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Julie Cadieux

I think one of the nicest things you can do for yourself is to create a space that you feel relaxed and proud to be in!

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Cooking Outdoors: DIY Camp Fire Grate

By Julie Cadieux on Sep 25, 2013

Forget the outdoor gas grill… make dinner on your camp fire! I am not a huge fan of camping, but I do love campfire food. Why is it a plain, old hot dog tastes so... Continue reading

diy, paint

Easy DIY: Sprucing Up an Old Laundry Basket

By Julie Cadieux on Sep 04, 2013

Spray Paint Strikes Again I’ve had this laundry basket for well over 15 years. I bought it before this style became popular, inexpensive and available in just about every single department store known to man... Continue reading

diy, outdoor structures

DIY Tales: Building a Backyard Stone Firepit

By Julie Cadieux on Sep 11, 2013

Every summer, we tackle a handful of outdoor projects. I thought this one was definitely worth sharing! The hubs and I were sick of buying those metal outdoor fire pits that you find at just... Continue reading


8 Ways to Add "Eye Candy" in Your Laundry Room

By Julie Cadieux on Sep 03, 2013

We don’t often put too much thought into beautifying these busy spaces but regardless of whether your washing machine and dryer are tucked away in a small nook or large mudroom it’s a spot we... Continue reading


Fast, Cheap Way to Wash Floors

By Julie Cadieux on Jan 10, 2013

Nothing can replace a good old-fashioned hands-and-knees floor washing. When you’re down there, you spot all kinds of filth that can normally go unseen: dusty baseboards, food stuck to the bottom of cupboards, dog fur... Continue reading

decor, diy

DIY Canvas Photo Pegboard

By Julie Cadieux on Dec 02, 2012

What’s a home bar without some great photos of friends… old memories you can recount and toast to? For some reason when I walked into Le Carrefour De L’espoir (secondhand shop) and saw this original... Continue reading

decor, products

Your Home Tells a Story of Who You Are

By Julie Cadieux on Nov 01, 2012

Photo via By Julie Cadieux – The Hudson St-Lazare Gazette.   Fall is the time of year where, once we are done closing the pool, storing the outdoor furniture and raking all those leaves, we... Continue reading

diy, decor, paint

Seeing Spots: DIY Paint Chip Art

By Julie Cadieux on Oct 23, 2012

Making art using paint chips, had been on my ‘to-try-one-day’ list for about a decade!  The other day I felt it was time to switch around or maybe even purchase some new art for my... Continue reading

bathroom, interior design

My Master Bathroom: Modern & Budget-Friendly

By Julie Cadieux on Sep 26, 2012

My master bathroom (above); Although the charcoal subway tile, dark cabinetry, square sinks and tub feel more masculine they are nicely balanced with delicate glass door knobs, foggy-rain color paint (custom designed by me), a... Continue reading

landscaping, diy

Gardening: Out with the Old & Saving Some Dough

By Julie Cadieux on Sep 20, 2012

If you’re like me -eyeing the chrysanthemums at the local grocery store over the past few weeks but feeling guilty about getting rid of the overgrown, ragged although not yet dead planters on the front... Continue reading