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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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DIY Home & Décor

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 Fashion & Jewellery

SPRING KNITTING PLANS

April 22, 2016
Knitting

Spring Knitting Plans Following up from my Winter Knitting Plans, the past few months have been very productive, with the exception of the last two weeks. An injury earlier in the month, and now sewing projects, have cut into my knitting time (and blogging time), but now that I’m feeling better, my knitting desire has come back full force! Here is a recap of what I accomplished from my winter plans, what I’m working on now, and what I’ll be…

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DIY Weddings

WEDDING PLANNING FIRST STEPS

March 29, 2016
Wedding Planning

Things to Consider When First Planning your Wedding Aside from renewal and fresh starts, spring is also a time for the beginning of wedding season. It was this time last year that I was still in the midst of my wedding planning and DIY executions. And it was this time the year before that when I got engaged and started thinking of what I wanted for a wedding. So with this in mind, I want to share some wedding planning…

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DIY Home & Décor

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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Crafts DIY Holidays

A HANDMADE CHRISTMAS CARD

December 7, 2015
handmade card

Inspiration for handmade Christmas cards and a DIY tutorial. For as long as I can remember I have been making Christmas cards. It started with scribbled misspelled holiday greeting cards to my parents, evolving eventually to include stick men. Eventually this gave way to hand painted cards, every year something different. I then started painted these cards for others, Mike, his parents, friends. Eventually I decided I wanted to try something different than painting and tried cards that involved more…

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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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Crafts DIY Holidays Home & Décor

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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