Name Photo Collage

Looking for a personal and heartfelt gift idea?  What about a photo collage of letters (from someplace special to you) to make up the recipients name – like these name photo collages for my girls.

I / my girls received the sweetest gift the other week; a friend – and fantastic photographer – gifted my girls with photographs of signs that he had taken from all over town.  Places in our city that we’ve seen or visited so that each letter […]

2019-07-29T11:58:10-04:00July 12th, 2019|CRAFTS, DECOR, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|0 Comments

DIY Watch Box

Using a dollar store photo frame, some scrap wood and a few rollers, I was able to build this gorgeous DIY watch box to showcase 9 of Hubby’s favourite watches.

I was playing with scrap wood in the garage the other day and wanted to see if I could make a watch box to display all of Hubby’s watches.

I had a small pane of glass that came from an 8×10 dollar store picture frame that had sat in my garage for […]

2019-01-28T14:24:49-04:00January 17th, 2019|BUILD IT, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|2 Comments

Christmas Gift Ideas

With Black Friday and Cyber Monday upon us, it seemed like the perfect time time to revisit this list of 300+ gift ideas (100+ themed gift baskets) as most of these will be on sale!

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For quick-access shopping click over to my Amazon storefront where I’ve created a boutique with these, and many more, ideas.

This blog post took a looooong time to put together. I polled friends and […]

2018-11-21T16:51:04-04:00November 22nd, 2018|100 LISTS, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|0 Comments

Industrial Pipe Valet

Who would have thought that industrial pipe and plywood could create a stunning piece of decor for your home? This industrial pipe men’s valet / coat rack is urban, rustic, steam punk and functional all in one!

I was over helping my friend Sherri out the other day and I noticed this impressive industrial pipe valet she had built.

Industrial pipe valet, industrial pipe coat rack

It is spectacular! Truly – […]

2018-09-14T18:35:45-04:00September 15th, 2018|BUILD IT, DECOR, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|0 Comments

Housewarming Gift idea

June and July are supposed to be lazy vacation months but for many, they signify the beginning of something new – new homes, apartments, residences, dorms. Of the estimated 40 million people who move each year (in the US) 80% of them move between May and September – and I think at least half of that 40 million is in the midst of moving onto and/or away from my street.

I know a bottle of wine or a batch of […]

2018-07-02T16:20:43-04:00July 3rd, 2018|GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|0 Comments

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 deck or take […]
2018-06-18T13:38:24-04:00May 6th, 2018|For me, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|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!!

2018-06-18T13:38:51-04:00December 19th, 2017|GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS, HOLIDAYS|0 Comments
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