Category: home decor

Warm Up Your Fall Home Decor with Posterjack


Fall is such a beautiful time of the year with the vibrant colours in nature. Our natural environment makes for beautiful backdrops for family portraits and individual shots. I love heading out with the boys this time of year to catch them in motion against the gorgeous reds, yellows and browns. These photographs make the best home decor decorations, they are personal, have a connection and not to mention visually stunning.

Warm up Your Fall Home Decor with Posterjack

Finding a way to display these shots can be a challenge at times. You want your photographs to be displayed in a manner that encompasses their warmth and spirit without taking away from the natural elements of the shot itself.

So how do we accomplish this?

Posterjack has three simple home decor solutions for you to display your photography that includes canvas prints, mixed material and rustic mantels. Each of these items have their own unique element to help you tell your story.

Posterjack’s rustic mantels includes wood prints, barn wood prints and woodstand prints. Matching this to your home decor or even fall inspired theme decorations will really bring to life the decor while emphasizing the natural beauty of the outdoors.

Warm Up Your Fall Home Decor with Posterjack

Posterjack provides you with custom designed canvas prints that displays the rich colours in your photographs to their best advantage. Canvas prints are one of my favourite home decor items, can you honestly see anything more beautiful than the trees below? It is a starting conversation piece – even more so when you can brag that it is an image you caught yourself!

Warm Up Your Fall Home Decor with Posterjack

For some added variety and depth, try using mixed art materials that includes metal, acrylic and photoboards to display your work. We have a display above our television and this concept works really well for us. You can also add in some natural elements with fall decorations, pinecones, woods, animals and so on.

Warm Up Your Fall Home Decor with PosterjackWhichever way you decide to warm up your home decor with, Posterjack is there to help you create a unique and meaningful design to complement your home and life.

How do you add warmth to your home decor in the fall?

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Declutter Your Home and Earn Money with VarageSale

Have you made purchases that you almost immediately regret? Like the twentieth sleeper for your child that they will never wear? Maybe that deep fryer that seemed like a good purchase at the time but you never actually deep fry anything (I still don’t know why we bought it!)?

I know as a family we have done this too many times. These purchases always seem like a must have in the moment but then they sit in a closet, garage or basement for months and years. Garage sales and classified ads make me nervous (nor do I have the time to commit myself to this), and I am too uncomfortable to post or sell in the Mom groups on Facebook.

Declutter and Earn Money with VarageSale

VarageSale is an online community where you can safely buy or sell items and connect with locals in your community. VarageSale was founded in 2012 and currently has communities in 42 states in the US, Canada and world-wide. They are continuing to expand in Canada and have just recently included a community in Hamilton. VarageSale is completely free to use (win-win!) as well as having a mobile app for iOS, Android and Kindle. This is perfect for so many of us who do the majority of our work on our smart phones – I live and work on my phone so for me, an app like this saves time and increases efficiency. How to Declutter Your Home with VarageSale VarageSale offers:

  • local community groups, with a new group in Hamilton
  • easy labelling that lets users know if an item is for sale, pending or sold
  • recommend sellers and follow their feeds to see what they are currently selling
  • easy search options with multiple categories to explore
  • a safe environment to sell items within your own community

How to Declutter Your Home and Earn Money with VarageSale

Setting up an account is simple and free, you can set up your account on VarageSale. Once you have a live account, you can start uploading photos and items to sell, search other users and browse through your notifications.

This is the perfect way for busy families to safely sell unused items in their community while earning extra money that can go back into their family budget or for extra curricular activities (for us – soccer!). Which I know so many of us would appreciate the extra boost in their bank account.

Still on the fence? Watch this quick video:

How do you declutter your home? Have you set up a VarageSale account?

Make sure you follow VarageSale online on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and YouTube.

Disclosure: I received compensation for this post. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Spice Up Your Summer Style with New Exotic Scents from Lampe Berger Canada

Spice up your summer fragrances with Lampe Berger Canada

We all like to refresh our home decor (both inside and outside) with the change in seasons, so why not also do the same for your indoor home fragrances?

Lampe Berger Canada has two new exotic scents that indulge your senses with the spicy and fruity flavours.

Spice up Summer Fragrances with Lampe Berger CanadaThe first new scent is Daring Pepper which is spicy and adventurous. It has spicy head notes of black pepper, saffron and jasmine. Delicious heart notes of raspberry, plum liquer and violet. Sensual end notes of vanilla, vetiver and Cordovan leather finish of this scent. This was the perfect spicy scent for night time with the vanilla and violets. It was sexy, romantic and yet inviting and warm at the same time. I liked this scent in the bathroom the most.

Spice Up Your Summer Fragrance with Lampe Berger CanadaThe second scent, Exotic Cocktail, is sweet and flirtatious. Exotic Cocktail contains head notes of pineapple, mandarin and orange. Followed by sweet heart notes of coffee, coconut and rum. Finish it off with patchouli, vanilla and musk. This is actually our personal favourite, when you close your eyes you feel like you have been taken away on a tropical vacation. It’s sweet and fragrant with just a hind of spice. This scent was perfect for the kitchen and living room spaces.

All of these tantalizing scents are available as of June 1st, 2015!

Spice up your summer fragrances with Lampe Berger CanadaWhich of these two scents would you select to spice up your home? Do you change your in home fragrance scents for the summer?

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned products free of charge in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Designing Your Home Your Way with Art Prints From Artollo

Artollo Art Prints

My home is my sanctuary. It is where as a family we come together to relax, eat, laugh and enjoy each other’s company. I want our home to reflect our uniqueness and personalities. In order to do this sometimes we have to think and make purchases outside the box.

Artollo is a creative studio founded in 2011 designing limited edition Art prints, posters, watercolour prints, vinyl wall decals, mini decals, mugs, t-shirts and more! Artollo consists of a group of artists located in Brooklyn, New York who are dedicated to bringing you the best selection of art elements for your home, office, restaurant, children’s room, nursery or teen bedrooms.

Unique Home Designs from Artollo

You can find a great variety of unique designs on their website which also includes wall decals and onesies. You literally have easy one stop shopping!

Artollo Art Prints for Your Home

We received this print for our youngest son:

Unique Home Designs from Artollo

He loved it! It suits his personality perfect and he decided he was the Elephant leader and the three followers were his cousins and brother (of course since he is the youngest this makes the most sense!). The print is on a water-colour textured paper with a similar look and feel to a water colour painting which I loved. I love working in water colours and have created my own designs for them using superheroes. This print was just fantastic and felt like it was created for my son alone. We put his print in a frame that we had picked up over the weekend and easily hung it up in his room.

One of the most unique sections on the Artollo site is their wall decals. I fell in love with their nursery selection (what child would not want to have their room look like this!). It feels like a story that came to life in their room.

Artollo Art Prints for Your Home

The art designs vary in price on the website and all are within a very reasonable rate for the quality and unique design you receive.

Artollo is offering one of you the chance to win your own unique design from their website! My Canadian and American readers can enter via the Rafflecopter form below – GOOD LUCK!

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Make sure to follow Artollo on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on current news and new designs!

Disclosure: I received the above mentioned product in order to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own.

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Purify Your Air in Style with Lampe Berger Paris #giveaway

Lampe Berger Paris

Let’s face it. Sometimes no matter how hard you try your home seems to take on the unwanted scents we try so hard to mask. Wet dog – yup. Dirty and sweaty soccer shoes – yup. Dinner cooking (or burning!) – yup that too!

Purify Your Air with Lampe Berger

We spend a lot of money and time purchasing products to help hide the smells that can naturally build up in our homes. It isn’t as easy with all this cold weather to just open a window and let the wind do its work. Lampe Berger Paris provides a simple and effective method to remove unwanted odours, emit long-lasting fragrances and purify your air. Not too bad for a stylish and portable lamp!

Purify Your Air in Style with Lampe Berger

The Lampe Berger was designed in 1897 by Maurice Berger and is the oldest worldwide manufacture of fragrance lamps (pretty awesome, right?!). The technology behind the Lampe Berger is that the burner attracts and eliminates the bad-smelling molecules. The cooler temperature of the lamp allows the fragrance inside to be emitted slowly versus a candle where the smell starts off strong but quickly burns off.

Purify Your Air With Lampe Berger Paris

Setting up your lamp is simple with easy to read instructions included in the box set. To start-up the lamp just light the burner, leave the flame for two minutes and then blow it out. Add on the protective cap (shown above) and allow the lamp to purify your air for roughly twenty minutes. After the twenty minutes are up, carefully remove the protective cap (it will be warm so be careful!) and add the stopper to shut the lamp off.

Purify Your Air with Lampe Berger

 My favourite features of the lamp are:

  • The low start-up and maintenance cost versus purchasing candles or home plug-ins over time.
  • Maintains the fragrance for the complete twenty minutes and longer. Have you ever been excited to put a plug-in in the wall only to have the smell disappear just as fast as you plugged it in? Not in this case! With its unique design and lower temperatures the pleasant fragrance you love is present the entire time.
  • I love how portable the lamp is! Because you do not require electricity you are not limited to only certain areas of the home. This frees you up to display your lamp prominently and proudly. Now to add a couple more in the home!
  • The unique designs of the lamps means you can be true to your style and taste! Match your lamp to your decor and no one will even guess that it is a lamp fragrance.
  • Safely diffuses fragrance without a flame – no flame is necessary to keep the fragrance going.
  • Wide variety of home fragrances including neutral fragrances for sensitive noses.

Purify Your Air with Lampe Berger

Our Lampe Berger lamp has become a must have item in our home and I even had to save it from going to my husband’s work (the nerve!). I have teamed up with Lampe Berger to bring you the opportunity to win your Lampe Berger starter kit which includes: lamp, burner, 180ml of neutral and 180ml of fragrance. Canadian residents can enter via the Rafflecopter below – Good Luck!

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Disclosure: I am a #LampeBergerCanada Brand Ambassador and received the above mentioned products free of charger. All opinions expressed are my own.

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