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UPCYCLED LAMP DIY

May 16, 2016
DIY Upcycled Lamp

Easy DIY – Upcycle Any Old Lamp to Suit Your Home My second project for the month of May was upcycling or breathing new life into an old lamp. Sadly, not like a magic lamp, just an old lamp. The reason I chose to make this a DIY project is because it is super easy! It takes no time at all, very little money and actually saves you money! This lamp came from my in-laws and is actually a great…

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DIY Home & Décor

RESTORING WOOD FURNITURE DIY

May 9, 2016
Restoring Wood DIY

An Easy Fix for Antiques or Old Pieces – Restoring Wood Furniture DIY! To start off a month of DIY projects, I wanted to restore a beautiful, old, colonial wooden rocking chair I purhased on Kijiji. The chair itself was the perfect look, size and age that suited my style. It is a beautiful piece, I’m sure with some stories behind it from its previous owners, but with those lost memories, it also came with some scuffs and a bit of…

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MAY MAKEOVER DIYS

May 2, 2016
DIY

Welcome to May! Such a beautiful month and time of year which makes me want to add a touch of that beauty to my home with some easy DIY improvements and makeovers. My idea of adding beauty to a home, be it a house or an apartment, does not require much money or fancy things. It just requires a little eye for design, a small bit of physical effort and some creative courage. It also requires a style that fits…

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DIY HEADBOARD

March 15, 2016
DIY Headboard

7 Steps to your own DIY Upholstered Headboard If you’re looking for an easy DIY project to take on this spring, why not consider making your own headboard. Headboards add such a lovely finishing touch to bedrooms and upholstered ones have become very popular in the past few years. That being said, they can be an expensive investment, though a good one. On the other hand, a DIY headboard can vary in price, but ultimately save you dough. Not to mention…

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DIY Home & Décor Living Simplify Life

SIMPLIFY LIFE – YOUR HOME

February 22, 2016
Simplify Your Home

Tips and tricks for simplifying your life, in most of your spaces at home. As winter trudges on, so do my ongoing efforts in simplifying my life. Having recently changed jobs, gotten married and furnished most of my apartment, there’s been a lot that has needed de-cluttering and organizing More than that, I want to create the habit of keeping things simple in all of my spaces. I’ve covered simplifying your wardrobe and your work space, and now I will cover other area…

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DIY Home & Décor Living Simplify Life

SIMPLIFY LIFE – YOUR WARDROBE

February 8, 2016
Wardrobe

Tips and tricks for simplifying your life, starting with your wardrobe! This year, one of the goals I’ve made for myself is simplifying my life. What do I mean by simplifying? I mean avoiding clutter, cutting down on useless stuff, using up things that you’ve accumulated, reducing things you do not need, and keeping things organized. The result: less sorting, less time wasted, less cleaning, less stress and a life that relies less on material stuff. This can apply to multiple areas…

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PLANNING YOUR VEGETABLE GARDEN

January 27, 2016

Resources to Begin Planning Your Vegetable Garden You may be thinking to yourself, “planning a vegetable garden already?!” Yes! Now is the time to start researching what you want to plant, especially if you are starting from seed. For those of you in the Hamilton area, Saturday February 6th, is Seedy Saturday! Seedy Saturday is an annual event held by the Hamilton Community Garden Network. You’ll find seed and garden supply vendors, garden workshops and educational demonstrations, as well as…

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DIY Holidays Home & Décor

HOLIDAYS: DECOR & DECORATIONS

December 4, 2015
Christmas decoration

Sharing 8 inspirations for decorating your home for Christmas! One of the best parts of Christmas is adding a touch of sparkle, red and green or cheer to your decor! Dana shared two beautiful ideas for the holidays: creating a holiday garland and a fresh wreath. For those of you who just want to add that touch of Christmas without the DIY, we’re sharing 8 simple ideas for holiday decorations today! Dana Keep it Simple Simple works, especially when you use fresh greenery.…

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FRESH CHRISTMAS WREATH

December 2, 2015
Wreath

It’s December! This means majority of us are in full holiday mode, putting up Christmas decorations and checking items off the shopping list. We’ve had our Christmas lights up outside since mid-November, with no other decor up. Normally I purchase a fresh wreath for our front door from Costco or one of the local garden nurseries. This year I decided to try and make my own. As I mentioned in our November Favourites post yesterday, Ryan and I always cut…

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