Saturday, November 30, 2013

Sponsor- Thank you!

Thank you to all my awesome sponsors for keeping my blog up and running! Remember to check them out when you get a chance!

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Friday, November 29, 2013

Home tour- A warm and cozy Christmas log cabin!

When a couple decided to extend their tiny, one-room structure log cabin, they enlisted help from their friend, architectural designer David Spolnik of Sprout Studios to build something larger while integrating the original cabin. Let's check out how this cabin is transformed during the holiday season! 

Usually, I am not a big log cabin fan but I love this home! By incorporating a combination of materials such as logs, stones and planks, this log cabin home feels refreshing and updated. Exuding warmth and coziness, it is the perfect venue for friends and family get-togethers especially during the holiday season. The simple red and green color palette works particularly well together and I really enjoy the rustic touches throughout this home. The bright and airy kitchen and the comfortable guest bedroom are my favorites, what about you?

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving!


“As we express our gratitude, we must never forget that the highest appreciation is not to utter words, but to live by them.” –John F. Kennedy

Wishing you blessings of health, happiness and success on Thanksgiving and always.

Guest post- Simple ways to update your living room!

This post is provided by Callum Morton.

For many people, the living room is the most used part of their household. A space for socializing, relaxing and unwinding, our living rooms can start to look a little bit tired after so much use. Follow these top tips to easily update your living room in preparation for the festive season.

Include a rug

In an area of the home that experiences a lot of traffic, chances are that your living room carpet boasts an array of worn patches, dirty footprints and stains. Replacing your whole carpet can be expensive – a cost most would like to avoid in the run up to Christmas.

A rug can be an easy solution to mask your carpets imperfections. What is more, the right rug can act as a great interior design accessory, making a statement and brightening up even the darkest of living rooms. There are some great statement rugs available at ScS, like the sparkle rug. Featuring shimmery fibres, this rug is sure to add a touch of glamour and Christmas sparkle to your room.

Update your accessories

A simple way to easily and affordably update your living room is by replacing your current accessories. If your cushions are looking a little out of date, hang onto the actual padding and simply buy some new covers. These are really cheap to buy, and you can get them in a great range of designs. Combining a mixture of plain and detailed cushions will leave your couch unrecognizable.

Likewise, swapping dusty old lampshades for modern new designs can instantly update your current lamp.

Lick of paint

Replacing all of your living room furniture can be costly. If your furniture is good quality and in good condition, it seems irrational to simply get rid of it. There are a number of ways you can revamp them, transforming them into desirable pieces of stylish furniture.

Scratched, chipped and battered wooden furniture can leave your living room looking less than fabulous, but a lick of paint can give them a new lease of life. If light is an issue in your room, paint your dark furniture a light colour to brighten up the space. Before you get out the paintbrushes though, start by sanding down all of your furniture to remove any imperfections to ensure a professional finish.Your furniture will be unrecognizable and a great addition to your room. 

There are a number of ways you can prevent your furniture from falling back into disrepair. Using coasters is an easy way to prevent any cup marks, while applying a layer of clear protective finish after you have painted will help extend the life of your newly revamped furniture. By simply following these few simple tips, you will notice visible improvements in your living room.

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Product review- Case Logic Laptop + Tablet Backpack!

Recently, I have received a wonderful laptop + tablet backpack from Case Logic, a popular retailer that offers quality cases for cameras, laptops, tablets, phones, gadget accessories and more.

I always take my laptop and iPad (for my son) with me while I travel so getting a backpack that is especially designed to protect my electronics is very important. For today's review, I have picked the 15.6" Laptop + Tablet Backpack.

The backpack's wonderful features!

My fabulous backpack!


Interior compartment.


Back pocket.

Padded top and bottom.

Designated compartment for laptop and tablet storage.

I love my new laptop and tablet backpack for its good looks and functionality! The plush padding is perfect for storing my laptop and tablet from being crushed or scratched. There are many zippered pockets and compartments in different sizes so small items such as pens, keys, memory cards, batteries or cords won't disappear into the bottom of the bag. The middle compartment is roomy. After storing both my electronics, I still find a lot of room for some clothing and essentials. I particularly like the small compartment at the back of the backpack to store important and valuable items such as passport, tickets and purse so they are easily accessible and safe from pickpockets. There are two large side pockets to fit a water bottle and a designated slot to fit an MP3 player. The padded top and bottom grab handles is a wonderful addition to help load the backpack into the overhead bins. I also find the thick foam padding at the back of the backpack to be very comfortable, thanks to the breathable mesh materials.

This beautiful backpack is lightweight, sturdy, well-made, seems very durable and cleverly designed, so what's not to love? Additionally, the thoughtful details such as the various designated pockets, thick padding, chest straps, grab handles and various compartments is a great plus. This is one of those versatile backpacks that will be perfect to use at school and for travels. I already have a few planned trips ahead and I can't wait to use my new awesome backpack!

*I have received this product to review for free but the views and opinions expressed are my own.

You can get yours here. Happy shopping!

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Cool designer alert- Charlotte Dunagan!

Introducing Miami-based designer, Charlotte Dunagan. Coming from an artistic background, she studied graphic design, fashion and interior design at the MGM School of Design in Nice, France. Known for her sophisticated take on interiors, she creates memorable spaces by using an eclectic mix of furniture and textures. Let's take a look at her beautiful work below!

The designer: Charlotte Dunagan

I love her gorgeous portfolio particularly the dark, handsome and rich bathroom and the dramatic movie room! Which room are do you find most appealing?

For more information about the designer or her work, please visit