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

Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas

Rustic Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas!

Create the perfect get-away by creating a relaxing, rustic, Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat, in your very own back yard! Use this list of my favorite, charming, Farmhouse Style Garden Retreat Ideas to help create a soft and relaxing atmosphere, by using natural elements, such as terra cotta pots, wooden lanterns, galvanized metal and lots of mixed shades of white.

Last summer we added a brick patio area to our yard, as a place where we can sit to keep an eye on our young children playing in their tree-house/sandbox/swing-set/play area.

This area would also serve as the perfect place to host my lovely fellow neighborhood-moms when they bring their children over to play. We often try to get together throughout the summer to sip a refreshing glass of Moscatto or Sangria, and of course let the children run wild! Continue reading

How to Remove those Tough, Set-In Laundry Stains

How to Remove those Tough, Set-In Laundry Stains

Whether spaghetti, paint, chocolate, marker, ice cream or whatever… My little ones are always coming home with stained clothing. Instead of just throwing out this clothing like I used to, I have now developed an amazing stain removal process, that actually works! This process now saves me a lot of clothes, money, time, and waste!

Psst! Can you keep a secret?! Some who know me may already know this, but to be honest, I’ve just never really been that great at laundry…

I actually used to hate it, and well, although I still hate folding mostly, I am now obsessed with removing hard-to-get out stains! I now take it on as a personal challenge, and I love succeeding!

Believe it or not, I used to treat whites and lights as pretty much disposable clothing… wear once, mess it up, and then throw it out. However, that has all changed now that I have come up with the ultimate stain removal process! And I’m not talking just instant stains, I’m talking about those stubborn, old, set-in stains too! Continue reading

DIY Easter Bunny Topiary Trees & Easter Blog Hop!

DIY Easter Bunny Topiary Trees & Easter Blog Hop!These stylish, mossy, Easter Bunny Topiary Trees will add the perfect touch of Easter elegance to any home! Learn how to devise your very own Easter Bunny Topiary Tree with these really simple materials and easy steps! Plus join me for an Easter Blog Hop, as some of my favorite fellow bloggers share how they’ve gotten ready for Easter this season!

I’ve been wanting to try making my own topiary trees for awhile now, since some of the beautiful ones that I come across in the stores seem just a little bit on the expensive side. Since it’s almost Easter, and I’ve been needing to throw together an Easter project for this year as well, I thought why not try and blend the two! And well, this is what I came up with… Continue reading