Moth Maison Family Room

We all have a favourite spot in our homes... where we feel most relaxed and at ease. A place where you can gather to hang out, read, watch tv, talk with loved ones, etc. In my home that room is most definitely the family room, adjacent to the kitchen. I'd say we spend the bulk of our waking hours in these two spaces. It's important to love the space you spend the most time in.
Style at Home magazine shared this space last spring. To this day I still receive emails from many of you asking where the different design elements originated. I've put together this post sharing some of the original sources and some almost exact replicas so that you to can shop my family room elements.


Mini Apple Crisp

It's true that mini things are almost always more delicious… sliders, mini cupcakes, one bite brownies, etc. I try to do something for my family every Sunday. Today it happens to be mini individual apple crisps. I've included my grandma's recipe. It simple, but the best I've had. Happy Sunday.


Western Living Magazine

This month's issue of Western Living Magazine includes an article with some of my best tips and pointers for how to create the perfect gallery wall. See for yourself (here).


Moth Gift Guide- Goodies Under $20

Holla peeps. Just doing some online shopping and thought I'd share some of the better finds I've come across.
First up these minimergency kits by Pinch Provisions, 18.00, stuffed with 17 mini emergency essentials, all in a cute reusable bag.
PInch Provisions Minimergency Kits
I keep one of these sugar paper journals in my hand bag at all times to jot down notes and lists. It's rescued me from memory lapses on several occasions. Plus it just looks good and is only 18.00.
This C. Wonder check mug, 14.00,  is perfect for a teacher or someone you'd like to thank.


Dote Magazine

Hello lovers. Popping in from my summer break to share some excitement. I'll be writing a column called The Well Styled Home, as lead interior stylist, for a new publication called Dote Magazine. I'm beyond honoured to be a part of this amazing project. Sometimes in life we're asked to collaborate, and sometimes we get lucky and that collaboration means being part of something that is truly magical. Dote is made of pure heart. The love project of my sweet friend, Kate Klassen, seeing it brought to fruition generates goosebumps like you can't believe. Please check it out. I think you'll like it! xo e
ps- show Dote some love on twitter too?


Backyard Awesome

Hi friends. I'm sharing the beginning phases of #projectbackyardawesome today. It's unfortunate there's no before image. Let's just have it be known that for the last 8 years this corner of the yard was piled high with three types of broken brick from the previous owners. The space around the brick was overgrown with waist high weeds. 
My plan was to install a giant trellis to hide the area for the garden party. I'd tried in the past to give the brick away or have it removed but no one was willing to do it. The opportunity presented itself very suddenly to have it hauled away to a place where brick is recycled. YAY!
We worked hard to level the area and remove the weeds. Then we went to Home Depot and picked up all of the necessary items to spruce things up. First step was to plant perennials and lay down weed matting. 
Next we piled cedar garden mulch on top of the weed matting, not only to hold it in place but also to prevent weed growth. The folks at Home Depot also suggested gravel would work for this area, but we all agreed that mulch is softer under foot; now that this corner may just be a new hide and seek spot, and from an aesthetic regard I liked the look of mulch better with the plantings.  
I hadn't realized how much this corner weighed on me. Having it completed has made me so happy. Now on to the next project. Happy Friday! 


Exciting News!

Hello friends! It's no secret I'm a long time, extremely loyal Home Depot fan. Truth is Home Depot has bailed me out many times in my renter/home ownership lifetime. As a young, stay at home mom I worked on fixing up our homes, always on a very small budget. With the help of their onsite experts, I always found the materials I needed to complete my projects.
I'm so excited to announce that I'm partnering with Home Depot to fix up my backyard and deck space.
I will be dividing the yard in to four quadrants and tackling each with several different DIY projects. I will also be hosting a garden party when the work is completed to reveal the new space.
I've been gathering lots of inspiration pictures...
You can follow along via pinterest [ECxHD backyard awesome] + [ECxHD garden party] and also on Instagram (@ecmothdesign) where I'll be using the hashtag #ECxHDbackyardawesome and #ECxHDgardenparty

If you could tackle one thing in your outdoor living space what would it be? xo EC

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