Chalkboard Style Slate Coasters

Friday, July 7, 2017 by

How to create chalkboard look lettering on slate coasters with a white paint marker.  These make a lovely and personalized gift for your host/hostess, teacher or as a housewarming gift.

Hey everyone! Welcome back to Personally Andrea! We are finally slowing down into a summer vibe. The weather has heated up and we’re enjoying the longer daylight hours, especially in the evenings.   How about you?

Chalkboard Style Slate Coasters with Lettering Tutorial |How to create chalkboard look lettering on slate coasters with a white paint marker.  These make a lovely and personalized gift for your host/hostess, teacher or as a housewarming gift. | personallyandrea.com

So today, I have a really straightforward DIY that you can make for your own backyard enjoyment or entertaining. Also, if you’re looking for something personal to give as a gift for any of your occasions this summer, these are a great idea!  I think they'd be great as a hostess or housewarming gift alongside a bottle of your favourite wine.

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DIY Recycled Tire Planter

Friday, June 30, 2017 by

How to create a fun and colourful planter for your garden with a recycled tire.

Hey everyone! With summer in full swing, I thought I’d share a project that I actually created last summer, and still looks great this year. And with Canada’s big 150th birthday coming up this weekend, it’s also a great way to add some red and white patriotism to your yard!

DIY Recycled Tire Planter | How to create a fun and colourful planter for your garden with a recycled tire. | personallyandrea.com


In my usual habit of rescuing things from the side of the road… (read about my trash-to-treasure desk and tiered wood slice stand) ... there was a stack of used tires sitting on the curb in my neighbourhood for several days, and I finally had to go and grab one of them. I was looking for a way to add some temporary, low maintenance colour and life to a plain corner of our yard, and recycling the tire was going to be the way to do it.

DIY Recycled Tire Planter | How to create a fun and colourful planter for your garden with a recycled tire. | personallyandrea.com

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Canada Day Backyard Campfire Party

Monday, June 19, 2017 by

Host a campfire party in your own backyard for Canada Day, or any summer celebration.


(This post has been sponsored by Giant Tiger.  Content and opinions expressed are all my own.  Thank you for supporting the brands that make Personally Andrea possible!)

Hi! Welcome to Personally Andrea! If you’re new here, or visiting as part of the Year of Feasting series, it’s nice to meet you! Please sit back and enjoy a taste of summer, and be inspired for some summer entertaining. At the end of this post, you’ll find links to more party ideas from some beautiful Canadian blogging lovelies. Big thanks to Dannyelle at Life is a Party for hosting us!


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Canada Day S’more Snack Mix Jar Party Favor

Friday, June 16, 2017 by

A fun s’more inspired snack mix packed into a mason jar mug with a stamped shipping tag label.  An easy party favour for your Canada Day party.

Hi everyone! It’s been a long while since I’ve posted here, but there a few posts in the works now as we head into summer, and I can’t wait to share them! The first one is just a quick little idea for Canada Day. A fun snack mix that I’ve packaged up to give away as a party favour, in case you’re hosting any Canada Day celebrations.

Canada Day S'more Snack Mix Party Favor Graphic


This is just one little detail of a complete Canada Day party which you’ll see here next week, but for now, here’s this little gem!

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Taking Advantage of Longer Daylight Hours with JORD

Friday, April 21, 2017 by

A few of my my favourite ways to take advantage of the longer daylight hours that come with the spring season. Plus, an exciting giveaway from JORD watches!


Hey there friends! Happy Friday, and welcome to Personally Andrea! Today I'm excited to host a contest from JORD Wood Watches.  You'll have to head over to my Instagram to enter, the link will be at the end of the post. Every entry will receive $25 towards a JORD watch, and one lucky winner will receive a $100 e-gift code!  Woo hoo!

JORD wood watch review and giveaway | personallyandrea.com


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DIY Rustic Three Tier Wood Slice Stand

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 by

How to make a rustic three tier stand with reclaimed wood slices and glass candlesticks.

Hello, and welcome to the second instalment of There For the Making | Zero Dollar DIY Challenge. If you weren’t here for the first post in the series, don’t forget to check back to see how I made a framed monogram chalkboard from supplies around the house. All the bloggers on this challenge came up with amazing projects, and I can’t wait to see more. Thanks again to Sarah at Flourish & Knot for organizing and hosting us!


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Cozy Night In

Friday, April 7, 2017 by

A few ideas for a cozy night in with some favourite movies, books, candles and wine.

While many parts of the internet are posting pretty spring bulbs in bloom, buds on the trees and gardens beginning to flower…. the weather here has been dismal, cold, wet and windy. That feeling of needing to hibernate in the evenings is still going strong. So to get us through the end of this season, I thought I’d post a few of my favourite movies and books that have gotten me through the winter so far.  Add in some pretty succulents and a scented candle and your scene is set.  Maybe you’ll find something new to pick up for your nights in too!


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