Love Your Home
My blog features crafting projects, home care tips, fresh decorating ideas, and fun accessories in the market.
This is Where I Start My Day...
- Published on Saturday, 19 May 2012
Authors: Antonella @ LoveYourHomeThis morning, I woke up earlier than I normally do on the weekend. At 6:15 am, my happy slumber was over. Maybe it's the sunlight that streams into the bedroom from the uncovered part of the window:
A big stretch and I'm up. I get dressed, and hit up the watering can to feed my outdoor plants before the...
Decorate with Books
- Published on Friday, 18 May 2012
Authors: Antonella @ LoveYourHomeWhy is decorating with books fun? It is for me because I have a lot of them. In fact, I had more books than our little house could hold when we moved here in 2007. Finding space for them was a challenge. Being creative was a must.
For instance, some had to go here:
I kind of like how it props the lamp a little...
Where Do You Look for Inspiration?
- Published on Wednesday, 16 May 2012
Authors: Antonella @ LoveYourHomeThe more I browse on Etsy, the more wonderful ideas come to mind, but also, I realize how easy it is to make things myself!
Like this seashell wreath:
Or this shabby chic magnetic frame:
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Bring the Garden Indoors with These Pretty Floral Accessories
- Published on Tuesday, 15 May 2012
Authors: Antonella @ LoveYourHomeMay is the perfect month to be outside gardening, as the temperature starts to warm up and flowers are blooming. Bring a little of that inside with these flower inspired home accessories:
Wrap yourself at night in beautiful bedding from Garnet Hill. Lilly Pulitzer Lilly of the Valley Percale's full bedding s...
Save Money Make Your Own Flower Pots
- Published on Monday, 14 May 2012
Authors: Antonella @ LoveYourHomeIn a previous post, I mentioned that by making my own flower pots and hangers this year I could probably save a few dollars. So on Friday night, I set out to do that. From Vandermeer, I purchased 4 iron hanging baskets with moss insert for $9.99 CAD each. I didn't buy any ceramic pots, because I used what I a...
Preparing for a Dinner Party
- Published on Saturday, 12 May 2012
Authors: Antonella @ LoveYourHomeTonight, my husband and I are serving dinner for a total of 11 family members, including 3 kids. So while this is all fresh in my mind, here are some of the things that we did in advance that will help make our afternoon run smoothly:
- Clean the house: especially the areas guests will see - kitchen, living room,...
Recommended Reading: May...
- Published on Friday, 11 May 2012
Authors: Antonella @ LoveYourHomeMay is the perfect gardening month for most of us here in North America. To help you get started, or for tips on how to maintain what you already have, I present to you this book called Techniques & Tips for Gardeners (Matthew Biggs, John Cushnie, Bob Flowerdew, & Anne Swithinbank; 2005):
It offers some...
10 Simple Ways to Refresh a Room
- Published on Wednesday, 09 May 2012
Authors: Antonella @ LoveYourHomeAny one of the following ideas will help refresh any space on a small budget:
New paint: Refresh the walls with a new coat of paint in spring's new fashion colours, or something completely unexpected.
Bring in bright accessories & patterns: Bring in some new, colourful accessories and artwork to brighten up...
A Tray Makeover
- Published on Tuesday, 08 May 2012
Authors: Antonella @ LoveYourHomeRemember this tray?
You would have seen it in an older post of mine back in January. The idea of my mini bar was great. It was the result of an intensive kitchen clean-up that my husband and I tackled over the Christmas holidays. We literally emptied all of the drawers and cabinets, wiped everything clean, and re...
Vintage Pyrex Bowls
- Published on Monday, 07 May 2012
Authors: Antonella @ LoveYourHomeLast summer, I started my collection of vintage pyrex bowls when I spotted a trio of Pyrex's Butterfly Gold bowls in mint condition at a flea market event. I remember my husband saying to me: "you're never going to use those." Boy was he wrong! They are the perfect size bowls for whisking p...