it will work.  In this post I have links that will take you deeper into that room , giving you more
information and ideas, so please click on the link to that post.

Our home is open concept.  I love it, but it does create a challenge when trying to harmonise all the different zones  in one big space.  I have gotten over the trying to keep it cluttered free.
As I am sure you can tell.  Our home is on the smaller scale, and our furniture is on the larger scale. 
Until I meet that amazing love seat and sofa set these will stay. 
Soon to undergo another slip cover set.  

Click on the picture to take you to a summer post.

Our dining area is a compact space but I am oh so grateful for this little niche for our
treasured welsh dresser.  It fits in that little nook perfectly. 

Click on the picture above to take you to a boho dining table.

 Click on the picture above to take you to a boho dining table.

Click on the picture above to take you to a boho dining table.

Another room in the house that I spend a lot of time is in my craft room.  
I hang out in here daily.  

 Click on the picture to see a post on my craft room

 Click on the picture to see a post on my craft room

We have lived in this house for about 9 years, spending a lot of time painting and tweaking.
Replacing some of the standard fixtures for fixtures with a bit more character.
Always trying to add character!

(Just click on the labels below the pictures if you want to see more of that room.)

 click on picture to see our suburban garden

 click on picture to see our suburban garden

( an older post showing the early stages of our front yard)

Xeriscaped Front Yard (click on picture)

The rest of the 

This was our entrance in 2012.

our entrance 
which leads us right to 

Or  our christmas in the kitchen 2011

 Our home had very bold colors when we bought it,
Progress in the dining room started the day after we moved in.

shows you how I have managed to fill the space up a bit.

There has been some more changes in the dining room
lately! More pictures to come on this too!

Cosy fireplace, very peaceful.

This was our living room before I made
slipcovers for our furniture.

A lighter look in the living room
christmas in the livingroom 2011

slowly adding some colour

(more colour)

Our main bathroom...
and the first bit of that gorgeous blue-grey that I 
can't get enough of.

I am always changing up the master bedroom.
Here is the master bedroom before

master bedroom 2017(click on picture)

My newly tweaked craft room.

Old guest room...Old because I have
painted it 2x since this post and I am still not satisfied
with poor, poor husband. xo

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.. which is very exciting
because, as we have finished rooms we have added more
living space. 

Check out our

The downstairs bathroom was a must with
3 daughters!

Construction is still ongoing
in the basement..however here is a peek at Christmas

We have refreshed one of our daughters bedrooms,

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Out the back door...

Suburban Cottage Garden 2017- Click on Picture

 Hope you enjoyed the tour!


  1. I've been wanting to make slipcovers for my dark green couch. Your's turned out great! I hope mine turn out as well as yours.
    Clara from Redeemed Junk and Stuff

    1. Thank-you! The only regret that I have about my slipcovers is that I didn't do them sooner! :) I am sure you will
      love yours.