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A Canadian Prairie Christmas: Our 2015 Christmas Home Tour

November 30, 2015 – 5:00 am | 5 Comments

Christmas is my favourite time of year and I adore decorating our home for the season. This year, I’ve teamed up once again with a fantastic group of Canadian bloggers to share with you our …

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How to Wrap Your Christmas Baking (+ Tiny Prints Giveaway – Ends 12/6)

November 30, 2015 – 5:00 am | 8 Comments
Creative ways to wrap Christmas baking - love these fun packaging ideas!

I’m always trying to create interesting ways to wrap edible Christmas gifts. I think homemade cookies and breads are such an easy and heartfelt gift to give to neighbors and friends, don’t you? Today, I want to share with you a few fun ways to package your Christmas baking gifts this year. Then, scroll to the bottom of this post to see more Christmas gift wrapping ideas from my blogging friends & enter to win your own Tiny Prints goodies!
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Christmas Home Tour Preview + Personalized Decor & Cards from Tiny Prints

November 27, 2015 – 7:00 am |
Personalized Christmas pillows from Tiny Prints - thediymommy.com

I’ve been busy as a bee working on our Christmas decor this year. Next week, I’m hosting the Christmas edition of the Canadian Bloggers Home Tour and I simply can’t wait! This is when a …

Comfy Wardrobe Basics for Winter + A Silver Icing Giveaway (Ends 12/10)

November 26, 2015 – 7:00 am | 11 Comments
Silver Icing Midnight Tracks Tunic, Christina Necklace and Bottoms Up Leggings

What’s your favourite “winter uniform”? For me, I love, love, LOVE me a comfy tunic top and warm leggings or skinny jeans that I can layer over or under other pieces. I think this combo …

How to Sew Easy Rod Pocket or Ring Clip Drapes (Video)

November 25, 2015 – 7:00 am |
How to sew easy rod pocket or ring clip drapes - a great video tutorial!

If you’re a fabric lover like me, you’ll know that one of the best ways to add some fun fabric into your decor is with some new window treatments. I recently had the urge to …

A Fun Kids Christmas Table Setting Idea (+ Win A Holiday Party Pack from Stuck On You!)

November 24, 2015 – 7:00 am | 3 Comments
A Fun Kids Christmas Table Setting - there are some great ideas here featuring Stuck on You labels and tags!

Why should the adults have all of the pretty decorations on their table during Christmas dinner?! We often have a “kid table” at our holiday gatherings that’s especially for the little ones. I think it’s …

Christmas Cupcake in a Jar + 16 More DIY Gift Ideas (Free Printables!)

November 23, 2015 – 5:00 am | 8 Comments
Christmas Cupcake in a Jar Gift Idea with Adorable Free Printables!

Aren’t cupcakes the cutest little treats ever? I’ve always loved them. I make them for every party we have, and I also like giving them as gifts. Here’s a fun way to give a cupcake …

Hot Chocolate Bar + The Creative Corner #74: DIY, Craft & Home Decor Link Party

November 22, 2015 – 7:00 pm | One Comment

Happy, happy Sunday, friends! It’s craft, DIY & home decor link party time – welcome to  The Creative Corner! I’m excited for another week of linking up your favourite projects.
Thanks so much to those of you that linked up your …

Make a Christmas Star Decoration from Pieces of Trim

November 19, 2015 – 7:00 am |
How to make a beautiful Christmas start decoration from pieces of trim

Don’t you love DIY projects that come together in a snap? This is one of those – you don’t need any power tools, you don’t need a sewing machine… all you need are your hands …

5 Essential Holiday Party Tips (+ My Thoughts on the Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum)

November 18, 2015 – 7:00 am |
Dyson V6 Absolute Vacuum Review

I had the pleasure of hosting my first Christmas party of the season over the weekend and it was SO much fun! There’s something so wonderful about taking some time to hang out with friends …

Make Easy DIY Deer Art (Video)

November 17, 2015 – 7:00 am |
Easy DIY deer art (video tutorial) - no fancy materials or machines required to make this one!

I love changing out artwork for the seasons – it’s an easy and inexpensive way to make your home look a lot different! Here’s an idea for some Christmas art: a DIY deer silhouette on …

DIY Zippered & Lined Metallic Pouch + 11 More Handmade Gift Ideas

November 16, 2015 – 5:00 am | 3 Comments
How to make an easy DIY metallic pouch - makes a great gift!

How’s your Christmas gift making / buying coming along? I still have a lot to do, but I’m steadily plugging away at my list. When I saw this metallic pouch from Anthropologie the other day, …