Gifts for your Kitty Cats!

Our little furbabies need presents too!  And since we got our furbaby Pixel last year (December 21st!) we'll not only be celebrating Christmas (and my son's birthday) but also the anniversary of her joining our family. Pixel is a very well behaved kitty.  Actually...far better behaved then my boys!  If you don't count the gifts she's already unwrapped or the paper towel she's shredded.   If you're looking for gifts for your … [Read more...]

Old Dresser, New Dresser

So, we have this old dresser. I am sure you all have a piece of furniture like this. Travels well, never fails. From your bedroom, to your dorm room, to your apartment, to your house.... Maybe its a chair, a bookshelf or a desk. Ours is a dresser. It's only been "ours" since the apartment stage of our life, before that, it was my husbands. It has more than served its purpose in all of the roles it has filled; clothing storage, toy storage, craft … [Read more...]

Bookcase Makeover

I have been struggling with my entry way ever since we moved in.  This beautiful home is lacking in a few luxuries that I have become used to in the homes we've had before...mainly storage.  Our house does not feature a coat closet, linen closet, or pantry...and I've gotta tell you, not having a place to keep the coats, boots, shoes, mittens, hats, scarves is wearing thin on my nearves...and leaving my kitchen looking messy. Since remodeling a … [Read more...]

DIY – How To Turn A Picture Frame Into A Whiteboard

As you know I've been re-designing my home office, and on a very tight budget of $100.  I am thrilled to report that I still have a little more than $20 left in my budget and my room is already fantastic!  I have been doing wonders re-purposing and repainting to make this space mine!  I am going to do a total reveal of the space late next week, when it is hopefully complete, but I did want to share with you one of the projects that I did, that … [Read more...]

Canvas To Match Any Room

I recently did a mini makeover on our less than exciting bedroom. The fresh blooms and blossoms of spring always get my redecorating juices flowing..... And this time, I didn't fight the urge.    Our master bedroom has always been rather ho-hum, not too flashy or chic, or funky. Just beige. Very Beige. So this spring I took a leap.... A giant grape jelly bean leap!   I painted an accent wall the most beautiful shade of purple. Not … [Read more...]

Hair Bow Board

"The Hair Bow board", what a fantastic idea! This is something that every little girl needs if they have tons of hair bows that can never be found. With the bow board you can see all the hair bows and don't have to waste time looking for them. To make your own hair bow board what you will need is a canvas that has a wooden frame (you chose the size), material to cover the canvas, ribbon (again you choose the size and the number of ribbon … [Read more...]

Wool Dryer Balls

Searching through pinterest the other day I came across Wool Dryer Balls. The claim is that they will reduce drying time of clothes in the dryer thus saving money and you will not need to use fabric softener. The more dryer balls in your dryer the less time it should take to dry your clothes. I am all for more money in my pocket, so I thought I would give it a try. I bought yarn for under $5.00, used about an hour of my time and now I have eight … [Read more...]

How To Make A Hidden Recipe Board

A few weeks ago I wanted to make Banana Bread.  I had about 9 frozen bananas sitting in my freezer just waiting to be turned into our family favourite.  I went into the drawer to look for my mother-in-laws delicious recipe, and low and behold - it wasn't there... I went from drawer to drawer to drawer...hunting for the 3.5 X 5 index card that holds the secrets to our families Banana Bread.  I couldn't find it...anywhere.  I called my … [Read more...]

Make A Valentine’s Day Calendar with HP

OK, so Valentines Day is just a few days away...and if your family is anything like mine, this time of year is tight on the budget.  But, you don't want this fantastic day of love to go by without so much as a mention to your sweetie pie about how much you love them. A calendar can be a very thoughtful gift, especially if it comes from the heart...preloaded with all the special dates that are unique to your family. Simple reminders of the love … [Read more...]

Home Made Valentine’s

Sure... you can go to the store and buy them, but there is something special about a home-made Valentine.  The time, the thought that goes into just makes it special.  This week I have been charged with coming up with some fantastic ways to show those we love that we're thinking of them.  I love a good challenge, and a reason to be creative! So here are a few different Valentine's that you can make at home with your kids, using your … [Read more...]

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