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That time the new windows were too small & the countertop company went bankrupt…

So renovations aren’t easy. A kitchen renovation is no different. It doesn’t always go smoothly. Things always cost more then you expected. Mistakes can be made that can be stressful and expensive. And then there are some things that are simply beyond your control. I’ve heard all these things a million times. We have even lived through […]

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20 Fabulous Pinterest Pin-spired Projects {that you can DIY}

Do you love Pinterest?  It is a favourite source of "down" time for me... strolling through my Pinterest Feed and checking out all the amazing things that people have been trying, doing, and creating.  From crafts, and recipes to DIY projects; it is … [Read More...]

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Easy DIY Gold Crackle Pumpkins {from Dollar Store Finds}

So I am finally beginning to relent that Autumn is nearly upon us. Crisp, sunny, fall days; beautiful red and yellow leaves all about; warm pumpkin curry soup and pumpkin spiced lattes; … [Read More...]

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Work it Wednesday with Features…

Welcome back to Work it Wednesday –  I can’t wait to see what you have been up to this week.  There have been so many fabulous Fall projects lately and I haven’t even gotten out my “Fall” totes yet… I have been soaking up the last days of summery sunshine around here… and distracted by the […]

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Our Kitchen: THE Before…

If you have been following along for a while, or follow me on Instagram or Facebook, you may know that we are currently undertaking a major kitchen renovation. A brand new white kitchen that I can’t wait to share all my plans for…. But at first glance, you may think “but you have a white […]

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Quick & Healthy Cranberry Maple No Bake Breakfast Cookies…

Are mornings a little haywire around your house? They definitely can be around here. For some reason I always feel like I have infinite amounts of time in the mornings…. Then somehow it suddenly becomes 7:45 and we have to all be making some serious moves to get out of the house on time. I […]

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Tone-on-Tone Coral & Gold Distressed Nightstand Makeover…

So I only promised that I would share the details about this nightstand about three months ago. That’s not too far behind, is it? Maybe ridiculously behind? Ya, okay.  That’s fair. The truth is that I almost forgot about them…until I was repainting our bedroom the other day and I remembered that I haven’t even […]

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Work it Wednesday {& $500 PayPal 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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Lightening Up the Master Bedroom with Paint {& How to Paint Like a Pro}…

Nothing changes a room quite like a fresh coat of paint….and I am super excited that I finally got around to finishing up the changes in our Master Bedroom by freshening up the walls and trim work with a fabulous new paint job.  I can’t wait to share my process including some awesome tips for […]

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Get Your DIY On Challenge: Pinterest Inspired Projects {& Outdoor Trunk Giveaway}…

Hello party people!! Are you ready to get down?  This month’s challenge is all about what’s made you stop pinning and start making!! It’s time to share your favourite Pinterest Inspired Projects! If you missed last month’s features from our “Room Revamps” theme, you can see them here: Now for some amazing pinterest-inspired projects… Here’s […]

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DIY Decorative Clipboards using Wrapping Paper {& Season in a Trunk Giveaway!}…

This fall is about getting organized. Back to school season always motivates me to purge and organize. And this year, I want to come up with a system to keep up with the crazy daily onslaught of paperwork. For reals this time. Actually, I don’t want to just keep up with it. I want to MASTER […]

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DIY Giant Chalkboard from an Old Painting…

I have always wanted to make a giant chalkboard. But the whole process seemed so onerous. And expensive. Chalkboard paint is a great resource, but… how was I supposed to get a giant frame?!? And what would be the background for the frame? Then one day I was driving along {a story that may sound […]

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Work it Wednesday with features {and a $500 Giveaway}…

Hello there! If you follow me on Instagram you might have caught this snapshot yesterday… We have officially plunged ourself into chaos and started our big kitchen renovation.  I’m super excited but I know we have a long road ahead… I will be back with a special post next week all about the Kitchen BEFORE…including […]

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Fabulous Fall Projects {& Blog Hop}…

It’s official. September has arrived. Which means that fall is just around the corner. I could feel it in the air this weekend. And I felt like heading out to pick up some pots of Mums to update the porch… And switching out my cushions and décor for something a little cozier…   So today […]

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20 Fabulous Command Centers to Get Your Life Completely Organized…

Back to school is nearly upon us. This weekend is the Labour Day weekend…kind of the unofficial “last” weekend of summer around these parts. Kids will be piling into their brand new skinny jeans and high tops (oh wait, is it still ’88??) and heading to school come Tuesday morning. Which means that I need […]

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Work it Wednesday {with features & $500 in 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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DIY Nautical Chart Art {& my Easy Thrifty Ways to Decorate with Maps}…

I love maps… I could spend hours looking at them, trying to figure out exactly where various places are in relation to other places and imagining where I would like to go and visit.  Do you ever do that? Maps and charts have so much character to them.  I have used them for all kinds of projects around here from […]

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“Back to School” $300 Target Gift Card Giveaway!!…

I am a little sad. It is almost time for my kiddos to go back to school.  Well, one goes to school.  My big guy is starting Grade 2.  And our little guy still has one more year of preschool. Which means it is also almost time for me to go back to work {at least […]

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Lake Cottage Late-Summer Beachy Decor House Tour…

Good morning! If you follow me on Facebook you may already have heard of the Canadian Blogger’s Home Tour Series that is going on this week with a few talented Canadian Home Décor Bloggers sharing their house tours each day.  I was super excited when Shannon and Christina invited me to be part of this tour … […]

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Work it Wednesday {with $200 Amazon Gift Card 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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“Do Not Sell” Wet Distressed Chalky Painted Stools…

Whenever I am driving down the road there is a little part of my brain that is dedicated to watching for thrifty furniture finds.  I love free ones the best, of course. But today’s stools did cost me a few bucks.  I think that they were well worth it since I absolutely love how they turned out. Those great spindly […]

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25 Amazing Room Revamps! {Get Your DIY On Features}…

Hi Friends! Are you ready to be inspired? Our theme for August’s Get Your DIY On party was “Room Revamps”, and I seriously think this is the hardest time we’ve ever had choosing features! There were so many amazing spaces shared!! Enjoy! {We know these projects are incredibly inspiring, so when you go to pin […]

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Waves & Sunshine Beachy Tablescape {with Pfaltzgraff Dolce Turquoise Giveaway!!}…

Do you love summer entertaining?  We love entertaining all year round and are usually the hosts of all the big family gatherings around here.  Our whole family contributes but we enjoying having everyone in our home, and I love setting a pretty table for our family and friends to enjoy. So in honour of our last […]

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Work it Wednesday {Trind Giveaway & $500 Summer Dreams Cash!}…

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 Dr. Seuss Quote Map Sign…

I love Dr. Seuss books. I think my favourite is probably the one about the pale green pants with nobody inside them. I can’t remember the real name of the story because I always just call it “the pale green pants” but it is such a great little story about how we often fear the things […]

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Blog Tour & Exciting Projects Ahead…

Happy Monday! I have a bit of a different post for you today.  No DIY projects.  No crafty crafts.  No housie tour.  And very few pictures.  Today’s post is all about sharing a little bit more about myself with my beloved readers; something that I don’t do all that often.  It seems so much easier […]

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Turn Nature & Holiday Collections into Nature Canvas Art…

Do you have a bunch of momentos or natural items that you have collected this summer while on holidays? Then you already have half of what you need to create these nature canvas art pieces.  These little canvases are the perfect way to create some personalized meaningful art out of things that you or your […]

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Work it Wednesday with Features {$500 Summer Dreams Cash and Trind 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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Trind Nail Care Appearance & Giveaway #TrindNailTips…

I just got back from a month of summer fun.  Traveling.  Camping.  Setting up and taking down the tent.  Building campfires.  With my own two bare hands.  Not to mention lots of time on sandy beaches.  And, unbelievably, my fingernails have never looked better.  Do you remember a few weeks ago when I shared with […]

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Get Your DIY On Challenge: Room Revamps…

Thank you so much for joining us for this month’s edition of Get Your DIY On! Each month we host a link party with a new theme and ask you to show off your best posts, old and new! This month is the Get Your DIY On Challenge: Room Revamps. I LOVE Room Revamps and […]

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Little Turning Big Girl Bedroom Reveal…

You may know that we have been blessed with two little boys.  And they are wonderful and I wouldn’t trade them for the world.  But it means that I don’t get to do a whole lot of ‘girly’ decorating projects.  Which is why I was pumped when my good friend basically handed the reigns over […]

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Easy Thrifty DIY Butterfly Art…

So I have a bit of a thing for butterflies…. When we got married we had a bit of a butterfly theme to our wedding. My husband chose it.  He is a bit of a butterfly nut too.  {kidding} I even kept the butterfly fabric from our wedding in case we ever had a baby […]

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Work it Wednesday with features {& IPad Mini 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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Easy DIY Butterfly Lantern Light Fixture…

Today’s project is a special one to me because I made it for my friend’s daughter’s bedroom as part of a whole bedroom revamp we did for her a little while ago. I honestly love it when my friends (and family) ask me to help them out with decorating projects, and this friend in particular […]

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Easy Adorable DIY Cork Coasters {Summer Vacation & an IPad Mini Giveaway}…

Good morning! Hope you all had a fabulous weekend….. We’ve been busy doing some serious camping around here.  More on the reasons behind that soon!  This past week the boys and I were camping with some friends on beautiful Hornby Island, BC.  If you follow me on Instagram you have likely seen some of our […]

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Pretty Washi Tape Clothes Peg Push Pins…

I guess it is a bit of an organization theme around here this week.  First, our linen closet.  And now, these super easy and pretty Washi Tape Clothes Peg Push Pins. I have a confession to make. Sometimes it is more about the storage being pretty then me actually using a system. I am still […]

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Work it Wednesday {with Features} & Ipad Mini 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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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 […]