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As you all know by now (not like you’d notice my lack of being around these parts lately) my restaurant is in full swing. To say I underestimated the amount of work and time that would go into it may be a slight oversight on my part. I’m certainly not throwing in the towel here on […]

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Mother’s Day is fast approaching and within a week or so we’ll all be scurrying to find just the right treat for mom.  We all know Mom loves a personal touch (unless it’s Cheerios glued to a paper), so why don’t you whip out some craft supplies to make her something special! Today I’ve teamed […]

Office equipment from Staples. Click for an amazing Before and After office makeover

Can you believe my restaurant has been open a month now? Time sure has a way of slipping through the hourglass when you’re busy as can be! The Union Street has had a really successful first month. It is mainly due to our awesome staff and incredible community support, but behind every successful day is […]

Etching metal with the Silhouette Curio. Leather and metal ID bracelets

Guys I have to admit, this is a bit of a lame tutorial. I was so excited to rip into a box of treats from my friends at Silhouette (which was at about 11 pm) that I dove right into playing and didn’t take many process photos. I threw my project together without much of […]

Restaurant bathroom makeover- mens and ladies looks

Whew, this Restaurant Bathroom Makeover was the biggest overhaul I think I’ve ever participated in… pssst, besides the painting I didn’t actually do much of the work, just the boss lady! At the first of the week I shared all the details of how the renovation rolled out. I came up with a vision and with the help […]

Restroom moodboard for a his and hers commercial space

I’ve been MIA for the last few weeks fixing up my newly opened restaurant The Union Street. I really wanted to trail you all along the journey, but when you cram 10 million projects into a tight deadline of 14 days I rarely had a minute to pick up my phone to check on my […]

Staples industrial furntiure

Guys, I have some exciting news… I’ve joined forces with Staples!  If you’re a gal doing her own thing then mark your calendars because Tuesday, March 8th is International Women’s Day and Staples wants to celebrate with you! This new partnership is shaping up to be such an amazing opportunity. When I initially reached out to Staples […]

Global color trends workshop

This past weekend I was really fortunate to join a group of color experts in New York city for the PPG Global Color Trends Workshop. Although I don’t define myself a color expert, I certainly have caught the bug! I had such an amazing time at the conference, learning how color trends are forecasted and getting my […]

Customize your Instax camera with a DIY sticker skin. Hundreds of possibilities!

Y’all know I’ve been a long time lover of my Instax gear, my little FUJIFILM family is so much fun to play with! I’ve recently added a new baby to the family, the Instax Mini 70. This new guy has some really great features like the mirrored selfie shots, auto exposure, and even a macro mode! […]

Big bubble gum canvas print from Shutterfly

This girls bedroom decor was actually a long time in the making. I started doing the painting back at the end of September, but that same week our house got broken into, and it threw a wrench into the plan. Then it seemed I was right into holiday planning and the bedroom got put together but […]

Wrap styrofoam hearts in yarn for a kid friendly Valentine's Day craft

You might be shaking your head in disbelief when I tell you Valentine’s Day is less than a month away! Seriously, how did the last month slip through the hour glass? I’m in mad preparation for everything else going on, so I’ve even surprised myself getting right on top of love day! This Valentine’s Day craft […]

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You may have been wondering if I disappeared since the holidays. Nope, not gone, just something really exciting in the works, there is an exciting forecast for 2016! If you’re following on social media, or picked up a newspaper in Nova Scotia in the last month you may already know I’m buying a restaurant! The […]

Free Rise and Shine Silhouette Cut File. Use in various ways, on mugs, painted signs, scrapbooking layouts

A few weeks back while in the So You Think You’re Crafty competition I shared a mug I had created for ‘In the Kitchen’ week.  Time got away from me and I never did share the free cut file that went along with the project. Since then, I’ve had a lot of inquires into the […]

Ideas for Storing Christmas decorations

Happy New Year folks! This Christmas Decoration Storage post may be a little off coming to you well into January. My intentions were good, but I never took into account the amount of time it would actually take to undo 11 Christmas trees (see them all here).  Plus I did a little survey on my […]

Fynes children

The hustle of the Holidays has began at the Fynes home! I wanted to take a moment to wish each and every one of you a beautiful holiday with your family and friends. I would love to be able to send you all a Christmas card, but instead I’ll share a few photos from our family […]

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