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*This is a sponsored post in that I received a discount on my Cinchshare membership and am part of their ambassador program.  I will tell you that I approached Cinchshare after having tried their service for a couple of months and being thrilled with the amount of time and work it has saved me.

I know a lot of you come visit me to laugh at my antics, check out a DIY project or perhaps even learn a new craft – […]

January 15th, 2018|For me, Uncategorised|0 Comments

Prolonging the life of your tulips

It’s tulip season! (Wahoo!)  At least it is in the flower shops.
While not my favourite flower, they are certainly in the running because they bring to mind Spring and sunshine and bring colour back into my oh-so-white, winter world.
I hesitate to buy tulips however because their lifespan seems so fleeting, and who wants to waste money on something that will only make you smile for a day?

Tulip care, extending the life of your tulips, [...]
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January 11th, 2018|DECOR, For me, GIFT IDEAS|0 Comments

Clean and Simple Cards

It’s been ages since I’ve done any paper-crafting on the blog – which means I have been a TERRIBLE friend and have missed sending a LOT of birthday cards these past few months.  In an effort to start 2018 off properly, and do a better job of remembering important moments and friends, I decided to create a few clean and simple cards (CAS) yesterday to get a jump on those January birthdays.

If you haven’t made cards before, it’s a very […]

January 10th, 2018|CRAFTS|0 Comments

Simple, rustic wood frames

One of my Christmas gifts this year (or last year I guess) were some laser-cut wood letters from a small company called Details 2 Enjoy.

I wanted to purchase their pre-made signs, but shipping from the US to Canada ended up being more than the signs themselves, so I opted for a smaller shipping package, and charge, and decided I would make my own, simple, rustic wood frames myself.

I started out by setting my letters out on a wood board […]

January 6th, 2018|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY|0 Comments

Affordable interior design – with Modsy

Have you heard of Modsy?

I learned about Modsy through another blogger who had used the service and was offering her readers a discount to try out their affordable design service….

and I was HOOKED!

Seriously hooked.

In fact, I’m in the midst of having my 6th room professionally designed – and while this post contains affiliate links and a discount code – I want you to know that I paid for my room designs prior to approaching the company about partnering.

Let […]

January 4th, 2018|DECOR|0 Comments

Entryway Table – build and refinish in one

How were your Holidays?

Did you take time to enjoy the fruits of your labour?

My Christmas was wonderful.

Actually, I caught a pretty decent cold and have been sick for about a week now – but sometimes being sick is exactly what you need in order to slow down, snuggle in and relax.

I devoured a book cuddled under blankets with hot tea by my side.  Hubby cooked the Holiday meal and the kids (who had just gotten over the cold) were happy […]

Happy New Year!

This is it – the final, waning moments of 2017 and, like every year, I will be sad to see it go.

I’m not a huge believer in New Year’s Resolutions – mainly because I can’t even stick to a diet for 24 hours – but there is some validity to putting your hopes, dreams, wishes and goals out there;

maybe it’s just to have them in the forefront of your mind (even if just for a day), maybe it’s to aspire […]

December 31st, 2017|100 LISTS|0 Comments

Quick and Easy Christmas Treats

Are you ready?

Except for the cooking that is?

I am!!

Mainly because Hubby handles cooking the main meals, and I handle the baking, grocery shopping, cleaning etc.  (aka: he gets all the glory).

Fortunately for me, my baking has been pared down to a few seasonal favourites that we bring out every year – quick and easy Christmas treats that everyone enjoys and aren’t a lot of work.

Quick and easy Christmas treats, Holiday baking, Christmas desserts, Christmas [...]
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December 22nd, 2017|HOLIDAYS, RECIPES|0 Comments

100 Random Acts of Kindness

A dear friend reminded me that I haven’t posted my 100 Random Acts of Kindness list this year!

I’m so sorry that it slipped my mind!

Not to worry – there is still time to do a few pre-Holiday good deeds, and RAK’s really don’t have to end on Christmas day….

why not make it a challenge to do 100 Random Acts of Kindness in 2018?!

 

Here is my list, please print one for yourself and share on Facebook and Pinterest so that others […]

December 21st, 2017|Uncategorised|0 Comments

Jólabókaflóð (Jolabokaflod) – A Christmas Eve tradition worth practicing

I first came across the term Jólabókaflóð (Jolabokaflod) on Instagram.  It means “Yule book flood” and is a Holiday tradition in Iceland (you brilliant Icelanders) and it refers to the Christmas Eve tradition of  gifting a book and chocolate to friends and family.  The evening (after dinner and gifts) is then spent reading your new treasure and enjoying your treat.

BRILLIANT!

I need this tradition in my life!!

Jólabókaflóð (Jolabokaflod), Jolabokaflod, Christmas book flood, Yule book flood, Icelandic [...]
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December 19th, 2017|GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS, HOLIDAYS|0 Comments