Do-It-Yourself Rummoli Board

Do you remember Rummoli from when you were a child?  I used to play with my grandparents and it was a treasured memory I’d like to revisit with my kids.  This DIY Rummoli board is made with ¼” mdf and some spray paint, and will last for years – so they too can share the fun with their kids!

My parents recently brought out their Rummoli board from 1940.  It’s a Copp Clark paper version that my Step-Dad used to play […]

2019-09-04T14:14:37-04:00September 4th, 2019|DIY, GAMES / FUN, KIDS|0 Comments

Make Your Own Beeswax Wraps

Canada is implementing (or trying to implement) a ban on certain ‘single-use plastics’ by 2021; things like straws, plastic plates, cutlery, bags and stir sticks to name a few.  It’s not nearly enough to reverse the damage we’ve done to the planet, but it is a move in the right direction and these DIY beeswax wraps are just one of many ways our family is participating.

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The […]

2019-08-22T14:02:36-04:00August 24th, 2019|CLEAN, CRAFTS, DIY, KIDS|0 Comments

Side Yard Surprise

This side yard makeover “before and after” isn’t very dramatic – but it wasn’t very expensive either – and sometimes elbow grease is all you need to transform a space.

This was the side yard at my parent’s house. Like any side yard, it houses pipes and hoses and the air conditioner as well as miscellaneous outdoor items that wouldn’t fit in the garage.  (I’m pretty sure I tipped the garbage can over – not my parents – this will mortify […]

2019-08-22T10:46:12-04:00August 22nd, 2019|DIY|0 Comments

DIY Guinea Pig Hide

Using a few pieces of scrap ¼” plywood and a bit of imagination, my daughter and I created this ADORABLE DIY guinea pig hide VW bus for our fur-babies!We have been having so much fun over here!

We have two new additions to our family:  Chanel (Tri-colour) and Pixie – Miss Maddie’s new guinea pigs and they are ADORABLE!

This started because Maddie wanted to foster dogs – and I told her we absolutely would – but I needed to get some […]

2019-08-08T17:30:01-04:00August 8th, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY, KID'S CRAFTS|1 Comment

Hot Tub Steps

Good morning my sunshiney friends!

Yes, spell check is unhappy with my adjective, but I don’t care – I am rebelling against proper English and creating my own word of the day and today it is “Sunshiney”!  (because you bring light to my life)

I’m pretty excited about today’s project for a few reasons;

  1. It was part of my no-spend July challenge and I managed to build it for almost nothing
  2. because I repurposed wood that […]
2019-08-21T13:40:20-04:00August 3rd, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|1 Comment

Bath shelf / Hot tub shelf

Dreaming of a luxurious soak in your tub – bath or hot – then you need this DIY bath shelf / hot tub shelf to complete the fantasy. Room for wine, snacks, iPad or accoutrements, this $0 build keeps everything close at hand (and dry).

I made this with two uses in mind…

  1.  I wanted to be able to bring my iPad outside to watch a movie while soaking in the hot tub and
  2. I’d […]
2019-08-05T14:44:27-04:00August 2nd, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|0 Comments

Lutyen’s DIY Garden Bench

DIY a statement piece for your garden with the free building plans for this DIY Lutyen’s garden bench – made with pocket holes in lieu of fancy joinery – so it’s perfect for the self-taught builder (like me!)

I like creating plans and coming up with solutions to fit my specific needs at home but there are so many fantastic plans already out there – many for free – that you really don’t have to reinvent the wheel with every build.

This […]

2019-08-05T14:43:09-04:00July 31st, 2019|BUILD IT, DIY|1 Comment
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