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August 25, 2014 – 8:00 am | 11 Comments

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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Make a Summery Flower Crown from Foam Sheets – A Kid’s Craft

July 31, 2013 – 10:04 pm |
Make a floral crown from foam sheets, pipe cleaners and ribbon. The DIY Mommy.

We’ve been enjoying our Michaels crafty summer (complete with less screen time and visits to Passport to Imagination craft classes) so far. I can’t believe it’s already August  tomorrow – seriously! We need to soak …

Building Our Fireplace: The DIY Mantel – Our DIY House

July 30, 2013 – 8:00 am | 5 Comments
Building Our DIY Fireplace: The Mantel - The DIY Mommy

One of my most favourite features in Our DIY House is our fireplace. It’s THISCLOSE to being done – I’m waiting on the cleaning fairy to sprinkle me with motivational fairy dust so that I …

How I Grew My Business from Handmade to Fair Trade Manufactured

July 29, 2013 – 10:00 am | 2 Comments

When I started my baby clothing and accessories company, Golly Gee Baby, I had no idea where it would take me. I stumbled upon the business almost by accident. I began sewing dresses and accessories …

Celebrate Summer, Unplugged: Summer Craft Classes for $2 at Michaels

July 25, 2013 – 8:00 am |

Have you been “unplugging” more this summer like we have? Have you been enjoying less screen time and more creative play time with your kiddos this month?
We sure have been loving the warm, summer days …

Finishing our Stair Railings (+ More Peeks at Our Almost-Finished Home) – Our DIY House

July 23, 2013 – 8:00 am | 5 Comments
Our DIY House - Craftsman Staircase - The DIY Mommy

At the risk of sounding whiny, the last few days have been pretty rough around here. A mini surgery (nothing too serious) and some other health issues have left me looking for my DIY and …

Blueberry Vanilla Muffins with Vanilla Brown Sugar Glaze

July 18, 2013 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Blueberry Vanilla Muffins with Vanilla Brown Sugar Glaze - The DIY Mommy

If you’re searching for a sugar-free, whole grain blueberry muffin – I’m sorry. This is not your muffin. This delicacy is a really a soft, moist cupcake under the guise of a blueberry muffin. This …

How to Add Body to Long, Fine Hair (+ My Favourite Salon… With Childcare!)

July 17, 2013 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
How To Add Body to Long, Fine Hair - The DIY Mommy

I have a horrible, horrible confession to make. As much as I love fashion and beauty, I haven’t been to a hair salon in 20 months. 20 months! That wasn’t a typo.
Between chasing around two …

Make A Preschool Chore Chart – Free Printable

July 16, 2013 – 8:00 am | 7 Comments

Little C is ready and willing (most of the time) to help me with chores around the house. And, believe me – I need all of the help I can get (even if it’s done …

Meal Planning Monday: Week 8 – Simple, Real Family Dinners

July 15, 2013 – 8:00 am |
Meal Planning Monday Week 8: Holy Yum Chicken, Healthier Big Mac, Chicken & Broccoli Alfredo Shells, Borsch, Healthy Chicken & Spinach Lasagna, Pizzaria Style Pepperoni Pizza - The DIY Mommy

Miracle of all miracles – Meal Planning Monday is back this week! We’re slowly settling into our new home, and things have been a little lackadaisical on the supper front (i.e. we had popcorn and …

Less Screen Time & More Play Time This Summer – The Michaels Unplugged Summer Pact

July 10, 2013 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Less Screen Time & More Play Time - The Michaels Unplugged Summer Pact - The DIY Mommy

I feel like summer has finally officially started for our little family.
We’ve spent the last week and a half moving into Our DIY House, I spent last week helping with our church’s vacation bible school, …