Do you know what a bunkie is?

Do you know what a bunkie is?

It seems that the term “bunkie” is more widely used in Eastern Canada rather than out here west of the Rockies.  Essentially, it is a bunk house used for overflow sleeping at the cottage or cabin.  Historically, it was used to house working cowboys on…

Four elements of curating a coastal style

Four elements of curating a coastal style

It seems that every retailer and magazine is on the “coastal look” bandwagon.  From Serena and Lily, to Pottery Barn, to Crate and Barrel, they are all featuring a coastal vibe.  Of course, it is that time of year but it truly is a year…

How to craft an Oyster Shell Garland

How to craft an Oyster Shell Garland

I first saw the idea for this craft project in a store and (being cheap) thought that I could easily make it. Living on a beach on Vancouver Island, I have access to an abundance of oyster shells.  The seagulls are constantly dropping them to…

How to create a coastal inspired wreath

How to create a coastal inspired wreath

For years and years, I’ve been hosting wreath making workshops for friends.  It’s been a fun way to kick off the holiday season without too much work on my part.  By hosting a brunch, people can get to other holiday parties during this extremely busy…

Lessons learned as an Airbnb Superhost

Lessons learned as an Airbnb Superhost

When we decided to rent out our first cottage, it was with the  goal of earning just enough revenue to cover the property taxes and insurance. That way, it would end up being 100% no cost for us to use.  I hoped to schedule guests…