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How to get the Chippy Paint Look

How to get the chippy paint look #diy

You're going to die when you see how EASY this chippy paint look technique is. Like ... die.... You need Paint, Vaseline {I used Aquafor cause that's what I had on hand}, and a cloth I started by sanding this knife holder just enough to rough it up. I also added this little die cut wood accessory I bought from Michaels many moons ago.  So happy to finally use it!  I simply glued it on to the front of the knife holder. And spray painted it originally with black, but then I had some help ... We added some moss green and red ... then I may have painted it a bit after he went to bed ... I painted over the spray paint using blue that matches my kitchen island I redid {it's all about the … [Read more...]

DIY – How to Etch your Glass in Minutes!

#diy Create privacy without sacrificing natural light in your home. How to etch your glass windows.

Not gonna lie!  Minutes!  Create some privacy in your home by doing it yourself etching. We have been in the house for over 5 years now and I've stared at these side windows flanking the front door SOOOOOOO many times a day.  Like, every time I walk by.  I see them when I walk down the stairs, when I walk to the stairs, when I walk to the front room, to the office .... They are in the very front of the house. Anyone walking or driving by can see IN our house.  I can see everything on the outside {which is fine because I'm nosey}.  I especially love it when the door to door salesmen come ringing the doorbell and they 'peak' in the window to see if anyone is inside.  Drives.me.nuts. Oh, … [Read more...]

Sports Organizers – Team Snap

Keep your kids sports organized using this amazing app, Team Snap!

I wanted to share this with you.  Like immediately... I am seriously in awe of this sports organizer app!!!!!!!!! TeamSnap My oldest's hockey team is using this and JUST shared it with the team, which is how I JUST learned of it. Like I said, I literally JUST got this in my email and  have yet to use it, but I KNOW it's going to assist in organizing both boys' teams, games, practices, locations, etc. Use the Team Snap app on the phone, computer, tablet ... watch the video and visit their website to learn more on how it can be of value to your child's team.  Watch the video to learn what Team Snap can do for you and your sanity!! Lord knows we need all the darn help we can get.  I am … [Read more...]

Brave and Beautiful – What makes you beautiful?

I am brave and beautiful

I am Brave and Beautiful - a beauty movement that is sweeping the globe. Colbie Caillat started it with her recent song and video called TRY. My blogging friend Megan of Brassy Apple wanted to push this movement along and invited women from all over to share what they looked like without make up and I joined in!! Colbie's song says, "Take your make up off. Let your hair down... Look into the mirror at yourself, Do you like you? Cause I like you... " Megan and her friend Cobi of Peacefrom6pieces have been the team behind this whole project. Their worldwide vision included creating their own video inspired by the song TRY. The talent of Robbins Creative made it possible for them to pull it … [Read more...]

Best Sticker Ever – 0.0 I Don’t Run

o.o I Don't Run sticker, best sticker ever

I was at the grocery store recently and saw the best sticker ever... "0.0   I Don't Run" {you can buy them by clicking on the above link} Total classic for the runner who has tried to train to complete a 1/2 or a full marathon but just hasn't.  Well, more classic for just the complete self admitted non runner! Humour, for me, is found in it because I am one of those athletes who has tried to train for a race and either got injured (shin splints), or simply just lost the mojo. I am in awe of those who do have the 13.1, 26.2, 70.3?, and so on stickers on their vehicles.  But I am in total AWE of this person who put the 0.0 sticker and just OWNS the hell out of not running. Simply put, … [Read more...]

Cover up an old tattoo

Covering up a tattoo, see what this one turned in to. Along with some helpful tips of choosing a cover up

Years ago before even thinking of moving to the States from Canada, I got this little bitty Canadian maple leaf tattoo on my foot. Fast forward many years, it has faded and was just looking like a black outline of something with a pink? filler. One day this past summer, I had had enough of looking at it and wanted to change it up a bit.  I didn't want to do laser tattoo removal, I just wanted to either darken the pink to the original red or change it. The story behind my tattoo... My 2 boys and I are dual citizens.  Wanting to keep in line with my original sentiment of representing my country, I wanted a way to keep this theme.  So, we came with a design that would make the tattoo a … [Read more...]

Decorate with Spray Paint

DIY Spray Paint can change a Goodwill find in less than a minute

I recently took the plunge and redecorated our front room with purple and green walls! I kind of love this room for so many reasons!  Not just the color, but the couch I bought at Goodwill for $15, the art I've made that just goes, the $8 dresser from Goodwill. This lamp pictured below is also a Goodwill find!Wanting to add some extra light, I decided to use a lamp I have had for forever but never used.  The color was a bit off and perhaps a bit too dark. You can see just how easy it is to spray paint something and give it a new life in under ONE MINUTE!!!! This video of me spray painting this lamp shows the before and how quickly it changes. It is just so perfect bringing in … [Read more...]

How to Start Hot Water Heater Pilot Light

How to start hot water heater pilot light. You can do it yourself! #diy

No need to call a plumber or a handyman. You can start your own darn hot water heater pilot light and you know what? It's EASY! How do you know that this might be a problem?  You don't have any hot water in your house ... anywhere.  You look to see if your hot water heater has exploded and it hasn't.  You go back and turn on another hot water faucet thinking maybe it was that one faucet that is broken.  Nope, no hot water.  You return to the water heater and read the directions on how to get the pilot light on.  (Ahem, not that I did that or anything....) I'm here to show you that you will not blow up. You can do this. YOU can Fix it yourself! … [Read more...]

Queen of Caulk

Caulking Tips

Holy Caulk ... ing!!! We recently had our roof replaced with a beautiful asphalt shingle.  We HAD the cedar wood shake covering our roof (hullo, fire hazard), but no more.  We HAD the original 20 year old skylights from when the home was built.  I decided to have the skylights replaces while the roof was being redone.  Smart, right? The old ones were weathered and hazy and needed to be changed out.  I went to my nearby home improvement store and bought 2 new skylights with the flashing kits.  It was a bit of a challenge as our skylights are not standard and we had to have them ordered specific to the size.  I'll tell you that it is hard to measure accurately from the inside and even the … [Read more...]

Craftsy – Up to 50% Off On Sewing, Quilting & Knitting Classes

Craftsy 50% off Sale!

Best-selling Craftsy classes are on sale for one week only!  Save up to 50% off on Sewing, Quilting & Knitting classes taught by some of the world's best instructors. September 9 – September 15 Once you purchase a class, it's yours to enjoy forever. Every class comes with a money-back satisfaction guarantee! disclaimer: this post contains affiliate links … [Read more...]