Canada Day Patriotic S'mores Bar
DIY Family Food, DIY Parties & Holidays

Canada Day S’mores Bar

My daughters were introduced to s’mores only very recently, and now that they’ve tasted these roasted marshmallow sandwiches from heaven, they’re hooked! As a fun surprise for them for this Canada Day long weekend, I thought it would be fun to set up a patriotic s’mores bar on our patio. Here’s how I set up this cute DIY dessert bar, and how you can make your own Canada Day S’mores bar, too!
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DIY modern French country patio idea
DIY Garden, DIY Home Decor

Our DIY Back Patio Update

Summer is HERE, folks! I am thrilled, and so are my kids. They can’t wait for more beach days, more camping and no school. One thing we know for sure is that we’re going to be spending a lot of time relaxing on our new back patio. It’s a great location – it’s just outside of our walk-out basement, and it faces our backyard with the tree house and swing. The patio is going to be a fabulous place for summer dinner parties, and for mama to kick up her feet and relax (fingers crossed!) while the kids play. A few weeks ago, I showed you the before photos of our patio area along with a modern French country mood board. Here’s a peek at how our DIY patio is coming along!Continue reading

Modern French Country Patio Mood Board
DIY Garden, DIY Home Decor

Mood Board: Modern French Country Patio

Patio season is short here in Alberta, so we really need to take advantage of every sunshiny minute! Even though we have a lot of other projects going on this Spring (like our little camper renovation and my parents’ house build), we wanted to finally make a patio behind our home. We have a walk-out basement that leads out to our back yard, and it’s been a muddy mess for almost 4 years now. With a stack of reclaimed patio tiles that my husband salvaged from a job site, some inexpensive pea gravel, and some beautiful patio furniture from The Brick, we’re going to transform this bare spot into a little modern French country patio oasis to enjoy this summer.Continue reading

How to build a DIY rustic garden bench with logs and reclaimed wood
DIY Crafts, DIY Garden, DIY Home Decor

Easy DIY Rustic Log & Reclaimed Wood Garden Bench

It’s the FINAL week of Outdoor Extravaganza, and me and my blogging friends are sharing some outdoor building and painting¬†ideas with you today! I’m quite excited with how my simple building project turned out, and I think it’s going to look great on the new patio we’re building (more on that to come this weekend). Let me share with you how to build a simple, rustic log & reclaimed wood garden bench and make sure to scroll down to the bottom of this post to see some more building and painting ideas for your outdoor space.Continue reading