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The felt chain garland craft that never ends

Last year we made some pom pom ornaments. No wait, my mistake, 2 years ago we made pom pom ornaments. I present exhibit A. Pom Pom Ornaments This craft has taken on a life of it’s own on Pinterest. My kids made MORE of them this year. I refused. If you need to know why, go read the post. Then if you try and make it, don’t say you weren’t warned. Well, like childbirth when you’re supposed to forget the…

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DIY Rustic Christmas Wreath

The only time of year you will ever hear me speak the words “Rustic” and “Decor” in the same sentence is around Christmastime. It’s not that I don’t like farmhouse and rustic decor (I think it’s beautiful) it’s just not necessarily our overall home aesthetic. However, Christmas time is a time where your house can explode into a calculated mess of everything red, traditional, kitschy, glitter bombs, wood and substances you didn’t even know could be used to make decorations…

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Have a Very Merry Scandi-Canadian Christmas with Lowe’s! #LoveLowes

If you happen to follow me on Twitter, you will know I have a very fun rapport with the Lowe’s Twitter social media team. They affectionately share my sense of humour and I have repeated many times of how they are a great example of a brand that really understands how to do social media well. So when I got an email from their PR team asking if I wanted to join their Blogger Program and collaborate on a holiday…

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DIY Rustic Sieve Christmas Wreath

Once upon a time, a long time ago, I picked up a strange round object at the Salvation Army. Listen, if you cook or bake in any way you’re going to look at me and go how the hell did you not know what a sieve is? I looked at the shape of it and said “Hey, you need to be upcycled into something and used as decor.” vs “I can’t wait to use this in my kitchen.” I’m sorry.…

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Wrapping Paper Scrap Christmas Cards

This is going to be short and sweet because the kids have a PA Day this week and I have a weekend full of crazy ahead of me. This years Christmas cards are coming soon, but last year for a variety of crazy reasons I did not blog over the Holidays. I know. I don’t understand that either. But just in case you need some inspiration for your Holiday cards, here are the ones I made for last Christmas where…

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DIY Scented Wood Christmas Ornaments

I am always looking for fun little crafts to do for the holidays but I am also a big fan of of crafts that are uncomplicated. So while every year we try to make some new baking soda dough ornaments, sometimes they can be a bit of a theatrical production to get done. Now, one of the things for me that makes Christmas time so nice are the smells of the season. The cinnamon, the baked cookies and the warm,…

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Step into the Best Buy She Shed designed by Christine Dovey #BestBuySheShed

Tell me what comes to mind when you think of Best Buy? TV’s, computers and electronics. Tech gadgets right? What if I told you Best Buy also sells pillows, crystal glasses, dinnerware, rugs, furniture and even stuffed animals? I had absolutely no idea. In fact just this year we wound up getting our gas range from Best Buy and it was to me, a completely unexpected place to buy my appliances. Well, boy was I about to get educated on…

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National Women’s Show & a Best Buy Giveaway! #BestBuySheShed

What do a Vitamix Blender, a Fossil Leather Bag and a Kate Spade Activity Tracker have in common? Well they’re all components of a room – actually wait, more than a room – it’s a She-Shed. A Best Buy She-Shed to be precise, designed by the talented Christine Dovey, which will be showcased at the National Women’s Show in Toronto this weekend Nov 4 – 6th, 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. The National Women’s show this year has over 450 exhibits…

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