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Reloved Vintage Dining Chairs

June 9, 2017

Those of you who have been with me here at Three Happy Folk since the beginning might remember the early stages of this project.  This blog began over two years ago (a little earlier than I was ready to) to meet a deadline of a contest that I was hoping to enter as a blogging contributor.  I laugh at myself now looking back and how little I knew about the time and effort a (good) blog actually requires. Yet I was…

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Whipped Coconut Oil Body Butter with Essential Oils

May 2, 2017

It is no secret I love all-natural beauty products and now that the warmer weather is here my skin could use some extra attention.  I’m limited to what I can buy in this town when it comes to organics and although I am no stranger to shopping online, I do avoid these items.  I like to be able to smell the soaps and lotions and also to read the ingredients label to make sure that they are in fact made…

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All-Natural Grapefruit Sugar Scrub

February 15, 2017

There have been waaay too many late nights around here lately and my skin is telling the story. I wish I had an exciting reason why I am sporting black circles under my eyes but the truth is I just don’t let myself sleep!  I will find anything to do other than go to bed.  And once I finally do, I lie there and think of all the things I could be getting done.  I even had a thought that I would…

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The Perfect DIY Sugar Lip Scrub

November 16, 2016

I may not be winning any favors with the beauty industry by making my own products and posting how-to’s but some things are just too simple (and cheap) to make yourself.  Every winter I can not seem to get ahead of chapped lips in this dry Alberta weather.  I try to be proactive; I drink lots of water, wear lip balm, and moisturize but it’s still a fight.  However, one thing that definitely helps is a good lip exfoliation. I…

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DIY Rose Petal Body Scrub

September 13, 2016

I can’t imagine anyone who would not love the feeling of healthy skin.  We could all stand to give a little extra care to our body’s largest organ.  It’s easy to forget how we treat our skin can directly affect our health and with all the sunshine and makeup I expose my skin to I am no exception.  About 10 years ago I became obsessed with learning about the harmful chemicals in my food, beauty and household products.  I hated shopping…

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DIY Lavender Bath Bombs

July 20, 2016

Anyone who has ever come within a 100 foot radius of LUSH knows too well the captivating scents of their handmade cosmetics.  I love love love handmade natural soaps, lotions, oils; you name it, I’m all over it…or I should say it’s all over me.  The soapers (yes that’s a real term) at farmers markets are smiling ear to ear when they see me headed their way! I’ve been making a conscious effort to make what I can for cosmetics…

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Refinished Vintage Dining Chairs: Tutorial

January 26, 2016

About three years ago I purchased a used solid oak dining table and six upholstered oak chairs in excellent condition from a yard sale for $100.  Score!  I completely refinished the set myself for my own kitchen after nothing in the (affordable) furniture stores was catching my eye.  It was only my second or third refinishing project at the time, but it turned out beautifully.  I received some great instruction from my Dad and I really took my time with…

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Mornings Start Here: My Refinished Coffee Side Bar

December 9, 2015

Although it’s not really to my taste, my kitchen is still my favorite room in the house.  I spend the majority of my time at home in my kitchen whether it be cooking, baking, crafting, designing, blogging…it’s the first place anyone comes looking for me. So because a complete overhaul of a kitchen isn’t in the budget this Christmas, jazzing up a little corner of it is.  At first glance there appears to be a lot of counter space yet…

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My very first blog post ever…there once was a little chair.

November 14, 2014

Well here goes nothing! Creating this blog has been something I’ve been brainstorming about on and off but thanks to a little push in the right direction (JHD) I told myself, ‘get on with it girly!’ Since leaving my career in social work to become a stay at home mama two years ago, I have been finding lots of new ways of making the most of my creativity.  With a passion for design and making old furniture beautiful again,…

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