How much does it cost to run a blog?

How much does it cost to run a blog, blog expenses, cost of running a blog, blog services, blog fees

What costs/expenses should you expect when running your own blog. This list is not at all comprehensive, and is reflective of the expenses on, but it will give you an idea of the costs involved in running your own blog. If you are considering starting a blog, or are wondering if you are paying […]

Starting seeds in newspaper pots

Starting seeds in newspaper pots, planting seeds, biodegradable pots, plantable pots

It’s May 2-4 weekend in Canada!  Woohoo! Named “May two-four” not for the date itself, but because it’s the first long weekend of summer and if you are young (or can handle a hangover) then a 24 case of beer is in order.  I’m neither young, nor can I handle a hangover, so I’m spending […]

Gift ideas for Mom

Get Mom's car detailed, gift ideas for Mother's Day

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 < […]

Tips for Bloggers: How to streamline your social media

How to streamline your social media and save hours of work, Cinchshare, Blogging, 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 […]

Prolonging the life of your tulips

Tulip care, extending the life of your tulips, how to care for cut tulips, prolonging the life of tulips, caring for 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 […]

Dream Vacation – Westmoreland, Barbados

Barbados, dream vacation, luxury villas, WIMCO, vacation rentals

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

My New Purse!!

DeWalt, repurposed tool bag, tool bag, DeWalt bag, DIY purse, repurposed purse, make your own purse, DIY Diva 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 […]