Free Floral Heart Printable from Brepurposed

Happy Friday! Super duper excited to have my gal Bre here sharing a fab freebie for y’all! And once you’ve snagged a copy of this gorgeous print, be sure to check out her other free printables up for grabs (not to mention her amazing furniture makeovers!) here! Hi guys! I’m super excited to be here today guest posting for Kristi while she gets settled into her amazing new home! I can’t wait to see how she transforms it. If we haven’t had… Read more »

DIY Love Sign

I couldn’t be any more excited to have another incredibly talented bloggy friend sharing a fabulous project today! Tara is SUPER creative and I find myself falling in love with every thing she makes (y’all are going to fall head-over-heals for her crate coffee table!)! So I was up in the mountains making stuff the other day, and I thought “Hey, I should totally guest post for Making it in the Mountains!”. And well, here we are :). This is… Read more »

New House Sneak Peek

Well my friends, it’s official … the keys are in our hands and we couldn’t be more excited to finally be moving into our new home! *I have to say that the dirty snow and cloudy skies didn’t make for the prettiest pictures, but you get the idea.*   This is BIG for us. Not only are we moving back to our home town in northern Alberta, but this is the very first home that we’ve owned (or lived in… Read more »


Happy Sunday friends and welcome to another Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! I’m so happy to have you joining me and the other blog hop ladies: Amy, Carrie, and Katie! We now have 4 hosts! That means when you link up to 1 blog your link show up on all 4 blogs! More opportunity for you to be seen! Party opens at 8:00pm CST Sunday Evenings!   Here’s the latest from Making it in the Mountains – with a little lot of help from… Read more »

Chalk Paint Upcycled Chair

You, my friends, are in for SUCH a treat today! Amy and Vicki are just about the sweetest gals I know and I am so honored and excited to have them sharing this beautiful project here today! Y’all know how much I adore chalk paint and now they’ve got me itching to try out some dark wax on my next project too!!! Hi everyone!  My name is Amy and I blog at Canary Street Crafts along with my mom, Vicki.  Kristi… Read more »

rosemary valentines wreath

I am CRAZY excited to have one of my blogging besties Erica here sharing today! I just know y’all are going to fall in love with her super fun personality and creative, crafty style! Be sure to pop on over to her beautiful blog when you’re done reading here to check out her latest projects – hint: she just completed a closet makeover that is sure to knock your socks off!!! Hello friends and readers of Making it in the… Read more »


Hello friends and welcome to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! Here’s what I’ve been working on this week … After more than five years of shooting in Auto, I’m FINALLY learning how to use my camera!     I’m so happy to have you joining me and the other blog hop ladies: Amy, Carrie, and Katie! We now have 4 hosts! That means when you link up to 1 blog your link show up on all 4 blogs! More opportunity for you to… Read more »

How I'm Learning to Use my DSLR - making it in the mountains

How I’m learning to shoot in manual *This post contains affiliate links. For more information check out my disclosure policy.*   I’ve had my Canon T2i (you can find the latest version here) for exactly five and half years now and I’ve yet to turn that little dial out of Auto mode even once. SUCH a waste, right? Tell me I’m not alone. While I know that even in Auto, the pictures I’m snapping are loads better than what I… Read more »


Hello friends and welcome to the Frugal Crafty Home Blog Hop! I have to tell you, I was SO over-the-moon excited (and definitely a bit star struck) when the lovely ladies of Frugal Crafty Home invited little old me to join them as a host of this fabulous blog hop, one that I have been sharing my own projects at since my very first days of blogging! I just know y’all are going to fall in love with Amy, Carrie, and Katie… Read more »

Coffee Table Tray Makeover: My $1 Garage Sale Find at

Happy Friday! I am absolutely thrilled to be here today! I’m Kendra from Joy In Our Home and when Kristi asked me to guest post on here today, I was soo excited (but I didn’t tell her I *might* have done a happy dance right there in front of our computer!) She is one of the first blogging friends I found in this crazy wonderful world of blogging and isn’t she just the sweetest? Not only does she deliver amazing… Read more »


  Hi Everyone! My name is Lindi, and I blog over at Love Create Celebrate, where I blog about everything that I love, create, and celebrate. I’m SO excited to be guest posting for Kristi today! Kristi is one of my first, and best bloggy friends, so I was thrilled when she asked me to be a guest at making it in the mountains! Since Kristi has a little boy, I thought this would be a great opportunity to share one of… Read more »

Kitchen Table Makeover - making it in the mountains

Good morning friends! I am head-over-heels in love with today’s project and I just know y’all will be too! After making over this table for our Kitchen last Summer, my Mom has been begging me to make a table just like it for her Kitchen too! I’m SO, SO happy with how it turned out, and I’m absolutely thrilled to be sharing it over at Brepurposed today! I’ll leave you with a sneak peek, but you’ll have to head on… Read more »

What I'm most looking forward to in 2015 - making it in the mountains

Some things to look forward to in 2015 Good morning friends! I hope y’all had THE MOST wonderful holidays with your family! Ours was fantastic despite the craziness! You see, in addition to the already busy holiday season, the Mercer family has been planning and plotting some BIG changes and now that things are official, I’m SO over-the-moon excited to FINALLY share that we’ve moved back to our hometown in Northern Alberta, crazy cold temperatures and all! Hubs and I… Read more »

A Look Back at My Favorite DIY's from the Year - making it in the mountains

Can you believe it?! Somehow another year has come and gone in what I can only describe as an instant! And what a year it’s been!     I’ve had SUCH a blast sharing this blogging journey with y’all through the last ten months! I’m SO incredibly grateful for each and every one of YOU for following along! To celebrate the year ahead, I just couldn’t help but take a look back at how far we’ve come. So, kick back… Read more »

Festive Cone Christmas Trees - making it in the mountains

Hello, hello! We’ve got just six, count them SIX, sleeps left until Christmas! Can you believe it? There’s still a ton of wrapping, baking, and of course crafting left to do before the big day arrives! Anyone else feeling a bit rushed here?! I have a feeling I won’t get through near what I was hoping to this Christmas season! But you know what? That’s OKAY! Christmas isn’t about getting it all done! In fact, if there was ever a… Read more »

Snowy Christmas Garland - making it in the mountains

Good morning my friends and happy Friday!!! Can you believe we’ve got less than two weeks to go before the big guy slides down the chimney?! CRAZY!!! Y’all know how hard I’ve been working to deck my house out in all sorts of holiday swag, but to see my latest project, you’ll have to head over to Houseologie today! Here’s a peek at what you’ll find … Wishing you SUCH a lovely weekend! PS. You can find me sharing here… Read more »

Pallet Wood Christmas Card Tree - making it in the mountains

Day Ten of The 12 Posts of Christmas I couldn’t possibly have been more honored when the beautiful and talented Erin from DIY Passion invited me to be a part of this super fun Christmas blog hop! We’ve all joined forces to bring y’all 12 fabulous Christmas posts chalk full of holiday inspiration! Even better, each project cost less than $24 to make because who wants to spending all of their hard earned holiday cash on crafting?!      … Read more »

Handmade Glittery Clear Glass Ornaments - making it in the mountains

Hello, hello, hello! I’m SO excited to welcome you to another #MonthlyDIYChallenge! On the second Wednesday of each and every month, I have the pleasure of teaming up with a crazy talented group of bloggers to create something completely unique with the very same starting point. So far we’ve tackled wood slices, pumpkins and wooden crates, but this month, in honor of the holidays, we’ve challenged one another to get creative with some simple glass (or plastic) ornaments from Michaels…. Read more »