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September 23, 2014 – 5:00 am | 18 Comments

I’m quite smitten with my front door. It’s bold, teal and lovely. It needed a pretty new wreath on it for Fall, but I wanted the wreath to tie-in with my door’s teal-ness while sill …

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Sew a Winter Belle Cape (+ Some Chocolatey Surprises) #KinderMom

October 25, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
DIY Winter Belle Cape by The DIY Mommy

As soon as the Halloween costumes started appearing in stores in early September, Little C knew exactly what she wanted. She saw the dress and she declared: “I’m going to be Winter Belle this year. …

A Handmade Christmas: More DIY Baby Gifts

October 23, 2013 – 9:00 am | 3 Comments
A Handmade Christmas: 9 More Favourite DIY Christmas GIfts for Babies - The DIY Mommy

Are you joining me in A Handmade Christmas this year? I love making gifts, especially if they’re for sweet little babies! Here are some free patterns and tutorials to get your creative juices flowing with …

Our (Almost Finished) DIY Vintage Industrial Kitchen – Our DIY House #FinishYourKitchen

October 18, 2013 – 9:00 am | 14 Comments
Our DIY Vintage Industrial Kitchen - The DIY Mommy #FinishYourKitchen

We spend a whole lot of time in our kitchen. Not only do we share family meals there, but the girls and I do crafts on the kitchen table, we have chats next to the …

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 | One Comment
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 …

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 …