Category: decor

Find Your Lampe Berger Personality with The 2016 Collection

The Lampe Berger brand has always been committed to eliminating odours with sophistication and style. The company is taking this to a new level in 2016 with four unique lamp styles to match your personality and six brand new scents that will take you on a journey through countries, mountains and fields.

Are you ready to meet the four new unique lamp personalities?

Discover Your Lampe Berger Personality with the 2016 Collection

The Passion Lamp: Prestige

This is the lamp that we received in the mail and we fell in love with the clear glass design, wide rounded curves and the generous room for the scented perfume inside the lamp. This is Lampe Berger’s elegant, refined scented lamp and comes in three colours; red, black and transparent. It’s elegant design and transparent glass allowed us to easily move the lamp from our dining room table, the bathroom and to the living room and still match the decor from room to room. Setting up the lamp is as simple as removing it, filling it up, placing the cord inside and putting the lid on. We love starting the lamp (which is flameless and an even bigger bonus: no cords!) as soon as we get home from work and leave it for roughly ten minutes in each room. It covers our whole living room no problem in that time and even into the main hallway (where our dog loves to sleep and you can smell her the most in this area) and effectively eliminates any of the off odours from our dog or smelly socks and shoes. The top of the lamp never becomes too hot and we have never had a time where we have forgotten to turn the lamp off.

Discover Your Lampe Berger Personality with the 2016 Collection

The Athena Lamp: Sophistication

This is the brand’s famous look, which was given a slight update to have an even more sophisticated and assertive look to it. The trendy vintage look comes in two colours: honey with bronze mounting and smokey grey with aged tin mounting (I love the honey and bronze look!). These combine to give these lamps a timeless yet contemporary look that will fit the vintage personality in your family.

Berlingot Gift Set: Pop Art

This sweet lamp has a modern look to it that will appeal to the artist in you. The lamp comes in lacquered glass in red and green that gives an instant pop of colour in your home. This lamp is definitely for the person in your life who loves that pop of colour, who is free-spirited and lives life on the edge.

Ovalie Gift Set: Gentle and Feminine

For our romantic users, the Ovalie Boxed Set comes in a gentle rose colour with a simple oval shape that will fit into your home decor easily. Simple, romantic and stunning! This would be a perfect gift for the young lady in your life who is going off to school or heading into her first place (either renting or owning). It is sweet, romantic, soft and welcoming with its oval shape.

Find Your Lampe Berger Personality with Four New Lamps

Now that you have met the four personalities, meet the new Lampe Berger perfumes: Timeless Rose (an ode to Spring), Bergamot (Mediterranean style) and mineral oakmoss (between seas and mountain). Each scent is unique (you will not find them in any other product!) and cleans the air in your home leaving a breath of fresh of air in its wake.

Discover Your Lampe Berger Personality with the 2016 Collection

For those not familiar with the way the lamps work, once the scent is in the lamp, you light the mounting wire piece allowing the flame to burn for a few minutes. Once you blow out the flame, the lamp diffuses the perfumed scent throughout the room.

Discover Your Lampe Berger Personality with the 2016 Collection

With two boys and a dog, our lamps have been a life saver for bad smells! Our lamps leave our rooms smelling fresh, relaxing and inviting while looking stylish, using no flames (a big no-no for two young boys who love kicking balls in the house) and with no attachments (no plug-ins, no charging!).

Connect with Lampe Berger online to find out more about their product lines and fragrances. Make sure to follow them on Twitter and Facebook to keep up to date on new releases.

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

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Dorm Room Decor with Posterjack

Are you sending off a child to college this year? Or maybe you are heading off yourself?

Looking back to my own university years my room was one of the most important things to me when I started school. It was my first time being apart from my family (a HUGE adjustment for me) and I wanted my room to be my home away from home, to remind me of those closest to me while still representing who I am. The only problem? Have you seen how small those dorm rooms are?!

This is where Posterjack comes in! If you are not familiar with Posterjack they are a Canadian online photo printing company with a passion for photography. They create original and unique works of art to display in your personal space.

Students can decorate their dorm room with some fantastic photo art tips from Posterjack to maximize every inch of space.

  • Make your room feel bigger with reflections! Metal prints and lacquer frames catch and reflect light helping to make a small space feel bigger
  • Make a statement. An oversize poster makes a strong statement as well as creating a focal point, tricking the eye into thinking the room is bigger than it is.
  • Create continuity. Use a collection of canvas prints that have the same soft colours and are the same size for a natural flow throughout the room.
  • Add personality without the paint. Most locations will not allow you to use paint on the dorm walls but you can still create an accent wall with Peel and Sticks.
  • Inspiration boards. My personal favourite – create a collage of all the people, places and things that inspire you – perfect for above your desk to remind you why you are there and your goals.

All of these products can be ordered in three simple steps off of the Posterjack site:

  1. Upload a photo.
  2. Select your print and size.
  3. Sit back as Posterjack delivers right to your door (bonus here!).

Parents – this would be a great move in gift for your kids so that they can take a little piece of family and history with them as they embark on this new stage in their life!

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

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Re-Creating My Pinterest Dream #cbias


I have a secret to confess (although you probably wont be surprised!) – I love Pinterest! I can spend hours and hours online looking through home decor, crafts and recipes. I have spent countless of lunch hours online “researching” what I would love to do in our home, new recipes to try and crafts for our kids (it is amazing how quickly one hour can just fly by!). Pinterest is an incredible platform to easily share and save fantastic ideas with your favourite brands, blogs, community groups, friends and family. I have found so many exciting crafts and home DIY ideas this way! I love the wide variety of skill levels that you can find in the crafts/DIY sections and the cultural diversity in the recipes that are online.

I was very excited to be able to participate in re-creating one of my dream pins that I found on the CB Socially account on Pinterest. If you are not yet following the CB Socially boards you really should! There is a board for every possible event, theme, craft, recipe or product that you can think of.

For this project, I quickly focused on their Crafts/DIY board. I fell in love with their Mason Jar Succulent pin as soon as I laid my eyes on it! Here is a quick shot of the print:

We moved into our new home around three months ago and are still in the process of purchasing new furniture and re-decorating. We started off in the dining room and purchased a new dining set. I have been researching and looking into a centre piece for it but so far have not been able to find one that really spoke to me. I knew as soon as I found the Mason Jar Succulent pin that this would be perfect for our new home!

What I loved the most about this home decor project was it’s simplicity. For a person like me who is not quite the best at putting together floral arrangements and crafts this looked perfect! The only materials needed were: mason jar, stones, glass beads and succulent. Pretty simple right?

I am one of those individuals who has to prepare her shop before hand and research prices. I was able to find everything I needed for this project at Walmart online. I was able to head over to Walmart during my lunch hour at work and gather everything I needed in under twenty minutes! You can find my whole shopping experience in my album here.

I had decided that since these pieces were going to be the focal point for our new dining set that I wanted one taller jar and one of the three jars to contain a dried coloured flower instead of a succulent to add additional contrast. Looking through both the original project’s instructions and my online research I was able to find a jar/vase that would suit this need.

Here is a peak at my purchases:

I could not have been more impressed with how simple it was to put together. I always get a little bit hesitant to try out the projects I find on Pinterest as I am nervous as to whether it will be too difficult for me to create and the length of time to re-create the project. This project was easy to put together and came together in three easy steps:



The only hard part was that some of the dirt fell into the glass beads even when I tried the suggestion of watering the dirt first but it was such a minimal amount that made it through on to the beads that it did not affect the overall look.
I fell in love with the final look of this project. It suits the room perfectly and I am so proud that I am able to say that I created it myself!

What do you think of my final master piece? Would you have done something different? Don’t forget to check out my whole experience here.
What projects have you re-created from Pinterest?

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