Gift ideas for Mom

May 13th is Mother’s Day this year and so I’d like to offer up a few gift ideas for Mom that I’ve been tossing around for my Mom, my MIL (and for myself) in the hopes that it might inspire you to do something a little different this Mother’s Day.

Gift ideas for Mom

  1. Free labour. Yup, what Mom doesn’t want her “honey-do list” wheedled down? Fertilize her lawn, till a garden, paint a room, pressure wash her […]
2018-06-18T13:38:24-04:00May 6th, 2018|For me, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|0 Comments

Tips for Bloggers: How to streamline your social media

*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 […]

2018-06-18T13:38:49-04:00January 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?

2018-06-18T13:38:49-04:00January 11th, 2018|DECOR, For me, GIFT IDEAS|0 Comments

Dream Vacation – Westmoreland, Barbados

If you follow me on Instagram, you will have seen a few non-Christmasy photos of a dream vacation we took the other week.

Barbados, dream vacation, WIMCO, vacation rentals

That’s the view from our patio. Truthfully, the only photo editing I did was to adjust the exposure and add the text to the bottom corner – it really was this spectacular! What would have made this even better if we found […]

2018-06-18T13:38:52-04:00December 16th, 2017|For me|4 Comments

My New Purse!!

I don’t show a lot of fashion or “girly” things on this blog – not because I don’t like them; my Pinterest boards are full of cute outfits that I wish I wore, but more because this is a DIY and family blog and after doing DIY and taking care of my family there isn’t a lot of time or energy left for hair and makeup.

BUT – I did DIY the cutest purse EVER!

If you have drills in your DIY […]

2018-06-18T13:39:06-04:00September 26th, 2017|CRAFTS, EASY SEWING, For me|0 Comments

Tweens and self-esteem – The be.Tween Project

When did parenting get so hard?

Actually, when hasn’t it been hard?

I’m in a household with two “tweenagers” (9 and 11) and each phase of their lives has presented different challenges – from learning to walk, to potty training to letting them assert some independence.

But these tween years – all of their struggles seem to be internal, which is NOT an easy fix.

How they look, how they act, what they wear, what they play with, even what they eat becomes a […]

2018-06-18T13:39:09-04:00September 9th, 2017|For me, KIDS|0 Comments

Cottage dreaming and learning Lightroom

We have had the most AMAZING summer!

Hubby was able to take two weeks off and we rented a gorgeous cottage on Lake Huron – as in right on the water.  We shared the cottage with our favourite travelling companions and dearest friends and enjoyed sun, sand, surf (some rain) and savoury meals prepared by the boys.

It was absolutely decadent.

I won’t force you to sit through a slide show of our vacation, but I will post a few images here since […]

2018-06-18T13:39:12-04:00August 22nd, 2017|For me|0 Comments
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