DIY Advent Calendars

Remember those advent calendars that had the little pieces of waxy tasting chocolate?  Remember how disgusting they tasted, and how as children, you would wake up with a hunger for that disgusting piece of chocolate, because even though it was gross, it was chocolate that you usually got to eat in the morning?  Yeah, we don’t do those anymore. We stopped for a couple of reasons – one being the gross taste and strange chemical ingredients, and the second being that {Read More}

Moss Covered Deer Wreath

  When Michaels first debuted their Christmas line for this year, I fell in love with this plain MDF wreath that had a deer head insert. I knew I had to have it, although I wasn’t quite sure what I would do with at that time.  My first instinct, like usual, was to coat it in a thick layer of glitter, but I decided to try outside of the box… mainly for my husbands sake, because everytime I use glitter on {Read More}

Monday Funday 11/20 + 5 Fab Makeovers

Thanks for being a part of one of the most rockin’ link parties in the blogosphere! Monday FUNday is a 9 blog link party and we Love to feature YOU each week! Our party hostesses are: That’s What {Che} Said | Creatively Living | Club Chica CircleBecoming Martha | Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home | A Cup Full of Sass The Benson Street | All Things Heart & Home | 100 Directions Today the features were picked by Robin {Read More}

Hashtag Friendship Bracelets Using Text Cool

When deciding on Christmas gifts (and birthday gifts) for my kids and their friends, I always try to get something that they can do, or engage with.  Something that will work the  brain a little, or develop their creativity.  That’s why I love craft kits for tweens like this awesome Text Cool product. My daughter was super excited with this showed up in the mail.  She got to work creating friendship bracelets for all of her pals right away.  She {Read More}

No Sew Blanket Scarf with Printable Gift Tags

Being a teacher myself, I try really hard to give useful gifts that are thoughtful and creative.  There are tons of gifts out there that are, while adorable, not that high on a teacher’s wish list.  So this year, I thought for quite a while about what to give before finally settling on this no sew blanket scarf. I used the tutorial from Christina at DIY Mommy, who was great about giving me tips about finding fabric.  At my fabric store, {Read More}

Monday Funday 11/15 + 12 Turkey Projects

Hi friends! It’s time for our weekly link up and I am so excited.  I am really getting in the crafting mood that Christmas is getting close!  (Remember, I’m in Canada, so Thanksgiving is long over for us!)  Here are some of the projects I’ve shared lately – click the image to read more:   Thanks for being a part of one of the most rockin’ link parties in the blogosphere! Monday FUNday is a 9 blog link party and {Read More}

#ShareAMeal and Fight Hunger this Holiday

With the holidays approaching, it is easy to see how blessed most of us.  Like many of you, I have never stared at bare cupboards on Christmas Eve, or cried because my kids weren’t going to have a delicious meal at thanksgiving.  Although my family didn’t have much money growing up, we always had food.  We were never starving.  So it took me a while to adjust to the idea that there are in fact people hungry in the US {Read More}

#TreatsForToys – A Fun Way to Give Back This Christmas

Have you heard about #TreatsForToys?  It is one of the best Christmas programs because it makes giving back so easy.  All you have to do is create a toy shaped rice krispie treat and upload it to or use #TreatsForToys on social media.  And guess what?  For every photo uploaded, rice krispies will donate $20 to the Salvation Army to buy a toy for a child who otherwise might go without this Christmas.  Isn’t that awesome?! For our first {Read More}

Mini Wood Slice Wreath

Hi friends! It is time to share my favourite part of holiday decorating – actually, to be honest, I’m not a big holiday decorator (I know, bad blogger, right?)  You will never see my house in a holiday home tour, because I am still struggling to get the Legos and Goldfish off the floor, let alone have a Christmas themed version of everything in my house.  (No offence to those that do – I wish I had the energy or {Read More}

Monday Funday 11/01 + 12 Simple Fall/Thanksgiving Ideas

Hey everyone! Welcome back!  I hope you all had an awesome Halloween with your little ones – or with your fellow big people, whichever applies!  We had a great time out trick or treating around our neighbourhood, but I am glad it’s over and we can focus on Christmas.  Up here in Canada, Thanksgiving has already passed, so we are really in the Christmas stretch! Today’s features are thanksgiving themed, but don’t worry – if you live outside the US, {Read More}

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