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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5 Minute 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! I thought it was about time I made my own 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 […]

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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! Making them yourself is less expensive and is an opportunity to create a pattern you love and a custom length. This […]

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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 natural Scandinavian style and a fun pop of colour. They also make your house smell like citrus and only cost a few dollars to make! This is one of the 3 easy Christmas garlands I made […]

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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 Advent calendar made from simple […]

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Custom Closet Design – How to Create a Dreamy Closet on a Budget

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June 17, 2019

The closet in our master bedroom is a very 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! (You can see the bedroom layout in this small space living ideas post). Planning a Custom Closet When […]

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10 Ways to Design a Custom Kitchen on a Budget

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June 3, 2019

When we first began researching our kitchen renovation, we were shocked at the quotes we were receiving for custom work. Cabinetry alone was going to cost more than we had budgeted for the entire renovation! So we decided to DIY the project using big box store cabinets. We wanted to make the kitchen look as […]

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Garage Door Makeover for Less than $100

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April 16, 2019

The Before – a dated exterior Our garage was one of the things that drew us to our acreage property when we first viewed it. It’s an oversize triple with lots of space for Mark to store all his tools and project car etc…but it wasn’t exactly pretty! We refinished the exterior of the house […]

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