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January 21, 2015 – 8:00 am | 6 Comments

Like I mentioned before, I never thought I’d take the time to decorate a mantel for Valentine’s Day, but here we are. Honestly? I think it’s pretty and Little C was just ecstatic when she …

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Big House, Small Bills: How We Built an Energy Efficient Home #DEsmarthome

March 31, 2014 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
How to build an energy efficient house and save money!

When we were planning the build of Our DIY House, we knew right from day one that we wanted to build as “smartly” and as energy efficiently as possible. Since we were moving from an …

Bake Vanilla Yogurt Streusel Banana Muffins

March 28, 2014 – 9:00 am | 8 Comments
Vanilla Yogurt Streusel Banana Muffins by The DIY Mommy

I have a thing for sweet muffins (as evidenced by this recipe and the one you’re about to read). I also enjoy making banana bread and banana muffins… we always pile our over-ripe bananas in …

Mommy & Baby Spring Fashion – Petite Curvy Mom Style #SearsMom

March 26, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Mommy & Baby Spring Fashion - Petite Curvy Mom Style #SearsMom

Spring is officially here, but my backyard says otherwise – it’s still covered in about 2 feet of snow. Boo! While I wait for the “big melt”, I’m dreaming about wearing Springy clothes and playing …

Our DIY House: The Progress (Taking It One Room at a Time)

March 24, 2014 – 9:00 am | 11 Comments
Our DIY House: The Progress (Taking It One Room At A Time)

It’s hard to believe that a year and a half has gone by since we started building Our DIY House. What a long process, an exciting adventure, and a labour of love! I thought it …

Welcome, Baby B! (+ A Free Nursery Printable)

March 12, 2014 – 2:11 pm | 14 Comments
Love You Forever Free Nursery Printable Art by The DIY Mommy

My new baby girl is finally, finally here.
And I am madly in love with her.

Sew Grommet Topped Drapes

February 24, 2014 – 9:00 am | 12 Comments
How to Sew DIY Grommet Topped Drapes

Last week was filled with a roller coaster of emotions. Baby Three’s due date is tomorrow, and my other two babies were born at 36 weeks and 39 weeks. This is the longest I’ve ever …

6 Ways to Survive Baby’s First Year (+ Win a $50 Sears Gift Card!) #SearsMom

February 17, 2014 – 9:00 am | 57 Comments
6 Ways to Survive Baby's First Year

As I anxiously await the arrival of our third daughter, it causes me to reminisce about my first two girls and those precious first weeks and months with them as new babies. Honestly, some of …

Our Vintage Industrial Kitchen – Now With More Colour!

February 15, 2014 – 10:12 pm | 40 Comments
A black, white & turquoise vintage industrial kitchen filled with budget friendly DIY ideas.

As much as I love the black and white bones of our DIY vintage industrial kitchen, I’ve been craving the addition of colour in the space for quite a while now. The last few weeks …

Our Coffee Nook (& A Last-Minute Valentine’s Gift Idea from Keurig)

February 13, 2014 – 9:00 am | 8 Comments
A Valentine Themed Coffee Nook with chalkboard paint, gold sharpie mugs and a red Keurig Mini Plus.

Our original house plan had a “servery” nook between the kitchen and the dining room. When I saw it, I knew beyond a shadow of a doubt that it had to become a special little …

Make Easy Rose Cupcakes

February 12, 2014 – 9:00 am |
How to Make Easy Rose Cupcakes by The DIY Mommy

Valentine’s Day is this week, and one of the traditions my girls and I seem to be forming for VDay is making simple (but impressive looking!) rose cupcakes. I totally cheat and make cupcakes with …