Spring Vignette – Using Faux Flowers

February 23rd, 2017|DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

I’m going to start by saying this Spring vignette is NOT a sponsored post – not that it matters, I only accept sponsored posts from companies I use and believe in – but for the record, this one is not.

With Spring-like temperatures basting our Vitamin-D deficient bodies here in SouthWestern Ontario – it has everyone hoping, wishing and thinking SPRING!

I’m right there with you – bring on the sunshine and flowers!

I know this is just a tease by Mother Nature. […]

Strawberry Brownie Kebabs – an Easy Valentine’s Treat

February 11th, 2017|HOLIDAYS, RECIPES|

These strawberry brownie kebabs are an easy treat that you can whip out in minutes (especially if you buy two-bite brownies) to make for Valentine’s day at school.

There’s not much to it really, you will need:

  • large marshmallows
  • two-bite brownies (or bake-your-own and cut them into 1″ bites)
  • kebab skewers
  • fresh strawberries – washed and hulled
  • semi-sweet chocolate chipits

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Skewer […]

Easy Meringue Poppers – Great classroom treat!

January 24th, 2017|HOLIDAYS, RECIPES|

My Mom makes meringues.

She makes a LOT of meringues.

Up until I made this recipe, I’d assumed that she adored meringues for the volume she turned out.

Now I know that a little goes a looooooong way.  (No wonder she kept offering them to us!)

This recipe – adapted from Kraft Canada uses 3/4 of a cup of egg whites and it makes roughly 140 meringue poppers.

This is the kind of treat you want to make when you have to send snacks to […]

Easy Heart Decorations

January 11th, 2017|CRAFTS, HOLIDAYS|

I’ll start this by saying that just because I made my hearts out of wood, does NOT mean you have to.

In fact, if I wasn’t trying to get in some practice with my scroll saw, I would have made these heart decorations out of cereal boxes.

As it was, I definitely needed the practice.

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If you were to make these […]

Valentine’s Day Decor – Heart Branches

January 3rd, 2017|DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

Good morning sunshine!  (referring to you and not necessarily the weather as I typically write these posts at night).

Have you been taking down your Holiday decorations?  Perhaps you’re already done?  Maybe you’re planning on being proactive and leaving them up all year in preparation for next year?

Don’t laugh – stores start Christmas decorating before Hallowe’en – AND they now have “Christmas in July”, so it’s not that far a stretch.

My family – or my Mom anyways – is very superstitious, […]

Ugly Christmas Sweaters – or rather t-shirts

December 18th, 2016|GAMES / FUN, HOLIDAYS, KID'S CRAFTS, KIDS|

We had fun last weekend.  We were laughing and giggling away because of the task our advent calendar had us scheduled to complete:  ugly Christmas sweaters.

When I first put the idea into the girls’ calendar, I had thought we would buy some ugly sweaters from the thrift store, but when last weekend rolled around, I decided we didn’t need to spend any more money to still have the same fun… so I brought out some old t-shirts and let the […]

Holiday Home Tour 2016

December 11th, 2016|HOLIDAYS, HOME TOUR|

I was a little torn in posting this;

I LOVE my home.

I love it in all it’s messiness and chaos – as far as I’m concerned this is my ‘forever home’…

but it’s not to the calibre of the images I see of other bloggers’ homes.

At the very least, my photographic skills (while I am working on them) are not to the calibre of my favourite bloggers, so I feel self-conscious in showing this Holiday Home Tour to you.

On the other hand – […]

DIY Mercury Glass

December 6th, 2016|DECOR, DIY, HOLIDAYS, REFINISH/REPURPOSE|

Do you love the look of mercury glass?   Me too!

Do you love the price tag on mercury glass?  Me double-too.

So when Rust-Oleum® Canada offered to send me the supplies to create my own DIY mercury glass, I jumped at the chance – I mean, if this worked out I could save MILLIONS (or at least a hundred or two) and still outfit my Holiday decor with some shiny goodness.

I received a detailed tutorial by Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault, who […]

Christmas Chair Covers

December 4th, 2016|CRAFTS, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

I had the BEST week last week!

I received a box of goodies from Rust-Oleum® Canada to test out, and while I was thrilled at the opportunity, I was even more thrilled with the results!

The first one I’m going to share are the Christmas chair covers that Leigh-Ann Allaire Perrault and Rust-Oleum® Canada collaborated on.

Rustoleum Chalked ultra matte paint in linen white

Christmas chair covers:

DIY Wood Moose

December 3rd, 2016|BUILD IT, DECOR, HOLIDAYS|

This is Marty Moose.

Marty Mazel Tov Moose because when I asked friends what they thought he was, I got a mixed response of “moose”, “reindeer” and “Hanukkah candle holder”.

I don’t care, he’s the moosiest moose I know – Marty Moose.  (did you get that?  Maybe I’m showing my age?)

It started because of this image on Instagram:

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I love him!

When I looked around to find […]