Dear Santa… Christmas Wish Lists Family Night [with Free Printable!]

Can you believe that December is already here?! Christmas is going to be here before we know it! Life just seems to be flying by lately so the other night the brakes were put on, press pause on life as it be, and a slowed-down quality family night came to be. Bring out the holiday catalogs, some stickers, papers, scissors, glue sticks and a few cups of hot cocoa and we had ourselves a family Christmas List evening…

Christmas Wish Gift List for Kids Free Printable    Christmas Gift Wish List Santa Free Printable

Miss L was super excited about her list this year after Continue reading “Dear Santa… Christmas Wish Lists Family Night [with Free Printable!]”

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Fall Weddings: A few of my favourite finds and DIYs!

Fall is just around the corner, two weeks away to the official first day to be exact, can you believe it?! I feel like just yesterday it was spring, and summer… well you could have blinked and missed that! It has been a whirl wind year here between bridal showers, summer weddings, parties, someones very special first birthday, and I wouldn’t have it any other way!

But to the point of this post… with fall just around the corner I wanted to share a few of my favourite fall wedding ideas and, because I love a good DIY, a few DIYs for the DIY brides out there! So here it is… Continue reading “Fall Weddings: A few of my favourite finds and DIYs!”

Father’s Day: A Toddlers Guide to Handmade Gifts

Father’s Day is just around the corner (next Sunday to be exact) and Miss L has been a busy helper scrolling through pin after pin on Pinterst with me and hand picking her ‘toddler approved’ gifts for Dad! Now we better get to it, as it really is just a week away! But don’t worry all these ideas are quick, easy and you should be able to find most of the materials around the home, because if you are anything like me, I am sure we’ll be pushing these out up until the day before!

So here it is, your toddler-approved, top 10 list of handmade gifts for Dad for this Fathers Day… Continue reading “Father’s Day: A Toddlers Guide to Handmade Gifts”

DIY Cake & Sweets Stand

I always wanted one of those cute little cake stands for on my kitchen to hold sweets, deserts and other treats (or even those breakfast treats!) like you see in all those fancy kitchens featured in the home magazine, but I have never been able to find one that (a) I loved or (b) I loved enough for the price! So when I was looking for a project to do this past week, I thought this would be the perfect one and off Miss L and I went on the hunt for supplies…

First stop was the dollar store, where we found some cute platters and a few candle stick holders. With the warm spring weather garage sales have been popping up everywhere, so we hunted through a few around our neighbourhood and found a few more trays and candle sticks. All of that, along with a few more pieces we found in the “dreaded unpacked boxes” at home (yes we have been here about a year now, and sadly yes we still have a few boxes not yet unpacked which have been on the to-do list for far to long), a few cans of spray paint and paint we had left over from other projects, the glue gun and we were ready to go! Continue reading “DIY Cake & Sweets Stand”

DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden

Spring is here, so what better time than now to set up our little herb garden I have been talking about doing for way to long! I just wanted something simple, easy, some-what compact, yet still “cute” looking too, and easily movable to float around the kitchen, whether it be on the island, hutch, or anywhere between.

So Miss L and I set out on the hunt for just the right thing, and five stores later we were still empty-handed… So giving up a little, I figured I’ll just grab some mason jars, throw some soil in it, plant the seeds and call it a herb garden. One last quick look through Canadian tire, heading straight to the mason jars to grab a pack, we came across  this neat canning rack (which I’m sure is nothing new to many) and thus leading us here… our DIY mason jar herb garden!

It really has to be about the simplest DIY out there… we grabbed the Continue reading “DIY Mason Jar Herb Garden”

Glow Stick Light Saber DIY

This past week has been busy, busy between trying to get unpacked and organized from our month down in Palm Springs and trying to get all ready for a little girl’s FOURTH birthday! I know it’s crazy to even think that – FOUR years already?!

You might be able to guess the party theme already from the title but I don’t want to spoil too much yet (reveal post to come!) but I just had to share this quick, easy and fun DIY… Continue reading “Glow Stick Light Saber DIY”

10 Saint Patrick’s Day Ideas for Toddlers & Kids!

Less than ten days away, so here we our top 10 St. Patrick’s Day ideas hand picked from a few of my favorite blogs and Pinterest accounts, and approved by little Miss L herself! ‘Cause really who better to approve St. Patrick’s Day Ideas for kids then our little ‘almost four year old’!

 

  1. Leprechaun Fork Paintings | Crafty Morning Continue reading “10 Saint Patrick’s Day Ideas for Toddlers & Kids!”

Hello March! Hello Better Lettering Course! 

Hello March - Hand LetteringMarch is here, can you believe it? It feels like just yesterday it was the start of the new year!

It’s kind of hard to ignore the art of hand lettering in my industry, so when I stumbled along the Better Lettering Course I just had to sign up! At the beginning of the year I set out one main goal for 2016… to focus on growth: personally, within our family, and professionally. The #betterletteringcourse March Instagram challenge could not be a better fit as the prompts are all focused around how you have transformed, grown, or evolving in areas of your life.

Letter Your Growth March Instagram Challenge

Interested? Check Out all the details here… Better Lettering Course! and Better Lettering Challenge!

 

Hand Lettering - MarchSuper excited to get started with this! Keep posted to the Instagram for photos! @YourAndreaDawn

Happy March! AndreaDawn

 

DIY Tutorial: Chalkboard Spray Painted Mason Jars & Vases

Materials:

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It really is quite simple…

First, Continue reading “DIY Tutorial: Chalkboard Spray Painted Mason Jars & Vases”