Rustic Handmade Coasters :: making it in the mountains

*Disclaimer: This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosure policy.* Good morning and welcome to the Handmade Gift Series! I’m incredibly excited to have teamed up with 14 other CRAZY talented bloggers to bring you 15 fabulous handmade gift giving ideas!!!         I know everything swirling around my head lately has been Fall, Fall, Fall, but we all know what’s coming in quickly right on Fall’s heels … Christmas will sneak up on us… Read more »

$150 HomeGoods Gift Card Giveaway Square

Well, somehow it’s Monday again … already. Luckily, we’ve got a treat for you! I’ve teamed up with some fabulous bloggy friends to bring you a chance to win a $150 GC to Home Goods (otherwise known as Home Sense here in Canada)!!! If you’re like me, you could spend hours roaming the isles of Home Goods scoping out the newest home decor for the absolute best prices! It’s my go to for bed linens, picture frames, towels, baskets –… Read more »

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Happy, happy Friday!!! The leaves are changing, the air is crisp and Fall is undoubtedly upon us! I’m sure you can’t have missed that it has absolutely exploded in the bloggy world too! Having begun this blogging journey last Spring, I haven’t had the opportunity to experience a change in season aside from Summer, which was consistently referred to as the slow time of year for bloggers. Wait just a minute … S-L-O-W?! In the thick of it all I… Read more »

How to Whitewash :: making it in the mountains

Good morning!!! Fall is very much underway here in the Kootenay Mountains and I couldn’t be happier about it! The leaves are changing to all sorts of glorious shades of yellow, orange and red and creating pretty little piles on the sides of our roads and all over the hiking trails. I’ve dug out the sweaters, boots, wool and plaid. And, instead of reading books in the sun on our deck, I’m curling up with a nice cuppa in front… Read more »

Favorite Things

My very favorite DIY projects and recipes from the week       Well my friends, another week has come and gone and the weekend is here at last! This week I showed you the easiest way ever to refresh the wood in your home. I was also delighted to share my Dollar Store {HOME} Sign on Blissful & Domestic!!! And who could forget that look back at our lovely Mountain Top Wedding as Brady and I celebrated four wonderful… Read more »

Mountain Top Wedding :: making it in the mountains

Tomorrow will mark four years since the day I married my best friend.       Brady and I grew up in the same small town in Northern Alberta and so, we’ve known each other for most of our lives. We are junior high school sweethearts going all the way back to the 8th grade (1998), though technically we did take a break from each other through our first few years of University.     We’ve gone on SO many… Read more »

Front Door Makeover with Danish Oil :: making it in the mountains

Happy Monday! Today’s post will be a short one, simply because it was SUCH a quick and easy update to do!     One of my favorite things about our house is our craftsman style wood door. Most of our house is quite clean and polished looking (read: boring), but this door is one of the few rustic touches that truly fits our style. The problem was that nobody had ever got around to actually treating the wood, so this… Read more »

Favorite Things Friday :: making it in the mountains

Some of my very favorite DIY projects and recipes this week!         It’s Friiiiiiday!!! You probably can’t tell, but I’m actually singing that in my head as I type it out. Somehow, we’ve made it through another CRAZY week! It may seem as though we’ve been sitting with our feet up for the past two weeks from my lack of DIY posts, but let me tell you, hubs & I have been working hard on all sorts… Read more »

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Somehow, it’s already Thursday and the weekend is almost here!!! Hope y’all are having a fabulous week! I’m sure you’re all wondering where I’ve been these past two weeks. Aside from a spontaneous trip back to Alberta to visit with our family and friends back home, we’ve also been tackling a ton of projects around the house. If you follow along with me on Facebook or Instagram, you’ve seen a few sneak peeks of what I’ve been working on. I… Read more »

How to DIY your way Back-to-School

Good morning and a very happy Sunday to you! I am CRAZY excited to be chatting about one of my very favorite home decor & DIY resources today! Y’all know how much I adore Pinterest, but I cannot wait to introduce you to my newest obsession … Hometalk! I’m a bit of a Hometalk newbie, having only discovered it a few months ago, but I’m already in love! Centered around all things home and garden, Hometalk is a place for… Read more »

Favorite Things Friday

Some of my very favorite DIY projects & recipes from the week   Happy Friday!!! This past week was so CRAZY busy for us with a 12 hour drive back to AB to visit our family and friends. Unfortunately, our travels have left me with absolutely no time for DIY’ing this week, but I promise to make it up to y’all next week as we start work on Carson’s new cabin themed big boy bedroom! For now I’ll leave you… Read more »

Blog Hop

Welcome to the September Edition of the New Linkup~ This Blog Hop is a Meet & Greet where you can connect and network with other bloggers in various genres! Link up below and check out other blogs, follow them on social media and leave a nice comment! Super easy to make new friends! This is a monthly Link Up. It will start on the first day of the month and will stay open until the last day of the month…. Read more »

Favorite Things Friday :: making it in the mountains

Some of my very favorite DIY projects and recipes this week!         Good morning! Not only is it Friday, but it’s the Friday before a long weekend!!! Fall is definitely in the air this week – the days are getting shorter, the mornings are getting crisp and I’ve even noticed a few yellow leaves peeking through the trees! Life is slowing down for us these last couple weeks as we catch up from our crazy Summer and… Read more »

Wooden Crate Bedside Table :: making it in the mountains

Two Wood Crates Turned Rustic Bedside Table I am unbelievably excited to be teaming up with nine other crazy talented ladies to bring you The Great Crate Challenge!!! One of my very favorite parts about DIY’ing is how your own needs and style shine through each and every project. I just find it so amazing that different people can start out with the same inspiration & foundations for a project, but end up with something totally unique in the end!… Read more »

DIY Dry/Wet Erase Board

*This shop is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media GroupĀ® and Office Depot, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #inspirestudents http://my-disclosur.es/OBsstV.     Happy Monday my friends! As a student & a teacher, back to school has always been a time of year that I’ve looked forward to & with a little guy at home as eager to learn as I am to teach, I don’t think that’s likely to change anytime soon…. Read more »

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Today I’m just SO excited to share that I’m being featured on the Summer Spotlight hosted by some of my very favorite blogs – Kenarry: Ideas for the Home, View from the Fridge, Oh, My! Creative and One Krieger Chick. The Summer Spotlight showcases great ideas from a different talented blogger each Friday throughout the summer months & I’m incredibly honored to have been included! I encourage you to swing by their sites to check out the ideas they’re featuring… Read more »

Dining Chair Makeover :: making it in the mountains

Happy {almost} Friday! I am oh so excited to FINALLY share my dining chair makeover with you all today!!!       You see this project, much like it’s partner in crime – my kitchen table makeover, has taken SO much longer than I had originally intended. There isn’t really much of a story here to be honest. I wasn’t a huge fan of how dark my dining chairs were so, I hauled the chairs down to the garage and… Read more »