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DIY Craftsman Foursquare Home with Grey Siding, Porch with DIY Columns and a Dark Teal Door
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My 5 Best and Worst Memories from 10 Years of Acreage Living (+ Enter to Win $500 from Esurance!)

September 30th, 2016 marked 10 years of acreage living for my husband and me. Both of us grew up living out in the country for a good majority of our lives, but the land we currently have was the first property we purchased together. If you also live on acreage, you’ll know that it has its ups and downs. For us, I feel like the pros outweigh the cons, but on this 10th anniversary of acreage living, I thought I’d take a stroll down memory lane and share a few best and worst personal memories of acreage life so far. Let’s get nostalgic and real for a few minutes and talk all about the nitty gritty of land and home ownership out in the country. Are you a homeowner too?

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My Mini MixiQs - adorable collectible toys with hair and clothes that you can change!
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My Mini MixieQ’s – Little C’s New Favourite Toys!

It was my hubby’s idea, and at first I thought it was ludicrous. He suggested that we remove the TV from our living room and commission it to the basement. The more I thought about it, however, the more intrigued I was to see what would happen. Would our kids cry? Would some sort of rebellion rise up from my girls when I removed such a beloved item from our main floor? Let me share with you what happened when we took the TV away from the living room, and some things that the girls love to do now in this space that include Little C’s newest favourite toys – My Mini MixiQ’s!

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5 ways to treat back to school kid colds with Kandoo
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5 Ways to Deal When Your Kid Gets a Back-to-School Cold

We got it already. Did you? I’m talking about the lovely friend that visits us every single September when the kids start school: the ever-beloved back-to-school cold. It’s one of those inevitable things that happens every year when my girls enter the little germ factory we commonly know as school. It’s difficult for school-aged kids to avoid getting colds completely, but there are a few things that we mamas can do when our kids are hit by bugs. Here are my top 5 ways to deal when my girls get their back-to-school colds.Continue reading

How to make healthy, homemade juice - easy recipes and instructions!
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Make Healthy, Homemade Juice (+ The HomeSense Prive Event)

Have you ever tried making your own juice? I’ve always wanted to give it a shot, and I finally had my opportunity this past week with the help of a Kenwood juicer from HomeSense. Juicing is a fabulous way to get a whole lot of fruit + veggie goodness in your diet, which is just what I need as a busy mama who admittedly eats poorly when life gets wild. Let me share with you how easy it is to make your own healthy juice with a couple of my favourite recipes!Continue reading

LG Double Oven Range from the Brick - Review
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Are Two Ovens Better Than One? (My LG Electric Range with Double Oven Review)

Are two ovens better than one? That’s what I wanted to find out when I had the chance to try out this gorgeous LG electric range with double oven from The Brick. As someone with 3 growing kids that are eating more and more each day plus a very large extended family, I’ve always wanted a stove with double ovens. I thought that it would help when I had to host large meals at our home by making multi-tasking easier. Are double ovens worth it? Let me share with you what I’ve found after almost a month of using my LG range.Continue reading

Mommy's not coherent yet...
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How to Win at Mornings When You’re Not a Morning Mom

The alarm goes off at 6:45 a.m. I let it ring for a few minutes before I groan and reach my hand out to find its glorious snooze button. I sigh and lay in bed for another five minutes, trying to calculate the latest possible time I can get up before Little C is late for the bus. Without fail, she bounds into our bedroom at 6:55—she’s wide awake and ready for the day to get started. I’m still half asleep. I admit it. I am NOT a morning mom.

With my oldest entering grade two this year, and my middle daughter ready for kindergarten (OH MY WORD!), I know that I have to get my morning act in gear for them. I need to feed them a healthy breakfast, and make sure everyone has a lunch as they head out the door—and try not to grumble and snap as I do it. I need to win at mornings!

Are you chipper and smiley in the morning and ready to take on the day? I salute you. Are you a non-morning mom like me? Let me share with you the tricks I’ve learned over the past couple of school years with my young kids that have helped me win at mornings.

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How to turn an old filing cabinet or an old dresser into a gorgeous campaign dresser inspired piece with Fat Paint chalk style paint (Amanda Forrest Collection Navy State of Mind)
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A Campaign Dresser Inspired Filing Cabinet Makeover + Win the Entire Amanda Forrest FAT Paint Collection! (Ends 03/07)

Have you ever thought up a DIY project in your head and then after you completed it it turned out just as good if not better than your imagination?! This is how I feel about this campaign dresser inspired makeover I just completed on our icky old filing cabinet. With the help of The FAT Paint Company, I was able to give a piece I was THISCLOSE to throwing out a gorgeous new life. Let me show you how I did it, and make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see a video tutorial and to enter to win the new Amanda Forrest FAT Paint collection for your very own PLUS a room makeover from Amanda herself!Continue reading

Creative ways to wrap Christmas baking - love these fun packaging ideas!
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How to Wrap Your Christmas Baking (+ Tiny Prints Giveaway – Ends 12/6)

I’m always trying to create interesting ways to wrap edible Christmas gifts. I think homemade cookies and breads are such an easy and heartfelt gift to give to neighbors and friends, don’t you? Today, I want to share with you a few fun ways to package your Christmas baking gifts this year. Then, scroll to the bottom of this post to see more Christmas gift wrapping ideas from my blogging friends & enter to win your own Tiny Prints goodies!
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