Personalized Pet Food Container

January 22nd, 2017|CRAFTS, ORGANIZE|

I’m applying to be a Silhouette brand ambassador and one of the requirements was to come up with a tutorial (with photos) of a simple project of my choice.

I was torn, do I do something so ‘out-there’ they can’t help but notice me (think papercut purse or tattoo template), or do I play it tame and come up with a highly pinnable image?

There’s not much you can’t do with the Silhouette CAMEO®, but I couldn’t come up with a […]

Build Your Own Monitor Stand

January 18th, 2017|BUILD IT, DIY, ORGANIZE|

I have to show you the little section of the house where I sit and blog:

It’s a corner of my bedroom and yes, most days it looks like this (I’m embarrassed to admit).

Part of my problem, besides stockpiling snacks everywhere, is paper.  I have books, course manuals, receipts, and a million notes that get shoved here and there and create this disaster.  (See how I blamed the receipts, like they were […]

Bathroom Storage Tower

January 15th, 2017|BUILD IT, DECOR, DIY, ORGANIZE|

Sorry I’ve been absent for a couple of days, but the projects I’ve been working on are of such awesomeness that I’m sure you’ll forgive me.

This one I’m SO EXCITED about because it looks fantastic!  Save for a few small giveaways, you’d probably never guess that my bathroom storage tower was a DIY job.

First up you need to see the before:

Bathroom vanity before

This is our master ensuite; double sinks, laminate counters […]

Throw Pillow Storage / DIY Rope Shelves

January 5th, 2017|BUILD IT, DECOR, ORGANIZE|

I’m so excited to show off today’s DIY throw pillow storage solution – mainly because it’s both pretty and functional – but ESPECIALLY because it’s so easy and what an impact!

Remember this corner of my basement?

I made up the paper art piece to try to fill a gap above our workout storage unit (formerly TV stand that I haven’t moved out of the room yet) – but it wasn’t enough.  Not big enough, no impact – just sort of stop-gap […]

Medicine Cabinet Organization

January 4th, 2017|ORGANIZE|

Do you have the organizing bug?

With the boxing-up of Christmas decorations comes the urge to reduce, purge, organize and clean – come on, admit it – it can’t be just me?

Step one was the tree and decorations, step three is organizing the storage of the tree and decorations.

Step two is medicine cabinet organization.

A natural progression don’t you think?

Truthfully, I got bored with all the Christmas stuff and needed a little job that could be whipped out quickly and easily to […]

DIY Wood iPhone Stand / Nightstand Valet

December 21st, 2016|BUILD IT, DIY, GIFT IDEAS, ORGANIZE|

I didn’t know what to call this – technically it’s a nightstand valet – but how many of you would look that up on Pinterest?

Not many I’m guessing.

It is actually an iPhone stand / iPhone charging station if that’s a better term – and it’s really easy to make, and you still have time to whip one or two out before Christmas!

I made a mistake in making mine (yes, all four of them) but I have a correction that fixed […]

DIY Tie Rack – Great Gift Idea!

December 10th, 2016|BUILD IT, DIY, GIFT IDEAS, ORGANIZE|

My husband is IMPOSSIBLE to buy for.

No  matter what I get him, how ingenious I think I am, how carefully I select the ‘perfect’ item – he returns it…. even if it’s something he’s asked for.  The call of a better price or a different colour will always find him, receipt in hand, back at the store with my present.

It’s infuriating!  What do you do with a guy that won’t let you get him anything?

You MAKE him something!  No returns […]

Super-Easy DIY Magazine Rack

December 9th, 2016|BUILD IT, DIY, GIFT IDEAS, ORGANIZE|

You’re going to love this one…

no nails, no screws, no glue – just a few cuts and done!

Check out my super-easy DIY magazine rack!

DIY magazine rack, scrap wood magazine rack, super-easy magazine rack

 

Super-easy DIY magazine rack

  • 2 pieces 1/2″ plywood cut to 12″ by 21″  (30.5 x 53.3cm)
  • marker/pencil
  • speed square
  • saw
  • sander with sandpaper
  • stain and varnish and/or paint

This beauty was made from this:

diy-magazine-rack-1

100 Things 2 Do Before Christmas

November 25th, 2016|100 LISTS, HOLIDAYS, ORGANIZE|

It’s Thanksgiving weekend in the U.S. so pre Black-Friday mayhem and post Thanksgiving-feast-binge, I thought I’d revisit my 100 Things 2 Do Before Christmas (100 things to do before Christmas) checklist.

This was a HUUUUUUUGE hit last year, and seems to be making the rounds on Pinterest boards all over the world again right now – so I thought I’d revisit to give you a chance to copy, print, post or save it to help you get organized up-to, for, and […]

DIY Mug Stand

November 7th, 2016|BUILD IT, DIY, GIFT IDEAS, ORGANIZE|

As we close in on the Holidays, I like to post a few ideas that are easily created, very affordable and would make great gifts for just about anyone on your list – like this DIY mug stand.

I’d seen a version of this on Shanty 2 Chic and thought “what a great idea!”  We all have a favourite mug or two that we reach for each morning right?  Why not build a little mug tree / mug stand / mug […]