DIY Pet Ramp

Have an aging pet?  Nothing is as difficult as watching them struggle to do activities they could easily have done in their youth (true of us all really). Your heart breaks a little to see the arthritis set it, maybe their hips are aching or their coördination is a little off and snuggle time on the bed or couch becomes difficult.  This DIY pet ramp will help your little fur-baby to reach higher areas without strain from jumping up or […]

March 28th, 2018|BUILD IT|0 Comments

Felt Flowers

I was surfing Instagram the other day and I came across a photo from @GoldenAfterNoonShop – a fabric florist shop that sells felt flower bouquets, wreaths, planters etc.

Her work is gorgeous, so if you aren’t a DIYer, you should really order from her.

I’m a DIYer.  I always want to try the things I see online to see if I can make some version of it myself, and felt flowers didn’t seem like they would be all that difficult a […]

March 23rd, 2018|CRAFTS, GIFT IDEAS|0 Comments

Edible Easter Basket

I posted this edible Easter basket idea a few years ago, but since the photos were sub-par and at the time I didn’t know what SEO (Search Engine Optimization) was – the article is lost somewhere in the www universe.  With Easter just around the corner, I decided to get my ‘baskets’ together early and I thought I’d share this simple and inexpensive gift idea.

I wish my kids wanted/needed something for Easter that wouldn’t put them into sugar-shock – […]

March 21st, 2018|GIFT IDEAS, HOLIDAYS|0 Comments

Easter Bunny Door from scrap wood

If your kids are still at an age where the Easter Bunny brings almost as much excitement as Santa Claus, then this is a simple DIY you will want to incorporate into your Easter decor/festivities: and Easter Bunny Door!

I had some leftover 1″ x 12″ rough pine from my super-sized shoe rack build I did for my gal-pal Jen Woodhouse, which was perfectly sized for where I planned to place my Easter Bunny door:

March 19th, 2018|HOLIDAYS, KIDS|0 Comments

10+ Ways to Use a Shower Caddy

I came across this cute little shower caddy at the dollar store the other day and I couldn’t help but think about what a great (and super-inexpensive) organizing solution this little baby is.

Think I’m nuts?

Let me show you just a few – because I’m sure there are dozens more – ideas for using a dollar store shower caddy:

I’ll start in the bathroom since that is the […]

March 17th, 2018|ORGANIZE, REPURPOSE|7 Comments

Best Burgers Ever – hands-down, without-a-doubt, awesomeness

This post was originally written in the summer – when burgers are a staple – but that’s not to say you can’t whip up some of these super-juicy, cheesy, meaty, savoury best burgers whenever the mood strikes.

Some of the best parts of summer (for me) are the smells….
chlorinated pools, fresh cut grass, barbecues smoking, coconut sunscreen, the crisp, clean air after a storm…  

March 14th, 2018|RECIPES|5 Comments

Before & After – Lego Table

This Lego table / Lego storage project took a long time.

Normally, I would have whipped out a nightstand in a day or two, but this one was well over a week – mostly because I couldn’t decide what I wanted to do with it.

This […]

Pallet Potting Bench

In my part of Ontario the rule is not to plant until after Victoria Day weekend.
(nicknamed “May two-four” – since people usually drink 24 beers on the long weekend).

With this up-and-down winter we’re having, the Spring weather had me thinking of planting.  Don’t worry, I know we’ll get at least 3 more ‘good’ […]

March 11th, 2018|BUILD IT, DIY, REPURPOSE|4 Comments

Before & After – Lockers

I read an article where a person was looking for pantry ideas; her home didn’t have one, and she wanted something she could put in her kitchen, but without a hefty built-in price tag.
Her solution ended up being lockers.
She retrofitted them with shelves and painted them a bright colour and they were AMAZING!

March 10th, 2018|BEFORE & AFTER, ORGANIZE, REPURPOSE|11 Comments

Lingerie chest makeover

This is a tiny little dresser – about 18″ wide and only about 12″ deep.  I guess it would be called a lingerie dresser or lingerie chest?

Lingerie chest, Lingerie dresser, painted lingerie dresser, small dresser, panty dresser, bra dresser

A “disaster dresser” to begin with.
Look at the destroyed […]