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Handcrafted Marble Paper

November 28, 2016

Man, I am run off my feet!  I just spent the day Christmas shopping at West Edmonton Mall.  There is a good reason why I only set foot in that place once a year; it’s hellish.  For the past 10 years, the last week of November is crunch time for me.  I have to have everyone’s Christmas gifts bought, wrapped and in the mail headed for Cape Breton so that our family will get their gifts on time.  Mailing everything…

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Halloween Decor: Spooky Twig Wreath DIY

October 26, 2016

I am all over the place this week.  I thought yesterday was Friday and I thought today was Sunday.  My mind is muddled.  Aaron worked out of town for 24 days in a row and came home for ONE day!  He is heading back tonight for another who-the-hell-knows-how-long shift.  It’s been rough on everyone but I’ll take every little bit I can get when it comes to having him home (and getting a break)!  He and Mairead are upstairs jumping…

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Handmade Clay Leaf Impressions

October 2, 2016

  This weeks post comes after several trials of two different dishes that were both flops!  I had no choice but to throw in the towel and bring out my crafty side because I don’t know what was going on with me this weekend in the kitchen.  A refrigerator on the brink of death didn’t help either; I had to throw out almost $200 worth of food from my freezer today after I found ice cubes that I put in…

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DIY Boho Spirited Tambourines

June 18, 2016

Call me crazy, but I LOVE the rain.  If it’s raining at night I will sleep with my bedroom window wide open so I can listen to the rhythm of the rain, I’ll stare intently out the window at it, I love to walk in the woods when you can hear the rain hitting the leaves.  I’ve just always found it very therapeutic.  It might have something to do with me being a water bearing Aquarius or the hundreds of…

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DIY Marble Clay Jewelry Bowls

February 24, 2016

“Wow, they’re beautiful…but what are you going to do with them all?” A question I am asked more often than I’d like to admit. My daughter is prime play-dough playing age so I play A LOT with play-dough.  We’ve created everything from cupcakes to Barbie’s swimming pool complete with beach balls.  So to step up our game a little (okay, my game) I bought some clay.  Maybe I’ve been living under a rock, but who knew what fun!  Once I…

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Beauty is in the Eye of the Beerholder

November 13, 2015

I have always thought of myself as someone who is very punctual in most things that I do but when it comes to gift giving, that couldn’t be further from the truth!  My father’s birthday was in September and I am still putting together his gift!  In my defense though I ordered a piece for it online and it was on backorder for three weeks.  Regardless, I think it will be well worth the wait. For my entire life (actually…

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I Think My Hair Has Hypothermia…

January 7, 2015

We’re well into our annual deep freeze here in Alberta.  Remind me again why I live here?  It’s not for the frostbite so it must be love. I have been bundled up all week trying to keep warm the best way I know how…SCARVES!  I am obsessed with scarves and in this case size does matter;…

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Get Wreath It

December 10, 2014

Well by now it’s no secret as to how much I love Christmas so it should come as no surprise how much I love decorating my house for the season. When I hauled out my decorations this year I had a few oldies that were just not going to make the cut.  Because I can’t get rid of a Christmas decoration, even a damaged one (I blame my mother really) I threw in very little effort and made an old…

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Takes One to Snow One

November 19, 2014

G’day!  It’s been a week since my last post and for the 5 people who actually read it, you seriously made my week!  What a nice feeling 🙂  Thank you! With Christmas right around the corner I have started a few projects to decorate my home and to use as gifts.  As much as I love all the magic surrounding Christmas, I try not bring it out until December.  Some of my crazy neighbors…

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