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9 Favourite Blog Posts & Videos of 2017 from The DIY Mommy

As we approach the year 2018, I feel very thankful. I’m thankful that I can continue use this little blog as a creative outlet, and I’m excited that it continues to be a source of income to support my little family! I’m grateful to connect with people like you through my blog & YouTube channel. I cannot believe it, but The DIY Mommy received over 1.7 million page views in 2017.

I’m thankful that there are people that come visit this blog, comment on posts, Pin my ideas and projects, and interact with me. I LOVE it, and I’m so happy to have found such a wonderful way to meet new friends and share all of my projects.Continue reading

DIY Business & Blogging, Health & Beauty

A Day in the Life of a Work at Home Mom

Brought to you by Interac Association and TheCo

Since becoming a full-time blogger, people often ask me how I work at home with 3 young kids. I’m the first to admit that I’m no Supermom, but I do have a few tricks up my sleeve that help me make my hectic WAHM (work-at-home-mom) day a little easier. It’s definitely a challenge, but a bit of multitasking and flexibility goes a long way! With the help of Interac Flash® who’s sponsoring this post today, let me share with you a glimpse into what a day looks like for me and how I juggle mom life and work life.
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DIY Business & Blogging, Technology

How I Make a Full Time Income Blogging (And How You Can, Too!)

In honour of my 8 year “blogiversary” this month (my first blog post was in June 2009!), I thought I’d share with you some of my tips on how to turn blogging into your full time career. Never in my wildest dreams did I think that I’d be making a living writing this blog, so I never thought I’d be qualified to write a post like this. But here I am, 8 years later, a legit blogger who is making a full time income doing something I love very much. Let me share with you how I make money blogging and how you can, too!Continue reading

DIY Business & Blogging

Behind the Scenes: Blogging Office Essentials

After blogging for almost 8 years now, I’ve come to love a certain group of items in my office. They’re my “essentials” that help me get through the day-to-day (still fun!) work that blogging has become. If you’re interested in becoming a part time blogger or a full time blogger like me (it’s still feels weird to say that!), you might also love this list of blogger office essentials. I’m also sharing a little peek at the end of this post at what my office and me look like after a day of blogging. Come have a look!Continue reading

DIY Business & Blogging

27,000 Subscribers in 2 Years: How to Grow Your YouTube Channel

27,000 YouTube subscribers. I don’t know if that sounds like a lot or a little to you, but for me it’s a very exciting number considering I didn’t know if I had “what it takes” to be on YouTube in January 2015.

Since I started my YouTube channel, my subscriber count and video view count has risen steadily every month. After year #1, my subscriber count was at 6,000. After year #2 – this past year – it was at 27,000. I realize success isn’t all about numbers (I’ve been blogging too long not to know that), BUT the subscriber growth on my channel has been really exciting and very motivating for me. Today, I wanted to share with you all of the things I’ve learned over the past 2 years on YouTube that have helped my channel growContinue reading

DIY Business & Blogging, DIY Home Decor

A DIY Wooden Clock + The Importance of Blogging Friends #12MonthsofDIY

This year, I had the pleasure of hosting a monthly challenge called #12MonthsofDIY. Each month, our group of 12 Canadian bloggers each made something out of the same type of material. It was such a wonderful challenge, and not only did it spark my creativity, but it made me realize how important it is to collaborate with my blogging friends. Today, let me share with you a recap of our #12MonthsofDIY challenge, what my favourite project was, and what I’ve learned about collaboration. Also, make sure to scroll down to the end of this post to see all of our favourite projects from the year!Continue reading