DIY Gingerbread House Advent Calendar Tree

Seasonal Decor

November 26, 2020

I have really enjoyed making Advent calendars for my girls over the past couple of years! And this one might just be my favourite! Read on for all the deets on creating your own DIY Gingerbread House Advent Calendar Tree. I decorated our home this year with an understated gingerbread theme. I wanted a neutral […]

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5 Unique Christmas Gift Ideas for Teachers

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November 22, 2020

We’ve been blessed with amazing teaching staff throughout our daughters’ years in school and especially during this last very trying year! I try to find thoughtful and useful gifts for our teachers that show our sincere appreciation for all their hard work and the care they give our kids each day! Sometimes gift guides have […]

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10 Gift Ideas for Kids that aren’t Toys!

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November 22, 2020

If your house is anything like mine, it’s filled with too many plastic toys! This Christmas I am refusing to fill the house with more plastic (and we will donate much of what we have now). This year, we are focusing on non-disposable, non-plastic, non-consumeristic gifts in our quest to become more minimal. Here are […]

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Thoughtful Christmas Gift Ideas for Her

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November 22, 2020

Gift Giving is my love language and each holiday season I carefully choose thoughtful presents for my friends and family. It’s a fun challenge to find unique Christmas gift ideas for each person on my list! Here are some of my best ideas for her this year! Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. This […]

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5 Christmas Gift Ideas for Him – That He Might Actually Like

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November 22, 2020

If the men in your life are anything like mine, they can be a little hard to shop for. And by a little, I mean a lot! Finding Christmas gift ideas for him can be a challenge! Here are 5 different ideas the he might…just might… like! Disclaimer: This post may contain affiliate links. This […]

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How to Decorate a Sparse Christmas Tree

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November 19, 2020

There’s something about a Charlie Brown tree that just makes me happy! I don’t love clutter and the holidays are definitely the time when our house feels the most full. Keeping the Christmas décor simple makes me feel less stressed and helps me to actually enjoy the season. Here are my best tips on how […]

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7 Ways to Create a Cozy Basement Family Room

Home

November 16, 2020

We’ve been spending so much time at home lately (yep it’s 2020) that we decided we needed to finally tackle our basement family room space. We wanted to make it functional and enjoyable so that the kids would actually to want to spend time down there. As always, I thought about what functions we need […]

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How to Print Large Photo Portraits for Less

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November 16, 2020

We recently renovated our downstairs family room and I wanted to print large photo portraits of the girls. I loved the idea of making these oversized prints that I found on Chris Loves Julia! This is a really simple project and each framed art piece only cost about $30 CAD! In the US it would […]

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How to Build a DIY Homework Station

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November 16, 2020

It’s been a weird year. In March 2020, everything shut down. We transitioned to “online learning” and spent A LOT of time at home. We realized that with two grade-schoolers at home, we needed a dedicated homework space. Our two girls and both have small rooms (in our small house), so fitting a desk in […]

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5 Simple Ways to Decorate Your Christmas Front Porch

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November 15, 2020

I love adding some holiday flair to our front porch to make it feel welcoming and festive. Even though this year will be a little different (#2020) and we won’t be hosting any family or friends, I still wanted it to be pretty and twinkly for us and the kids to enjoy. Here are 5 […]

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