Felt Succulents & Banner Wreath

Felt Succulent Wreath

I am obsessed with succulents these days (who isn’t?) and love incorporating this trend into my home decor and craft projects.  In April when I attended Snap! Conference I was stopped in my tracks to see this amazing book with succulents in it.  Almost like the book planter I made a while back, but upon…

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DIY Kitchen Remodel Painted Cabinets

painted kitchen cabinets

A few years ago I helped Mariella with some paint color help for her traditional honey oak kitchen.  Just the other day I got an email from her saying that with pictures of the finished house.  While the project had been finished for a while, she didn’t get around to taking pictures to send until the…

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Rainy Day Kids Crafts

Kids Crafts

This last week it has rained literally every single day.  I live in a pretty dry city, it only rains a couple days in a year, but not enough to own an umbrella.  We have some rain boots for when the snow melts and we like to attack the ice chunks with shovels, but never…

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Family Visit in Driggs Idaho


We just got back from our yearly family trip Idaho. We rented a house in Driggs, Idaho that had enough room for all of Mick’s siblings, parents, and the grandkids / cousins to stay. The house has a perfect setup. Upstairs had a living room, kitchen, dining, two bathrooms and three bedrooms. Our room had…

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Patriotic Decor

Patriotic Decor

Happy 4th to all my American readers.  I am a dual citizen and love to be a part of two such awesome countries, but I have always had a soft spot for Americana decor.  Not only is it a seasonal decor, I like a great flag hanging year round.  Flag decor is so classic and…

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Cook book review: The Make Ahead Kitchen

Make Ahead Kitchen

I am a busy mom of 4 crazy boys who doesn’t like cooking because it means another mess to clean up.  I like simple meals that are one pot or crock pot for that reason. I love having some go to recipes I can have on hand for busy days, saving me from running to…

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Good Buys For A Smart Home


Smart Home Technology It seems like every aspect of homes today can be upgraded to include some sort of app that you can control on your phone or sync with your wifi.  While some totally make us all geek out on the information and control we can gain, some are an added technology that costs…

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Whats Up With A Water Softener? Why Soft Water?


I mentioned earlier how I feel like a princess about my need for a water softener.  Soft water allows me to feel luxurious, and without it I feel like I am roughing it in life.  However, for those who don’t have a water softener machine, you might not realize all pros and cons of having…

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Luxury Living With A Water Softener


Water Softener – The House Upgrade You Didn’t Know You Needed Confession: I may be a princess about my soft water. I couldn’t live without my water softener…OK, maybe I could live but I would be grumpy and my skin would be very dry and I would be using way  too much shampoo and detergent…

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Wild Twin Boys Bedroom – Update

Twin Boys Bedroom

This fall we had a great big bedroom switcheroo.  While pregnant with Hayes I had a really hard time figuring out who to put in which room.  I started with Jett in his own room, and the twins sleeping in the striped bedroom in a twin bed, sleeping feet to feet.  The bed has a…

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Gold Straw Himelli plant holders


I have seen these awesome himelli projects and have wanted to make one for a long time.  At my latest trip to the hardware store I bought some copper pipe and a pipe cutter.  It was fairly easy to cut, but hard to get the pieces to a precise length. While the copper was relatively…

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Calgary Furniture – Locally Owned Stores


Are you looking for something to update your home? Do you want to support local stores or find something original you won’t find anywhere else? Here is a list of my favorite Calgary Furniture stores that are owned and operated here in #yyc. Showhome Furniture: Showhome Furniture is a local, family owned furniture store in Calgary….

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