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All the Details on my New Desk Chair from CoreChair

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by CoreChair. I only work with brands I know and trust. All opinions are my own. How much time do you spend sitting at a desk? I’m at mine pretty much all the time but earlier this year I started to realize I was guilty of two really bad sitting

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The Perfectly Pink One Room Challenge Makeover

Well, this has probably been one of the craziest One Room Challenges ever – with an extra eight weeks to get everything done (two more than usual) we were in lockdown for six of them! But, in the end, it all worked out and I have to say this is definitely the most perfectly pink

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8 Board Games to Keep You Entertained at Home

After a few weeks into our first lockdown last year Chis and I started pulling out board games to keep us entertained during our many evenings at home. It became one of our favourite activities and we’ve been steadily adding to our board game collection. Our Favourite Lockdown Board Games After a year of entertaining

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Starting my 10th One Room Challenge!

Yes friends, it’s that time of year again- The One Room Challenge started this week! Can you believe this will be my 10th time participating? Wow. This round I will be making over a bedroom for a very special client- she has requested pink, flowers, mermaids, pink, unicorns and oh yeah, more pink. Oh, did

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Handmade Gift Ideas from Etsy

Want to give a unique gift this year that also supports a small business? I’ve rounded up nine great handmade gifts that you can buy from makers through Etsy! This post contains affiliate links. 9 Handmade Gifts that Support Small Business Wireless Wood Phone Charger Take wireless phone charging to the next level with this

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Stairway Accent Wall with KILZ® PVA Primer

This post is sponsored by Kilz but the content and opinions expressed here are my own. The dreaded nail pop – when your new house starts to “settle” and drywall nails (or screws) start to “pop” out from the wall. That is what led to our affectionately nicknamed “polka dot wall”. Chris attacked every nail

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Basement Kitchenette Reveal

Mum’s basement kitchenette is finally done and WOW what a transformation! The sink and faucet featured in this post were sponsored by BLANCO. I only work with brands I know, love, and can honestly recommend. All opinions are my own. The original setup that our builder had put in was functional, but basic. The cabinets

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