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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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Chalk Paint vs Chalkboard Paint + DIY Recipes for Both

April 14, 2014 – 9:00 am | 6 Comments
What's the difference between chalk and chalkboard paint? Here's an explanation plus DIY recipes to make both!

Two of the most common questions I’ve received from my friends and readers lately about my recent projects are: “What’s the difference between chalk and chalkboard paint?” and “How do I make them?“. Writing a …

Baby B’s First Bath & Cherishing The Moments #AveenoBabies

April 7, 2014 – 9:00 am |
Baby B's First Bath

It’s hard to believe, but Baby B is a month old today. *Insert soft sobbing here.*
She’s my third baby girl, and I’ve determined to take more time to smell the roses during this newborn stage …

Baby B’s Soft Boho Nursery

April 4, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
Soft Boho Baby Nursery by The DIY Mommy

I’m simply obsessed with decorating kids’ rooms! There’s something so fun about childrens’ spaces – I feel like I can go a little crazy with colours, prints and patterns when I work on my girls’ …

The DIY Mommy Does The Ultimate Blog Party 2014 #UPB14

April 3, 2014 – 8:08 pm | 22 Comments

Welcome, 2014 Ultimate Blog Party-goers!
The Ultimate Blog Party is an annual blogging event, hosted at 5 Minutes for Mom, where several hundred bloggers join together in a huge week-long, blog-hopping, commenting and tweeting extravaganza to …

Make Fabric Feather Wall Art

April 2, 2014 – 9:00 am | One Comment
DIY Fabric Feather Wall Art - just use wire, fabric, & some Heat 'N Bond for unique artwork!

Baby B’s nursery is almost done! I’m just working on the finishing touches this week, and then I can proudly say that ALL of my girls’ rooms are completely decorated. (I cannot claim that they …

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.