Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy

Feb
06
2012

Canadian Design Blogger List

Canadian Design Bloggers From Eh to Zed

Probably the only downside of writing a blog on a website is that fact that I couldn't be on a blogroll and can't have one on my blog. With the launch of our new site, I can now be added to blogrolls {hooray!} but I still can't have my own. I thought this list would be a great opportunity for me to share Canada's design blogs with my readers. I also hope that design bloggers stop by and discover new and inspirational blogs as I did.

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Jan
30
2012

Free Valentine's Day Printables

The best free Valentine printables on the web!

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I don't know about you, but I find it harder and harder to find cute Valentine's Day cards for kids in stores. But the internet is a whole other story. There are some truly adorable designs out there. You can find cards, tags, art and more.

Here are a few of my favourites free Valentine printables. Click on the link with each one and it will take you to the site of the talented designer where you can print them.

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Jan
25
2012

My Son's Big Boy Room

Gray, Blue and White All Over

I am not sure I am quite ready for this, but my baby boy is growing up. He is getting to big for his crib. Which means it is time to transform his nursery room into a Big Boy Room.

Although I am finding it hard to think about letting go of the crib and the art I made that hung on the wall for both boys as babies, I am excited about the vision I have for redecorating his room. I am in love with the idea of a gray, blue and white room, with a splash of yellow {his favourite colour}.

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Jan
14
2012

Blogtour 2012 is about to kick off and it sounds beyond amazing! In case you have not heard, Blogtour was created by Veronika Miller of Modenus.

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Jan
01
2012

Tangerine Tango

Dance with Pantone's Colour of the Year

Pantone recently announced its colour of the year for 2012: Tangerine Tango.

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Dec
29
2011

Looking Back: 2011

The Year Dreams Came True

2011 has been an amazing year for me. And I have this blog to thank for setting me on a path of making dreams come true. As I think back on the past year, so many amazing memories come to mind.

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Dec
29
2011

Dreaming Big For 2012

Posts I Dream of Writing

As I said in a similar post in January, I am not a fan on New Year's Resolutions. I am, however, a big dreamer. And I think there is something to be said for putting your dreams out there. So, here is my dreamy wish list for posts I'd like to write in 2012.

- I wrote this one last year but it is yet to happen, so, again, I dream of observing the styling and photographing of a Style At Home magazine shoot.

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Dec
21
2011

Good Things Come in Brown Paper Packages

Three Ways to Get Crafty with Kraft Paper

Wrapping presents is one of my favourite things to do this time of year. I love the patterns of paper, the ribbons and the bows. This year, though, I wanted to get a little crafty with my Christmas wrapping so I challenged myself to come up with three different ways to use brown paper.

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Dec
17
2011

Dreaming Of A White Christmas

Gorgeous Winter Scenery

This year, at least in Toronto, a white Christmas is just a dream.

But don't worry, even though we can't watch the snow falling outside our windows, we can see how beautiful it looks in these dreamy images.

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Dec
11
2011

I love the idea of creating a cute and fun table for children at family holiday dinners. There are a few things to keep in mind when designing a table for kids. I recently shared my tips for creating fun and interactive table décor on Cityline.

I think choosing a theme is a great starting point. I went with a Frosty the Snowman theme because it appeals to children of all ages.

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Dec
11
2011

I tried to vlog a DIY art project and it pretty much sucked. In a major way. So….instead of making a how-to video, I made more of a how-not-to video. Outtakes anyone? {feel free to scroll down to see the real how-to under the video…..blogged not vlogged}

Felt Art Project {blogged not vlogged}

What you need:

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Nov
17
2011

Holiday Decor Ideas For Kids

Cityline Segment Sneak Peek

I am so excited about the DIY projects that I am working on for my next Cityline segment that I just had to share a little peek with you!

Holiday photo booth props are just one of the many ideas I will be sharing. And, seriously, is there anything cuter than a child posing with reindeer antlers?

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Nov
10
2011

Decorating With Maps

Travel Themed Home Decor

My husband and I love to travel. In fact, he asked me to move to Europe with him the first night we met. I said yes and we did move to London not long after. I had already lived in Sweden and loved the chance to travel more. We explored a new country pretty much every month. It was amazing. He proposed to me in the courtyard of the Louvre in Paris.

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Nov
01
2011

I have been thinking a lot about my house lately and the things I wish it had. Things like an extra bedroom, a bigger backyard and closet doors {don't ask}.

At the top of my list, at least this week, is a beautiful bathroom. One that I can soak in a tub for hours. One that has a lock on the door and possibly sound proof walls. Any one of these beauties would do just fine, don't you think?

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Oct
26
2011

I recently shared a post about Halloween party decor for adults but I could not let the holiday pass without sharing some super cool party ideas for kids.

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Oct
19
2011

Halloween Party Decor

Boo-tiful Ideas For Grown Up Parties

Halloween parties are a great excuse get creative with some boo-tiful décor. I’ve already shared a glam pumpkin DIY and free art printable but there are so many fantastic ideas out there.

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Oct
15
2011

Free Halloween Printables

Decorate With Trendy Word Art

As I mentioned in my last post, I love decorating for the holidays. Halloween is a tricky one for me though. I tried decorating with traditional Halloween colours last year and, although it was pretty, it didn't really work with my style.

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Oct
11
2011

Pretty Pumpkin DIY Project

Easy, Inexpensive and Gorgeous

I am not a huge fan of fall colours but I do love decorating for the season and for the holidays. I also really believe that adding natural, seasonal elements as décor is a great, inexpensive way to freshen the look of a space. I just want it all to be pretty.

Orange and black don’t work with the colours in my home, so I took traditional fall items {pumpkins} and with a little time and paint, transformed them to suit my style.

Ta da!

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Sep
28
2011

Curl Up Under a Cozy Throw

Comfy, Warm and Gorgeous

There is nothing better to do on a cold day than curl up on the couch with a warm blanket and a good book, a great movie, or if I am really honest, a trashy reality TV show. I am rarely on the couch without a throw blanket, even in the summer. Not only are they comfy and warm, throw blankets are a simple and inexpensive way to introduce texture, pattern and colour to a space.

Here are my top 7 picks for gorgeous, cozy throws:

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