Water Bottle Storage & Organization

Happy Weekend!

What an incredible, wonderful, beautiful weekend we had here in SW Ontario!  Sunshine, warmth with the slightest breeze – absolutely spectacular!

Hubby got our pool filled up, Maddie, Papa and I took a pottery class together, I went shoe shopping for Chloë (ahem, and me),

Converse, Cons, peach converse, chuck taylors

and I took a photography course at a local Henry’s.  The weekend was full of fun, learning and family – I’m still […]

May 28th, 2017|ORGANIZE|0 Comments

Tire Project – treehouse seating

I’m in phase III now of a treehouse makeover for the girls; I’ll show you phase I and II in another post, but today I wanted to show you our tire project from Hubby’s old snow tires.

This idea stemmed from an image I’d seen from ItsyBits&Pieces:

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Isn’t this perfect for a teen/tween hangout?

Unfortunately we don’t have […]

May 24th, 2017|KIDS, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|0 Comments

Sugar cookies with buttercream icing

I had this dilemma last week – it was Mother’s Day, my pottery berry bowls that I’d made for my Moms weren’t glazed or fired yet and every cookie-maker in town was booked until August.

How can people be so ahead of the game that they know they’ll need sugar cookies in August!?  I don’t even know if I have underwear for tomorrow morning? (except that I keep 30 pairs just in case)

I digress; my gifts weren’t ready and now I couldn’t even bring […]

May 21st, 2017|RECIPES|0 Comments


I’m so excited to have come across this that I HAVE to share it with you!

These women are AWESOME.

This is Kristin and Jen and they are my best friends.  Like bestest best.  They do a YouTube show called #IMOMSOHARD

They get me, they feel me, they hear me, they understand me and they make me laugh – like #ILAUGHSOHARD.

(click any of the images to be taken to their site)


May 20th, 2017|For me|0 Comments

Spring Desktop Wallpaper (and mobile too!)

By now, everywhere that is going to get a Spring, should be in the throes of it.

Trees and shrubs are flowering, new growth is shoulders-out of the ground by now and we are past the threat of overnight frost.


I actually planted a week or so ago, so I jumped the gun a bit – as I do every year – in an over-eager anticipation of warm breezes, the smell of freshly mowed lawns and gardens laden with colour.

Did I mention […]

May 18th, 2017|DECOR, For me|0 Comments

How to Unclog a Toilet (without a plunger)

I need to show you a self-portrait:

At least two days a week this is how I feel – and the remaining 5 days a week, this is Hubby.

Is it possible that our pipes are shrinking?  That they are so full of hair and crud and gunk that anything that goes down the toilet now causes it to clog?

I don’t even want to think about what might or might not be wrong […]

May 16th, 2017|CLEAN|0 Comments

Easy Zentangle Plates – using Sharpie oil markers

You’ve heard of Zentangle right?  It’s essentially doodling, but in structured patterns.  No talent, no skill, no end goal in mind – just lines, swirls, shapes, swoops and fun.

Granted, there are zentangle artists out there that take it to a whole other level with incredible pieces of art that are nothing short of masterpieces – but you won’t find that here, today, on the blog.

Today I just wanted to show how easy, fun and gratifying it is to zentangle (aka doodle) […]

May 15th, 2017|CRAFTS, KID'S CRAFTS|1 Comment

DIY Mini Golf – as designed by 6 and 9 year-olds

I think this is so cute, I had to share.

As you may know I was left with an astronomical amount of pvc pipe after a failed spray paint tent project the other week, so I have racked my brain to come up with ideas to put it to good use.

Last weekend some of my daughter’s friends came over and we made the pvc jewelry stands from this post.  While the girls and I were working, some of the neighbourhood […]

May 12th, 2017|BUILD IT, KIDS|0 Comments

Organizing Cords with Dollar Store Clips

I have a super-simple project for you today – but one, if you’re like me and are drowning in power cords – that will make life SO much easier, and neater and tidier and organized and…

You get the jist.

See those little tiny guys on my iPad?

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I bought a package of them in the beauty […]

May 9th, 2017|ORGANIZE|0 Comments

DIY Jewelry Holder – PVC Pipe Project

If you don’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram (which you really should) then you wouldn’t have seen my DIY spray paint tent I made the other week.

I invested about $150 in PVC pipe and elbows and followed a Pinterest tutorial on how to make a collapsible paint tent…

DIY spray paint tent fail, pvc pipe spray paint tent

This is my friend Helena who came by just as I’d started to wrap […]

May 7th, 2017|CRAFTS, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|0 Comments