Summer

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 […]

Mini Patio makeover

Mini Patio Makeover

June 11th, 2016 | Home Decor

Whew, how did it get to be mid June already?! We’re just starting to warm up here in Nova Scotia. They blackflies and mosquitoes have dissipated (just in time for the June bugs to arrive) and we can finally start to enjoy some outdoor living. Two years ago my brother (aka Captain Carpentry) helped add a back deck […]

Easy to make Watermelon Ice Cream Cake- Just a few simple steps to a delicious summer dessert

Does your family have an insane birthday month? In my fam between mid July to mid August there are 9 birthdays! Thats a lot of candles, and partying going down!! I need a secret weapon that makes the kids go wild. That bazooka gun = Ice Cream Cake! Do you know of a kid that doesn’t love a cake made […]

Faux flower wreath made from a floral crown

Fake Flower Wreath

June 17th, 2015 | Wreaths

I have to be honest, I have a thing for fake flowers. Mainly because it is winter here 80% of the time, and when flowers do come in season they last about 10 minutes. But not the fakies, they last for- like ever, and if you buy the nice ones some nearly look real! So what […]

Easy to make DIY Marshmallow roasting sticks

It was garbage week here a few weeks ago. Unlike most places,  Nova Scotia has some pretty tight garbage laws. I’m not complaining I know its best for the environment, but there is only 1 day a year when you can dispose of big ticket items (‘big ticket’ spoken like a true garbage picker). I often find a few […]

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 […]

Sharing The Fynes Summer Smiles

September 4th, 2014 | Family

That’s it folks, summer is officially over.  tear I sent my baby off to big school this morning tear, tear, tear. It just got real, so on this teary-eyed morning I thought I should reminisce about some of the ultra fun times we had over the summer. I made a commitment at the first of […]

Delicious Pink Lemonade- super sweet lemonade stand ideas

This post is part of the YummyMummyClub.ca and Plan Canada’s Because I am a Girl #YMCPinkLemonAid sponsored program. I received compensation as a thank you for my participation. This post reflects my personal opinion about the information provided by the sponsors. I couldn’t wait to share today’s post with you. There is an awesome fundraiser in town […]

Patio Chairs refurbished from a vintage dining set #sunbrealla #voiceofcolor

I’ve constantly been on the hunt for a beautiful outdoor dining set, scouring pinterest for deck ideas, looking at set after set, pretending to have a dinner party at every piece of patio furniture I pass by in stores, but nothing. My patio set dreams have got put on the back burner summer after summer. Then I fell in […]

The most delicious Caesar drink recipe

The title of this post may have you scratching your head if you’re a fellow Canuck, because we all know a Bloody Mary is NOT a Caesar. As you all know I recently came back from a state side trip. I’m not much of a drinker, but when I’m wearing my vacation shoes I like to […]

Word from Virginia- Summertime is not a break

Hey faithful followers!  So this is me in a slow down, do I slow down you ask?- NO not really, but this past weekend was my first (and last) non wedding weekend this summer and I really tried to turn my brain down a notch or two. I just wanted to drop a line to […]

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