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Simple and cute baby sleep sack tutorial with a free pattern.

Sew an Easy Baby Sleep Sack

July 18, 2014 – 8:00 am |

Now that Baby B is too wiggly to swaddle, we’ve moved on to sleep sacks. I always find this transition a little tricky and slightly sad. (Baby says, “Oooo! I’m free to wiggle and wake …

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Free Printable Summer Artwork (& Random Summer Musings)

July 30, 2014 – 8:00 am |
Free Summer Printable Artwork - Live in the Sunshine, Ralph Waldo Emerson

The fact that Little C is starting kindergarten in just over a month just hit me like a brick last night. I’ve been really excited up until now (and so is she), but suddenly I’m feeling terribly melancholy about the whole situation. We’re already half way through summer, I have some back-to-school tutorials lined up for next week already (gah!), and my baby is going to be gone for two or three whole days a week. I’m excited. No, I’m so sad. No, I’m thrilled. Actually, I’m going to miss her so much! I’m a mess, and I didn’t think I would be. Read the full story »

Motivational Monday #9 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Party

July 28, 2014 – 8:00 am |
DIY Play house from a closet

Happy Monday, friends! I hope you had a great week and a wonderful weekend. I spent the week policing mothering my busy little girls, updating our entry, and getting to work on our TV gallery …

Our Small Entry: Before And After – Our DIY House

July 25, 2014 – 8:00 am | 8 Comments
Before and After: Making the most of a narrow, small entry

We have a slightly awkward shaped, narrow entry hall in Our DIY House. When you walk into our home, you’ll see a hallway leading straight to the kitchen directly in front of you, and to …

How to Finish Baby Receiving Blankets with a Serger

July 23, 2014 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
This is the easiest way to make adorable baby receiving blankets! Use a serger, and make a narrow rolled hem.

One of my most favourite and practical baby gifts to give and receive are flannel receiving blankets. And not just regular old baby blankets – extra large receiving blankets that are perfect for swaddling newborns. …

Motivational Monday #8 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Part

July 21, 2014 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
DIY Kids Interchangeable Gallery Wall

Happy Monday, friends! It’s Motivational Monday craft, DIY & home decor link party time with Joy in Our Home and Burlap and Babies. Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects …

Make Vintage Blueprint Artwork from Your House Plan (With Photoshop)

July 16, 2014 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
How to make Restoration Hardware inspired vintage blueprint artwork from your house plan

I’m a tad bit obsessed with anything from Restoration Hardware. I’m a big fan of the “vintage industrial” look (mixed in with all sorts of random decor looks that I love), and all of the …

Motivational Monday #7 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

July 14, 2014 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
DIY Anniversary Sign

Happy Monday to you! After a long week of volunteering in the sweltering heat at our church’s Vacation Bible School (it was exhausting but AWESOME), I’m ready to take it easy this week. Bring on …

Motivational Monday #6 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

July 7, 2014 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments

Aren’t you glad it’s summer? I’m just loving the weather, spending lazy afternoons with my girls, and playing outside! What about you? What are your favourite family summer activities? If you need ideas for some …

Motivational Monday #5 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

June 30, 2014 – 10:01 am |
Greek Key DIY Ikea Tarva Dresser Hack

Happy Monday to YOU! Here in Canada, this is an extra long weekend for most people because Canada Day is tomorrow. I think our family will go to the beach and roast some hot dogs. …

Motivational Monday #4 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Party

June 23, 2014 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments

Happy, happy Monday! How was your weekend? Our internet has been down since Thursday morning, so both hubby and I have been wandering around the house aimlessly and wringing our hands. Just kidding. Sort of. …

Upcycled Gold Dry-Brushed Table (+ How to Dry Brush Furniture)

June 19, 2014 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
DIY Gold Dry Brushed Coffee Table

There is definitely such a thing as an addiction to painting furniture. And I certainly have it. Every sad looking table, dresser or chair I see on Kijiji or at a garage sale says, “Paint …