Boater Safety Gear Checklist (6-9 Meters In Length)

Boater Safety Gear Checklist (6-9 Meters In Length) - Free Printable Version!

 

Here is an easy-to-follow checklist of the 2018 required safety gear that you must have on board when boating in Canada on a boat that is greater than 6 meters in length, but less than 9 meters in length.

There is nothing better than a summer filled with days, evenings and nights spent out on the water! Whether you are fishing, joy-riding or partaking in fun-filled watersports, you must be a safe boater. Continue reading

Red and White Strawberry Cheesecake Bites for Canada Day

Red and White Strawberry Cheesecake Bites for Canada Day!

These Red and White Strawberry Cheesecake Bites are just perfect for Canada Day! Not only are they so quick and easy to create, they also taste heavenly! If you are looking for a fun, festive, and very indulgent dessert, then these tasty treats are absolutely for you!

 

Also, special just for Canada Day, I have teamed up with 7 other fun bloggers to bring you even more Canada Day Ideas that you can make and create in order to celebrate! Be sure to check them out to help get you in the spirit and fully ready, for Canada Day! Continue reading

5 Steps To Get That Perfect Farmhouse Paint Finish!

5 Steps To Get That Perfect Farmhouse Paint Finish!

When it comes to upcycling furniture, farmhouse style is my favorite! Its rustic looking, it gives character, and it also hides any imperfections that would normally be considered flaws, really well! Here I will share with you the routine that I use for getting that really rustic, yet perfect, farmhouse style paint finish!

 

Achieving the perfect farmhouse paint finish can seem like it takes a lot of work… but it really can be so much fun!

 

I never really know what I am going to end up with once I start! Continue reading

Hot Tips To Keep Your Home Cool, This Summer!

Top Tips To Keep Your Home Cool This Summer!

 

Use these hot tips to help keep your home cool, this summer! Whether you don’t have AC, your AC is broken, or if you are just looking to save a little more on your hydro bill by keeping it off, there are ways to help keep the temperature regulated in your home, even on those extra hot summer days.

 

Today it is supposed to get up to a scorching 32 degrees Celsius here in southern Ontario… And its only May!

 

This leads me to predict that it is going to be one long, hot summer… Followed up by lots of snow this winter for snowmobile season, of course! (Pleeeease!!!!!) Continue reading

How to Plant Succulents in Pretty Tea Cups!

How to Plant Succulents in Pretty Tea Cups!

Have you added succulents to your home yet?! These are really beautiful and hardy plants, that are very easy to care for. Here, I will show you how to pot succulents in pretty teacups and teapots, without drainage holes.

 

In addition to this little succulent potting tutorial, I have teamed up with some of my favorite bloggers! We have decided to help bring you a fun summer outdoors-y blog hop, full of fun ideas for your home! Don’t forget to check them out at the end of this post! 🙂 Continue reading

Rustic DIY Potting Bench (Old Table & Shoe Rack)

Rustic DIY Potting Bench (Old Table & a Shoe Rack)

This Rustic DIY Potting Bench was created from an old farmhouse table and a shoe rack… Follow along as I share tips and tricks of how I did it, so you can devise your very own, for your home!

 

I’m not sure whether I enjoy digging in the dirt more for planting flowers, or for hunting for antique bottles… Both get my hands dirty, and both are relaxing! Continue reading

Transform Ugly Hardware into Something Lovely!

Transform Ugly Hardware into Something Lovely!

Sometimes it can be hard to find the perfect hardware for whatever gorgeous project you are working on… Here, I will show you how to save money by transforming your already existing, ugly hardware into something fresh and new that you will love!

About a month ago, I purchased an old china cabinet from the 1970’s to makeover and sell. My husband did not like it. He took really fast corners on the way home, hoping it would fall out of the back of the truck… But it didn’t!

I’ve been slowly making it over for weeks, just painting a little bit here and there, whenever I could. It took a few coats of paint along with some sanding and distressing. Continue reading

Parents, have you ever dealt with Restaurant Shaming?

Parents: Have you ever been shamed for bringing your children into a restaurant?!Parents: Have you ever been shamed for bringing your children into a restaurant?!

Apparently, this is a thing! Maybe you have heard of it, maybe you have not… Maybe you have experienced it before? I certainly hope not.

It was one of the worst experiences of my life. The worst. Its days later, and I am still trying to get over it. Continue reading

The Best Trick for Slicing or Dicing Avocados!

The Best Trick for Slicing or Dicing Avocados!

This is a quick and easy trick used for slicing or dicing an avocado, without even getting your hands dirty! Meal preparation time will be cut in half, and working with avocados just got even easier! 

Did you know that there is actually a really nifty little trick to slicing, or even dicing an avocado?! I had no idea until I learned this awesome secret at a yummy cooking class that my husband and I attended. This class took place quite a few years ago, but I’ve been using this trick ever since, and I’ve been dying to share it with you for so long! Continue reading

Guacamole Recipe (Quick, Easy and Delicious!)

The Best Guacamole Recipe (Quick, Easy and Delicious!)

This is a simple guacamole recipe made with fresh avocados and a base of sour cream. It takes less than 5 minutes to whip up, and makes one darn delicious and healthy snack, perfect for summer entertaining!

I’ve been making this guacamole recipe for years and years, now! I’ve always just kind of tossed the ingredients in without measuring, but the other day when I whipped it up, I took extra care to measure and write down exactly what I did, so I could finally share it with you! Continue reading