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Our DIY House: 2015 Home Tour

Our DIY House: 2015 Home Tour

June 8, 2015 – 6:00 am | 24 Comments

It’s that time again – time for to give you a glimpse into Our DIY House for a yearly home tour! Please come in, grab yourself a cup of coffee and let me show you …

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Read inspirational stories of DIY Mommies selling their creations for profit and learn more about the "business" of DIYing here.

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How to Make Beautiful Chalkboard Art (Video)

June 29, 2015 – 7:00 am | One Comment
A step by step video with tricks on how to make perfect, professional chalkboard art

Happy Monday! I wanted to make some fun chalkboard art for a project I’m working on, so I thought I’d share the video of me making it with you today. There are a couple of great tricks that anyone can use to make beautiful and professional looking chalkboard art. Chalkboards are an inexpensive and fun way to dress up any event or simply to use as customizable wall art in your home. Read the full story »

DIY Canvas Nursery Art + Motivational Monday #55: Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

June 28, 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 …

Strawberry Chocolate Fondue Popsicles

June 26, 2015 – 7:00 am |
Strawberry Chocolate Fondue Popsicle Recipe

It’s supposed to get to 32 degrees celcius up here this weekend, and I think my fellow Alberta girls (and boys) will agree – that is HOT for us! I’ve asked hubby to pick up …

Sew a Fitted Skirt for a Keyboard Stand Cover

June 24, 2015 – 7:00 am | One Comment
How to cover an ugly keyboard stand with a fitted skirt - DIY tutorial.

When you enter our home, the first thing that you see is a short wall in our sitting room where my keyboard resides. It’s really the only spot on our main floor that suits the …

A 16 Minute At-Home Workout to Get Back to Pre-Preganancy Shape

June 22, 2015 – 7:00 am | 2 Comments
16 Minute At-Home Workout to get back into pre-pregnancy shape

(Note: This post was originally published in January 2013 and has now been updated.)
A couple of summers ago, I attended some workout classes in my home town of Stony Plain, Alberta called “Workout in the …

Camping Party Ideas + Motivational Monday #54: Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

June 21, 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 …

Whole Wheat Oatmeal Coconut Cookies (An Aussie Bites Knockoff Recipe)

June 19, 2015 – 7:00 am | One Comment
Aussie Bites knockoff recipe. This one's in cookie form - yum! Whole wheat flour, oats, coconut, dried apricots, flaxseed, butter, egg, vanilla, & brown sugar.

Have you ever tried those “Aussie Bites” from Costco? SO addicting. They’re like little mini cakelets (that’s a word in my books) filled with all sorts of flavourful ingredients like oats, coconut and dried fruit. …

Create a Low Maintenance Flower Bed (+ Our Front Yard Progress)

June 17, 2015 – 7:00 am | One Comment
How to create a low maintenance flower bed. These are great basic tips, and some good ideas of zone 3 hardy, romantic plants!

Woohoo! It’s almost summer, folks. Can you feel it? Beach days? Popsicles? Kids swinging from the rafters? My girls and I can’t wait to soak in every bit of summer, and we’ve been working hard …

I Need Your Help! (Western Canada’s Next Top Stylist Challenge #1 + A Nautical Glam Master Retreat)

June 15, 2015 – 6:43 pm | One Comment
Nautical Glam Master Suite design featuring Urban Barn - Western Canada's Next Home Stylist Competition.

You guys!! I’m one of the three finalists in an exciting competition: Western Canada’s Next Home Stylist. If you follow me on any of my social media accounts, you’ll probably already know this, but I thought …

Stenciled Brick Wall + Motivational Monday #53: Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

June 14, 2015 – 7:00 pm | One Comment
Realistic stenciled brick wall

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 …

Make a Kimono Shrug from a Scarf (Video)

June 12, 2015 – 7:00 am | One Comment
How to make a cute kimono shrug from a scarf in less than a minute!

Scarves are pretty much the best thing to happen to the world of accessories ever. I have a decent sized collection, and I wear them all year long. There are fluffy ones for winter, and …