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Rustic glam Christmas tree decor from The Wicker Emporium

I’m so happy to share with you that this season I’m part of the Wicker Emporium Ambassador team this season. The team is put together of a few of my favourite Canadian bloggers and we’re excited to bring you our first addition to the team. Of course given the time of year, Christmas decor was […]

SilhouetteCurio WIN

Oh my I love doing giveaways, especially when they are from one of my favourite brands! I’ve been playing with Silhouettes newest team player the Silhouette Curio™ for a few months now, and I can’t wait to share more cool projects you can create with it, but of course you need to have one too! I’ve shared loads of […]

Free Silhouette cut file for Mrs. Clause Cafe Painted sign

This month the Expressions Vinyl ambassador team was asked to create a kitchen themed project.  I’ve had my idea brewing for the past few months (actually since July when I got the assignment), I had planned to make a cute little Christmas apron using this pattern, with a heat transfer vinyl holiday sentiment ironed on the pocket. […]

Remove the day tag and add a Instax photo for a Holiday Photo calendar. Place the photos in an album or leave them up to enjoy long after the season is gone!

It’s no secret I’m in love with Christmas, and I can’t get enough of my FUJIFILM Instax mini 90, so when I came up with this idea for a Christmas Photo Advent Calendar I knew the collision of my two loves would be perfect! Typically each year our advent calendar is filled with candy (see our advent calendar […]

We Believe vintage santa canvas- custom print from Shutterfly

It is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around the Fynes house! First up on the decorating list was the dining room.  I had the pleasure of creating my holiday home decor with Shutterfly this year. Shutterfly has so many products for every season, and since I wanted to get some custom pieces this year it […]

TV console built with Elmers wood glue

This past week my living room went under the knife. It was totally unplanned, but all seem to fall into place. Today I’m sharing the DIY TV console I built that got the ball rolling. Quite a simple design, it actually resembles my sons bookcase I built last month (not intentionally). The best part, is […]

Putz inspired Christmas Village houses- Free Silhouette Cut files

Every year about this time, my house turns into a replica of Santa’s workshop. The kitchen is the hub of my merry making operation. Often we have to dig a hole in the counter to find a place to make supper…not something I’m proud of, but my kitchen really has the best natural light for […]

Christmas fawn FREE Silhouette cut file

Hey Friends! Today I’m over on the Silhouette blog sharing a little tutorial how to get watercoloring using your Silhouette Curio. You’re going to love this little hack, you’ll feel like a professional with a paintbrush in no time! Plus I’m also taking over the Silhouette America Instagram feed, I’ll have lots of fun stuff to […]

Easy DIY Christmas trees. Buy the DIY Bottle Brush Tree Kit at JoAnn and Hazel and Ruby

I’m super over the roof excited to share my big news with you… today a second craft kit of mine is being released in Jo-Ann stores! This time I’ve created a DIY Bottle Brush Trees kit along with my friends at Hazel and Ruby. After designing my embroidery kit that was released in the summer, I knew I […]

old Jewelry box makeover, with paint and new hardware

Upcycled Old Jewelry box

October 28th, 2015 | Paint

A while back I came across a very dated jewelry box at the thrift shop, it was only $3.99, so I scooped it up. When paint was the theme for So You Think You’re Crafty last week I decided to dig it out of the ‘needs makeover’ pile and give is a breath of fresh […]

Delicious Pecan Sticky Buns

Pecan Sticky Buns

October 26th, 2015 | Learn How, Recipes

Yum, thats all I have to say after making these delicious Pecan Sticky Buns with my mom over Thanksgiving. They were so delicious, and if you’re already making bread its easy to snitch a little of the dough to whip up a pan of these tasty morsels. I grew up in a farm family, not […]

Create one of a kind custom stamps with the Silhouette Mint stamp machine. How to use the Silhouette Mint tutorial

Guys, I just got my hands on the best thing since sliced bread… the Silhouette Mint! This little custom stamp maker has totally rocked my world and blown my mind all in about 10 minutes! Seriously in a very little time, I unboxed the Mint, plugged it in, created a file, and printed a stamp, just that easy! […]


Whew, this Modern Rustic Boy’s Bedroom Reveal has been a long time in the making. The space has been finsihe for a few weeks, but a little delay waiting for something to arrive in the mail, then a huge wrench thrown in the mix when our house was broke into. Anyhow, here we are a few weeks behind […]

Ford Mustang 50 year edition

Ford Fall Family Weekend

October 14th, 2015 | Review

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful Thanksgiving weekend, I hope you all had a fabulous long weekend filled with family and friends. We were lucky enough to have a Ford Mustang 50 years edition to cruise around in for the holiday weekend. It was so much fun having this fun sports card to zip around to all […]

This craft is perfect for kids age 6+ just paint the peg dolls and glue them to a frame for a family portrait made by your little ones

Results are tallied and I was the winner for Kids Week on So You Think You’re Crafty! If you missed the entries last week you can check them out here. I was delighted to learn that my Peg Doll Family kids craft won 1st place for this round. My daughter had so much fun creating this piece of […]

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