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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 … [Read More...]

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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 … [Read More...]

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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 […]

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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.   Come […]

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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 […]