A Sideboard & Dining Room Motto

I've been wanting a sideboard of sorts for the dining room. Not too long ago a friend was visiting and mentioned that they had a piece of furniture they weren't sure what to do with. They had just moved things around in their own home and the piece had been moved out of the house. She said if we wanted it we could have it. Since we are currently lacking in furniture, it was much appreciated! And it just so happens that it found a spot in our dining room. 

It'll probably get painted at some point, but for now it is staying as is. Just so happens that this is just the motivation I needed to get this sign up on the wall. We've only had it since August. It's a sign we stumbled upon and we both agreed that it was the perfect verse for our dining room!

Plus I love the whitewashed wood & gold lettering. 
Bit by bit. Little by little. Things are coming together. 

A hint of Buffalo Check & Plaid

I've been seeing buffalo check & plaid popping up all over the place. Not gonna lie, I like it. Especially this time of year. I think the key to using this pattern is just adding a hint of it, because when used abundantly it can be a bit over powering.

But seriously, it can give a space that extra cozy factor.

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What's your take on adding a bit of plaid or buffalo check around the house?

For Your Weekend

Just a few things for you to check out this weekend...

This article is so, so, good. I'm guilty of this at times just as much as the next person. And now, especially with a little one watching me, I feel like I need to be extra conscious of this. Let's stop believing the lie that we need to be available to everyone 24/7. The truth is, we don't.

If you have any craft pumpkins lying around that you'd like to give new life to, this is a great idea. Courtney has a great little tutorial showing you how to quickly give them an update!

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I absolutely love this kitchen.

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I honestly can't believe it's November. This current season is quickly coming to an end and we're trying to enjoy it as best we can.

Hope you all have a great weekend!

Curtain Dilemma

I have a dilemma.

When we moved in, all of the windows in our house already had blinds on them. They're the generic kind that many homes have. While it would be nice to have a blind that's a bit more appealing to the eye, or curtains instead, it's not exactly in our budget to go around recovering every window at the moment. That being said, the patio doors & the front window in our main living area are on my list to update and make our own. Plus, curtains could easily replace these blinds and then the blinds could easily be put back up one day for someone else. The one dilemma is the heat registers. For the patio doors this obviously isn't an issue, however, for every other window in our house it is. So as much as I want to swap out the blinds in our main living area for something else, I have to consider the heat register.

As you can see, the heat register runs the entire length of the window (it's like that in all of the rooms). Where are all the heat registers in the magazines? I'm not too sure I like the idea of having floor length curtains that will be covering the register, especially since we will be closing them for privacy in the evenings and the heat will be on a good portion of the year (we do live in Canada, thank you very much). I'm sure some people would be fine with this, but to me is screams, hazard. So, it's a bit of a dilemma. Finding something a bit more our style, something that doesn't go to the floor and will still look good, and something to fit a rather large window - think, budget.


What do you think? Would you try this look or do you think it looks outdated and ridiculous?
I'd love to hear your thoughts and what you've done to solve your own curtain dilemmas.