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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 […]

Dollar Store flower pots displayed in a DIY patio planter

Late last fall we built a deck on the back of our home, it has just been sitting there waiting to get used. I’ve been so excited for the weather to warm up so I could get at it. The first up was to add some pretty flowers, and after finding some cute dollar store plant pots, […]

WIN the ultimate family vacation

What a great start to the week I have for you!  Mr. Fynes and I were so fortunate to recently be able to get away from the hustle and bustle to get a little R&R (you can read all about it here), I wanted to give you an opportunity to do the same.  I thought […]

No bake, 2 ingredient, weight watchers dessert. Tastes like yummy lemon meringue

It has been a long time since I’ve shared a waistline friendly recipe. This 2 ingredient, 2 point, no bake Lemon Weight Watchers Dessert is one of my favourites when I’m trying to behave. It is so easy to make, and always a crowd pleaser… let’s be honest, it really just has to please me! […]

Welcome to Las Vegas Sign

Hi friends! I’m here in sunny Las Vegas having a bit of downtime with my Mr. Fynes, my mom and step-dad. It has really been wonderful and so relaxing (seriously relaxing, as we speak I’m sitting in the shade by the pool sipping a cool drink). Sad its all coming to a close but wanted […]

Matching aprons for mom and me! FREE pattern and tutorial. Makes a great gift

When I cook, craft, sometimes even when I clean I wear an apron. I have a drawer full of them, and when my children help out they like to wear one too. What’s cuter then you and your little mini-me being matchy mathcy?! I figured you might need a free apron pattern, so you can get matching […]

Spray paint and Decorate mason jars with Silhouette Vinyl Decals to create a beautiful plant pot. Perfect gift idea

With Mother’s day only a few weeks away I’ve been playing around with a few ideas that would make great gifts. I think these Plant Pots with Vinyl Decals are the winner! I really enjoy playing and creating cut files, and love to share them with you…for FREE! I hope you like them as much as I do, I know […]

Make this DIY wood caddy in only 15 minutes!! So many practical uses! EASY TO BUILD- great beginner project

15 Minute DIY Wood Caddy

April 23rd, 2015 | Learn How

Today I’m SO excited to be at SNAP Conference in Salt Lake City surrounded by 500 of the most talented crafty bloggers learning, creating, and celebrating the friendships we’ve made because of blogging! To celebrate with you, I teamed up with Abbey from The Cards We Drew and a large group of bloggers to create Crafts […]

built in laundry room with instock fixtures from The Home Depot

It’s so nice to have my laundry life back in order (er, create some order in the laundry room), I’m so excited to show you what has been going on behind the scenes. My laundry room ideas are quite simple, considering the space is only 66″ wide there wasn’t a lot of room to get fussy. […]

Laundry Room Color inspiration

This past week I’ve been a busy beaver working on the new laundry room design. I’m very happy to report it is all finished and ready to take on a heavy load! I’m so excited to share it with you, but first I wanted to talk about the colors I used in this new space. […]

Tips for keeping organized while traveling

Exciting news… next week I’ll be heading out for a 2 week vacation! Two weeks is a long time to be away from home, and while traveling I can’t tolerate a messy suitcase (I wish that attitude would spill over into other areas of my life). I’ve just discovered the best packing solution for staying organized […]

How We Roll Rolling Pin sign on reclaimed wood

Just after Christmas this year I bought myself a scroll saw. It was a really exciting purchase because I wanted one for a loooong time, but I was intimidated by such a ‘big tool’. I don’t know what I was thinking, my little baby is just like the kitten of tools. Nothing to AT ALL to be […]

beginner watercoloring large flowers

As you know I’m knee deep in laundry room makeover. It came together quickly once I got Captain Carpentry (aka my awesome brother) on board. In an afternoon it went from a hole in the wall to an amazing functional space. But it still needs some pretty, so I set out on the hunt for […]

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