Tag: #DIY

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How my Kitchen Grew Up

After living in the same house for 15 years we decided it was time to freshen up a few things - especially now that both the kids are away at school most of the year. We are hoping to take our space from a “Kid Friendly” place to a calm, mindful and tranquil “Adult Friendly” environment. The plan My inspiration comes from the different elements I’ve introduced into my life, my blog and my followers over the past year - the beach glass I collect with my husband along Lake Ontario; the healthier choices I am making for food and…

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Lacy Angel Wings Christmas Ornament

DIY Cuteness At this time of the year people start looking for crafts that are unique and adorable. Have I got the perfect idea for you!  You can use these on your tree, on gifts, or as gifts. I think they'd make lovely placeholders too. To make them you need pipe cleaners, wood beads, lace with a straight edge and a seam on one side. Also a fine tipped marker and something to hang them with. I added faces to the wood beads before I put them together in case I messed it up. You can pick whatever colour of…

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Moving Ants

Here is something I like to repost every year at this time right before these pests get themselves estasblished.  The Ant War We tried building a raised garden bed for herbs and vegetables but after several years of the ant kingdom battles, we surrendered. I drew the line when it came to them getting in my house. The first thing we had was sugar ants coming in around the frame of the kitchen window. These are tiny, annoying and organized little creatures. I spent a small fortune on every spray, powder and trap I could find. Nothing worked. Then in…

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Colourful DIY Plant Stand

DIY Plant Stand Thank you Carin for having us back as a Guest Blogger! Hope everyone has been having a great summer! Today we wanted share this DIY plant stand mini-project. We wanted to do it earlier this summer but life/work has been go go go! Outdated hunter green plant standWe saved this plant stand from a friend’s curbside a while back. As you can see, it was a 1990’s hunter green, a little dirty, and a little rusty but otherwise in great shape. So we knew we could breathe it back to life again. The notion of “reduce, reuse and recycle” of…

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