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July 18, 2014 – 8:00 am |

Now that Baby B is too wiggly to swaddle, we’ve moved on to sleep sacks. I always find this transition a little tricky and slightly sad. (Baby says, “Oooo! I’m free to wiggle and wake …

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Make Easy DIY Dress-Up Masks from Felt

October 16, 2013 – 7:55 pm |
Easy DIY Felt Dress Up Masks - The DIY Mommy

Both of my girls LOVE dressing up! They have a fairly extensive collection of princess dresses and capes in their dress-up chest, and the both enjoy accessorizing with wands, tiaras and masks. We buy some …

Commit to a Handmade Christmas: 2013 Challenge!

October 15, 2013 – 7:16 pm | 7 Comments
Commit to a Handmade Christmas: 2013 Challenge!

Remember last year’s Handmade Christmas challenge? Well, I’m ready to do it again and I hope you’ll join me! Handmade gifts hold so much meaning to me and they’re far more unique than mass-produced things. …

Make Turkey Placeholders from Toilet Paper Rolls – A Kid’s Thanksgiving Craft (On the News!)

October 11, 2013 – 9:00 am |
Toilet Paper Roll Turkey Placeholder - A Kid's Thanksgiving Craft - The DIY Mommy

Little C and I had the honour again of going on CTV Edmonton Morning Live this week and sharing some Thanksgiving crafts! We shared our burlap banner, our thankful tree, and some fun turkey placeholders …

Make Light & Lemony Easy Eggs Benedict

October 10, 2013 – 10:33 am |
Light and Lemony Easy Eggs Benedict Recipe - The DIY Mommy

I have had a really, really strong craving for eggs benedict during this pregnancy. Like, a really, really intense urge to shove creamy & eggy english muffins in my mouth one after the other.
I have …

Shopping Local & Handmade for Baby (+ Win Tickets to WeeStock in #YEG – Ends 10/31)

October 9, 2013 – 9:00 am | 12 Comments
WeeStock 2013 Indie & Boutique Baby Show

Ever since I had Little C almost 5 years ago, I caught the Handmade Baby Stuff Bug. There is something beautiful and special about making things with love for your littles. Handmade baby products are …

Make a Thankful Tree – A Thankgiving Kid’s Craft

October 8, 2013 – 9:00 am | 4 Comments
Make a Thankful Tree - A Kid's Thanksgiving Craft - The DIY Mommy

Thanksgiving Day is next Monday (for us Canadians), and it’s one of my favourite holidays.
It’s not just for the pumpkin pie and turkey (which I am SO looking forward to this year as it will …

Make A No-Sew DIY Burlap Bunting Banner

October 3, 2013 – 9:56 pm |
No-Sew DIY Burlap Bunting Banner - The DIY Mommy

It’s no secret that I’m hopelessly addicted to banners. I love buntings of all kinds – made from paper, fabric, yarn… you name it! Now that our family has a fireplace & mantel of our …

Go On a Fall Nature Hunt – A Kid’s Activity (& Free Printable)

October 2, 2013 – 9:00 am |

We are having the most gorgeous Fall ever!
The weather is crisp, the leaves are perfectly golden, orange and brown, and the skies have been sunny and clear.
Yesterday, we went on a nature hunt at a …

German Baking: Apple Crumb Cake (Apfel Streuselkuchen)

October 1, 2013 – 1:52 pm |
German Baking: Apple Crumb Cake - The DIY Mommy

If you come from a German background like I do, you’ll know that baking is very high on the priority list.
I love my German heritage. I think it’s part of why I like to make …

Life Starts in the Fall – Free Printable Artwork

September 27, 2013 – 9:00 am | 5 Comments
Life Starts in the Fall - Free Printable Artwork

Fall brings a sort of “newness” to life every year for me.
It’s almost more monumental than New Years Day.
The crisp fall air, the start of new programs for my children, the return of “the schedule”… …