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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 […]

Fynes children

The hustle of the Holidays has began at the Fynes home! I wanted to take a moment to wish each and every one of you a beautiful holiday with your family and friends. I would love to be able to send you all a Christmas card, but instead I’ll share a few photos from our family […]

Faux wool sock stocking- easy to make with HTV vinyl. NO electronic cutter required!

I was so excited when I was asked to join the Expressions Vinyl Ambassadors in a fun Christmas challenge. We were all given the same package of heat transfer vinyl and asked to create a stocking. The parcel included traditional holiday colors in red, green, white flocking, glitter HTV in both silver and gold, and holographic red. Since […]

Christmas village tree. Decorated with glistening houses and beautiful white bulbs

This past weekend we opened the doors of our home to welcome locals in for live Christmas Home Tour. It was an amazing experience to be able to share my home and love of Christmas with old friends and new.  I want to start my home tour off by expressing my gratitude to everyone who came out […]

Add a christmas card ornaments to gifts for a personal touch

I often struggle with gift buying, kids are never a problem, they are easy to satisfy. When it comes to adults like Grandma and Grandpa they typically have received every gift under the sun and then some, so it is nice when you come across a gift that they will actually put to good use. […]

Black Friday

It’s here, it’s here, the biggest sale of Silhouette history! The Silhouette Black Friday Sales are so amazing this year you won’t be able to resist putting a little something under the tree for yourself this year! While your at it, I wanted to give you a little treat too, a FREE Holiday Cut File! I […]

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. The team is put together of a few of my favourite Canadian bloggers and we’re excited to bring you our first addition. Of course given the time of year, Christmas decor was the first project on the […]

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. […]

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 […]

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! […]

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