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{CHRISTMAS}: Advent Calendar Filler ideas for Toddlers

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Last year I filled Link’s advent calendar with little toys and books and it was great but this year I wanted it to be more interactive.  Since we love doing little projects and we don’t need anymore little toys rolling around the living room I decided to go with an activity/craft theme. I gathered some pre-made kits from Michaels and Dollarama and then put together some of my own activities based on things I found on Pinterest. Continue reading

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{FOOD}: Halloween Monster Brownies with DIY Googly Eyes

Healthier Monster Brownies with DIY Edible Eyes

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I love baking but I have a hard time not eating it all! I recently found a recipe for a brownie in a mug and thought “perfect, now I won’t be tempted by a whole pan.”    WRONG. Now it’s too easy to make a mug full of warm chocolate deliciousness at any time. I decided to change my approach and look for something maybe a little more healthy and give away the extras to avoid temptation. Since Halloween is right around the corner we decided to make Monster Brownies. They’re simple enough that Link could help out too! Continue reading

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{DIY}: How to Make an Easy Halloween Doormat

Dress up your front step with this easy Halloween Doormat.

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I’m a sucker for holiday decor but I generally don’t do a lot for Halloween as it seems so close to Christmas. This year Link and I did some Halloween crafts and decorations for the mantle and he was so excited that I thought we should continue the fun onto the front step!

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{Halloween}: 10 cute DIY Costumes for Kids

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I bought Link a Halloween costume this week but the maker in me is not entirely convinced. I thought I would use my time for other things like decorations and baking but I keep finding myself back on Pinterest scoping out different DIY costumes. I’ve put together a list of my favourites, hopefully it’ll save you some time! Continue reading

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{Halloween} DIY hedgehog costume

Halloween is officially on it’s way, a walk through almost any store will confirm it! So I guess it’s time to decide on a costume for Link, or maybe I should have already?? Either way I’m determined to find something super adorable, though I’m not sure I will ever outdo the cuteness of his first Halloween. I DIY’d him the cutest hedgehog costume and it was almost too much!

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DIY Hedgehog Costume for Baby

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{home} Dining Room Makeover for under $350

About six months ago I decided that our dining room (nook, eat-in kitchen?) needed some serious help and that a makeover was in order. The table was banged up, the chairs covered with stains and I was so sick of the pea coloured paint!

 

I began my hunt and fount some great tables, I fell in love with this one from Wayfair and the price was right. I could already see us sitting down to dinner and I was excited! That is until I started looking at chairs, man the price really adds up when you want eight of them. I fell in love with these ones at Crate & Barrel but decided that Link might want to go to college someday so I couldn’t justify $4400, especially with a sticky toddler on the loose! So I did what I do best and researched some ideas and came up with a DIY makeover plan. 

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{travel}: palm springs

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I am the definition of a homebody. Give me a good book, a cup of tea and some cozy socks and that my friends is my Friday (and Saturday night!) But when I had the opportunity to sneak away with my mom, my homebody self couldn’t turn it down. We decided on Palm Springs. It had sunshine, palm trees and since neither of us had been there before it would give us a chance to discover it together.

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