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MAY MAKEOVER DIYS

May 2, 2016
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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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FEBRUARY FAVOURITES

February 26, 2016
February

As we near the end of the month and winter season, we are reminiscing about some of our favourite things and moments from February! Dana Travel The end of January and beginning of February have been full of travel. Between Orlando and Ann Arbor, you read about part I and II here, we also headed up north to my cottage with Danielle and Mike for the long weekend. It was an awesome weekend with good friends, good food, good drinks,…

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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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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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CHRISTMAS GIFT WRAPPING

December 21, 2015
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8 Ways to get inspired and creative with your Christmas gift wrapping this year! I understand that for many this is the very bane of their existence when it comes to Christmas, to the point where they leave it to the last minute. For me, it has always been a task that not only needs doing, but that I enjoy. I can remember carefully selecting wrapping for Christmas gifts over the years. Side note: my brother used to pay me…

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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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DIY SOY CANDLES

November 25, 2015
DIY Candles

An easy tutorial for DIY soy candles. We both love candles, especially soy and beeswax. But the one downside is they can be quite expensive and hard to find. We try to stay away from paraffin wax, which contains carcinogens and pollutes the air in your home. Soy candles are made from soybeans, and do not release any toxins. There is some great information here going into further detail, and natural alternatives to you can look for. During the cooler…

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DIY HOLIDAY GARLAND

November 11, 2015
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A simple tutorial on how you can make a beautiful holiday garland for your mantel or any area in your home. Here at Discover Happiness, we love Christmas! The holidays are our favourite time of year and both Danielle and I have already begun listening to Christmas music. Last week, I slowly began putting up my decorations bit by bit. Everything but the tree goes up now, and at the end of November Ryan and I take Abby and go…

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