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Buying a House? #RBCFirstHome Twitter Chat Tonight!

I have a little confession to make. I love real estate. And buying houses. Or even just looking at houses that are for sale (and usually envisioning what I would do to make them over). I seriously get so excited whenever one of my friend’s is house hunting.   Like, giddy. I scour MLS for them […]

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BLINQ Giveaway! {A Fabulous Deals Site}

There are few things in life quite as exciting to me as the feeling I get when I score an amazing deal. You know what I'm talking about?? That rush you get when you find the perfect hidden treasure at a garage sale and score it for a mere … [Read More...]

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Making Over an Old Dresser for Craft Room Storage {ORC Week 3}

Welcome back to Week 3 of the One Room Challenge!  This week I can't wait to share the makeover that I gave that old dresser that I first showed you last week during my Week 2 check in. If you … [Read More...]

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Work it Wednesday with Features {& Christy Linens 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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Simple Pinwheel Garland for Party Décor {Cinco de Mayo DIY Décor Idea}…

I am doubly  excited about today’s post. First of all, it has a Cinco de Mayo theme to it.  And I LOVE Mexico. And Mexican food.  And Mexican drinks.  And fun Mexican Mariachi bands. And, truth be told, we don’t get a whole lotta Mexican spirit up way up here in Canada. Every year I suggest […]

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How to Build a DIY Range Hood Fan {for a Broan Insert}…

Well, another exciting project is (nearly) finished in our ongoing on-verge-of-becoming-a-saga-kitchen-renovation.  We have built and installed our DIY Range Hood Fan with our Broan Insert from build.com. I am breathing a sigh or relief after this one.  It actually was a lot easier then I thought it was going to be, but we went back […]

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Finishing Off Our Space with Dining & Living Room Drapery…

There is quite a story behind this drapery. When we first looked at our house and I fell promptly in love with it (who wouldn’t jump at the chance to live on a lake!), I made a lot of promises to the hubs about it.  I said things like “It’s perfect – we don’t even […]

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DIY Challenge: DIY Projects for Spring…

Hi, GYDO friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and are coming to the party ready to, well, party!!! Easter has come and gone and it certainly feels like spring in many parts.  How about where you live? We have been alternating between warm sunny days and torrential down pouring rainstorms.  Typical WET Coast […]

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Christy Linens {Stunning Bedding} Giveaway!…

Good morning everyone! I wanted to send a quick shout-out to everyone this morning to share with you the amazing Giveaway that I have going on right now… in case you didn’t get a chance to see it yesterday when I first shared it along with my DIY Pennant Banner post. Have you ever heard […]

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How to Sew a Simple Double-Sided DIY Pennant Banner {& Christy Linens Giveaway}…

I love pennant banners.  AKA buntings.  AKA flags. Whatever you want to call them…. I love them. I think they are so cute and cheery and fun.  I could put them up all over my house. Unfortunately the hubs doesn’t quite agree.  I made some that I hung up at Christmas for a couple of seasons but he complained […]

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Craft Room Progress: A Gift Wrapping Station {ORC Week 2}…

You guys!!! I. Am. So. Excited!!  About this craft room makeover! There are so many things in the works with it right now… Do you remember what it looked like last week when I revealed the-mess-I-call-a-craft-room??!! I told you all about how I am taking part in the One Room Challenge and trying to makeover this […]

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Work it Wednesday & 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 weeks […]

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Rental House Makeover Reveal {& Budget}…

I am back today with another reveal!  Our Rental House Makeover Reveal! If you have been following along for a while, then you may remember back in January when I shared about a new project we had started on an investment property that we purchased.  I showed the “before” images of the entire house and […]

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Boy Mom Madness: Giveaway & Link Party…

Hello! Have you been following along this week for BOY MOM MADNESS??   I have had a great time this week. I was really amazing to fiiiinnnnaaaallly share my Boys’ Bedroom REVEAL! This room was a looong time in the making.  Did you get a chance to see it?   I also shared an easy […]

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Boy Mom Style: My Horrendously Messy Craft Room BEFORE {One Room Challenge Week One}…

Hello! I have an exciting new project that I am about to begin and I can’t wait to share my craft room “before” and my plans with you today! I am super excited to be taking part in this round of the One Room Challenge (also known as ORC) is hosted by Linda of Calling […]

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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 weeks […]

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Boy Bedroom DIY Projects, Source Guide, & Budget…

Hello! I am back with the third day of Boy Mom Madness!  So far this week I shared our Boys’ Shared Bedroom REVEAL as well as a DIY Under Bed Rolling Lego Cart. Today’s theme is BOY DIY. And goodness knows, we did a lot of DIY in our boy’s room…. And today I am […]

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DIY Under Bed Rolling LEGO Storage Cart {Boy Organization}…

Welcome back for Day two of BOY MOM MADNESS!! Yesterday I revealed our boys’ shared bedroom space (fiiiinaaaallllyy!), and today I am sharing a little DIY organizing idea that we did to help store and manage all of the LEGO that seems to come along with having boys. A DIY Under Bed Rolling Lego Storage […]

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Our Boys Bedroom REVEAL! {It is finally here!}…

This week I am thrilled to be participating in BOY MOM MADNESS. It is kind of like March Madness, except instead of being about college students playing basketball, it is about Moms of little boys decorating and DIYing their hearts out.  So pretty much, nothing at all related to March Madness, but lots of fun […]

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Spring Home Tour {& a GIVEAWAY!!}…

Woot woot! It is Spring Home Tour day! And, guys.  I am. SO. Excited. You know how it feels when a plan finally comes together? When that last little piece fits into the puzzle? Well, I feel like that has finally happened with our living/dining room. We’ve been working away, making changes, over the past several months […]

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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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Wood Hood Fans {what style would you choose?!?}…

Hello everyone! I am happy to be back today after taking a couple of weeks away to spend Spring Break with my family.  I checked in periodically, but had very limited access to WiFi; so it really was a complete holiday.  The whole family had next-to-no “tech time” the whole holiday and I actually read […]

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25 Organizing Printables to Help You Simplify Your Life {Just a Girl & Her Blog}…

Good morning! Are you ready to up the organization factor in your life?  I know, I am. And today my friend Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog is here to share a fabulous resource that she had created to help you and I organize every little aspect of our lives!  She has created a document of over […]

Dark Traditional to Light Bright & Airy Kitchen Makeover by Confessions of a Serial DIYer at thehappyhousie.com

Dark Traditional to Light Bright & Airy Kitchen Makeover {Confessions of a Serial DIY-er}…

Hello everyone! If you have been following along for a while then you know that things are all about kitchens ’round these parts these days. We are still knee deep in our own kitchen renovation (it got put on hold by our “rental project”) but that has just wrapped up and I have several big […]

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Stunning Cottage Kitchen {The Wood Grain Cottage}…

Hello everyone! If you have been following along for a while then you know that things are all about kitchens ’round these parts these days. We are still knee deep in our own kitchen renovation (it got put on hold by our “rental project”) but that has just wrapped up and I have several big […]

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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 weeks […]

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Amazing Builder Basic Kitchen Makeover {Suburble}…

Hello everyone!  If you have been following along for a while then you know that things are all about kitchens ’round these parts these days.  We are still knee deep in our own kitchen renovation (it got put on hold by our “rental project”) but that has just wrapped up and I have several big […]

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Stunning Must Try Spring Wreaths! {DIY Challenge Features}…

It’s that time of the month again, time to recap our favorite projects from our GYDO link-party! March’s theme was “Spring Wreaths”, and you guys totally delivered! For our planners, our next party will be on Sunday, April 5th, and the theme is: Spring DIY Projects! Now for the spring wreaths! We’re rounding up all […]

Amazing DIY Vintage Eclectic Kitchen Makeover by Primitive and Proper at thehappyhousie.com

DIY Eclectic Vintage Kitchen Makeover {Primitive & Proper}…

Hello everyone! If you have been following along for a while then you know that things are all about kitchens ’round these parts these days. We are still knee deep in our own kitchen renovation (it got put on hold by our “rental project”) but that has just wrapped up and I have several big […]

Amazing Foreclosure kitchen rescue at Rain on a Tin Roof featured on thehappyhousie.com

Fabulous Foreclosure Kitchen Rescue {Rain on a Tin Roof}…

Hello everyone! If you have been following along for a while then you know that things are all about kitchens ’round these parts these days. We are still knee deep in our own kitchen renovation (it got put on hold by our “rental project”) but that has just wrapped up and I have several big […]

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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 weeks […]

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Gorgeous Industrial Vintage French Kitchen {So Much Better With Age}…

Hello everyone! If you have been following along for a while then you know that things are all about kitchens ’round these parts these days. We are still knee deep in our own kitchen renovation (it got put on hold by our “rental project”) but that has just wrapped up and I have several big […]

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Easy DIY Cabinet Hardware Jewelry Organizer…

Today I am super exciting to be partnering up with Porch.com and Hickory Hardware to share some #outofthebox ways to use cabinet hardware.  If you aren’t familiar with Porch, it is a home network website where you can find accredited professionals, browse over 130 million projects, and check out the advice section on all things Home […]

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10 Easy & Adorable DIY Easter Projects…

Can you believe that in exactly four weeks from today it is Good Friday?!? Easter will be here before you know it! I love this time of year – the sun is burning through the fog more and more and the days are getting longer.  I also feel like celebrating by adding some fresh and cheery colour to […]

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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 weeks […]

Things to know about buying and installing a stainless steel farmhouse style sink at thehappyhousie.com

Things to Know about Buying & Installing a Stainless Steel Farmhouse Style Sink…

So this kitchen renovation has certainly come with its share of issues First off, the windows were too small which meant we needed to reframe and order new ones. Then our original countertop company went bankrupt.  Thankfully, the fact that we had paid for our deposit with our MasterCard meant we were able to recover […]

3 Stunning Fabric Palettes for Spring and Summer and how I choose fabric online at thehappyhousie.com

3 Stunning Fabric Palettes for Spring/Summer and How to Choose Fabric Online…

So I have a little bit of an addiction. Or maybe I should say a few addictions. To MLS (multiple listing service for those of you not into obsessively looking at real estate). To my morning coffee. To Outlander and Vampire Diaries. To baskets, bins, and labels. And to fabric.  That’s a big one. When a […]

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DIY Challenge: Come Link Up Your Spring Wreath!…

Hi, GYDO friends! I hope you had a fabulous weekend and are coming to the party ready to, well, party!!! We’re excited to see all of your fabulous spring wreathes this month! Has spring begun to arrive yet in your neck’o’the woods? We have had beautiful sunny warm weather around here lately, though it is […]

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Five Minute Dollar Store DIY Spring Easter Wreath…

Spring is almost definitely my favourite season. Of course, summer gives it a run for it’s money.  I love summer as well. But I think there is something about the fresh crisp sunny days of spring, and the hope of new life that you see with each plant that begins blooming and leafing out… it […]

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Work it Wednesday {& 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 […]

Farmhouse Style Stainless Steel Kitchen Sink Inspiration at thehappyhousie.com

Stainless Steel Farmhouse Style Kitchen Sink Inspiration…

When planning our kitchen renovation there was one key element that I knew was an absolute must have. A farmhouse style sink. For a long time I had my heart set on the white farmhouse style sink from Ikea… it seemed like the most economical way to get the look I was after. But as […]

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My “Free” Mint Chalky Painted Chair {it’s in print!}…

So I have some exciting news to share with you today. I’m in print! Well, not me exactly, but one of my projects. Featured in the latest issue of Woman’s World magazine. Page 37. Dr. Oz made the front cover. Maybe you saw me share this on Instagram the other day? Or perhaps my Facebook […]

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How to Remove Wallpaper Without {Completely} Losing Your Mind…

Wallpaper. It can be so stunning when it goes on.  Completely change the look of a room.  Add so much color and texture and interest to a space. But getting it off can be another story. I spent the better part of a week in January removing wallpaper from our entire new investment property.  There […]

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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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Our New Kitchen Faucet and 8 Easy Tips for Choosing the Right Faucet…

Choosing a faucet can be tricky. It may seem like a strictly functional piece of hardware in your kitchen, but the truth is that your faucet is often a major focal point to the space. Usually sinks and stoves are the focal points in a kitchen.  And a beautifully designed faucet not only complements a newly designed […]

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20 Fabulous Neutral Decor Ideas & Projects {DIY Challenge Features}…

I know I am a color lover. But that doesn’t mean that I don’t love and admire neutral spaces.  Especially when done beautifully with lots of white and natural elements. I even “do neutral” myself the odd time…. And today I have 15 fabulous neutral decor ideas & projects to share with you from our […]

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A Panelled Ceiling?? {What do you think of them?! I need your help!}…

The other day, when I shared my Kitchen Inspiration and PLANS, I talked about my plans to panel the ceiling in our kitchen and dining room. Do you love the look of panelled or planked ceilings?  In a kitchen? Would you do it? I want to hear from YOU!  What do you really think? This is a […]

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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 Install Cabinet Knobs with a Template {a trick for avoiding costly mistakes!}…

So your brand new kitchen cabinets are installed. They look gorgeous.  They are everything you ever dreamed of. But there is one little problem. You can’t open them. You need some knobs or pulls to make them function. Problem is you are terrified. You have to actually drill holes right through those brand new doors in […]

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Summer House Tour {at Design Dreams}…

Who doesn’t need a little bit of summer in February? I know I do… or a little bit of sunshine! So when Anne from Design Dreams asked me if I could share a house tour over on her blog today as part of her Open House Sundays series, I thought that our summer house tour was in order.  Thanks […]

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Coral Over Pink Chalky Paint Child’s Table and Chair Set…

I am a boy mom. A mother of two boys. No girls. I always, always, always thought that I would have a girl.  After having one boy I assumed that the second MUST be a girl.  I couldn’t possibly have two boys… we have way more girls then boys on my mother’s side so somehow […]

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Learn to Love Packing Lunches with Rubbermaid LunchBlox {Seriously!}…

Are there any chores that you really dread? Daily tasks that you CAN. NOT. STAND…repeating day after day after day. Packing lunches used to be that chore for me. Well, that, and laundry.  I pretty much can’t stand putting away laundry, either. I’m not sure what it was about packing lunches.  Probably that it HAD […]

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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 weeks […]