I make a full time income blogging. Let me share with you how!
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 Gold Foil Heart Plate and Mr & Mrs Mugs with the Cricut Explore Air
Cricut Crafts, DIY Crafts, Technology

DIY Gold Foil Heart Plate and Mr & Mrs Mugs with the Cricut Explore Air

I recently got a Cricut Explore Air machine, and I’ve been experimenting with it a lot lately and getting to know it. I’ve always been curious about a Cricut – I’ve heard so many good things about them, and how they can totally open up a whole new world in DIY projects! Today I’m sharing with you a sweet gold foil heart plate and Mr & Mrs mugs project just in time for Valentine’s Day, plus I’m giving you some step-by-step instructions on how to make vinyl decals with the Cricut Explore Air. Ready to wow yourself?! I think you’ll be surprised at how easy and versatile a Cricut machine is!Continue reading

Gift ideas for techies / geeks / technology lovers on your list!
Randoms, Technology

Gift Guide 2015: The Tricky Techie

Welcome to day 2 of Gift Guide Week 2015! I’m putting together my favourite gift ideas for those hard-to-shop-for people on my list and sharing them with you this week. I hope you find these helpful as you finish your Christmas shopping this year!

Today, we’re focusing on that technology lover in your life. For me, this is my hubby and my brothers. I find them quite hard to buy for, so I’ve scoured the internet for my favourite little techie toys and the fun accessories to go with them. Lots of these are budget-friendly gifts that won’t break the bank, but they’re all rather impressive! Have a computer lover or a “tricky techie” on your list too? Here are some unique gift ideas:Continue reading

How to make a counter top tablet and phone holder and charging station out of a picture frame and some trim
DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, Technology, Thrift Store Crafts

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

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 self employed and just starting out, you might know what I mean. You have to work A LOT, and the cash flow is pretty…. slow. It’s caused me to be extra careful with money and extra creative when it comes to finding solutions for problems. If I can make something new out of things I already have on hand instead of buying items, I’ll totally do it! Enter: this charging station & tablet holder that I made for our kitchen counter. I’ve wanted to create something to hold our phones and tablets while they’re charging (or while I’m using one or the other to view a recipe). This corner of our kitchen seems to be the spot where all of our electronics end up so I made a holder that looked pretty on the counter, but it’s still functional.Continue reading

Intel All In One Computer
DIY Family Food, Technology

Fun (Non-Scary) Halloween Snack Ideas for Kids

Halloween is this Friday, and my girls (aged 5 and 3) are all excited to dress up as Elsa and Anna and have their baby sister (aged 7 months) tag along wearing a little Olaf hat. While our family doesn’t like to take part in the scary or icky things that come with the day, we do like to have a little fun with silly things like funny looking monsters and pretend little ghosts. And of course my girls LOVE to dress up so we do go trick or treating!Continue reading

How to Draft Sewing Patterns with Adobe Illustrator + Intel AIO
DIY Sewing, Technology

How I Draft Sewing Patterns (with My Intel AIO and Adobe Illustrator)

I love sewing clothes for my kids. It is just SO fun, and they always seem to love what I make (whether it’s a #FAIL or not). I’ve been asked a few times over the course of the last couple of years how I design and draft my sewing patterns (like the Elsa and Anna inspired dresses), so I thought it was time that I shared a few of my pattern drafting secrets with you. If you’re a seamstress or an aspiring clothing designer, you might find this process interesting and something you’d like to try! It took me a little while to get the hang of it, but it’s not too difficult if you practice.
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