Vintage Key Art + Pot of Gold Giveaway!

Vintage Key Art- Gold Gilded Shadow Box

St. Patrick's Day is just around the corner, and although we typically don't do much around here to celebrate the Irish tradition, I thought it would be fun to join a group of other Canadian bloggers in hosting a "Pot of Gold" giveaway! I'm sure you'd love to get your hands on $300 worth of Paypal cash! (More on that in a bit.) In the spirit of today's giveaway, each of us were asked by Tara from Suburble to create something gold. Of course, I … [Read more...]

Sewing Must-Haves {Fynes Designs}

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I started sewing when I was very young. We're talking pillows and blankets for my barbie beds (which I happened to construct out of shoe boxes), hair scrunchies (they were an 80's thing in case you don't know) and, eventually, I worked up to pillows and curtains for my own bedroom. In our previous homes, I always had my sewing machine set up, ready to make something. When we moved into this house almost 10 years ago, I sewed most of our window … [Read more...]

Valentine’s Day Treat Bags with Iron-on Transfer Printables

Valentine's Day Iron On Transfers for Treat Bags

Valentine's Day is just around the corner and I thought it was the perfect time to make some treat bags. Around here, we keep it simple on February 14. With both of our birthdays being in January and the holidays having just passed, we forgo expensive gifts or dinner out. However, I do cook something special and I like to put a little something together to show my husband and son how much they mean to me. These little bags are perfect for holding … [Read more...]

All Things Christmas {December Link Party Features}

All Things Christmas- crafts, handmade gifts, recipes and more...

Are you ready for Christmas? We finished everything yesterday, except for the food preparations that can only be done at the last minute. I'm excited to unplug and spend the next little while with family and friends! Thank you to everyone who shared projects at the 3 link parties I co-hosted this month along with Shannon from AKA Design, Jo-Anna from A Pretty Life in the Suburbs, and Aimee of It's Overflowing. I hope you were inspired as much … [Read more...]

Holiday Countdown Planner {Week Seven}

Holiday Countdown Planner Printable Week 7

We had a major snowstorm this week and, although it looks Christmasy outside, I'm not loving all the shoveling I'm having to do! I was working up the courage to bundle up and head out into the chilly weather the other night (we're talking -27C) when I heard my neighbor using his snowblower on our driveway. I must make some extra cookies and take them over- bless his heart! I think my husband will be in for a shock when he arrives home later this … [Read more...]

Handmade Gifts and Gift Wrap Link Party

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 It's time to get the December Holiday Link Parties started! On Tuesday, I shared my West Elm Inspired Drink Coasters I made as hostess gifts for this holiday season. Since then, I've made a few more and I can't wait to give them away to a few of my friends!     My co-host for this party, Shannon from AKA Design, was busy too. Check out her adorable hand-stitched ornament. I wonder who the lucky recipient will be … [Read more...]

West Elm Inspired Drink Coasters

Shanna Murray Coasters- West Elm

A few weeks ago I was looking at West Elm's new market and came across some adorable wooden drink coasters. They reminded of the log slice ornaments I created for the One Item Project Challenge and, luckily, I happened to have some pieces of wood left over giving me the idea to create my own. Not only did we need a set for our basement family room, but I thought they'd make a perfect hostess gift as well.     Now that … [Read more...]

Holiday Countdown Planner {Week Six}

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A belated Happy Thanksgiving to my US friends! Can you believe December is just around the corner? It's pretty hard not to notice when the yule log channels show up on TV, outdoor lights pop up more and more with each passing night, and the malls get crazy. I think I'll try to stay away as much as possible and do most of my shopping locally or online (especially since today is Black Friday)! I hope you’re enjoying this year’s Holiday Countdown … [Read more...]

Burlap Table Favors for Christmas

Burlap Table Favors for Christmas

Welcome to the final installment of this year's One Item Project Challenge. Kristin, Tiffany, Tara and I have had a lot of fun over the past few weeks getting creative with glass paint and branches. This week I chose ribbon as the craft supply we all had to work with, since it's relatively inexpensive, very versatile and most of us already have some (or a lot) on hand.     Before taking another trip to the craft store for th … [Read more...]