7 Ways to Create a Cozy Basement Family Room

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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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Mini Gingerbread House Mug Hugger Cookies

How to Make Mini Gingerbread House Mug Hugger Cookies

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November 12, 2020

I’ve been wanting to make these sweet little gingerbread house mug hugger cookies for a while, so a Christmas cookie exchange was the perfect opportunity. Scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to find 12 more Christmas cookie recipes from my talented blogging friends! Treat yourself to a slow morning with a […]

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Printable Thanksgiving Place Cards & Gift Tags

Entertaining & Holidays

October 15, 2020

The older I get the more I crave simplicity. This Thanksgiving I set a minimal Scandinavian style table and I think it might be my favourite yet. I created classic printable Thanksgiving place cards that you could also use as seasonal gift tags once the holiday has passed! (You can download them further down in […]

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Mini Fall Floral Centerpiece Ideas

Seasonal Decor

October 8, 2020

It’s Canadian Thanksgiving this week so I’ve teamed up with some amazing bloggers to bring you some fall floral centerpiece ideas! I created this thrift store tablescape to see if I could make something pretty for just a few dollars and it ended up being one of my favourites. In order to stick to my […]

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A Halloween Front Porch with Giant Spiders!

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September 24, 2020

I’m not going to lie…I don’t love spiders! And I certainly don’t love giant spiders!! But I was inspired by Better Homes and Gardens to try out some giant arachnids on our house for Halloween! They are scary, but not too scary, for my fairly sensitive little ones. And Ollie (our beagle) loves to wrastle […]

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How to Decorate Your Kitchen for Fall

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September 17, 2020

I love to add some simple touches of fall decor to my kitchen. But as I’m not usually the one who cooks, I have to make sure the decor doesn’t get in the chef’s way!! So how do you decorate your kitchen for fall without it feeling cluttered?! To decorate your kitchen for fall in […]

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Free Printable Fall Stickers

Seasonal Decor

September 15, 2020

I love all things fall and this year I wanted to jazz up my Young Living Aria Diffuser with some cute leaf stickers! You could use these printable fall stickers on any diffuser, or use them for crafting, kids art, journaling etc… The options are endless. Enjoy!! These stickers are made to be easy! I […]

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