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Mango Peanut Noodle Salad Bowl

I love a good challenge, so when my friends @AtlanticSuperstore challenged me to come up with a fun dinner recipe using some of the ingredients in my Loblaw Food Trends box in 40 minutes or less, I accepted and slipped right into my apron! This month’s featured trend is Cooking on the Clock, and I […]

FREE Silhouette and Cricut Summer Bronco Cut File

It’s been a while since I shared a free cut file. You may recognize the Bronco and VW Van Free Cut Files from Christmas time (get the Christmas version here)  I actually created the surfboard cut files first and the summer slipped away before I had a chance to share the Bronco and campervan…  about […]

Maple Apple Pork with Miso Slaw

Its finally Cottage season again! Sunny Skies, warm water, and hanging around the dock with the fam. When the mercury has risen and everyone is enjoying being on the water, I see no reason to pull them away to grab a bite. It’s so enjoyable to bring mealtime lakeside to dine al fresco.  Quick and […]

Farmhouse kitchen makeover before and after

If you follow along with my insta stories, you would have seen I was helping to spruce up my BF house over the winter to be put on the market. Work is complete, house is up for sale, and fresh decor is just waiting for the right family to come along. This modern farmhouse is a beautiful […]

How to make a Freak Shake. Tropical Vanilla Strawberry Milkshake

Did you know June 20 is National Vanilla Milkshake Day! To celebrate this fine occasion my children and I couldn’t resist creating a delicious Tropical Vanilla Strawberry Freak Shake. If you’re scratching your head wondering what a Freak Shake really is, it’s a funky spin on a traditional milkshake. This over the top sister to your […]

Use your leftover chicken to create this delicious Chimichurri and Sun-dried Tomato Chicken Zoodles dish

It can’t be all that shocking that my schedule is a bit on the bonkers side of things. As crazy as things get, family meal time is important to me, it’s top shelf in the priority department. After all, my restaurant business revolves around meal times shared together. However, as important as this cherished time […]

Christmas Tree Decorations in pink, white and silver

MERRY CHRISTMAS!! Where did December go?! The month slipped away from me in the hustle and bustle, and although I’m running in four million directions this morning, I just couldn’t let Christmas go by without sharing my trees. So with very little words here is what the holidays are looking like around here… I love […]

Christmas tree plates from President Choice

Today I’ve joined forces again with a great team of bloggers to bring you a series of inspirational Christmas table settings sure to get your holiday table decor ideas flowing. Since last Christmas my dining room has made a swap (see what this room looked like last year). Now that the dining room is a bit […]

Christmas painted signs SVG, Silhouette, and Cricut Cut files

Guess what?!! I’m sure you can guess since it’s right up there in the title… I finally opened a Fynes Designs ETSY shop! Since I feel like celebrating, I thought I’d share a Holiday Cut File freebie… what’s the holidays without a gift?! Opening an Etsy shop is something I’ve been wanting to do over the […]

Vintage Inspired Christmas Vignette

One of my favourite Christmas decorating jobs (besides the tree of course- see past trees, here, here, and here) is my Christmas Vignette. I always wish I had a mantle to spiff up, but I compensate with a kitchen hutch… or shelves in the case this year (see my 2015 and 2016 Christmas kitchen hutch). This Vintage […]

Easy DIY iron on Christmas photo ornaments

Tis’ my favourite crafting season! To kick things off I joined up with a group of gals to bring you 12 Beautiful DIY Christmas Ornaments. This DIY Christmas Photo Ornament Craft is so easy. Plus, you don’t need any fancy tools or materials, just some basic craft supplies to turn your memories into beautiful photo […]

Crisp modern kitchen with a bright pop of yellow

Of all the rooms in my home I think the kitchen has underwent the most decor changes. It may be because there is only 2.5 small walls to change, so really I can give it a completely different look in just an afternoon. I actually did this kitchen decor update in the spring, but put […]

Weight Watchers pulled chicken tacos with fresh mango pineapple salsa

After a very hectic summer and a few too many indulgences I headed back to Weight Watchers. It has been a while since I checked in, and let me tell ya, owning a restaurant the struggle is REAL. These Weight Watchers Crock Pot Chicken Tacos are simple, delicious, filling, and very little work! Plus I […]

This summer drink is made with gatorade! Perfect Mocktail for a kids pool party

It seemed like it took forever for the summer weather to actually arrive. Now that we’re in full force with hot, humid days we’re hitting the pool and lake as often as possible. Water time = fun time, and what better way to burst out the fun action then with a refreshing Swimming Pool Summer Mocktail […]

Canadian Tire CANVAS Patio Collection

Happy Summer!! I hope you all had an amazing time celebrating Canada 150. It was rainy and overcast here on the east coast, but a few breaks in the rain to let us get out on the Summer Patio to take in some fireworks and celebrate in style. After experiencing how busy the restaurant  was last summer I […]

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