Christmas, one of my favourite times of the year! But can we all agree that sometimes Christmas can get a touch expensive? With our crazy move this summer, we left a lot of stuff in storage and that includes my Christmas decor. I really don’t want to spend a ton of money buying things I… Continue reading How to make a fresh wreath – for less than $5!
I write this title a little tongue in cheek, because when people see hand lettered signs, they often think it is something they can’t pull off. The big secret is, most people painting hand lettered signs aren’t calligraphy masters who can pull it off freehand. Some are, but not most. Any time I try to… Continue reading A Hand-Lettering Tutorial Even You Can Do! *And a Giveaway!*
A belated Happy Thanksgiving to all of my Canadian readers! We celebrated on Sunday to allow Monday to be a relaxing day off before the return to the daily grind. If I do say so myself, we made one of the best turkeys we have made yet. It seems to always happen when we have… Continue reading Turkey Stuffed Yorkshire Puddings
Over the summer, while we were still cooped up in the trailer, I got some serious cabin fever. And a desire to create something. Insert Colin talking me off the edge of trying to bring home a foldable rocking chair and refinishing it on top of the picnic table. #goodideabadidea So we came to a… Continue reading A Hand-Lettered Sign: Dry Brushing Tutorial
At the same time that Mom and I found her gorgeous Frenchie dresser, we got a set of side tables to go along with it! Actually, it was an entire bedroom set of a dresser with mirror, a tall dresser, and set of side tables. The low dresser was transformed into kitchen storage. You can… Continue reading Red Milk Paint Side Tables
Since moving to Vancouver Island, I have been drawn to some of the more coastal decor styles. I have felt, in the past, that a “beachy” theme can end up a little cheesy and contrived, especially when you live in a land-locked prairie town. But being by the ocean, I want to add some of… Continue reading Modern and Inspired Driftwood Decor
I was never the artistic child in my family. I always loved to write, but I couldn’t draw very well at all. My brother and sister have always been very artistic. My sister, Naomi, is gifted at art. She once drew a picture of our cat…while the car slept in her lap. It looked like… Continue reading DIY Vintage Art