My Thrift Store Quilts

Thrift Store Quilt

For as long as I can remember I had wanted to quilt. There was just one thing holding me back: I didn’t know how. All that changed about 13 years ago when a friend invited me to join our local quilting group. At that time this lovely and gifted group of ladies were making quilts […]

Tech Tuesday: SnapPower USB Charger

SnapPower USB Charger

Every now and then a new product comes along that is simply brilliant. The SnapPower USB Charger integrates a USB power port into any standard outlet without requiring any rewiring at all! It accomplishes this feat by using what they call Power Prong Technology to automatically achieve a connection to the screws mounted on the […]

Etsy Round-Up: Halloween Inspiration

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If your fall has been anything like mine, Halloween has crept up on you too. Well, fear not because this week’s Etsy Round-Up has lots of Halloween Inspiration. I’m featuring crafts that you can create yourself with some paint, wood, construction paper, scissors and twine. These crafts are easy and fun and are bound to get you […]

Tech Tuesday: August Smart Lock

August Smart Lock

August has developed a smart lock that has the potential to radically change the way you grant access to your home. The smart lock uses Bluetooth Low Energy to communicate with your smartphone and the smartphones of your chosen guests to enable keyless access. You can set specific time frames and durations for each guest […]

Tech Tuesday: ecobee Smart WiFi Thermostat

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Apparently, before the Nest Learning Thermostat was created, there was Canadian firm called ecobee with a smart wifi thermostat of their own. Unfortunately, they were priced higher than the Nest which had a ton of great press and an attainable price of $249. I could afford the Nest and I was a sucker for its auto-away […]

Etsy Round-Up: Fruity

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While looking on Etsy for fun, I came across a listing with the sweetest colour combination of pastel pinks, yellows and oranges. I loved the unexpected combination so much that I decided to create an Etsy round up featuring the colours. Enjoy! Original Abstract Painting: linneaheideart Clay Bead Necklace: MaggieAndMeCreative Coral Watercolour Print: SandraOvono Crocheted Beads: ThreeBlueBees Nesting Bowls: BiscuitCuit […]

Tech Tuesday: Soba Cable Director

Soba Cable Director

One of the few drawbacks of being into technology and gadgets is that you tend to have cables and wires going every which way that end up looking extremely untidy. Soba Cable Director is one of the most elegant solutions I have yet seen to this persistent problem. The complete system includes tubing that can easily bundle […]

Etsy Round-Up: Round and Round

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I love circles. Aside from being a fun shape (which is nearly impossible to draw), they hold so much symbolism for life, love and nature because it is a perfectly smooth shape which has no end. There’s something so fun and classic about a simple polka dot pattern that just makes me smile. Most of […]

Etsy Round-Up: Etsy Shops In Bloom

Etsy Round-Up: In Bloom

I’ve been out and about documenting the blooming flowers with my camera. Spring and Autumn are two of the most beautiful seasons because of the change that nature experiences. Each week something different happens outside. I love it! Of course, this inspired a floral-themed Etsy Round-Up too! Covered Buttons: TomiBell ‘Oh Happy Day’ Greeting Card: PrintSmitten Flower Crown: LoveSparklePretty […]

Etsy Round-Up: Budding Greens Home Decorating Ideas

Drop Earrings

Earth Day was this week, and now that spring-like-temperatures seem to be sticking around (fingers crossed!), I’m anxious for the fresh greens to come back. Buds, leaves and grass are such a lovely shade of green that no artificial colouring can compare to. Inspired by Etsy and all things green and natural, here is my collection […]