November 2014 archive

Build Your Own Festive Outdoor Planter {A Holiday DIY Chez Newb}

I admit to normally having a lame exterior when it comes to Christmas. I am no Griswald. I’d love to have a classic Christmas house strung with lights and twinkle, but I don’t. Normally I’m kinda late with the exterior decor and have to contend with climbing not-so-gracefully into snowbanks and grasping onto icicles instead […]

Christmas Tree Card & Photo Display {A Holiday DIY Chez Newb}

When Sue started singing carols and clinking glasses at the Canadian Tire event we were at two weekends ago, I knew she wouldn’t object to posting about Christmas early this year. Christmas is her favourite time of year, and frankly, I can’t argue with her. (I’d definitely take Christmas in July though!) Let’s hope you guys […]

Trend Watch: All That Glitters Is Gold

Quick recap: I visited High Point, North Carolina in October with 100 of my fellow decorators and business owners from Decorating Den Interiors. We were the largest single buyer group at the Fall 2014 High Point Market and toured through 30+ trade-only supplier showrooms over two days. It was a whirlwind, but the long days […]

One Room Challenge 2014: The Reveal

I made it…just under the wire! Disclaimer: these photos were taken on a very dark, gloomy November day in Ottawa, in a room that faces east and gets very little natural light, by someone with a fancy camera but not-so-fancy photography skills (yours truly). I do plan to have some better photos taken, but for […]

One Room Challenge Week 5

Remember back in week two of the One Room Challenge, when I joked about getting my master bedroom finished just in time to hibernate for the Ottawa winter? Well, I’m not the only one who’s been feeling the need to create a warm and cozy master retreat – between Mere’s great advice for reader Tracy’s […]

When Hallowe’en Meets Christmas

What a week! I haven’t posted in seven days and it feels like more. (Perhaps in blog-land a week without a post is an eternity?! Sorry!) Sue and I have both been busy, busy, busy. It seems like as soon as Summer turns to Fall we’re on a non-stop go go go schedule, doesn’t it? […]