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Make a Counter Top Phone Charging Station & Tablet Holder from a Picture Frame

January 19, 2015 – 8:00 am | 9 Comments
How to make a counter top tablet and phone holder and charging station out of a picture frame and some trim

I have to say that being “forced” to be extra thrifty over the past year or two because of a transition to double-self-employment has been a blessing in disguise. If you and/or your hubby are …

A Zero Dollar Spice Storage Solution

January 16, 2015 – 8:00 am | 6 Comments
This spice organization idea costs zero dollars and it's so cute - recycle some baby food jars, paint the lids, and stick on some free farmhouse styled labels!

I’m following along this great declutting challenge from Home Storage Solutions 101 the best I can. It’s great! I love how the decluttering sessions are limited to around 15 minutes per day – now THAT …

Video Tutorial: Make a Book Page Heart Wreath

January 14, 2015 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
Video tutorial: How to make a heart book page wreath

Hearts, hearts, hearts. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love ‘em. My daughters do too, but it’s one of those chicken & egg things – I’m not sure if they naturally …

Make a Daily Ornament Advent Calendar from an Old Door

November 14, 2014 – 5:00 am | 16 Comments
A DIY Christmas ornament advent calendar made from an old door

This is the story of how I turned something sitting in our storage into a gorgeous, vintage rustic DIY Christmas decoration for our home. (Scroll down to the bottom of this post to see more …

DIY Christmas Ornament: Fabric and Ribbon Wrapped

November 11, 2014 – 8:00 am | 2 Comments
How to make ribbon and fabric wrapped Christmas ornaments. This is so easy and a great way to recycle old ornaments!

Happy Remembrance Day to my fellow Canadian readers! I am so grateful for the brave men and women that fought for our freedom today. Today, I’m going to sit down with my girls, show them …

Make Modern Artwork from Thrift Store Canvas Art

September 3, 2014 – 8:00 am | 4 Comments
$13 DIY Silver & Black Modern Canvas Art from a Thrifted Painting

Last Tuesday evening, I was able to sneak away for a couple of hours with Baby B to visit the new Value Village in St. Albert. It was HUGE and awesome! I haven’t had the …

A Brown Paper Fall Wreath from My Recycling Bin

August 25, 2014 – 8:00 am | 16 Comments
DIY Recycled Brown Paper & Rolled Burlap Roses Fall Wreath

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 …

A Shabby Chic Farmhouse Table with DIY Chalk Paint

January 17, 2014 – 9:00 am | 14 Comments
Shabby Chic Farmhouse Table with DIY Chalk Paint

When we moved into this house last summer, my Mom gave us their old oak farmhouse table that they had DIY’d about 20 years ago. I’m the oldest of 5 kids, and I have many …

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 …

Sew a Floor Pouf (With a Link to the Free Pattern Download)

September 6, 2013 – 10:11 pm | One Comment
Sew a Floor Pouf (with Link to Free Pattern Download!)

This last week was spent getting ready for Little C’s second year at playschool (which came with a barrage of meetings and shopping trips), setting up our September calendar (it’s PACKED) and sleeping. There are …