This Saturday June 8th, I’ll be joining Modern Mama here in Edmonton at a fun Father’s Day Event. It’s a “Dad & Me Playdate and Photoshoot” at Cafe O’Play where guests can have their photos taken, create 3D imprints as keepsakes, and do a bird feeder craft together! I’ll be there helping make the bird feeders at around noon with my girlies, and I was able to do a quick demo on CTV Edmonton this past Wednesday. [Read more…]
Have you been meal planning with me? How is it going for you?
My body is absolutely craving fresh veggies, fruits and good ol’ fashioned home-cooked meals this week after our nightmare week in the hospital.
(We came home from the hospital last Thursday night. Little C is doing amazingly well. I’m so thankful for all of your prayers and support – thank you! It amazes me how many adults and young children struggle with asthma.) [Read more…]
One of my worst fears (and probably the worst fear of all moms) is my children getting very, very sick or hurt.
This past Sunday, Little C was transported by ambulance to the Stollery Children’s Hospital in Edmonton because she could hardly breathe. I went with her. Every time I looked at her chest dipping up and down, struggling for air, my heart hurt.
One of the areas I’m most excited about in Our DIY House is our kitchen. I love to cook and bake and the kitchen is where we often spend time together as a little family.
I’ve always loved classic, white cottage kitchens, but I also like to be creative and think a little outside of the box.
When I came across several photos of two-tone black and white kitchens, I instantly fell in love: [Read more…]
It’s Strawberry season – hooray! You can buy them en mass for a great price right now. I stocked up last week on strawberries from my local grocery store, and now I have a few bags of chopped strawberries sitting in my freezer waiting to be part of a tasty treat.
Here are some of my favourite things to make with strawberries. Some I’ve tried, some are just pictures I’ve drooled over. Some are a little naughty, while others are more of a healthy snack. It was hard to pick only 9 of my favourite strawberry treats, but here they are! These all look like incredibly good & tasty things to make with my strawberry stash. [Read more…]
Sleep is incredibly important to me. My children sleeping all through the night is also incredibly important to me. This is why I immediately started working on blackout blinds for my girls’ bedrooms in Our DIY House after our window casing was installed (did you see my DIY craftsman trim?).
Little C’s room was first on my DIY list because we already have all of her new room’s fabric (see Little C’s bedroom mood board and projects so far here).
Because Our DIY House is a very square, simple foursquare craftsman home I wanted our window and door trim inside to reflect that style.
After virtually rummaging through trim photos on Pinterest, I decided I wanted casings and baseboards that were quite square, and I wanted to keep the profile simple with just a bit of detail at the top and bottom. It had to be something we could DIY, but still add some character to our new home.