DIY: Patio String Lights

This post has been meaning to go live for quite sometime now, however STUFF, like growing a baby in this little belly of mine has taken priority. So first and foremost sorry for the delay, I hope you haven’t been holding your breathe waiting on doing you own patio renovation for this very post. For if you have, my goodness am I ever sorry! In this picture heavy, and by heavy I mean ELEPHANT-SIZED picture heavy post I hope to give you a good understanding of how we went from a little dream to a big reality. We really spent very little money, most of what we gave was […]

DIY: Project Playhouse (wood delivery & paint choices)

The truck pulled up, the driver confirmed our delivery and the crane made it real! The delivery of our newest project has happened, last week Sunbury Cedar dropped off bundles of delicious smelling pre-cut cedar for our new 6×8′ elevated Playhouse. Poor guy has only had a few weekends off between his last project (our patio overhaul) and now he’s back to late nights working in the garage and weekends that are the furthest thing from relaxing. As much as he loves the idea of putting his feet up, I swear he can’t, physically do it. The moment this guy has free time he is thinking up new projects […]

FEATURE: Patio Miracle(-Gro) Makeover

I think we can all agree that a well-done before and after motivates us, has us dreaming about our own spaces, makes us feel all the feelings! No?  I mean seeing a space go from lackluster to hosting perfection in not only a short time frame but on a budget, those are my kinda makeovers; an affordable quick overhaul which we’ve been calling a Miracle(-Gro) Makeover. It’s taken us about 4 weeks and just over $500 to complete, considering the size of our space and the blank canvas we had, it needed a lot of love, but had huge potential. Think dreamy lighting, romantic foliage and flowers that perfume the air as […]

Feature: Mole Hill Miracle(-Gro) +GIVEAWAY

Mole hills are a frequent occurrence in this little neighborhood of ours, and over the course of the 7 years we’ve called this house our home, we’ve found some super creative ways to evict these guys from our yard (in the nicest way possible). The most successful route has been lawn sensors (think noisy outdoor solar light) which make a low beeping noise every 60 seconds. They send a signal between the two posts located at either side of your lawn and with their underground signals keep the moles from looking to your yard as great real estate. It worked for a good 3 years until they […]

{nearly} WORDLESS WEDNESDAY

We all know how good I am at keeping it short, if you’ve ever sat down to one of my stories you’ll know. Let’s just say that we will keep things “shorter” than usual with today’s Wordless Wednesday. A few weeks back, Sofia and I had the opportunity to attend (and dine) at The Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co. during one of their Mom & Tot DIY Herbal Salves classes with EarthBites. We learnt a lot, I mean a TON, thank goodness for the teacher, Aboriginal Herbalist Lori Snyder who took the time to write everything out for us to take home in note form. We walked out […]

DIY: Front Door Fairy Garden

We FINALLY tackled a project we’ve been wanting to do now for 365 days, quite possibly more, it’s just you loose count after a year, which is probably best. Since Fairy Gardens became a thing we’ve wanted to make one for our home, but it wasn’t until last Friday that our desire and determination saw eye-to-eye and we set our entire day to the making of our first Fairy Garden as a family.  Sofia and I took the morning to pop out bright an early to Garden Works for the plants that we would want in our little magical garden (you may have been following along here). We had […]

FAMILY: Crafts, an excuse for making forever friendships

As each month passes we get another adorable shot of our little people all together! What’s really fun about seeing these group shots is all these kids come from men who grew up together, some since kindergarten. Between us 5 wives, which we all met through our husbands, Ashley, Angela, Jenieve, Maria and myself, we’ve got 8 kids and 2 on the way. The ratio, as you can see is 2 girls to 6 boys but you would never know it if you were to be a fly on the wall during one of our monthly crafter’noons. They play together so well with no sides, this past week […]

DIY: Dyeing Easter Eggs Naturally

On Tuesday, myself, Sofia and some of our favorite blogger peeps were invited to a delicious and creative Brunch at The Rocky Mountain Flatbread on main street. We were to come prepared to have fun, dying eggs with fruits and vegetables and dining over some delicious foods from their new brunch menu was on the timeline for the day. We couldn’t say no, for one The Rocky Mountain Flatbread is one of our ultimate favorite family-friendly restaurants in Vancouver and secondly we couldn’t miss seeing some of our favorite faces at the same time. #winningallaround After leaving the event we felt inspired to try it ourselves at home, […]

FAMILY: Outdoor Picasso

We needed the sun and we also needed the excuse to get out of out pajamas.  The inspiration came from Jen over at Mama.Papa.Bubba. as many of our genius ideas do; on a nice day take the easel outdoors and enjoy the weather while getting creative. BEST IDEA OF THE YEAR, and I mean that, we’ve been sick going on 6 weeks people, no good ideas coming from this tired brain of mine. We bundled up, packed our pockets full of Kleenex and headed out back. The sun blazed down on our faces while we painted in peace, the birds around us chirped as if they were cheering […]

DIY: Bedside Table Overhaul {with D-C-Fix}

We have an IKEA bedroom set because a) it’s affordable and we bought it when we first got married and b) our bedroom hasn’t made the priorities list as of yet. This is why tackling upgrades to our bedroom in the form of a bedside table overhaul was so needed. Call it an IKEA hack if you will, this little project took me all of 40 minutes from start to finish. I covered the table top with the marble self-adhesive film by D-C-Fix and swapped out the drawer handles with those that I found at Michaels Crafts. D-C-FIX Website // Facebook // Twitter // Instagram // Pinterest The bedside tables are […]