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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
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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
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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
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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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