DIY Wood Sign :: makng it in the mountains

Good morning! You are in for SUCH a treat this morning! I can’t tell you how excited I am to have Tara from Anything and Everything here to share her beautiful DIY Wood Sign!!! Not only has she put together a fabulous tutorial, but she’s even included a free printable so that you can make your very own! This girl’s got some serious talent … I can’t wait for y’all to see what she’s got in store for you!!! Hello… Read more »

Favorite Things Friday :: making it in the mountains

    My favorite DIY projects and recipes from the week!         HAPPY FRIDAY!!! Between trips and visitors, it’s been a VERY busy, yet super fun week for the Mercers! And in between it all, I’ve been finishing up a fabulous project that I can’t wait to share with y’all next week!!! Here’s a peek at what our weekend away involved that I shared with everyone on Instagram:     We’re expecting more company this weekend …… Read more »

Ten Books to Devour this Summer @ making it in the mountains

A Summer Reading List There are few things I love more than a glass of wine and a good book! Since finishing up our Outdoor Space, I’ve been trying my best to enjoy Carson’s nap times curled up with my latest read (you know, between catching up on the housework and tackling all sorts of DIY’s!). I’m the type of gal that enjoys the feeling of having just finished a fabulous book for about a second (maybe a day if… Read more »

Fireplace Makeover

I am SO very excited to have Sarah from Little Red Brick House as my very first guest post!!!  This girl is incredibly talented and and her beautiful DIY’s {always} inspire!  Today she’s sharing a fireplace makeover that you won’t believe!!! Hello! I am so, so excited to be sharing my fireplace makeover with you all today! A big “thank you” to Kristi for having me over to her AMAZING blog! I absolutely love her work and am so honored… Read more »

Friday Faves @ making it in the mountains

It’s Friday!!! We’ve made it through another CRAZY week! If you’re following along with my Instagram or Facebook, you’ll know that my break from all things DIY was short lived … I’ve been hard a work on a new project that I CANNOT wait to share next week! For now, enjoy some of my favorite DIY projects and recipes from this week!         Favorite Desk     Favorite Gallery Wall (featuring an AWESOME DIY sign!)    … Read more »

Summer Beet Salad @ making it in the mountains

Good morning!!! I hope you all had a chance to enjoy some fun in the sun this weekend! It’s been nothing but sunny skies and warm (really warm) temperatures these last couple of weeks here in the Kootenays, which means we’re spending our days at the lake and avoiding using the oven and stove at all costs! Today I’m sharing one of my all time favorite Summer Salad recipes over at Reasons to Skip the Housework. A very dear friend… Read more »

Friday Faves @ making it in the mountainsects and recipes

Happy Friday (is there any other kind?)!!! I am SO excited to get back into the swing of things after our CRAZY busy June! First order of business is reinstating my Friday Faves, where I share my absolute favorite DIY projects and recipes from the week … I’ve been saving up for a few weeks now, so prepare yourselves for a ton of inspiration!               Favorite Boy’s Bedroom Makeover       Favorite Rustic… Read more »

Ikea Step Stool Makeover @ making it in the mountains

Having had SUCH a busy June, we’ve been taking things pretty easy around here so far through July. Instead of DIY projects, we’ve been enjoying the warm weather with some super fun trips to the beach and of course eating every single meal we can in our lovely new outdoor space! There’s just something about Summer … it always seems to be the busiest time of the year and that sunshine gives me more energy than ever, yet I can… Read more »

Mountain Top Sweet - Infinity Scarves

    I am SO incredibly excited today to share with you all some very big news … introducing:       With a ton of encouragement from my family and friends (I can hear a collective “it’s about time!”), and more than a little help from my hubs, I have decided to talk my Mom into team up with my Mom to open up our very own shop on Etsy! For as long as I can remember, my Mom… Read more »

25 Outdoor DIY Projects and Recipes for the Summer @ making it in the mountains

I’d like to start off by wishing all of my American friends a VERY Happy Independence Day! May you enjoy a wonderful day with your nearest and dearest!!! As most of you know, we spent the entire month of June (well between road trips and epic bike rides) working on our courtyard deck for the Outdoor Makeover Challenge. Nicole from Meet the B’s and I worked together to give our outdoor spaces a whole new look with budget friendly shopping… Read more »

15 Outdoor Rugs for under $150 @ making it in the mountains

Happy Thursday!!! Today I wanted to share a few sources for inexpensive outdoor rugs that I discovered while completing our Outdoor Makeover Challenge last month (you can see the full reveal here). As I started the hunt for the perfect outdoor rug, I discovered that I was embarking on a journey that was far more difficult than I had expected. To be honest, it hadn’t even occurred to me that an outdoor rug would cost more than a couple hundred… Read more »


Wishing my fellow Canadians a VERY happy Canada Day!!! Here’s hoping y’all are celebrating with your nearest and dearest under sunny skies and warm weather! I am incredibly honored and excited to be co-hosting this month’s Blog Hobnob with so many CRAZY talented ladies!!! This will be a great chance for us all to connect with one another and make some new bloggy friends … would love for you to join in the fun!       Welcome to the… Read more »

Outdoor Makeover Challenge - Final Reveal @ making it in the mountains

Well, the BIG Day is FINALLY here! Four short weeks ago, I teamed up with Nicole at Meet the B’s to bring you The Outdoor Makeover Challenge. Together, we set out to completely redesign our outdoor spaces in less than one month! Taking advantage of some bargain shopping and a ton of DIY’s the goal was to transform our spaces with a budget friendly makeover. These last four weeks have definitely been a whirlwind of designing, shopping and of course,… Read more »

DIY Ladder Shelf @ making it in the mountains

Good Morning! Hope y’all had a lovely weekend!!! We had the chance to catch up with some very dear friends that just happened to be camping in our neck of the woods. We had SUCH a great visit and Carson had a blast hanging out around his very first camp fire! Today, I am SOOOO excited to share with you our very last DIY project for the Outdoor Makeover Challenge! If you missed anything, you can catch up on all… Read more »

DIY Mirrored Glass Tea-Light Holders

Welcome back to the third installment of our Outdoor Makeover Challenge! Just in case you’ve missed anything, here’s your chance to can catch up on Week One and Week Two. I absolutely cannot believe that we are already gearing up for our BIG REVEAL next week! Seriously, how can we be approaching the end of June already?! It’s been SUCH an incredibly busy few weeks in the Mercer house as the month of June has brought with it tons of… Read more »

DIY Painted Plates @ making it in the mountains

Happy Monday! Brady and I are currently enjoying some EPIC mountain biking in Whistler,BC!!! Our little guy is, I’m sure, getting into all sorts of trouble with his Grandma back home as he spends his first days (and nights) away from Mommy and Daddy. We’ve been having a ton of fun barreling down the mountain on our bikes, but we are SO, SO eager to get back home to our favorite little man! While packing and preparing last week for… Read more »

DIY Pottery Barn Inspired Table @ making it in the mountains

Welcome back to week two of our Outdoor Makeover Challenge! Just in case you missed out on all of the juicy details last week, here‘s a peek at what I’ve been dreaming up for the space. With a mountain of dirt for a yard at the moment and no other outdoor space, I couldn’t be more excited to be setting up our courtyard deck just in time for summer! Brady and I have been hard at work on a top… Read more »

link party

For the few days that we haven’t been on the road through the past couple of weeks, I’ve been slaving away on some fabulous projects for our Outdoor Makeover Challenge that I CANNOT wait to share!!! In the mean time, I’m SO excited to see what you all have been up to this week! Let’s get this party started… Welcome to Link’n Blogs {#29} ! A place to link up your projects and make new friends. We are all about… Read more »