Sarah Gunn: Wall Candy

Dec
30
2010

Looking Back: 2010

A lot can happen in a year

2009 was the worst year of my life.

I lost my dad suddenly and unexpectedly 7 days before I was flying home with my 2 year old and 3 month old baby for a visit. I had already started packing. It has been much harder to cope with than I could have ever imagined or try to describe here.

Just over 6 months later I was brimming with a ton of nervous energy and needed something to do, something positive to focus on, something to help my mind escape, something for me, to help me heal.

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Dec
22
2010

Holiday Tabletop Centre (of Attention) Pieces

Shop your home to create one of these gorgeous centrepieces

I thought I would end my holiday posts with some beautiful tabletop ideas. I love a pretty table. What I love most about many of these photos is that you can use them as inspiration to 'shop your home' for a similar idea.

How To Make Your Santa Photos Part Of Your Holiday Decor

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Dec
13
2010

Red and white are a beautiful holiday colour pairing. It is so fresh and bright and happy.

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Dec
06
2010

Gunn Family Kitchen Reno: Week 2

kitchen renovation budget woes

It’s been two weeks since our kitchen reno started and it has been a great experience so far. I love the new cabinets and the storage is seriously life changing.

We are living without a sink or countertop right now but it is really not as bad as I thought it would be. Actually, I kinda love that I have an excuse not to cook so much.

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Dec
02
2010

Creative Christmas: Stocking Stuffer Ideas

creative ideas for every member of your family

I recently made my television debut {eek!} on Rogers Daytime Toronto to share some creative stocking stuffer ideas that will make every member of the family feel special Christmas morning.

My tips:
shop smart: buy gifts online, in large stores like walmart and in one or two trendy shops

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Nov
29
2010

Christmas Ideas for the Marthas in Your Life

appliances that add style and function to any kitchen

I love Christmas. And I admit it: I love getting presents. And because I love getting lots of gifts, I like finding everything at a great price. Then I can get more. Selfish? Maybe. But also smart.

So when Walmart asked me to check out these four small appliances for holiday gifts I was all over it.

We are renovating our ugly kitchen and I have no excuse not to learn how to use something more complicated then my toaster. Plus I want stylish accessories appliances to adorn my beautiful new counters.

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Nov
25
2010

This Art Speaks To Me

modern word art that makes a bold statement

I lived in Stockholm for a year and fell in love with Swedish design. These prints, by Therese Sennerholt, are one of my favourite new discoveries. I found them on the site dwelling gawker {which I now also love}.

I'll let the art speak for itself...

{sometimes I surprise myself by being pretty damn fantastic}

and my personal favourite:

Don't you love them!!

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Nov
24
2010

I Know This Much Is True

kitchen reno: putting it all together

Gunn Family Kitchen Reno {First 3 Days}

I have been in kitchen reno hell for 3 days now.

Only it’s not the reno part that’s hell. It’s the decision part.

My Own Private I Don’t Know.

Granite or quartz?
Hood or over the range microwave?
Reduce the window trim or change the cabinet layout?
Where exactly on the doors do I want the knobs?
And on and on and on......and guess what? I. Don’t. Know.

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Nov
20
2010

Let's Get This Party Started!

Ikea Kitchen Renovation

Kitchen Reno: Part 3

Tomorrow is the day I have been waiting for.  I have lived with the ugliest kitchen ever for five long years. But tomorrow that is all going to change.

We are getting our new kitchen.

Sure, I have not picked out the counters yet {it’s so hard to choose!} and I need to special order some hardware {I am super picky} but the ugly cabinets are getting torn down.

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Nov
14
2010

Holiday Decor Wish List

Can you really ever have enough Christmas decorations?

I have a basement full of Christmas decorations but that does not stop me from adding to it every year {much to my husband’s dismay}. Here is my wish list for this year:

I really want a wreath like any of these.

Advent calendars are a must have in my house, but I like mine to be pretty. I’d like to add this one from nouveau designs to my collection. It would look so beautiful framed.

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Nov
10
2010

Deck The Walls

Beautiful Holiday Wreaths

Whether it hangs on your front door or temporarily replaces art in your home, a wreath offers an opportunity to introduce nature, your crafty side or a little sparkle. Here is a gorgeous gallery of wreaths to inspire you to deck your walls.

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Nov
08
2010

Framed Christmas Word Art - Right From Your Printer!

Bring joy to your world by making this holiday word art

I love decorating for the holidays. The sparkle, the colours and the chance to transform a space all make me happy. I started this year {yes, already} with my dining room. I wanted a simple sophisticated look and I am pretty excited about the results so far.

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Nov
04
2010

A Good Mantel is Hard to Find

tips for decorating mantels

A fireplace is often the centrepiece of a room, a cosy spot to gather around. It can also be a fantastic opportunity to showcase your design style. I went in search of some inspirational photos of fireplace mantels and it was not an easy task. Looking for pretty mantels was driving me mental. But don’t worry, I am not one to give up; I found some beautifully adorned mantels along with some tips for you to apply to yours.


-group a small collection of similar items

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