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|1 Comment

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

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

Gag Gift Ideas for Christmas

It was only a year or two ago that I first heard the term “White elephant gift”.  I didn’t realize it was a tradition that some people participated in?  I’d heard of (and have both given and received) gag gifts, but to create a celebration around the gross and inappropriate…

sounded AWESOME!

I have a twisted sense of humour.

Today I decided to showcase some of my favourite Christmas gag gift ideas from all over the internet – homemade and manufactured.

Don’t scroll down […]

2019-11-25T18:07:54-05:00December 5th, 2017|GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS, HOLIDAYS|4 Comments

DIY Jewelry Holder – PVC Pipe Project

If you don’t follow me on Facebook or Instagram (which you really should) then you wouldn’t have seen my DIY spray paint tent I made the other week.

I invested about $150 in PVC pipe and elbows and followed a Pinterest tutorial on how to make a collapsible paint tent…

DIY spray paint tent fail, pvc pipe spray paint tent

This is my friend Helena who came by just as I’d started to wrap […]

2018-06-18T13:39:31-04:00May 7th, 2017|CRAFTS, GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|0 Comments

Teacher Gift for Teacher Appreciation Week

Someone on Instagram recently posted a card they’d made for Teacher Appreciation Week.  Immediately, and in a panic, I Googled to find out when Teacher Appreciation was in my neck of the woods (just in case it’s different in different countries) and sure enough – Friday, May 5th is designated as Teacher Appreciation Day here in Ontario.

I’m still trying to get my act together in time for Mother’s Day coming up, but my girls have been so fortunate to have amazing […]

2018-06-18T13:39:31-04:00May 1st, 2017|GIFT IDEAS, GIFTS|0 Comments
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