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Fall is my favourite season. I love the crisp air, the beautiful colours of the leaves, sipping hot coffee and starting new things (Little C starts kindergarten in a couple of weeks!). I wanted to …

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German Baking: Honey Cakes (Honigkuchen)

December 9, 2013 – 9:00 am |
German Baking: Honey Cakes (Honigkuchen) - The DIY Mommy

This German recipe for Honey Cakes (or “honigkuchen”) is from my Great Auntie Betty and it’s a cake traditionally made at Christmas time. I find the taste and texture of this cake very unique, and …

New House, New Christmas Traditions (+ Our Tree!) #SearsMom

December 7, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Colourful Christmas Tree - The DIY Mommy

This is our first Christmas in our new, DIY house. It’s also a Christmas where we’re starting new traditions for our little ones. Little C is 4 years old and Baby A is 2, so …

A Handmade Christmas: More DIY Food Gifts

December 6, 2013 – 9:00 am |
A Handmade Christmas: 9 More Favourite Food Gifts

Are you joining me in A Handmade Christmas this year? Edible gifts are so much fun to give at Christmas time! I’m a huge baking fanatic, and I love to give trays of baking to …

Make DIY Christmas Photo Backdrops with Scrapbook Paper

December 5, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
DIY Scrapbook Paper Christmas Photo Backdrop - The DIY Mommy

Remember the lovely, sparkly pack of scrapbook paper I bought a few weeks ago and made these with? I found another use for it: a DIY Christmas photo backdrop for my girls’ Holiday pictures!

A Bake Shoppe Birthday Party (+ A Printable Party Pack Giveaway – Ends 12/31)

December 4, 2013 – 9:00 am | 9 Comments
Bake Shoppe Party - The DIY Mommy

Baby A turned 2 last month, and we had a super-fun party to celebrate! It was a “bake shoppe” themed party with lots of colourful, cupcake decor and toddler baking activities.

Make a Ruffled Burlap Christmas Tree Cone (+ Our Vintage Woodland Christmas Mantel)

December 3, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
DIY Ruffled Burlap Christmas Tree by The DIY Mommy

I’m having so much fun decorating our new house for Christmas! This is the first time I’ve ever had a mantel to decorate, and my girls and I had a blast getting it all “Christmasy”:

Make a Christmas Giving List – A Kid’s Activity #KinderMom

December 2, 2013 – 9:00 am |

As my girls grow older, I’m finding that I really, really need to make a conscious effort to remind them what Christmas is all about. As soon as December hits (heck, November!) they (and we) …

Make Salted Chocolate Caramel Pecan Candies

November 27, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Salted ChocoSalted Chocolate Caramel Pecan Candies by The DIY Mommylate Caramel Pecan Candies by The DIY Mommy

I’m a huge sucker for Christmas baking and candy making. Every year, I try really hard to make a Christmas baking plan in November, and then start executing it weekly until my freezer is full …

Make DIY Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree Cones

November 26, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
DIY Scrapbook Paper Christmas Tree Cones

The most gorgeous book of scrapbook paper was waiting for me at my last Michael’s trip. I don’t actually scrapbook at all anymore (it’s soooo time consuming), but I knew I had to snatch up …

Christmas Giving Memories in a Tiny House (+ A Chance to Win Free Toys!) #SearsMom

November 25, 2013 – 9:00 am |

Question: How is Christmas only a month away? It’s really crept up on me this year and I’m not sure if it’s because I’m pregnant and have two little ones, because we’ve been continuing to …