The Perfect Gift for the Sweet Tooth – DIY Cake Stand

I couldn’t believe it’s only 10 days before Christmas! Wow! Time went by really fast! I never felt this way when I was younger.. I’m just a bit older now. With the luxury of time I have now, I wanted to make some special gifts to my friends and this idea made me think of my friends who bake and make desserts.  They are the ones who bring their baked goods at parties and the very first thing I try to have a bite of! So delicious and yummy! DIY Cake Stand I first saw this at the DIY section Read more […]

Got Craft? Vancouver Holiday Edition + Giveaway

If you haven’t completed your Christmas shopping, don’t fret! Got Craft? is here! This weekend, Got Craft will showcase over 75 handmade vendors with their amazing products! Got Craft? Vancouver aims to bring together a community that fosters handmade and D.I.Y. culture. Got Craft? is Vancouver’s largest indie craft fair, and is celebrating its 16th show this weekend, Dec. 13 & 14. Established in 2007, Got Craft? aims to bring together a community that fosters handmade and D.I.Y. culture. When:Saturday, Read more […]

Christmas Sign Board

Back in November, I listed a few Holiday decor I wanted to do this year and one of them is a Christmas sign board! And I did! It’s not perfect but at least I get to try some free-hand lettering. What a learning experience! And fun to have a sign board with the exact message I want on it! The board I used is a spare shelving piece we have in our closet. We have quite a few and I’ve been wanting so make a sign board out of it! It is painted with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Paris Grey. I Read more […]

Christmas at the Shetty’s, (a corner of our) Home Tour

The title actually sounds funny.. I wanted to call it a home tour, but in reality I actually just decorated a specific corner in our living room.. lol.. but it’s fun to put it on the blog for us to remember Christmas 2014.  Lately, I’ve been following a series of Holiday House Walks from different bloggers hosted by artist and designer Jennifer Rizzo.  One (as far as I know..) Canadian and a BC local is part of the tour, Jamie of Sew Much Better with Age and you can check her beautiful home and Read more […]

Reclaiming Our Bedroom – The Photo Gallery Wall Art

It took me almost more than a year after we moved to our home for me to decorate the master’s bedroom!! It took me that long?! When in the process, it only took one evening while the children were sleeping! Yikes! I delayed it for too long! But I am happy now.. At least, now it looked like OUR bedroom.  The walls are no longer bare! And the baby bassinet is gone!! Not that the kids are in their own room.. I will admit, we are co-sleepers.. 🙂 The master’s bedroom is still is not our own bedroom.. Read more […]

[GIVEAWAY] Lougheed Town Centre Christmas Event – Santa’s Arrival

Just enter a comment to qualify for the giveaway and we will draw the winner by 12 noon tomorrow, Nov. 21st. GIVEAWAY! by  Lougheed Town Centre.  What You’ll get: 10-minute meet and greet with popular children’s group Bobs & Lolo before their 11AM performance Signed Bobs & Lolo Christmas CD VIP Santa Photo Package – includes complimentary photos up to $25 and a place at the head of the line SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 23 11:00AM, near London Drugs Canada’s Read more […]

The Difference It Makes Using Annie Sloan Brushes

I’ve painted a few pieces of furniture at home using Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint but I did not use her brushes right away. When I took the beginner workshop, although we used her brushes, it was not encouraged to buy it. It kind of makes sense to me in a way as it is quite an investment, so I just bought the paint and the wax.  I wanted to write this not to sell you the product but to let you know the difference it makes.  In Annie’s video tutorials and in her books, she recommends to always use Read more […]

Inspiration – Calligraphy And Hand Lettering

For the past weeks I’ve been wanting to try calligraphy or at least in a less formal way, hand lettering.  But instead of a calligraphy pen, I want to use a paint brush.. for now.  I am not dismissing the idea of learning calligraphy at its finest.  It’s fun and easier in a way because all you need is a pen, ink, and paper.  I also find it very relaxing since I have to really slow down as I do the strokes. I’ve stumbled upon people in person and on Instagram (gotta love social media, right?) Read more […]

Circle Craft Market Vancouver 2014

It is again the Christmas Season and people are going to be looking for gifts for family and friends. It’s unbelievable how time flies so fast! Circle Craft Market @ The Vancouver Convention Centre from Nov. 11-16. I had the chance to check out the Circle Craft Market Vancouver 2014 last Friday.  A crafter myself and in a journey of discovering my inner artist, these are the events I wouldn’t want to miss. There are more than 300 Artisans participated from Coast to Coast.  As I was photographing Read more […]