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Super yummy very chocolaty chip cookies

Chocolate Chip Crunch Cookies

September 30th, 2014 | Recipes

We love cookies and I can not lie. My husband mainly wears the cookie captain cap, I swear I can bake a batch and they are gone before I can turn around. I’ve been trying hard to have a fresh batch in the cookie jar so Mr. Fynes, the kiddos have some for their lunch box. […]

Modern Farmhouse Kitchen hutch

The kitchen makeover is finally done!! After living here 5 years it was time to give this space a new look, and put all my kitchen ideas into play.  I am so excited to give you a tour of my new modern farmhouse kitchen! You can see what it looked like BEFORE here. Ready for it? Ta-da!! I must start with […]

Baking pan gallery wall from Fynes Designs

Last week while in Toronto I had the opportunity to join some of my best bloggy gal pals for a super fun day of shopping with Value Village and Ford. I don’t typically go 1700 km to go on a shopping trip, but since I was in town, I had to take the chance to get […]

Delta kitchen faucet with Touch2O technology

Have you ever bought something that you didn’t really need but just decided you’d splurge? Of course you have, everyone does that, but often I do that and then totally regret the decision in some way. Not this time folks- there is no regret here!! We are the new proud owner/ operators of a shiny […]

Butcher diagram printed on a tea towel. Makes a great piece of kitchen art. Free Silhouette cut file included

My kitchen makeover is getting so close to being done! Yesterday on Facebook is shared a snippet of my new backsplash, and today I wanted to share my Butcher Diagram kitchen wall decor with a Free Silhouette cut file. I’ve always admired butcher prints, maybe because I grew up on a hog farm. I’ve seen some lots of […]

Happy Fall Y'all Painted sign.

Fall Vignette

September 12th, 2014 | Home Decor, Learn How, Seasonal

I love this season, don’t get me wrong I’m sad to see summer go but I love everything about harvest time. In Nova Scotia fall is so bountiful, I swear my grocery bill is cut in half. We have our summer chickens in the freezer, and there is such an abundance of fresh produce available. Bring it […]

How To make a Leather Key Fob in less than 5 Minutes

No Sew Leather Key Fob

September 11th, 2014 | Learn How

I’m SUPER duper excited that tomorrow morning I’ll be catching a plane to Toronto for Blog Podium!! I’ve been talking about this conference since the spring, I can’t believe it is here already!! When heading to a conference I always like to take along a little treat to accompany my business cards. I’ve been known […]

Easy DIY Kitchen Rolling Pin Wall Art

As you know I’ve been a busy beaver doing a little makeover in my kitchen. As with any home project there has been a few set backs, but its coming together and I should have it all sparkling and ready for the big reveal really soon! While I’ve been waiting for a few things to arrive I’ve […]


I always love decorating our home for fall. Maybe it is because we have orange siding so it just fits so well with the season and our surroundings. Plus I live in a heavy agriculture region so it so easy to get our hands on pumpkins, gourds, unique squash, and of course apples and pears. This year […]


Sharing The Fynes Summer Smiles

September 4th, 2014 | Family

That’s it folks, summer is officially over.  tear I sent my baby off to big school this morning tear, tear, tear. It just got real, so on this teary-eyed morning I thought I should reminisce about some of the ultra fun times we had over the summer. I made a commitment at the first of […]

yummy no lettuce salad

Welcome to the Be Awesome Linky Party! I hope you all had a fantastic long weekend, we took our last camping trip of the season and welcomed a new exchange student from Germany into our home. This week’s features are inspired by back to school! Here is a few great back to school ideas from […]

Easy Beginner Sewing project. Make a sweet Halloween costume

Since attending the Barbie and the Pearl Princess movie premiere and watching The Little Mermaid countless times my daughter has been obsessed with Mermaids. So when her birthday rolled around a few weeks back, it was only natural she wanted to have a mermaid party. What is a mermaid without a beautiful fin, or in our case a Mermaid […]

Back to school shopping with RBC Rewards points

Can you believe back to school time is almost here?! Two weeks and my baby will be waiting at the bus stop to board a 13 year adventure. Sounds serious when you think of it like that. She is totally ready to go and I thought I was ready too, but reality is starting to […]


When my daughters birthday was getting near I made the mistake of introducing her to Pinterest. I know crazy idea right, what almost 5 year old needs to know how to use Pinterest? The 5 year old who talks incessantly about her birthday party and has a mom that needs to get some work done without […]

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