DIY Christmas, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

DIY Christmas Sock Drink Cozies

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

Tips & Tricks, View All

15 Best Tips Ever for Cleaning Glass, Mirrors & Windows

We've all struggled with those frustrating streaks! grrrr. I've tried various vinegar solutions and they're o.k. but not streak free so I set off on a mission to explore new possibilities and I found some amazing solutions! I was really surprised by what I learned and I think you might be too. 1 Dusting the… Continue reading 15 Best Tips Ever for Cleaning Glass, Mirrors & Windows

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Why a Pickle a Day Keeps Heartburn Away!

If  you've ever had really bad heart burn there is no need for me to explain the discomfort and in some case straight out pain. For me it would strike in the middle of the night and I'd find myself stumbling around half asleep, trying not to wake anyone while I dug around for the… Continue reading Why a Pickle a Day Keeps Heartburn Away!

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Whale Rock Art: Embracing Nature’s Inspirations

Guest Blogger Tracy Bassett There is something magical about Vancouver Island with the spectacular views, old growth forests, wildlife, mountains and ocean. Everywhere I go, there are artisans and crafters making beautiful things and embracing natures elements in creative ways. It's impossible to not be inspired and it wasn't long before I caught the creative… Continue reading Whale Rock Art: Embracing Nature’s Inspirations

DIY Barbie Projects, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

No Sew Barbie Doll Wedding Dress

I found this old curtain valence at the Thrift Shop a few years ago and thought it might make a pretty wedding gown for Barbie. I just played around and wrapped it this way, then that way until I found what I thought looked best. I glued on two pieces of velcro at the back… Continue reading No Sew Barbie Doll Wedding Dress

Fairy Fun, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

DIY Fall Forest Fairy

I came across an old doll at the Edmonton Re-use Centre, she must have been a cake topper given she had no legs. There she was at the bottom of a bin, with her dirty face staring up at me pleading with me to take her.  I couldn't leave her there so I decided to… Continue reading DIY Fall Forest Fairy

DIY Decor, View All

How To Organize & Design A Multi-Purpose Craft Room

Organizing a multi-purpose craft room can have its challenges but with a bit of planning ahead you can make the best use of your available space.   Setting up a multi-project craft room has been a challenge and an ongoing project in itself. Some people have a designated purpose for their space, an art studio… Continue reading How To Organize & Design A Multi-Purpose Craft Room

Halloween, View All

5 Fabulous & Fun Halloween Decorating Ideas

Everyone enjoys those spooktacular Halloween decorating ideas that are fabulous and fun. Here are five boo-tiful ideas. I'd love to hear which one you like best! 1 This spider treat plate is something to scream about! 2 It's just scary how adorable this pumpkin witch is! 3 Hay, speaking of fabulous and fun - check… Continue reading 5 Fabulous & Fun Halloween Decorating Ideas

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DIY Halloween Cards and Miniature Colouring Book

Guest Blogger Lulu Spencer shares a fun and creative DIY Halloween project that was a spooktacular hit with the kids. DIY Halloween Cards and Miniature Colouring Book At Halloween time I always want to send a little something to my young nieces, nephews and grandson. Finding something for small children that is not candy and… Continue reading DIY Halloween Cards and Miniature Colouring Book

Bird Baths, DIY Patio & Yard, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

DIY Up-Cycled Blue Jay Bird-Feeder or Bird-Bath

I found this wonderful platter at the Thrift Store and knew it would work perfectly for some type of bird bath or feeder. The colors are so vibrant and Blue Jays just happen to be my husbands favorite bird and they visit us often at the lake and stay late into the fall and some… Continue reading DIY Up-Cycled Blue Jay Bird-Feeder or Bird-Bath

DIY Barbie Projects, Up-Cycled & Re-Purposed, View All

Trash to Treasure Barbie Doll Beach Chair

In under 3 minutes for under $2.00 Barbie is ready to relax in the sun! No sewing, no gluing and no time at all! I found this at the Thrift Store. I'm not sure if its a folder holder, a dish rack or something else but I do know it has the makings of a perfect… Continue reading Trash to Treasure Barbie Doll Beach Chair

Entertaining, Tips & Tricks, View All

How To Prevent Your Silver From Tarnishing

When my mother down sized to senior living she gave me her silver set. When I opened the chest  I saw a piece of  chalk. I had no recollection of chalk being in the silverware chest and I know she wouldn't have it there for no reason, but why? MINIMIZE MOISTURE I set out to… Continue reading How To Prevent Your Silver From Tarnishing