Happy New Year friends! I’ve taken the most time off for the holidays as I eeeever have and it’s been glorious. Before I get back into new fun DIY projects that I’ve been working on, I wanted to take a minute to look back and see what projects you have been loving and share a few of my personal favourites that didn’t make the cut. I’m sharing my 5 most viewed posts this year (published aaaanytime), the 5 most viewed posts that I published this year, and my 5 underdogs.
I have to be honest- I’m not much of a New Years’ resolution type of gal. But I really love the idea of setting goals and making a concentrated effort to plan for your year- what qualities you want to better and tasks you want to accomplish. As ambitious as I an in the making of these goals, I’m pretty good at forgetting them for a few reasons.
I don’t always write them down- and when I do they’re in some notebook… somewhere. I’ve always liked the idea of putting my goals up on my wall by my desk or by my dresser, but it would need to look good, right? And then there’s the issue of remembering when I’m not at my desk. So I made some of the most simple DIY bracelets to go along with it. I can wear this baby every day and it won’t pull my sweaters (like some of my favourites) or scratch the babies. Finally… accountability. Why not pull together some friends and share your resolutions so you have some accountability?Continue Reading…
I am excited to be popping in this morning to share a very exciting DIY I made a while back! Meet…. my live edge desk! This baby is an Ikea hack and looks oh so pretty in my workspace downstairs. All the photos show it right smack dab where my Christmas tree is, if you were wondering. I am busy working on a reveal for our basement room (you know, the one with the built ins) but it feels like Christmas is pretty much HERE so I think I’ll wait on that until the new year. But I’m pretty excited to share!
Either way… you can hop over and find out all the details on this desk (the legs, the top, the process!) over at Remodelaholic. I’ll be back here on Friday with another post before the holidays officially hit!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.
I am SO excited to share today’s post. It’s something I’ve been wanting to do for a long time (since I got my hands on this lightbox!) and just never got around to it. I am so glad that Cricut bought in to my idea and partnered to bring this DIY to life! Meet my DIY handlettered holiday lightbox. I love switching out the phrases on my lightbox (this is the one I have) depending on the day and you already know I love to add handlettering to pretty much everything. This was bound to happen sooner or later!
I’m getting so excited for Christmas this year! I kind of feel like I skipped Christmas last year. Last Christmas I hardly decorated and skipped a lot of the traditions we had planned on continuing due to being super pregnant. On the 27th of December, the same day we would have been celebrating Christmas with Shane’s family, we welcomed our third babe- Windsor. It was such an exciting time that Christmas took a bit of a back burner. So I’m excited to actually decorate this house of ours, celebrate baby’s first Christmas, actually enjoy the traditions we’ve started for our family AND for the first time ever, I’m hosting our family Christmas dinner. It’s a big year! My favourite tradition so far with our family (and the twins were right into it this year!) is decorating the tree with cocoa and holiday music. It’s the perfect introduction to the season. We’ve started a few others as well- it’s so fun to be able to pick and choose which traditions your kids will grow up with! A couple others that we’ve started include an activity based advent calendar (like this one and this one), decorating our outside shrubs like Christmas trees, a visit to Santa Claus (of course), and gingerbread houses with the cousins. I have a feeling we’ll be adding more over the years too. What are your favourite traditions? I just might steal them ;)Continue Reading…
Since I’ve been busy filming and editing all the videos for my e-course over the past few weeks, I’m FINALLY getting to the point where I ‘get’ or enjoy video. So much so that I’ve made a second video this month (whaaat?!) and you might even see a third. I’m crazy, I know. If you’re not already following me on YouTube and want to make sure you see each video, I would LOVE to have you subscribe over there!
Today’s video is a quick one, but it’s one I’ve been meaning to make for a while now. I actually made this ornament Noel sign for a specific reason- to show you HOW easy it is to letter on wood using the right tools!
Today I’m so excited to be doing my very first home tour. I’ve teamed up with some totally talented Canadian bloggers to share Christmas inspiration with you all. There are 25 bloggers joining in the Canadian Christmas Home Tour so you’ll have oodles (yep, oodles) of inspiration. There’s links to each down at the bottom of this post.
We got our Christmas decorations up a couple weeks ago but I find I always take a while to move things around and play until I’m happy. This year, our holiday style is all about the black and white, tons of greenery and wood tones, and lots of hand lettering. It’s also pretty minimal, nothing too fancy here. Did I mention kid-friendly?
Since Windsor is just trying to walk, he pulls himself up on EVERYTHING. He’s certainly a wild child and between him and the twins (they’re three) I just couldn’t spend my holidays trying to enforce a ‘no touch’ rule. So all of our fragile stuff is out of reach (all the nutcrackers Shane collects are on our entry stairs) and the tree is almost entirely non-glass ornaments. I made a few exceptions near the top (like those handlettered ones I made last year!).