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DIY Holidays Home & Décor

HOLIDAYS: DECOR & DECORATIONS

December 4, 2015
Christmas decoration

Sharing 8 inspirations for decorating your home for Christmas! One of the best parts of Christmas is adding a touch of sparkle, red and green or cheer to your decor! Dana shared two beautiful ideas for the holidays: creating a holiday garland and a fresh wreath. For those of you who just want to add that touch of Christmas without the DIY, we’re sharing 8 simple ideas for holiday decorations today! Dana Keep it Simple Simple works, especially when you use fresh greenery.…

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FRESH CHRISTMAS WREATH

December 2, 2015
Wreath

It’s December! This means majority of us are in full holiday mode, putting up Christmas decorations and checking items off the shopping list. We’ve had our Christmas lights up outside since mid-November, with no other decor up. Normally I purchase a fresh wreath for our front door from Costco or one of the local garden nurseries. This year I decided to try and make my own. As I mentioned in our November Favourites post yesterday, Ryan and I always cut…

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DIY SOY CANDLES

November 25, 2015
DIY Candles

An easy tutorial for DIY soy candles. We both love candles, especially soy and beeswax. But the one downside is they can be quite expensive and hard to find. We try to stay away from paraffin wax, which contains carcinogens and pollutes the air in your home. Soy candles are made from soybeans, and do not release any toxins. There is some great information here going into further detail, and natural alternatives to you can look for. During the cooler…

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DIY HOLIDAY GARLAND

November 11, 2015
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A simple tutorial on how you can make a beautiful holiday garland for your mantel or any area in your home. Here at Discover Happiness, we love Christmas! The holidays are our favourite time of year and both Danielle and I have already begun listening to Christmas music. Last week, I slowly began putting up my decorations bit by bit. Everything but the tree goes up now, and at the end of November Ryan and I take Abby and go…

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DECORATING WITH PUMPKINS

October 23, 2015
pumpkins

Inspiration for decorating your home or apartment with pumpkins and mini gourds! If you’ve read our blog recently you’ll know that we love apples. We really love all of our amazing local fruits and vegetables, including the squash and pumpkins of fall! What is so great about pumpkins and the adorable mini gourds all over local farms is that they make wonderful home décor. We are huge fans of decorating with nature, and these “winter squash” are bright, colourful, sometimes…

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WHITEWASH YOUR COFFEE TABLE

October 19, 2015
whitewash

My whitewash coffee table project and how to DIY whitewash furniture to make it suit your style. There’s nothing like wood furniture. But stain colour trends do come and go. Thankfully wood that has been stained one colour can be stripped and re-stained to suit your mood. Haven gotten sick of the golden look of pine from growing up in the 90s, I’ve always liked dark rich coloured stains. Chestnut, cherry, oak. But more recently I have seen the popularity…

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ARRANGING YOUR BOOKSHELF

October 14, 2015
bookshelf

Tips and 6 Ways to Arranging and Decorating your Bookcase or Bookshelf. When you are a bookworm, bookshelves and bookcases are an essential part of your home. My dilemma is that as the book collection grows (good thing!), the space available to store them shrinks (bad thing…). This is especially an issue when you live in an apartment with limited space and when you want your space to be used with décor savvy in mind! When Mike and I first…

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RE-PURPOSING ANTIQUES AROUND YOUR HOME

October 8, 2015
Antique Furniture

My favourite antiques re-purposed around our home. It’s no secret I love to go antiquing. This is something I grew up doing with my family. On Sundays, my brother and I would go for a long drive with my dad, and we’d stop at every garage sale, flea market, or antique shop we would pass, and we’d always stop for lunch – my favourite part! When Ryan and I were searching for a home, that’s when we really began antiquing.…

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PLANTS FOR APARTMENT LIVING

September 23, 2015
Beautiful Green Plant

Why apartments need plants and the best plants for apartment living, plus lessons learned for taking care of plants! I’m not a plant whisperer. This much I know, but I love plants! I have spent more time than most tending to my plants, till they grow high and strong and flourish, until one day out of nowhere the plant dries and shrivels up! So though I love plants, I have been broken hearted as they have come into my life…

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