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dollar store ornament, bench ornament, updating dollar store ornaments

Updating dollar store ornaments to fit your colour scheme

Buying new ornaments can be really expensive. Today I’m showing you an inexpensive way to update dollar store ornaments to match any colour scheme. I change up the colour scheme of my Christmas tree every year – mainly to provide content for the blog – but also because I think I get a little bit better each year and/or I want to try something new. This year I’ve gone with a “natural neutrals” tree – browns, beiges, with a hint

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before and after of nanobladed brows, combo brows

My experience with permanent makeup – Combo brows, permanent eyeliner, and lip blush

Permanent makeup – my experience with nanoblading, combo brows, eyeliner tattoos, and lip blush. *This is a sponsored post.  Yes, I sacrificed my aging and sun-damaged “Mom” face to the brilliance of Layal at Slay Artistry just so I could share the results with you.  Trust me – I’m so glad I did! I am a child of the 80’s/90’s.  Well, I was born in the 70’s, but my makeup routine was formed in the 80’s and 90’s when I

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KitKat candy sleigh, candy sleigh, KitKat sleigh

KitKat candy sleigh

Use as stocking stuffers, gift toppers, tree ornaments, or treats for neighbours and friends – these inexpensive KitKat Candy sleighs are easy, adorable, and a sweet treat for anyone. The girls and I hit the Dollarama the other day to get a few Christmas supplies… ornaments to paint, fairy lights, some simple garland and (of course) candy. Does anyone go to the Dollar store and not buy candy? Weirdos. This time, there was a method to my sugar frenzy – I

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Pinecone ornaments

Simple pinecone ornaments

Simple pinecone ornaments – don’t buy new when all you need is a slight update to the old! Last weekend I put up the main Christmas tree in the house – my beautiful 9′ Hayden Pine that I bought myself as a Christmas gift last year. He is so beautiful all on his own, but you know I change up my Christmas tree ornaments and colours each year.  I mean, what kind of a blogger would I be if I

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Christmas home tour 2021

Christmas home tour 2021

A glimpse into our family’s Christmas with this Holiday home tour 2021 Happy Sunday everyone!  Stopping in today with a sort of photo essay – because what can I say beyond “Christmas Home Tour 2021”?   Welcome to our home… I’ll start in the dining room with the navy and gold flocked tree: I know there are only 4 place settings there, but the pretty dessert plates I bought from Pier 1 only came in sets of 4, so I

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wood star, wooden star, scrap wood star

How to make a wood star / wooden star

I have wanted a wood star (or is it wooden star?) ever since I first came across them on Pinterest.  I tried making one years ago but, as is typical with me, the angles won the battle and I ended up with a shit show of pieces that would not fit together to make a star (and trust me I tried). An angle was wrong, or a length was wrong, or multiple angles and lengths we’re wrong…  I have no

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