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Peace: My 2015 New Year’s Resolutions (+ A Free Printable)

January 7, 2015 – 8:00 am | 7 Comments

I didn’t write down and New Year’s resolutions last year and I kind of regret it. I know they’re cliche, they’re not usually successful and blah, blah, blah, but there’s something about physically declaring one’s goals …

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Valentine’s Day Play Dough Mat Printable (+ Cleaning Our White Table!)

January 23, 2015 – 8:00 am |
Free Valentine's Day Printable Play Dough Mat

What’s your philosophy when it comes to kids getting messy? I’m pretty relaxed about it. I think it’s fun to squish and smush and sprinkle, so we do A LOT of that at our house. If you come to visit me without a warning, you better believe our home will be littered with toys and our table sticky with play dough and cookie crumbs. I’m trying to get better at having a daily cleaning routine and decluttering our home, but we won’t be stopping getting a little messy every day! It’s so fun! One of our favourite mediums is play dough, so one morning last week we cracked open the dough and I made some fun Valentine’s Day themed play dough mats for the girls. Read the full story »

Our Neutral Valentine’s Day Mantel Decor

January 21, 2015 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments
DIY Neutral Valentine's Day Mantel Decor

Like I mentioned before, I never thought I’d take the time to decorate a mantel for Valentine’s Day, but here we are. Honestly? I think it’s pretty and Little C was just ecstatic when she …

Make a Counter Top Phone Charging Station & Tablet Holder from a Picture Frame

January 19, 2015 – 8:00 am | One Comment
How to make a counter top tablet and phone holder and charging station out of a picture frame and some trim

I have to say that being “forced” to be extra thrifty over the past year or two because of a transition to double-self-employment has been a blessing in disguise. If you and/or your hubby are …

Motivational Monday #32: Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

January 18, 2015 – 7:00 pm |

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s Motivational Monday craft, DIY & home decor link party time.Welcome to another week of linking up your favourite projects.
Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects last week. I truly …

A Zero Dollar Spice Storage Solution

January 16, 2015 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments
This spice organization idea costs zero dollars and it's so cute - recycle some baby food jars, paint the lids, and stick on some free farmhouse styled labels!

I’m following along this great declutting challenge from Home Storage Solutions 101 the best I can. It’s great! I love how the decluttering sessions are limited to around 15 minutes per day – now THAT …

Video Tutorial: Make a Book Page Heart Wreath

January 14, 2015 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Video tutorial: How to make a heart book page wreath

Hearts, hearts, hearts. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love ‘em. My daughters do too, but it’s one of those chicken & egg things – I’m not sure if they naturally …

Bake the Best Whole Wheat & Honey Bread

January 12, 2015 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
The BEST 100% whole wheat & honey bread recipe. It's quick to make, stays moist and delicious long after its baked, and uses healthy and simple ingredients. Great sandwich bread!

As I’m writing this post, I have two loaves of this yummy whole wheat & honey bread rising in my oven. I’ve gotten into the habit of making a couple loaves every week or more …

Motivational Monday #31: Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

January 11, 2015 – 7:00 pm | 3 Comments

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s Motivational Monday craft, DIY & home decor link party time.Welcome to another week of linking up your favourite projects.
Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your projects last week. I truly …

Motivational Monday #30: Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

January 4, 2015 – 7:00 pm | 2 Comments
Motivational Monday #30: Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! I hope you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year’s celebration over the past couple of weeks. I took a glorious two weeks off of blogging and bookkeeping to relax with …

Make Hot Chocolate Reindeer and Snowman Jar Gifts – A Kid’s Craft

December 19, 2014 – 8:00 am | One Comment
Hot Chocolate Reindeer and Marshmallow Snowman from recycled baby food jars and socks. So easy and a cute Christmas gift and kid's craft!

With Christmas less than a week away, all of the kindergarten and dance class recitals complete, and our home decorated and ready to go, we are taking some time to relax and enjoy the season …

A Black & White Christmas Hot Drink Station (+ Win a Keurig 2.0!)

December 15, 2014 – 8:00 am | 81 Comments
A black & white chalkboard coffee & hot chocolate station for Christmas

If you’ve been following my little blog, my Instagram or my Facebook page for a while you’ll know that I’m a coffee lover. Big time. I can’t get enough DIY vanilla lattes, and when we …