Mini Makeover: Santa Mason Gift Jars

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Every year I try to come up with something new and different for what I call our family gifts. These are small gifts that we give to my Dad's siblings and their families (that we see during the holiday season). I need to make 10-12 of these each year, so it can be a challenge to stay within budget but also give something that's fun to find under the tree. Last year I made … [Read more...]

How to Get Out of a Creativity Slump

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Creativity slumps happen. You're feeling all awesome and have all these excellent ideas that you want to make happen and then, at some point, it feels like all the air has been let out of your sparkly balloon. Ugh. We've all been there, but the trick isn't to try to avoid them, but to dust your self off and get that creative feeling back, asap. Here are my favourite ways to … [Read more...]

Pinterest Saturdays: 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for the Hard to Buy For

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Hello! Happy Saturday! This week I'm wrapping up my Christmas gift ideas for this year and finishing up with gift ideas for the hard to buy for! This one was tricky for me to come up with ideas for, as you can never really know what those people who already have all they need would like. They often keep their wish lists close to their chest, so I like to go with fun things that … [Read more...]

Mini Makeover: Make Your Own Colourful Laundry Storage (Giveaway- Closed)

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Paint provided by Dulux Duramax* My laundry has been a room on my to-do list for a long time. It's a small space and everything has really just been bundled up on the dryer or on the floor next to it, and it's never really had much order to it (which drives me nuts!). Recently Dulux contacted me about their new spray paint product Dulux Duramax, and asked if there was any part … [Read more...]

Dreams and Goals for 2014 Revisited

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The year may not be quite done yet, but I'm already starting to look forward to 2015 and reflect on what 2014 has brought. Some of the 'brand new blog' jittery feeling has worn away a bit (it's 17 months old today), and the blog has become something that I don't remember ever not having as a part of my life. I love this blog dearly, and I have some lofty goals for it for 2015 … [Read more...]

Pinterest Saturdays: 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for Kids

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Hello! Happy Saturday! It's time for another set of Christmas gift ideas to help you get all your shopping done nice and early this silly season! This week it's all about gift ideas for kids! Sometimes they are the easiest to buy for with all the shops sending out catalogs, but sometimes it can still be tricky to find just the right thing. Here are my suggestions that could … [Read more...]

Mini Makeover: Paper Snowflake Wreath

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*This Post is part of the #Brothergoespink Campaign for the National Breast Cancer Foundation I was recently asked if I'd be part of the #Brothergoespink campaign for the National Breast Cancer Foundation and as it's a cause that's very dear to my heart, I jumped at the chance. They asked if I could create a Pink Christmas themed project and supplied me with one of their nifty … [Read more...]

Planning a New Wardrobe

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It's taken me a long time to work out what my fashion style is. In my late teens/early 20s I bought whatever the surf shops were stocking that season, even if they weren't a great fit for me. Then I moved into the lost years of trying out "young corporate" and I didn't really do that so well either. But in the last couple of years I've really started to work out what I like to … [Read more...]

Pinterest Saturdays: 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for Women

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Hello! Happy Saturday! I'm back this week with another gift guide for the all important people in your life and this week it's all about the ladies! Whether you're buying for yourself or someone else, this group can be quite tricky to find the perfect gift for. I hope this week's round up gives you some ideas. Bracelets Jewellery always makes for a lovely gift and … [Read more...]

Mini Makeover: Redecorate an Old Photo Frame

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Do you have any old photo frames lying around the house that don't really suit your taste any more but you don't want to get rid of them? I have a few and I realised that instead of just throwing them away or leaving them lying around, that I could do a quick mini makeover on them and spruce them up again. Here's how you can too! What you'll need: Gold Spray Paint This … [Read more...]

Living Room Styling Ideas

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The living room is a much loved part of the home and is often a high traffic area. In our home, and I assume in many of yours it will also have furniture that can't be easily replaced as the trends change. So here are my ideas for keeping your living space feeling fresh and as 'you' as possible, without it costing the world.   1. cushion 2. artwork 3. throw 4. rug … [Read more...]

Pinterest Saturdays: 6 Christmas Gift Ideas for The Guys

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Hello! Happy Saturday! I'm back with another round up of great Christmas gift ideas to help get you (and me) ready for the silly season. This week it's all about the guys in your life and what they might like. These are for both teen boys and adult men, as I think these gifts go well no matter their age. Here are my picks! Star Wars Notebook This is not only a Moleskine … [Read more...]