As we learn more about the need to care for our planet eco-friendly Christmas decorating ideas are becoming more and more popular. Every year the stores seem to stock shelves stuffed with plastic or synthetic Christmas decorations and gift wraps. As beautiful as it all is and as tempting as it is to buy there… Continue reading Mother Nature Approved Christmas Decorating Inspirations
There is something so very relaxing about the gentle glowing light from a lantern and even better when the lantern is made from found things! In keeping with my efforts to turn something old into something new, I've put together this pretty DIY Lantern with great finds from the Thrift Store. I started with a… Continue reading Easy, Beautiful D.I.Y. Lantern
Last fall I purchased a bright and colorful painting at a garage sale. Not that I needed more art on my walls but I was certain I would eventually find a way to re-purpose it. It's been sitting in the craft room for over a year so it was time to make something old into… Continue reading Fab Furniture from Repurposed Art
If you have a Barbie enthusiast this would make a great Christmas present! I saw this Christmas tree decoration in the Dollar store and knew it was a perfect size for Barbie. That got me looking around for what could go with it for decorations and I was amazed at what I was able to… Continue reading DIY Dollar Store Barbie-Doll Christmas Tree That Barbie Can Decorate!
If your Poinsettia could talk, what would it tell you? It might go something like this! Dear Poinsettia Owner - Thanks for bringing me home! I'm glad you didn't stick me in the trunk or a cold vehicle - I'm a tropical plant, cold isn't my thing. Before you scare off the children from coming… Continue reading What Your Christmas Poinsettia Wants You To Know
What is better at Christmas time than the opportunity to gather your family together and spend time together doing something meaningful for others (people and pets!). Here are 8 helpful and feel-good activities that make a positive difference in your community. “What if Christmas, he thought, doesn't come from a store? What if Christmas, perhaps,… Continue reading 8 Family Activities That Make a Difference at Christmas!
These Christmas skewers are so festive, fun and easy to make! Add some holiday cheer to your appetizers! These are great for fruit kabobs, cheese, shrimp - the possibilities are endless! SuppliesPlastic SkewersStick on or glue on Christmas embellishmentsGlue if you aren't using sticky back embellishmentsFruit, Cubed Cheese or your choice of appetizer or snack… Continue reading DIY Christmas Appetizer Skewers
I originally posted this in 2015 but I just found this fabulous textured gift bag and had to do an update. This bag feels and looks like needle point and makes for some beautiful decor accents! By just cutting out the size you need and inserting it into the picture frame or simply cutting out… Continue reading Christmas Gift Bag Decor Accents
It's Christmas DIY time - hurray! I'm kicking of my Christmas season with these super cute Drink Cozies made from re-purposed Christmas socks. There are lots of sizes and varieties of Christmas socks available at the dollar stores. You just slide them on and if they are too long just snip of remaining sock and… Continue reading DIY Christmas Sock Drink Cozies
These beautiful cupcake-toppers are so easy to make! Just glue decorations to a plastic appetizer fork and you have Christmas cupcake magic! You can use any variety of things as decorations: puff stickers, foam stickers, chocolates, lollipops, printables or gift tags and more! If your decoration isn't self adhesive, just add a bit of glue… Continue reading DIY Christmas Cupcake Toppers
These easy candy cane napkin holder are not only eye-catching and easy to make they also have hold a mint for your guests! What You Need Mini candy canes Hot Glue Napkins Mints How To Make a DIY Candy Can Napkin & Mint Holder Using your glue gun - flip over the mini candy canes so the curved parts… Continue reading DIY Christmas Candy Cane Napkin & Mint Holder
This easy to make candy cane soap & candy can soap holder is a great hit at Christmas!Made with softened Dove soap bars and crushed candy-canes, this is a super simple, fast and affordable and best of all your hands will thanks-you because it feels amazing on the skin. The crushed candy cane is the perfect… Continue reading EASY DIY Christmas Candy Cane Soap & Holder Tutorial
In Canada, we've already had our Thanksgiving but it's just around the corner for our American friends so Happy Thanksgiving to all of you there. This fall I was dealing with some medical issues and was pretty exhausted so we kept things simple and went to the lake and roasted turkey dogs with cranberries which… Continue reading What To Do With Twelve Rubber Turkeys At Thanksgiving
Today I thought I'd share a few of my favorite DIY beauty and self-care tips and tricks with you since some warmer weather has finally arrived in Alberta. We actually had blue skies last weekend and while I'm sitting under dreary clouds today, next week is suppose to be a scorcher! Some how beauty routines… Continue reading 10 DIY Beauty and Self-Care Tips and Tricks
I love earthy tones but who says bright colors can't be considered earthy too? Vibrant colors are found throughout nature in rocks and gems, flowers, fruit & berries, seashells and sunsets to name just a few and there are lots of great ways to incorporate them when you're decorating your patio or yard. Here are… Continue reading 25 Creative Ways to Add Color to Your Outdoor Space
If you love the home decor show Trading Spaces, consider this an opportunity to decorate a room for someone else, just on a smaller scale! As most of you know, I love to come up with up-cycled Barbie Doll furniture from Thrift Store or garage sale finds, even stuff you might consider throwing away can… Continue reading Barbie’s ‘Feeling Groovy’ Trash to Treasure 70’s Pad
It's been awhile since I've blogged and I've missed the WordPress community and all the wonderful blogs written by all of you. Where have I been? Back in time! I suddenly felt inspired to return to my research and writing on historical Calgary and when the inspiration hits me, I run with it. I had… Continue reading A Little Bit of This & Little Bit of That
Our little two year old Henry (half Chihuahua and half Terrier) loves to play with stuffed animals, well, by play I mean rip their little stuffie guts out. We initially spent a lot of money on dog toys, many which he didn't play with. It was evident that stuffed animals were his favs, but buying… Continue reading Puppy Cuteness: Henry’s Toy Tip!