Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy

Oct
28
2013

I am a very nostalgic person, especially when it comes to my family, so I am drawn to personalized family art. Check out these sweet ways to celebrate your family. Each of these customizable family themed art pieces can be found on Etsy, one of my favourite places online to source anything artsy or crafty.

This modern take on a family tree, by cozyblue, is available in several colours.

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Oct
21
2013

Halloween Crafts for Kids

boo-tiful creations to make with your family

There are many amazing ideas for Halloween crafts for kids online and it's hard to know which ones to try. These five Halloween crafts meet my main craft criteria: fun, simple, and inexpensive. Plus, they are pretty freaking cute. I can't wait to work on a couple of them with my boys! 

Click the links below for the step-by-step instructions for each one.

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Oct
15
2013

The Best Photo Apps For Your iPhone

it's never been easier to shoot, edit, and share

Taking, editing and sharing your photos on your iPhone has have never been easier. People often ask me what my favourite photo apps are (possibly because I share a lot of photos), so I thought I would include the best photo apps for your iPhone all in one place. 

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How to Organize Your Minivan So It's Funtional and In Style

Like most moms, my minivan is like a second home. We have a Dodge Grand Caravan, which I just found out has been the best-selling minivan for over 29 years. That's older than I am...okay fine...almost older than I am. Whether it is driving across the country to visit our family in Nova Scotia each summer, chauffeuring the kids to their activities, or just running errands, it has to be organized.

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The traditional colours of autumn and Halloween do not work in my pastel world, so I love experimenting with Halloween DIY projects.

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Sep
16
2013

Now that the kids are organized and back to school, it's our turn. I don't know about you, but September feels more like a new year than January does. I feel the need to get organized. Whether your home office is in the kitchen, on the couch or at the coffee shop, here are five items to make blogging more organized, in style.

 

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Sep
12
2013

Back-To-Campus Style And Homesense Giveaway

Win a $250 Homesense Gift Card!

Homesense is my go-to destination when I am styling a room for my clients, or for my own home. In fact, it was the first place I went the day both of my boys started school. A little retail therapy always cheers me up.

With back-to-school on everyone's mind, Tamara Robbins Griffith has great tips for maximizing any small space, from dorm rooms to living rooms.

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Sep
11
2013

DIY Place Card Holders

repurposing vintage finials

I have wanted to make place card holders using vintage finials for ages and I finally found the perfect ones at my favourite antique spot in Nova Scotia, Sunnyhill Antiques.

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Aug
20
2013

Dream Rooms: Today's Parent Organization Feature

The email that turned into a redesign and magazine feature

If you follow me on twitter then you have heard me going on and on {and on} about a dream project I have been working on. Now I can finally reveal what it is.

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Aug
14
2013

Dining Room Makeover

From black and boring to bright and breathtaking

I have just finished working on huge super exciting project. It has involved a lot of painting. I mean a lot...walls, furniture, and accessories. Now that is it over {stay tuned for more info VERY soon} I feel like I need a new creative outlet. I think I know just what to choose: my dining room.

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Jul
24
2013
Indie mats

By the time you purchase the frames and get them exactly where you like them, creating a gallery art wall can be tricky and expensive. I came across a product that takes all of the guesswork (and nail holes) out of the way. Indie Mats are a colourful and simple way to create a gallery wall with no nails and no frames. 

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Jul
22
2013

Nova Scotia Fine Art

Maritime Masterpieces

I am always inspired when I come home to Nova Scotia. This summer I want to share with you two incredibly talented Nova a Scotian artsts, Tom Alway and Peter Blais. I have loved their work for a long time but this is the first summer in ages that I have been able to spend time with them in their quant gallery, called The Maritime Painted Saltbox

Their work captures Nova Scotia perfectly. The images and the colours say home to me. 

Just look: 

TOM ALWAY

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Jun
19
2013

DIY Painted Foam Mats

Create a comfortably cushioned play space with style using foam mats and paint

Foam mats create a safe spot for small children to play. They are comfortable and cushioned, but they are also very in-your-face bright. I thought I would come up with a way to make them blend in with any decor.

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Jun
06
2013

DIY Vitamin Mini Tins

A simple DIY project that will make taking your vitamins fun

Remember how excited you were to get your vitamin each day as a child, hoping for a certain shape or colour? Taking vitamins as an adult is not quite as much fun. HALLS wants to change that and bring that fun into our adult lives. They have launched a new product called HALLS Vitamin Drops and because we all need a "Daily Dose of Delicious," they made them super tasty.

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May
06
2013

My First Client Reveal

tween girl's bedroom

I can't tell you how excited I am to be writing this post. Last spring, a twitter friend {who is now a real life friend} asked if I would be interested in redecorating her daughter's bedroom. I am thrilled to share it with you now! I had to keep it top secret because we shot it for Cityline. You can watch the videos of the before and after here. It was a thrill to shoot my first client's space for the show. Thanks Kate! xo

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Apr
29
2013

DIY Stenciled Napkins

Add pretty patterns to your table settings with this project

I recently styled a project and wanted some pretty napkins to accent the table setting. I soon discovered that patterned fabric napkins are hard find, so I thought I would try making my own.

I picked up these plain white napkins from Gluckstein Home:

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Apr
29
2013

Five Online Resources for Design Inspiration

Let your inner interior designer shine through

Whether you are decorating a living room, renovating your kitchen, or searching for the perfect paint colour, looking at photos of beautiful rooms is helpful when starting a new decorating project. There are many online sources for interior design inspiration. Here are my top five go to sites for fabulous design:

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Apr
28
2013

Rugs are the perfect way to add pattern and colour to a girl's room. You can go with a more neutral look {I am seriously loving grey right now!} or add vibrant colours to make a bold statement. Here are five rugs to suit any girl's style:

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Apr
13
2013

Top Three Etsy Shops for Gorgeous Cushion Covers

an easy and colourful way to change your decor

I don't know about you, but when a new season arrives, I want to change the decor in my home and make it feel fresh. Cushions are one of the easiest ways to add a new look to a room. I have been looking {obsessing} for cushions for a really exciting project I am working on and I just have to share some of the amazing online shops that I found. 

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Mar
31
2013

Pastel Photography

Add a little spring to your walls

Spring is finally here....hooray! Pastels really say spring to me and no one captures this better than Finnish photographer, Krista Palmu. I recently came across her work when I was sourcing for a Cityline segment.

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