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A Little Entry Nook Makeover + Free “Happily Ever After” Printable Art

June 2, 2015 – 7:00 am | 6 Comments
Acacia wood entry cabinet, free map artwork and a turquoise and gold dipped chair at entry

What does your “happily ever after” look like? Ours is full of joy and quintessentially blissful family moments some days, and then on other days we have most certainly had our struggles. But in those …

Make an Customizable Photo Book & Mug for Father’s Day

May 30, 2015 – 7:00 am | One Comment
An adorable Father's Day gift idea: a photo book with pages the kids can fill in + a custom mug full of his favourite treats!

Father’s Day is on June 21st this year, and my daughters and I have come up with something ultra special for my dear hubby this year. With the help of Snapfish, we created an adorable photo …

Mini Fairy Garden in a Tin Gift + Handmade Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

May 1, 2015 – 5:00 am | 7 Comments
How to make a DIY mini fairy garden gift in a vintage enamelware planter.

A couple of weeks ago, we visited a beautiful greenhouse nearby and we stumbled across the most adorable little fairy garden. I hadn’t thought too much about fairy gardens in the past, but when I …

Spring Is Sure to Follow – Free Spring Quote Chalkboard Printable Art

March 20, 2015 – 8:00 am | 4 Comments

HAPPY SPRING! I love the newness Spring brings. I love its freshness. I love that it’s a reminder that there is hope after trials. There is a rainbow after the rain. Here’s a free Spring …

4 Simple Gallery Wall Tips + Gallery Wall Layout Ideas

February 18, 2015 – 8:00 am | 6 Comments
Asymmetrical vintage industrial family gallery wall idea with rusty letter, vintage keys, and clock.

Gallery walls are a really popular home decor element right now and I have to admit – I LOVE THEM! As a graphic designer and a lover of all forms of art, finding a whole …

I Have Loved You For This Many Days – Free Valentine or Anniversary Card Printable

February 9, 2015 – 8:00 am | 6 Comments
I Have Loved You For This Many Days - Free, romantic Valentine's Day or Anniversary card printable. So sweet!

First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes the baby in the baby carriage. Sometimes it’s easy to start focusing more on the kiddos than the hubby, but really love & marriage were what came first …

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. …

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

January 7, 2015 – 8:00 am | 8 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 …

9 Favourite Posts of 2014 from The DIY Mommy

January 5, 2015 – 8:00 am | 5 Comments
The 9 Favourite Posts of 2014 on The DIY Mommy: Lots of great sewing and home decor tutorials!

As we enter the year 2015, I feel very thankful. I’m thankful that I can continue use this little blog as a creative outlet, and I’m excited that it has even become a source of …

Pretty Christmas Gift Tag Printables from Me to You

December 12, 2014 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments
Turquoise, teal and green watercolor free printable Christmas gift tags

This weekend is the “weekend of concerts” for our family. Little C has her dance recital on Saturday, and then her Kindergarten Christmas concert is on Monday. She’s so excited, and we are too! I’m …