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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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It’s Knit In Public Week 2013 (and here are some resources)!

June 8, 2013 – 8:00 am |
It's Knit In Public Week!

Worldwide¬†Knit In Public Day was founded in 2005 by Danielle Landes and takes place on the second Saturday of June each year. What began as a way for knitters to come together and enjoy eachother’s …

Make a Bird Feeder From A Tin Can (On The News!)

June 7, 2013 – 8:00 am | 5 Comments
Tin Can Bird Feeder from The DIY Mommy

This Saturday June 8th, I’ll be joining Modern Mama here in Edmonton at a fun Father’s Day Event. It’s a “Dad & Me Playdate and Photoshoot” at Cafe O’Play where guests can have their photos …

Win a Freshly Designed Logo for Your Blog or Handmade Business – Your DIY Blog (Giveaway Ends 06/30)

June 6, 2013 – 8:00 am | 15 Comments
Bloggings Tips & Tricks from The DIY Mommy

I’ve wanted to start a new series for a while now on how to start your own DIY blog. A forewarning: I don’t consider myself a blogging expert by any means, but I’ve learned so …

Make DIY Glittery Cloud Dough (with Vegetable Oil + Flour)

June 4, 2013 – 8:00 am | 10 Comments
DIY Glittery Cloud Dough with Vegetable Oil and Flour from The DIY Mommy

The thing about having girls is that there is a lot of glitter.
We make sparkly artwork, we have glittery shoes, we put sparkling barrettes in our hair… the list is endless. I love it.

Meal Planning Monday: Week 4 – Simple, Real Family Dinners

June 3, 2013 – 8:00 am |
Simple, Real Family Dinners: Shepherd's Pie, Fried Rice, Oven Tacos, Slow Cooker Chicken, Six-Cheese Vegetable Lasagna, Vegetable Pasta Bake

Have you been meal planning with me? How is it going for you?

My body is absolutely craving fresh veggies, fruits and good ol’ fashioned home-cooked meals this week after our nightmare week in the hospital.
(We …

My Baby Has Asthma (and I Admit – I’m Scared)

May 30, 2013 – 8:42 am | 14 Comments

One of my worst fears (and probably the worst fear of all moms) is my children getting very, very sick or hurt.
This past Sunday, Little C was transported by ambulance to the Stollery Children’s Hospital …

Planning Our Family Kitchen – Our DIY House

May 24, 2013 – 8:00 am | 5 Comments
Designing a Family Kitchen by The DIY Mommy

One of the areas I’m most excited about in Our DIY House is our kitchen. I love to cook and bake and the kitchen is where we often spend time together as a little family.
I’ve …

Installing Our Laminate Flooring – Our DIY House

May 23, 2013 – 8:00 am | 18 Comments
Installing Laminate Flooring by The DIY Mommy. (Allen + Roth Provence Oak Laminate from Lowe's Canada)

We’ve just survived a really intense, really successful week of work on Our DIY House. Our biggest accomplishment this week? Finishing the installation of our gorgeous laminate flooring!

It’s Craftsy FREE CLASS Day (In Support of DonorsChoose)

May 18, 2013 – 8:00 am |
Sewing Texture online Craftsy Class

Today only (May 18th, 2013), Craftsy is hosting Free Class Day to benefit DonorsChoose. For one day only, new members can choose one free course from a selection of favorite Craftsy classes, up to a …

9 Favourite Things to Make with Strawberries

May 17, 2013 – 8:00 am | 3 Comments
9 Favourite Things to Make With Strawberries from The DIY Mommy. Strawberry Cream Pie, Strawberry Pretzel Salad, Roasted Strawberry Muffins, Strawberry Cake, Whole Grain Strawberry Donuts, Strawberry Rhubarb Pie, Strawberry Overnight Oats, Strawberry Cheescake Muffins, Strawberry Rhubarb Bars.

It’s Strawberry season – hooray! You can buy them en mass for a great price right now. I stocked up last week on strawberries from my local grocery store, and now I have a few …