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Friday, July 25, 2014

Giveaway Winner!

Did I tell you all that I tried on wedding dresses at BHLDN while in New York City? It was so much fun! Totally random, I know, but I was flipping through photos and came across this one from the store. Anthropologie displays are always so beautiful and these flowers were no exception.

I didn't buy one but I found a couple a really liked! But for the real reason you are here... who won the Canon Powershot S200 from Staples Canada?

I used a random number generator and the lucky winner is Interior Groupie who shared this adorable photo of her little guy on Instagram using the hashtag #30SummerDays.

Thanks to all who entered and for those who left sweet comments about the bunk room!

Enjoy the weekend!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Bunk Room Update and a Giveaway!

Isn't summer grand? The weather has been fantastic so far and I feel so fortunate to be off to enjoy it all. It does to by much too quickly though! I always think that I should have all kinds of time to get projects checked off my list and to share them here but everything seems to take forever to get finished up. Always the way!

Case in point, the bunk room. Slowly but surely, it is coming together. It was a totally hideous room but now I really love it in there. It feels so clean and bright which was exactly what we were going for.

The walls were all painted Benjamin Moore's Chantilly Lace, as was the trim. Steph built the bunk beds and the ladder. They are my favorite part of the room. We ordered wool blankets from MacAusland's Woolen Mills, here in PEI, but they've had some machinery issues so we are still waiting for those to be finished. Once we have the beds all set up, I'll tell you a little more about the bunks and ladder.

The window trim was in pretty bad shape. I had replaced the window when I moved in and the frame around the inside of the window was in desperate need of some repair. A lot of caulking and plaster and it almost ready to be painted. Once that is finished, I can put up the roman shade that I had made for the room.

I did hang up a few things on the wall but things are going to kept fairly simple. I like the
tone on tone of the white frames against the white walls. The roman shade and pillows will provide the contrast.

In one corner, we were able to fit an old Ikea armoire that I'd had for years. I painted it the same white as the walls and I'm using it as a linen closet (something this old house lacks). I picked up the two grey felt baskets at Walmart for a bit more storage on top.

We also cut an Ikea floating shelf and fit it in between the walls over the cabinet. It's a little hard to see it against the white walls in the photo but soon I'll get it styled up with a few books and odds and ends to brighten up that corner.


Now for the GIVEAWAY!!!

All the photos in this post, as well as the photos from my Instagram account for the month of June, were taken with my handy Canon Powershot S200. It was generously provided to me by Staples Canada for the #30SummerDays challenge. It takes great photos and the best part is that it's WiFi enabled, which makes photo sharing a breeze!

To win your very own, here's what you have to do:
  • Tweet or Instagram a photo with the #30SummerDays hashtag
  • Come back here and leave me a comment, letting me know you did!
That's it! Easy peasy!

Contest closes on Friday, July, 25th at 12:00 AST. Good Luck! ** open to Canadian residents only**

Monday, July 14, 2014

Summer Love.

Well that was quite the blogging break! School ended and the first two weeks of summer vacations flew by. I worked on the provincial marking board for a couple of days with some fellow teachers and then headed off to New York City on a girl's trip. What a great way to kick off summer.. such a great time!

Our NYC whole group.
Selfies on the bus with my sisters.
Since we've been home, the weather has been fantastic and I've been trying to maximize my time enjoying the beauty that PEI has to offer. I'm always astounded by how beautiful it is at this time of year. We are so lucky to call it home.
I hit the beach three days in a row so I suppose shouldn't complain that it's going to rain all week. It will be a chance to get the house tidied up and some little projects finished up.
We've had some deck stain issues that we have yet to resolve. I'll be back this week with more on that. I decided to go on flower overload in the back yard as a distraction from the peeling floor boards! I'm not sure it's working but regardless, I'm officially in love with begonias this year.

 I hope you are all enjoying summer where you are. I plan to get back into the blogging groove this week so I hope you'll stop in again!


Monday, June 23, 2014

#30summerdays Challenge - Last week!

Today is day 23 of the #30summer days challenge with Staples Canada! Are you taking part? You can follow my daily photos on my Instagram account and be sure to tag your own. It's not too late!

It's been a great opportunity to capture some special summer moments and I'm grateful to Staples for giving me to opportunity to participate. There is a very fun giveaway with Staples Canada coming at the end. You'll definitely want to come back and check it out!
I always forget how busy June is. This is my last week of work before summer vacation and I so ready for it to be over. Hope you are all enjoying summer where you are!