Candy box / Candy Charcuterie

Charcuterie boards and boxes have taken the internet by storm!  Beautiful displays, delicious contents and a fantastic gift idea – I decided to make my own candy boxes / candy charcuterie gifts.

Oh my gosh guys!

This post came about in such a round about way, and even now keeps evolving with ideas!

I’ll go step by step:

  1. I follow a local Instagram page called Moms of London Ontario (@moms_of_ldnont) and it has lead me to a […]
2021-07-19T11:51:13-04:00July 19th, 2021|GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|0 Comments

Compound mitre trays for Dummies

If angles and bevels get you all flustered and frustrated, fear no more! I have an almost fool-proof method for making compound mitre trays!  Hint: there is almost no thinking involved!

There has been one project that I have wanted to do for YEARS, but just couldn’t get my head around it.

I watched the YouTube videos, I checked out building plans, but I still just couldn’t put together how to make one…

A compound mitre tray.

In english?  A tray that has mitred […]

2020-12-11T08:14:32-05:00December 11th, 2020|BUILD IT, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|0 Comments

Don’t forget November/December birthdays! Give them a Birthday tree!

Do you have loved ones with the unfortunate luck of having a November or December birthday?  Where their special day gets lost in the chaos that is the Christmas Season?  Celebrate their special day by changing up your Holiday decor and giving them a Birthday tree!

We have a November baby in this house.

A late November baby….

and a Mom with very little self-control when it comes to all things Christmas, so it’s definitely a struggle to make her birthday celebration stand […]

2020-11-30T11:41:47-05:00November 18th, 2020|GIFTS, HOLIDAYS, KIDS|0 Comments

Sunshine bags – with free printable label

In this isolated, quarantined, socially distanced and stay-at-home world, finding things to do can be exhausting.  I decided to challenge my girls to come up with Sunshine bags for friends and family and it brightened both our and their day immeasurably.

Good morning friends!

How’s isolation treating you?

I’m lucky in that I am a (non-essential really) essential worker, so I’m able to get out of the house for a few hours each day and have a change of scenery and some (distanced) […]

Valentine’s for Couples (in a DIY top hat container)

Repurpose a coffee or hot cocoa canister into an adorable top hat that you can fill with Christmas cookies, Easter treats or sexy Valentine’s gifts for couples.

Okay Dad, stop reading right here.

Seriously, you DON’T want to scroll any further….  (I know I’m 46 guys, but he’s still my Dad – I don’t want to give him a stroke!)

This post has been in the making since roughly November.

I wanted to show how to make a top hat out by repurposing a […]

2020-08-23T14:59:23-04:00January 23rd, 2020|GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS, HOLIDAYS|0 Comments

These are a few of my favourite things… Best buys 2019

I’ve been meaning to write this blog post for some time, and with the Holidays right around the corner it seemed like a great opportunity to share a few of my favourite things… just in case you know someone that these might be good for.

As a blogger, I often get “samples” to test and review.  There have been times when I’ve had to refuse a review because the product itself just wasn’t up to my standards – and I don’t […]

2020-08-23T14:59:24-04:00December 8th, 2019|GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|0 Comments

Make your own Christmas shirt

Do you have access to a cutting machine?  If so, (even if it’s a friend that has one) you can make your own Christmas shirt in a few easy steps!

I have to start by saying these ideas are plagiarized.

I don’t mean I was “inspired by”, I mean I copied the idea entirely – without improvement or alteration.

But the idea, and the Christmas shirts are SO CUTE!

You can’t improve on perfection right?  And since Artsy Fartsy Mama is giving away […]

2020-08-23T14:59:26-04:00November 6th, 2019|CRAFTS, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS, HOLIDAYS|1 Comment
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