Welcome to Decor & Dine! In 2011, we began as a small blog for Margaret’s business, Moving Forward Redesign. During this time, Margaret developed a passion for Portuguese cooking and created a separate blog, Margaret’s Portuguese Kitchen. She decided to merge her two passions in 2015 to create what is now called Decor & Dine. We are here to share DIY projects, our favourite recipes, and decor and travel tips, with a touch of Portuguese flair!
Hi, I'm Margaret!
After taking a break from working in social services in the mid-2000s, I decided to pursue my passion for decor. In 2010, I enrolled in the Canadian Redesigners Association course and became a Certified Colour Consultant and an Interior Redesign and Staging specialist. In the last few years, my life completely changed. My three daughters are all grown up, I got divorced, moved to the city, and went back to working in the social service sector. Amidst the chaos, I did not have time to fully commit to Decor & Dine. With the help of my youngest, I cannot wait to share more DIYs, recipes and decor tips.
Hi, I'm Vanessa!
I am Margaret’s youngest daughter. I have a strong passion for food photography and videography. This probably stemmed from my mother’s passion for cooking. Ever since I can remember, I was always creating something, whether it was playing with building blocks, drawing, painting, animating, etc. This year, I will graduate with my undergraduate degree in Film Production and hope to build a tiny home with my girlfriend in the coming years. For the greater part of my life, my mom has been working on Decor & Dine. I am excited to finally join her and implement my knowledge in design, photography and videography.