Paint Dipped Thrifted Treasures

 

Super fun! DIY Paint Dipped Thrifted Treasures

Happy Monday! How was your weekend? Mine was super relaxing, a friend treated me to a pedicure and our family enjoyed our weekly stroll to Starbucks and let the kids play in the school fields (the best kinds of days). Today’s project is a quick one- it’s Monday after all, and today my class is writing the midterm! These Paint Dipped Thrifted Treasures are part of my DIY Video series with our local Shaw channel- it’s been so fun coming up with ideas that can be demonstrated in a two minute video! [Read more...]

6 DIYs to Get Your Home Autumn Ready

Earlier this week I tweeted that I love my Brushed Nickel Mini Pumpkins but that they are ALL that we have that’s ‘fall’ in this house. Thanksgiving here has come and gone and I have nothing else that’s seasonal in my home. I’m disappointed about it… but really this year, there just isn’t enough time in the day. So instead of getting down (what good would that do?) I’ve pulled together some of my favourite autumn decorations that I’ve seen around the web (this year and years past). So let’s get jealous together and admire, okay?

6 DIYs to Get your home Autumn Ready

Oh, so I should prepare you… I’m not a big orange and brown decorations for fall type girl. Nah, I’ll leave those. I love the colours of fall outside- it’s rich and beautiful and makes me want to cozy up inside. But I’d prefer to keep the inside of my home more neutral for fall. Then I can do fun things like have a purple flowers at my Thanksgiving Table. Anyways. So here are 6 ideas to get your home fall ready (without all the orange). [Read more...]

DIY Leaves Snailmail

Send a note on a Leaf!

Did you know that you can preserve leaves? I didn’t until it started taking over my Pinterest feed! (Are we Pin-buddies? We should be- you can find me here) When I saw this I immediately thought what a fun little snail mail note these would make- and perfect timing for my #thankfulmail challenge! After a little bit of experimentation… it can be done! But there’s a few things to consider. [Read more...]

DIY Farm Animal Tic-Tac-Toe

What a fun gift! DIY Farm Animal Tic Tac Toe

I have another video DIY for you today- and it’s an easy one. Today, I’m going go show you how I made this fun farm animals Tic Tac Toe (Xs and Os). This would make such a fun gift for the littles in your life (I hear there’s a holiday coming up that we give lots of gifts). It would also be the perfect game to pack up for a picnic, my hubby and I love to play simple games like this- it makes for good conversation. You could also make it to match a kids party theme- you get to pick the colours!Seriously fun idea!! What a fun gift! DIY Farm Animal Tic Tac Toe
I have to admit, I was a bit more awkward in this one- I can’t remember what we were talking about in between takes, but I’m sure it was funny. [Read more...]

Over Here: DIY Dino Doorstop

You guessed it (Maybe? Ok, Probably not…) Yesterday I was over at Pretty Providence sharing my DIY Dino Doorstop! This thing is so darn cute and it’s effective. Plus, it’s an Anthro Knockoff. My last one turned out so well, so I thought I’d try my hand at another. I think it might become a regular thing over here- I love knowing I didn’t pay $24 for this guy!

How cute is this! DIY Dinosaur Doorstop (an Anthro knock-off)

Effective? Yeah, you heard me- I had never in my life thought of paying money for a door stop. Until I had kids. And those kids liked to close doors for fun- then cry if I don’t run to let them out of the room they closed themselves into. We’ve been pushing a nightstand in front of their bedroom door for a while to stop them from closing it, but it’s damaging the door (which was brand new!) and it’s just not very home decor friendly. For Christmas, we received a plush owl doorstop that’s basically a medicine ball of an owl. It worked- until my kids got stronger. My daughter loves stuffed animals and this has become one of her ‘pets’ she lugs it around (grunting because it’s too heavy for her), and cuddles his fuzzy wings. Obviously, this did not solve my door closing problem. But this dino? He’s been doing the job. Have they noticed him? You bet, Have they managed to remove him from the door? Not yet. So we’re considering this project a win! [Read more...]

Friendsgiving 2014: The start of a tradition (and some DIY)

Love this idea!! Friendsgiving 2014- the start of a tradition

I know what you’re thinking, ‘well she’s ridiculously early’. But really, I’m just Canadian (not crazy). Our Thanksgiving is coming up this weekend and while celebrating on the day is great, I’ll be doing that with my family, and so will all of my friends. Plus this weekend’s a bit busy with it being my birthday and all (and three dinner parties back to back would be a bit much, even for me). So we celebrated Friendsgiving a bit early this year and it was such a treat.

Let’s back up. Last year, I saw this post about their friendsgiving tradition from A Beautiful Mess and although it was more than a month late for this Canadian girl, I’ve held onto the idea until this year. There’s something so GOOD in the whole concept of ‘Friends-giving’. Celebrating what we are thankful for with friends… who we’re thankful for. Plus, the older I get, the harder it is to get together with friends. Remember when you were together with your friends every Friday/Saturday? Then things change, you get married, you have kids, you buy a house and spend every waking minute renovating… okay, maybe it’s just me on that last one, but life gets in the way! So we’ve started to take advantage of occasions (or any excuse, really *ahem, Big Brother*) to get together with friends.

Love the simple place setting- perfectly Thanksgiving! Friendsgiving 2014- the start of a tradition [Read more...]

DIY Chalkboard Dipped Plant Pots

DIY Chalkboard Dipped Plant Pots

Happy Monday, friends! Today I’m back with another DIY Video in partnership with our local Shaw TV channel- I’m so thrilled they welcomed me back. Today, I’m showing you how to make these Chalkboard Dipped Plant Pots. These guys would make an awesome gift, or you could keep them to yourself (I did, I won’t judge you). When would you ever give a plant as a gift? New home, new job, birthday, hostess gift (thanksgiving is coming!), really anything you could think of. It works because they can be personalized with a message- how fun is that? You could also use them for herbs and label them with the type of herb planted- you’ll never mix up your parsley again. I wrote a cheeky one for myself- hopefully I’ll remember to water this guy and he’ll be my plant success story (I’m a bit of a black thumb). [Read more...]

DIY Bumble Bee Party Hats and Cups

Super fun DIY Watercolour Bumble Bee Party Cups and Hats

This is the last post from my kids’ First Beeday Party! I have mixed feelings: enough already! and a bit sad that they’re really one and I have to stop talking about it now. And to be honest, I probably could have included the instructions for these hats and cups in the party post because they’re so easy. But that post was already suuuper long and I wanted to drag out my kids ‘turning one’ for a little bit longer. #honestymoment So we’ll add this to the Felt Backdrop DIY/Printable Invite and the Bumble Bee Marshmallow Pops then we’ll let it be.

DIY Watercolour Party Hats and Cups for a Bumble Bee Party [Read more...]

Magical Little Girls’ Birthday Photoshoot

Sweet and Magical little Girls Photo Shoot for a Birthday!

I am so excited to share with you some of the most beautiful photos you’ve ever seen on this blog. And they’re not mine. But this post isn’t just about gorgeous photos (which they are, they really are), it’s the best birthday gift I have ever heard of for little girls. You remember my friend Troi Crombie (she took my maternity photos), well she introduced me to Jen Hawkins and this magical shoot of their little girls.

Sweet and Magical little Girls Photo Shoot for a Birthday! [Read more...]

#thankfulmail Challenge and Printable!

Guys! I’m so excited for this post today. Today, I’m challenging you to join me on a challenge I created for myself- to send mail to those you are thankful for each week in October. I’m calling it #thankfulmail and I’m going to share my progress with you on social media (Twitter and Instagram). I’d love if you played along!

#thankfulmail Challenge [Read more...]