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Weight Watchers strawberry shortcake recipe- ONLY 2 points per serving!!

Happy Canada Day! What better way to kick of July than to celebrate our nation, the sunshine, the last day of school (yesterday), and that strawberry season is in full force! Each year at the end of the school year, our family goes on a camping trip where we celebrate the season with a Strawberry Shortcake […]

14 Fabulous Free Fonts from www.fynesdesigns.com

14 Fabulous Free Fonts

June 29th, 2015 | Free

If you’re like me- always adding text to photos, creating Silhouette cut files, creating project life journaling cards, painting signs, you might just be a little bit of a font snob, I can’t deny I might fall into that category! I love a good font especially when they are FREE! Today I wanted to share […]

Painted wood signs from Fynes Designs

If you’ve been following along since the new year, you already know about the sign making biz I’ve fallen into, and my obsession with the scroll saw. Today my friends at PPG Voice of Color want to offer you the chance to get your hands on one of these fun colourful signs 100% custom made just for you! […]

I love you photo gift idea

Wowza how this month is flying by! Father’s Day is already here this weekend, I need to show you what we’re gifting this year. You’ll love this clip photo frame idea, it is super easy to make, will only cost a few dollars, the kiddos can help out, plus you can make it in about 10 […]

Faux flower wreath made from a floral crown

Fake Flower Wreath

June 17th, 2015 | Wreaths

I have to be honest, I have a thing for fake flowers. Mainly because it is winter here 80% of the time, and when flowers do come in season they last about 10 minutes. But not the fakies, they last for- like ever, and if you buy the nice ones some nearly look real! So what […]

Easy to make DIY Marshmallow roasting sticks

It was garbage week here a few weeks ago. Unlike most places,  Nova Scotia has some pretty tight garbage laws. I’m not complaining I know its best for the environment, but there is only 1 day a year when you can dispose of big ticket items (‘big ticket’ spoken like a true garbage picker). I often find a few […]

Merryr Mag Summer Edition, filled with so many fabulous summer ideas

Today I’m so excited to share that Merry Mag Summer edition has hit the shelves… ok the www waves, but it is one you won’t want to miss! This trendy online magazine has every page filled with so much summer inspiration you have to go see for yourself! READ MERRY MAG HERE Ice Cream Sundae Shoppe Party Come on in […]

Sweet and Spicy Fresh Pear Salsa Recipe- great for dipping and adding to recipes

I love salsa, it may as well be a food group (really anything tomato based), throw some fruit into the mix and it’s an instant siesta in my mouth! One of my favourite treats is chips and salsa; so today I wanted to share a yummy Sweet and Spicy Fresh Pear Salsa recipe with you that is on […]

The Nova Scotia Regional color collection from PPG Voice of Color

If you have never visited Nova Scotia you really must come, I’m so fortunate to live in such a beautiful place. The county I live in is coined for the world’s highest tides, Acadia University, and most importantly it is the agricultural heartland of the province.  If you have no idea where I’m talking about, Nova Scotia is […]

Summer writing desk nestled in an orchard

Whew, can you believe a month of weekly outdoor projects has zipped by so quickly?  Today I want to invite you to share your outdoor projects with the Outdoor Extravaganza team, I’d love to see what you’re working on, and share them to our group Pinterest board. Check out the projects I shared during the […]

Summer Inspired painted furniture with Voice of Color Sun Proof exterior colors

Everything about todays project excites me. The colors, the burst of summer, the vibrancy of each image, the way the sun was blistering the day I was out painting (blistering isn’t a term we use here in May). Summer was my inspiration for this painted furniture, if you’re not quite there yet, stick around this […]

How to make ice cream sundae party decorations

It is birthday party time around here and this year we are gearing up for a fun ice cream party. What’s a kid party without ridiculously cute decorations? So when I was asked to join the FloraCraft® Make It: Fun® Ball Blitz I knew I wanted to try making some cute ice cream sundae decorations. I’ve seen […]

How to Host a BBQ last minute

The weather around here has finally got nice enough to haul the BBQ out of storage and get grilling. As we get into the summer days we barbecue just about everything (amen to less dishes). We are no strangers to hosting a last minute BBQ. I love a planned dinner party as much as the next gal, but I love […]

Easy to sew Freezie Coozie with a dollar store wash cloth

Easy Sew Freezie Koozies

May 19th, 2015 | Sewing

Freezie weather is fast approaching, and we’re armed with a fresh set of Easy Sew Freezie Koozies! Freezies are basically a main food group around here as the weather gets warmer, but no matter how high the mercury gets, little fingers still get a little nippy when Mr. Freeze is in town.  Freezie Koozie to the […]

tropical blender drinks made easy

Happy looong weekend my fellow Canadians! You know what that means… glug, glug, or maybe it means the Queen’s birthday, you choose! Since today kicks off the May long weekend, the sun is shinning, and the kiddos are out of school early, I thought it would be the perfect day to set up our patio drink […]

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