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Red and green plaid Christmas Tree

Welcome to my 2018 Christmas Home Tour! Decorating for the holidays is my favourite thing, so of course sharing this post is one of my favourites too! Not only because I get to share what I love most about Christmas, but also get to link up with a bunch of other Canadian decor bloggers who […]

New cabinets installed

This week was fast and furious, so much work done this week and it really has started to look like a put together kitchen!  Let’s take a minute to recap Week 1 if you’re playing catch-up. I’m one of 12 designers competing in a 6 Week Renovation Challenge with Jeffery Court where one of us […]

Peach Mango Cheesecake Recipe

Everyone has dishes that are near to their heart. Ones that make them think of home, and bring up fond memories, because their mom or grandma made it best. I grew up in a family with great hands in the kitchen. When Atlantic Superstore shared that this month’s 2018 Canadian Food Trend would be focusing […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Easy DIY Bench tutorial.Perfect for the Lake

In honour of Canada 150 (for you non Canucks, Canada is celebrating its 150th Anniversary on July 1) Ryobi Canada gave the Ryobi North team the challenge to create something that we felt is ‘truly Canadian’. I did a lot of thinking, of course I instantly wanted to make a maple leaf sign, that’s kinda my jam. Then I thought something […]

Since buying the restaurant this past spring my biz partner Lauren and I have had plans on the back burner to also convert an upstairs room into a Airbnb rental. The room isn’t much, but would be a great place to hang your hat if you were in town for a night or two… considering […]

Eat More Ice Cream DIY Pennant flag with Neon heat transfer vinyl

This week I’ve joined forces with my friends at Expressions Vinyl to bring you a fun summer inspired project. The challenge was to use Neon Vinyl. Neon screams 2 things to me, elementary school bike shorts, and summer!! I’ve lately been obsessed with pennant flags so I thought I’d mesh the two together to bring you […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

dining room Union Street Cafe

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 […]

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 […]

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