ready for serious backyard growing?

A greenhouse could be what you need. What better way to grow your own food year round? An investment up front, for sure, but it has big payoffs on grocery bills, healthy living and the environment. And they can be just so darn pretty! 

Take a look at these top 25 on Skonahem for inspiration. 

via Skonahem

let's celebrate earth day

Happy Earth Day everyone. I hope we can all find a few moments today to decide to do something now, and throughout the year, to steward this beautiful planet we live on. Whether it's plugging electronics into power bars and switching them off when not in use, growing plants and vegetables on our balconies and yards, or helping to clean up our neighborhoods and trails, let's take some time to get outdoors, breath the fresh air, and do our part. Enjoy the week! 

Earth day quote

room of the week: small space bathroom

This bathroom in the renovated Austrailian home of architects Kate Fitzpatrick and Ben Stibbard is contemporary with natural elements and great functionality. The floating vanity doesn't take up a lot of visual space, yet provides lots of closed storage. I love that they created a double vanity but used only one sink, thereby creating more counter space and also not purchasing two sinks! The wooden counter, which carries all the way around the exterior of the cabinet is very modern with a natural touch. Oversized slate tiles add the feeling of space, and all white walls, including a tiled shower surround from ceiling to floor, cuts down on visual clutter. Brilliant. 


top 10 handmade easter eggs

One of my favourite times of year was just before Easter when I spent a weekend at my Nana's making Easter eggs. So I swoon over the many creative designs that are posted online these days. These have made my top ten for this year. 

silk-dyed eggs
decal eggs
Ukranian wax art eggs
colourful naturally dyed eggs
marbelized nail polish egges
twine-wrapped eggs
doily stenciled eggs
ombre eggs
natural leaf print eggs
decopaged book eggs

For international egg design inspiration, check out last year's post. 

green your home this Spring

Nothing refreshes a space more than adding living plants and greenery. Even in a small home, there's always room. But don't take my word for it, here's proof. 

recycled newspaper pots via

refreshing our mindfulness


Oh, give us pleasure in the flowers to-day; 
And give us not to think so far away 
As the uncertain harvest; keep us here 
All simply in the springing of the year

Robert Frost