DIY Safe Winter Driving Checklist
Life, Randoms, Travel on a Budget

DIY Safe Winter Driving Checklist

When you’re a mom in Alberta carrying such precious cargo when driving, making sure you’re ready for the winter road conditions is extremely important. Today with the help of Esurance, I’m sharing with you a winter driving checklist so that will help you stay safe while traveling this season. While it’s not a glamourous subject, I think it’s extremely important to stay ready and prepared – especially in our climate!Continue reading

Free Fall Cleaning & Organizing Checklist
Cleaning & Organization, Free Printables

Fall Cleaning & Organizing Checklist – Free Printable

Fall is a time of renewal and jumping back into routine, schedule, and a full family calendar. It’s also a great time to give your home a thorough cleaning as you prepare for the winter months. As much as I groan at the thought of cleaning, I know that I am so much more productive when I’m able to give my house a once-over, and that our family is able to function better when our home is more organized. If you’re like me and need a checklist to help you get motivated to give your home a good cleaning for Fall, here’s a Fall cleaning & organizing list and free printable for you!Continue reading

DIY Camper Renovations, DIY Kids Activities, Life, Travel on a Budget

Top Family-Friendly Alberta Campsites to Drive To This Summer

Now that Our DIY Camper is almost done (I can’t wait to share the final reveal with you!), we’ve scheduled several camping trips within easy driving distance this summer. While we always like driving into BC to enjoy the mountains and the ocean there, we love exploring our home province of Alberta even more. With help from Esurance, here’s my list of the top family-friendly Alberta camping spots that are on our radar this summer.Continue reading

BBQ Chicken & Veggie Foil Packets Recipe
Dinner, DIY Family Food, DIY Recipes, Lunch

Easy Prep BBQ Chicken & Veggie Packets + Back Yard Safety Tips with Esurance

I’m a huge sucker for one dish or all-in-one meals, and I love food cooked on the BBQ even more! This dinner recipe idea combines both of these into one foil wrapped package. With the help of Esurance, let me share with you this easy prep BBQ chicken & veggie foil packets recipe plus some general back yard safety tips as you enjoy the summer outside!Continue reading

Checklist for Cleaning and Organizing After the Holidays
DIY Home Decor, DIY Parties & Holidays

Cleaning and Organizing After the Holidays: A Checklist (+ Enter to Win $500 from Esurance!)

Christmas time can be a little chaotic, a little messy, and the addition of new toys and other gifts might make your home feel extra cluttered. Having a concrete post-holiday cleaning and organizing strategy can help make the holidays feel less messy and more relaxing! This coming year, I’m determined to do a better job at cleaning and organizing my home. I’m notoriously bad at it, but I know that a tidy home helps me (and my family!) feel less stressed. I like to use lists to keep me on track – if I don’t write down a task, it never happens! – so today I’m sharing with you my post-holiday cleaning and organizing checklist with the hope that it will help some of you, too. Once you’ve found some tips for cleaning and organizing your home after Christmas, make sure to head down to the bottom of this post to enter to win $500 from Esurance to continue decorating and organizing your home to your heart’s content!Continue reading

Christmas Decor, DIY Crafts, DIY Home Decor, DIY Parties & Holidays, Reviews & Giveaways

5 Easy DIY Ideas to Make Your Christmas Brighter (+ Enter to Win $500 from Esurance!)

The Holiday season is upon us, and I’m busy decorating our home for Christmas. I usually start right after Remembrance Day (November 11), and take my time to enjoy the process with my girls and do a few seasonal crafts along the way. If you love crafting like me, you might also love my 5 current favourite Christmas DIY ideas that are super easy to make but add a whole lot of festive spirit to your home. Once you’ve found some inspiration for your own Christmas craft session, make sure to head down to the bottom of this post to enter to win $500 from Esurance to continue decorating your home to your heart’s content!Continue reading

DIY Craftsman Foursquare Home with Grey Siding, Porch with DIY Columns and a Dark Teal Door
Reviews & Giveaways

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?

Make sure to pop down to the bottom of this post to win a $500 cash gift card to use for decorating a favourite space in your home from Esurance!Continue reading