DIY // THE 5 MOST STYLISH IKEA HACKS ON THE INTERNET

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Every time we move (I think we’ve moved about a 100 times in the past 5 years) I dream about how our next place will look filled with beautiful furniture and the radest decor I’ve always wanted to buy but never pulled the trigger. Of course this has never happened because, well, we’d need about $10,000 to make my dream decorated house come true (okay, a lot more than $10K). So, we end up with a house filled with Ikea furniture that 80% of the population our age also owns. But that’s okay, because there are so many ways to update Ikea products so that they are just as nice (sometimes nicer) as those pieces you’ve always wanted! Here are the 5 most stylish Ikea hacks on the internet today:

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These plain white $5 cushions are super easy to add a design or some colour. I’ve seem similar shams go for $50 plus!! Sarah M Dorsey uses stencils, fabric paint, and fabric to update her Ikea cusions in this tutorial.  Shannon shows how she used acrylic paint to update her cushions on Burlap and Lace. I’m excited to try this out and I even have some different and rad ideas for these (sharpie? tie dye?)… I’ll keep you updated!

Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.26.58 PMReal Mongolian Lamb Stools can cost in the thousands so these are a super fun alternative. Super easy to DIY and a great way to get the look!! Check out Albertina’s step by step on Mimosa Lane.

Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.27.21 PMAnother super easy DIY, Meagan sews tassel trim onto her plain white curtains. I can’t wait to try this with pompom trim!!

Screen shot 2014-09-10 at 7.35.05 AMThere are TONS of Rast Chest updates on the net today but this is my favourite! There are tons of tutorials showing how to update these boring dressers simply using paint and some brass hardware. Naomi from Design Manifest went for an Asian inspired look!Screen shot 2014-09-09 at 8.28.02 PMI might be obsessed with how this last project turned out. Jessica from The Aestate took a pair of Besta Storage units and made them into this amazing Gaultier inspired console. This one is a little more complicated than the others, but so worth her effort. Yes, I’m in love!

Which is your fave?

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GIFT GUIDE // CHRISTMAS WISH LIST

Hello party people… everyone all set for this holiday season? We are getting there… still a little shopping to do but who doesn’t love shopping? Here are some things I would NOT be mad at Santa for leaving under our tree…

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1. Meg Biram // Gold Handcuff Pendant Necklace; 2. Shop by Monika // Glitter Serving Set; 3. Chapters // Vintage Cocktails; 4. Forever21 // Makeup Brush Set; 5. Shop HDB // Pyrite Bottle Stopper; 6. J Crew // Universal Charger; 7. Starbucks // Rose Gold Cold Cup; 8. Target // Philip Lim Pyjamas; 9. Furbish Studio // Elephant Key Chain; 10. Target // Brass Wine Rack; 11. Waiting On Martha // Little Helpers Container; 12. Gramercy and Co // Quartz Platter

What’s on the top of your Christmas list?

FASHION // CARBON38

I just came across an amazing fitness fashion store!! Let me introduce Carbon38… gym clothes that get you exited about getting your sweat on. I don’t know about you but I am much more motivated to go for a run when I’m sporting a rad new workout top.

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ALSO, if any of you readers out there live close to Langley, BC I highly suggest joining The Bootcamp Effect… best gym around!!

Who else is working out this Saturday morning?  

INTERIORS // DEVON DYER

Now this is a woman of style ma peeps. Fashion blogger Devon Dyer of Devon Rachel is featured on Glitter Guide last month…. loves it.

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All images via Glitter Guide (click for more images of this awesome tour plus links to some of her awesome things)

I love her bedroom with the black headboard and rock posters… Get it Girl!

FREE PRINTABLE // F THIS MESS

Who out there has messy kids (ahem… messy husbands)? Sick of cleaning up the same mess day-in and day-out? Who out there is fearful of unexpected guests? Tired of stepping on toys? Who out there wants to ralph at the saying ‘Bless This Mess’?

Okay people don’t judge me but I actually had to make myself a cleaning schedule…

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Got the same problems? Feel free to grab a copy here and slap in on that fridge of yours.

GIFT GUIDE // MOMMA’S DAY

Hello! Mother’s Day is just around the corner… can you believe it’s almost May? Is everyone out there thinking ‘What to get my fabulous Mother this year?’ Mom’s love flowers!! Here are some fun ways to get your Dear Mum the good stuff…

mom loves flowers // stylekoo1. Monogrammed Planter Box, Rooted In Succulents; 2. Farm Bulbs – Dahlias, Chapters; 3. Faux Peony & Vase, New Growth Designs; 4. Queen of Hearts Vase, Love Star

Love crafts? Follow me over to Green Wedding Shoes for this amazing tutorial on making this giant paper rose.

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Going with a good old fashion bouquet of flowers? Head over to Piece of Cake Peace of Mind for a great tutorial on how to wrap them up in style.

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Still having a hard time picking that perfect gift for your Mom? Check out last year’s gift guide… rules still apply!