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Awesome Linen Closet Organization!!

I love an organized closet. A few years ago my old neighbour told me that she didn’t like to waste her time doing things like organizing closets. I pretended that I agreed.  Pretended that I would rather be outside enjoying the sunshine instead of inside itemizing and labeling and organizing my closets. Truth be told, I […]

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My Haven Conference Recap {AKA the story of how I almost got left in Atlanta}

Some of you may know that I got the amazing opportunity to attend the Haven Conference in Atlanta last weekend. If you are asking yourself what the heck Haven is, then here's the scoop.  The Haven Conference is geared towards all kinds of DIY … [Read More...]

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25 Ways to Summer-ify Your Home! {Get Your DIY On Challenge Features}

Hey friends! Every month my Get Your DIY On co-hostesses and I challenge you to come up with a project based on some sort of theme. This month's theme was "DIY Summer Fun," and you all certainly rose … [Read More...]

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Awesome Linen Closet Organization!!…

I love an organized closet. A few years ago my old neighbour told me that she didn’t like to waste her time doing things like organizing closets. I pretended that I agreed.  Pretended that I would rather be outside enjoying the sunshine instead of inside itemizing and labeling and organizing my closets. Truth be told, I […]

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My Haven Conference Recap {AKA the story of how I almost got left in Atlanta}…

Some of you may know that I got the amazing opportunity to attend the Haven Conference in Atlanta last weekend. If you are asking yourself what the heck Haven is, then here’s the scoop.  The Haven Conference is geared towards all kinds of DIY bloggers and is jam-packed with great workshops that cover the gamet from blogging […]

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25 Ways to Summer-ify Your Home! {Get Your DIY On Challenge Features}…

Hey friends! Every month my Get Your DIY On co-hostesses and I challenge you to come up with a project based on some sort of theme. This month’s theme was “DIY Summer Fun,” and you all certainly rose to the challenge! There were so many fantastic projects shared that is was hard to just pick […]

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Work it Wednesday with Features!!…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

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How to Make DIY Envelope Style Lumbar Pillow Covers {the STARS of the show!!}…

So you may know that I have a thing for envelope pillow covers. And for pillows in general. I love switching them out with great regularity. And today I want to share with you how I make my DIY Envelope Style Lumbar Pillows. Because these are some important pillows. Really, they are the STARS of the show. […]

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20 Awesome Upcycled Projects…

If you have been following along for a while, then you probably know that Trash to Treasure and Upcycling projects are some of my faves. I love taking an old piece of junk and repurposing it or fixing it up to make is something beautiful and useful. The hubs doesn’t really love how these ‘projects’ […]

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Work it Wednesday with Features {& $500 Cash Giveaway!!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

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“You’re the Silver Lining” Friendship Nail Polish Gift {& 101+ Friend Birthday…

Remember when your birthday was the most exciting day of the year?  Or at least it ranked a close second to Christmas? And then as we get older birthdays start to be less and less exciting.  Less important.  They fall by the wayside once kid’s birthdays start to take center stage. I suppose it is […]

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Summer Color Inspiration with Trind {& $100 Trind Giveaway!!}…

Summer is the perfect time to add a little extra colour to your life.  Think of pink and yellow blooms set against the bright blue of a warm summer sky… Via Or imagine enjoying a perfect glass of pink lemonade while basking in the sunshine… Via This summer I am loving the combination of blue, […]

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Get Your DIY On Challenge: DIY Summer Fun Projects…

Hi friends! It’s Get Your DIY On time again! This month we are sharing our Summer Fun Projects! In most parts Summer means sunshine, vacations, lounging by the pool or on the beach. I hope your Summer has included all of the above so far! If you missed our features from last month’s “Knock Off” […]

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“I’m Ready for the Beach” Summer Wreath…

I’m Ready for the Beach. So are my boys.  We are heading out camping this weekend at a great ocean beach nearby. And they. Are. Pumped. It can be hard to talk my six year old out of packing absolutely everything he owns. Like hockey jerseys.  Spy gear.  And a tennis racket. But sunglasses, flip […]

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Summer Spotlight Series Feature!…

What an exciting honour!! Today I’m being featured on the Summer Spotlight hosted by Kenarry: Ideas for the Home, View from the Fridge, Oh, My! Creative and One Krieger Chick. The Summer Spotlight showcases great ideas from a different talented blogger each Friday throughout the summer months. But since Friday is the Fourth of July […]

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Work It Wednesday with Features {& Cash Giveaway!!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

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This Ain’t Your Mama’s Caesar Salad {& 12 Summer Back Yard BBQ Must Haves}…

Hi y’all! I hope you had a fabulous weekend.  I took a bit of an extended break from the blog as yesterday was Canada Day so it kind of felt like a loooooong weekend – and now that school is officially out I guess it will be a really long weekend!  9 weeks long, that […]

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DIY Arrow Striped Distressed Nautical Stool…

Happy Friday everyone! Today is officially the first day of summer vacation where we live.  School should have ended yesterday- but we have had a teacher strike the last two weeks which meant we actually had an “early start” to summer. Now that summer is ‘really’ here, we have some camping trips planned this July and my […]

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Work it Wednesday with Features {& Keurig/Godiva Giveaway!!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

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How to Turn Thrift Store Finds into an Outdoor Dining Set…

Have you been on the hunt for an outdoor dining set this year?  We have had our eye out.  Okay, I shouldn’t say “we”.  I have. “We” (haha, I) really wanted a longer table to accommodate lots of dinner guests outside…. but, man, are they expensive. I guess “we” could have built one. But when I found […]

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Lake Cottage Style Summer House Tour 2014 {and awesome Giveaway!}…

Woot woot!! It is summer house tour time again! If you are coming by for the first time, welcome!! I am so glad you are here. I love summer decorating.  We are blessed enough to live on a beautiful freshwater lake and our décor definitely reflects that. So come on in and take the tour!! I’ve got […]

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Work it Wednesday {and Features} & Keurig Coffee Maker and Godiva Gift Basket Giveaway!!…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

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Refreshing the Master Bedroom with Crane and Canopy…

Woot!! I am super pumped today to share the progress we have made on our Master Bedroom and how we have totally refreshed it with our beautiful new Linden Coral bedding from Crane and Canopy. I feel like it is a whole new room and am absolutely loving it…I keep pretending that I am staying […]

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A Week of Inspiring Summer House Tours!!…

I love house snooping.  House tours are my fave.  Don’t get me wrong.  Amazing DIY projects and crafts etc…they all float my boat.  But there is nothing like skulking around other people’s houses via the safety of the interwebs and checking out all their amazing design ideas.  Ahhhh….. so much fun. And today we are kicking off a week of 23 […]

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18 Awesome Knock Off Projects {Get Your DIY On Challenge Features}…

We love a good Knock Off Project. And we had some absolutely incredible ones shared at our last Get Your DIY On Challenge: Knock Offs. We were in complete awe of the talented shared…. some of the projects you created were better then the inspiration pieces!! Not to mention waaaaaaaay more affordable. And here are a […]

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Friday’s Fab Five {Summer Celebration!!}…

You Guys!! Summer is almost here. Only a few more days until it’s official arrival. I think I actually like the days building up to summer the most- once the official date hits, it is all downhill from there. At least as far as the length of our days go. But plenty of fun left […]

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Summer Celebration! {Link Party!!}…

 Are you ready for some serious summer inspiration?!  Then you have come to the right place!!  Over the last three days, TWENTY amazing bloggers have shared their best summer ideas.  And now today you can share yours – even if you don’t have a blog!! It’s A Summer Celebration LINK PARTY! We’ve been celebrating summer […]

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Work it Wednesday with features {& $500 Cash Giveaway!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

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Rustic Red, White, & Blue Chalk Painted Book Crate {& 110 Red, White, and Blue Ideas!}…

Today I have joined a group of 109 other bloggers for the Ultimate Red, White, and Blue project hop!  Even though I am not American I still love a good red, white, and blue project – and the colours of our boys’ bedroom are red, white, and blue (with a little yellow thrown in for […]

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Step Up Your Content: Blog Tips and Book Release from Just a Girl and Her Blog…

Hello, readers of The Happy Housie! I’m Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog, and I am so thankful to Krista for letting me borrow her blog space today! It’s kind of a big day at my house. Not only do I turn 30 today {I mean 29…again… }, but I am also launching […]

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Decked Out for Summer: Thrifty Ideas for Decking Out Your Deck…

There is just something about June. Those last few weeks before summer begins. School is winding down to a close. The days are getting warmer and longer. We start spending all kinds of time outside… playing, dining, relaxing. And one of our favourite places to spend time outside is on our lake view deck. I love […]

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Friday’s Fab Five {Outdoor Projects}…

  Okay, I am ridiculously excited about the good weather and about spending all kinds of time outdoors these days. My hands and arms are covered in paint splatters from fixing up some of our old outdoor furniture. Our gardens have been weeded and top-soiled and look new again. I have a pile of beautiful outdoor […]

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DIY Floor to Ceiling Board & Batten {Master Bedroom Progress!}…

Yay! I am happy to report some amazing progress on our little Master Bedroom update. The other day the hubs and FIL (Father-in-Law) installed some floor to ceiling board & batten on the wall behind our headboard and it, along with a quick headboard reupholstery job, has completely changed the look of the room! Did you ever […]

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Work it Wednesday & $500 Cash Giveaway {plus features!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

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DIY Golf Sign for Father’s Day {and Father’s Day Project Blog Hop}…

Good Morning! I have a special DIY Golf Sign for Father’s Day to share with you today… Father’s Day is only a couple of weeks away and my wheels have been turning about what to do or make.  This particular sign was made for my Dad (not my husband… though he has been known to enjoy […]

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Chalk Painted Distressed Numbered Nautical Dresser…

My oldest son loves to change clothes several times per day.  He probably changes clothes 5-10 times per day on the weekends… If he feels like playing hockey, he runs inside and puts on his hockey jersey. When he wants to practice baseball, he goes and gets on his baseball shirt/pants/even cleats. We are working on […]

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Get Your DIY On Challenge: Knock Off Projects…

Today I am back with the Get Your DIY On Challenge: Knock Off Projects.  I absolutely can’t wait to see what you have to share with us for this challenge! I think almost everyone likes saving money… and if you love to DIY then what better way to save money then by making your own version of expensive […]

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Pottery Barn Knock Off Faux Succulent Arrangement…

Good morning! Today I can’t wait to share this quick and easy Pottery Barn Knock Off Faux Succulent Arrangement that I created for this month’s Get Your DIY On Challenge.  I love how it turned out, especially considering that it took only a few minutes to make and was such an amazing savings compared to the […]

Coral Turqouise Mint and Grey Master Bedroom Inspiration

Coral, Turquoise, Mint & Grey Master Bedroom Inspiration…

Today I want to share my coral, turquoise, mint and grey Master Bedroom inspiration with you for a little revamp project that we have just started. Because we didn’t have enough projects on the go already.  We really needed one more. If you are a regular reader, you know that we are working on finishing up our boy’s bedroom (97% […]

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Work it Wednesday {and features!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to!   If you are returning this week – we are so glad to see you back!! If you […]

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DIY Faux Map Wallpaper {Boys’ Room Progress}…

Do you have a thing for pinning images of beautiful spaces? Hahahaha…. Who doesn’t? Well, when I was planning out our boys’ shared bedroom I pinned a ton of spaces that featured some kind of map wallpaper… some of it “real” and some of it faked.  One of my favourite inspirations for Map Wallpaper is from the […]

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My Favourite Room over at Savvy Southern Style {and Friday’s Fab Five}…

I have some super exciting news – today I am sharing my favourite room over Savvy Southern Style!! I was so beyond thrilled and honoured when Kim asked me to share my favourite space as part of her Favorite Rooms Series – I would love for you to hop over and visit me there today! […]

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Work it Wednesday {and features!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

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Canada Flag Pallet Sign on Dock Cleat Hanger {Boys’ Room Progress}…

Hello everyone!!  We had a fantastic long weekend here in Canada for Victoria Day… and managed to get a few projects finished up in amongst our family fun activities.  I must say that the boys room is that much closer to being finished, and today I want to share a cute little corner of their […]

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18 Fantastic Flower Ideas {DIY Challenge Features}…

Happy Sunday everyone! Today I am back to share 18 Fantastic Flower Ideas gathered from the fabulous ideas shared at the May Get Your DIY On Challenge. If we could sum up this round up in two words, they would be: Flower Power.  So many beautiful flower projects and inspiration! I hope this round up […]

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Friday’s Fab Five…

TGIF! Time to relax a little, maybe get a few projects done, and just enjoy some time together as a family.  I love getting a chance to catch up on some amazing and inspiring ideas out in the blogosphere on my weekend mornings… so here I have a few awesome links for you, just in […]

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Easy and Delicious Mango Banana Breakfast Smoothies…

Mornings around here are a little hairy. Some days, they are more then a little hairy, and we can count ourselves lucky if we have eaten breakfast before it is time to leave the house.  Since we have a fifteen minute drive into town for school and work, there are many mornings when we end up eating […]

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Work it Wednesday {with TWO giveaways!}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

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Perfection Chair with Gold Wax & Gold Dipped Legs…

I have long been a lover of the color purple.  It was one of our wedding colors… the color of our the bedroom in our first house… and I always thought it would be perfect in a little girl’s nursery.  Well, it seems that nursery is not on the horizon at this point but I still love me some […]

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Get Ready to Craft It Up with the Dollar Tree Summer Fun Products…

Today I am thrilled to be partnering with Dollar Tree to share their new Summer Fun Products with you!  I always get excited when the new season hits the stores… I especially love to check out the seasonal finds at our local Dollar Tree.  There are some adorable finds this year as part of their Dollar Tree […]

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Pastel & Gold Spring Mantel and a Balsam Hill Giveaway…

This pastel & gold spring mantel might just be my favourite mantel yet.  Or do I say that every time? I find so much joy in putting together my mantelscapes.  I love combining different elements in a new and creative way (most of the time I ‘shop my house’ for items on our mantels).  I get my […]

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Pink & Gold Chalk Painted Mason Jars {and a May Flowers Blog Hop}…

Does that ever happen to you?  You have an idea in your head of how your project is going to turn out and then you get to some crucial stage and all of a sudden that baby takes a major sudden nose-dive…. Your palms start sweating so much that you can hardly hold the paintbrush?  Okay, […]

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Work it Wednesday {and a $500 Cash Giveaway}…

Welcome to Work it Wednesday – a fabulous weekly link party where bloggers can share their latest and greatest projects, crafts, and recipes as well as mingle and check out what amazing things others have been up to! Each week I am so A-MAZED with all the talent I have seen the last couple of […]

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