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DIY Scalloped Christmas Ornaments 

DIY Gold Scalloped Christmas Ornaments

It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas... the trees are up (yes trees, yay!), the lights are sparkling and everything feels so cozy. All the decorating has me wanting to create and craft. ALL. THE. TIME. Is there such thing as too many decorations & ornaments? I think not. The W Network (which would be the equivalent to the Hallmark Channel) has been airing a steady stream of sappy, feel good movies and I am lapping it up. I don't care that they all end the same or generally have an unrealistic storyline, the leading men in each story is a gift from Sa[...]

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20 Minute Sea Glass Spray Paint Projects

20 Minute Sea Glass Spray Paint Projects

A couple of weeks ago I stumbled across Krylon’s Sea Glass spray paint. It was released in the US earlier in the summer but took it's time coming to Canada. Let me tell you, it was worth the wait! Being stuck in the middle of the Canadian prairies doesn't allow a girl a lot of time to visit the beach to collect sea glass. Well, I won't have to pout about it anymore with this stuff. I love the soft chill vibe that sea glass coloring gives off, it makes me nostalgic for summer! But what if you wanted that look year round? Well now it's easy enough to achieve[...]

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Rainy Day Idea: Painted Story Rocks

We wrapped up a long weekend at the cabin recently and I think everyone was a little lake-hungover. It's funny how much you crave your routine after not having it for a few days. Ellie opted out of her pre-nap fight and went right to her bedroom when I suggested a few minutes of shut eye. The boys didn't hesitate when instructed to shower in order to scrub every inch of their lake saturated selves. Ahhhh, if only it were always like that. The weather wasn't entirely on our side, there were more clouds than sunshine, ideal fishing weather....not ideal water[...]

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Dream Big, Darlin’

Simple "Dream Big, Darlin'" Sign

On the topic of dreams.... I was hoping to tweak this post and have it up for you earlier today BUT, I was distracted by the fact that Garth Brooks tickets went on sale in our area and WE'RE GOING! Talk about a dream come true! I can hardly contain my excitement. Garth was the bff I had but never met throughout my childhood and teenage years.  It's going to be a steady stream of country music listening in our house from now 'til June 10th. Now, as I adjust the volume on "Callin' Baton Rouge" I have to say, WalMart has really started expanding their craft sect[...]

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No Sew Curtain Hem

Well, I'm probably going to jinx the weather by saying this BUT....THE SNOW IS GONE! Spring is definitely in the air and I couldn't be happier. Tulips are in the supermarkets, there's that distinct damp yet fresh smell in the air, and I can send the kids outside in t-shirts without worrying that they'll freeze a limb off. We have so many birthday's the first two weeks of April, that it feels like we're existing solely off of cake and ice cream. I'm not saying this is a bad thing, but all the celebrating leaves little time for much else when you factor in work a[...]