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September 10, 2014 – 8:00 am | 7 Comments

The girls and I have¬†already been discussing what our Halloween costumes will be this year. Believe me, I’ve tried and tried and TRIED to steer them towards something unique like purple unicorns or construction worker …

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Take DIY Back-To-School Memory Photos (& A Free Printable Sign)

September 1, 2013 – 10:28 pm |
Take DIY Back-To-School Memories Photos - Free Printable Sign!

It’s amazing how quickly children grow, and it’s even more amazing how their likes and dislikes can change from year to year. I love to see the changes in my girls every year, and I’m …

Fabric Love: Laminated Cotton (+ Save Up To 20% Off at Fabric.com This Weekend!)

August 31, 2013 – 11:41 am |
Fabric Love: Laminated Cotton Fabrics for a great price!

I often get asked where I buy my fabrics because it’s difficult to find fashion-forward fabric for a great price. My answer? I buy the majority of my fabric online at Fabric.com.

Make DIY Iron-On Fabric Name Labels

August 28, 2013 – 9:11 pm | 9 Comments
Make Iron-On Fabric Name Labels. Just use your home printer, some fabric & Heat N Bond!

Did you know that you can print right on fabric with your home inkjet printer? You can! I’ve just done it and it works really well. I’ve used this simple technique here for these fun …

Sew a 15 Minute Reusable Snack Bag

August 27, 2013 – 9:29 pm | 16 Comments
Sew an Easy Reusable Snack Bag in 15 Minutes! #backtoschool #DIY

With the start of playschool drawing near for Little C, I’m starting to think about packing snacks and how I can make them fun for her. I’m also working towards making snacks and lunches I …

DIY Shabby Chic Butterfly Art For $1 (& A Value Village 50% Off Sale!)

August 24, 2013 – 9:00 am | One Comment
DIY Shabby Chic Butterfly Art for $1. Spray paint vintage frames white and find printable vintage art books!

When Value Village asked me to swing by the grand opening of their new store in Sherwood Park last week to find some treasures to upcycle, of course I said “YES”! I completely enjoy the …

Chalkboard Inspired Back-To-School Name Labels – A Free, Customizable Printable

August 23, 2013 – 9:00 am | 2 Comments
Chalkboard Inspired Back-To-School Name Labels - Free Customizable Printable!

It’s hard to believe that it’s now the end of August and school time is just around the corner. My 4-year-old Little C will be attending playschool for the second year in a row – …

Build a Board & Batten DIY Hook Wall

August 22, 2013 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
Build a DIY Board and Batten Hook Wall - The DIY Mommy

We moved into Our DIY House on July 1st – about 6 weeks ago. We took a relative break for a month (because we were exhausted and I had morning sickness all day). This month, …

Spray Paint a Door Knob: A Cheap & Easy Update

August 21, 2013 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Spray Painting Door Knobs: A Quick and Easy Update - The DIY Mommy

Don’t you love antique crystal door knobs on old shaker doors? I sure do. We lived in an old farmhouse when I was about 9 years old that had door knobs like this, and I …

Sew A Ruffled Maternity Skirt from Jeans

August 19, 2013 – 8:00 am | One Comment
DIY Ruffled Maternity Skirt from Jeans - The DIY Mommy

During my second pregnancy, I was determined to refrain from buying new maternity clothes. I thought it would be much more fun to make from scratch and repurpose old clothes into new, DIY maternity clothes …

The Leap from 2 to 3

August 13, 2013 – 11:14 am | 10 Comments
I'm going to be a mom of THREE! The DIY Mommy

I shared my family’s latest news on Instagram and Facebook last night: