In Inspiration, Lifestyle, Our Home on
December 12, 2018

A Minimal Christmas

When Peter and I were first married and living in our new home, I remember wanting to go all out in Christmas decorating. We started with virtually nothing except his little bachelor Christmas tree (which is now in our son Alex’s room). Every Christmas season we bought more ornaments and decorations.

When Alex was born it got even more exciting. We bought him a few very special ornaments every year for his little Christmas tree. We stopped when he was around 10 years old, as his tree was quite full by this point. Here’s a shot of it today:

Minimal Christmas Simple Christmas

I’m so happy we did this for sentimental reasons. Now when we open up his ornament box it’s like visiting sweet memories of his childhood. Even better, he gets so excited to see his favourites. I hope he will always treasure them.

Last year I decided to purge some of our decorations, keeping only the ones that truly meant something to us. The result is a faster setup (and tear down!). Keeping it simple has made this Christmas a lot less stressful, so we can focus on what’s really important: baking. 🙂

We kept the focus on our bedrooms, the entrance and the living room. I added simple, natural touches, including clipping some branches from the conifers in our yard.

To Sum Up Our Minimal Christmas:

  1. Keep the decorations contained to a few living spaces only
  2. Keep only those decorations you truly love and purge the rest
  3. Forgo buying greenery by clipping conifers from your yard, (or your neighbour’s if they don’t mind) 😉

Here’s a view of our minimal Christmas home this year. Enjoy!

Minimal Christmas Simple Christmas

Minimal Christmas Simple Christmas

Minimal Christmas Simple Christmas

Minimal Christmas Simple Christmas

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In Lifestyle, Tutorials on
August 4, 2018

Why Your LikeToKnow.It App Is Not Working

Are you frustrated with the App? When you screenshot your pics does absolutely nothing happen? I decided to write this post because a) the FAQ on the App did not address my issue and b) I could not find ANY information about my particular problem on the Internet. How weird is that? problem solved

If product info is not appearing in your App, I may have discovered why. Here’s what happened to me…

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In Lifestyle, Our Home on
July 16, 2018

Teenager Boy Bedroom Makeover

I’ve been waiting a long time to update my 11 year old boy’s bedroom. It feels like yesterday that I was updating it from his baby room to a “big boy” room. Where did the time go? Maybe I was in denial that he was getting so much older, or maybe I just got too preoccupied with other things. But, when your son complains about how outdated his room looks you KNOW you’ve waited too long! Time for the teenager boy bedroom makeover!

I like to think I had been waiting on some form of inspiration to get the creative juices flowing. It came to me in the form of a couple of black striped linen pillows that I snatched up on sale about a month ago. I designed his room around them, and I’m happy with the result. More importantly, so is my son! Here is the moodboard:

Teenager Boy Bedroom Makeover

Shop the Room Here:


It’s hard for me to pinpoint what I love the most. But here goes:

  • neutral tones
  • pop of colour
  • Scandinavian farmhouse “feel”
  • pop of black

Things are just starting to arrive in the mail, so hopefully I’ll be able to put it all together soon. Stay tuned!

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