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DIY Gingerbread House Advent Calendar Tree

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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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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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DIY Rolling Library Ladder Tutorial

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February 24, 2020

I love rolling library ladders! My initial love stemmed from watching the Disney movie “Beauty and the Beast”. I loved the library ladder in the bookshop that Belle rolled so gracefully across the room on! I knew I wanted a rolling ladder somewhere in the house. In the end, we decided to put one in […]

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3 DIY Christmas Garlands

3 Simple DIY Christmas Garlands

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December 3, 2019

I love decorative garlands strung around the house during the holiday season, but the cost can add up quickly if you are purchasing handmade or bespoke items. This year I made 3 simple DIY Christmas garlands for a fraction of the cost of purchasing them already made! #1 Dried Orange Garland Dried orange garlands are […]

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brass bell garland made from vintage brass bells

Easy DIY Brass Bell Garland

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December 3, 2019

I love vintage brass bells at Christmas time! Tiny brass bells are timeless and I love the pretty tinkling sound they make! Here are simple instructions to make your own easy DIY brass bell garland! If you’ve followed me for a while you’ll know that I often joke that I actually don’t like crafting and […]

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Wooden bead garland

How to make a Wood Bead Garland

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November 21, 2019

I love the natural element that a wood bead garland adds to holiday decor! You can buy them ready-made, or you can easily make them yourself! This simple DIY tutorial will show you how! These garlands are so simple to make, you will only need a few supplies: Wooden Bead Garland Supply List Wooden beads […]

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How to Make a Dried Orange Garland

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November 9, 2019

I love adding natural elements to my decor during the holiday season! Dried orange garlands add a touch of Scandinavian style and a fun pop of colour. They also make your house smell like citrus and only cost a few dollars to make! Here is a simple tutorial on how to make a dried orange […]

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DIY Christmas advent calendar

DIY Christmas Advent Calendar with Printable Tags

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November 8, 2019

Each year we buy the girls Christmas Advent calendars. They are usually the inexpensive ones you can buy for a few dollars with chocolates inside. We splurged on Playmobil calendars last year. The girls loved those! I wanted to do something a little special this year! I made this DIY Christmas Advent calendar made from […]

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DIY Custom Closet on a Budget

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June 17, 2019

The closet in our master bedroom is a small walk-in measuring approximately 5.5ft x 6ft. We decided to make the entire space mine as Mark has a set of wardrobes and a dresser in the bedroom! In order to maximize the space, we came up with a DIY custom closet design on a budget! Our […]

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