Peach Bourbon BBQ Sauce

Friday, September 9, 2016 by

It’s peach season. Why not preserve the fresh fruit flavour in a a sweet and tangy BBQ sauce with a splash of mellow bourbon?

Peach & Bourbon BBQ Sauce |  Sweet and tangy sauce for grilled meats and savoury spread for an appetizer tray |

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Trash to Treasure Denim Look Desk Makeover

Sunday, July 31, 2016 by

I rescued a desk headed for the trash and gave it a makeover with spray chalk paint and a coat of soft wax, plus new drawer pulls and wire storage baskets. Now it has a new life as a denim look desk in a tween boy’s bedroom.  
If you are visiting here as part of the blog hop, welcome!

Denim Look Desk Makeover |  Chalk paint, soft wax, new hardware and wire storage baskets turn a desk headed for the trash into a stylish and functional boy's desk |

Earlier this summer as I was walking the dog around the block, I noticed this desk at the side of the road waiting for the trash, probably a leftover from the day’s garage sales. I convinced Mr. PA to drive the van around and help me rescue it, since I knew it would be perfect in our tween boy’s bedroom. It was a laminated particleboard desk, but solid. The size was just right for the room and I liked the two drawers plus cubbies for storage.

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How To Love Your Suburban Backyard

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 by

Suburban backyards can be tough places to create, maintain, and enjoy through the summer season. Here are my tips on how to love your suburban backyard.

Hey there friends! Summer is upon us, ready or not. And if you’re nosy like me and love checking out other people’s spaces, you’re in luck today. I’m offering the very first tour in this blog’s history, a tour of my summer backyard. Plus you can hop through the links at the end of this post to see backyard/patio/balcony tours from a few of my Canadian blogging friends for a huge dose of inspiration.  If you're visiting here from one of the co-hosts on the tour, welcome!

How to love your suburban backyard.  My tips for making the most of your space and living in it throughout the summer.

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Chalkboard Style Garden Container Makeover

Monday, June 6, 2016 by

These DIY chalkboard style garden containers add a minimal and slightly industrial look to your backyard kitchen or vegetable garden. Perfect for your urban or small space outdoor decor.

Hello friends! I hope you’ve been enjoying the beginning of summer weather wherever you are. I’ve been out in the yard a few times, puttering around and continuing to give it a new look. If you remember, a couple of years ago we had all the ash trees... All. The. Trees. ...  removed from one side of our yard due to the Emerald Ash Borer. I wrote about it in this post about DIY Birdseed Ornaments.

Chalkboard Style Garden Containers With some paint and some alphabet stencils you can give your garden containers this fun industrial look and add character to your garden space |

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Double Chocolate Almond No-Churn Ice Cream

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 by

This homemade no-churn ice cream contains two kinds of chocolate and toasted almonds for truly rich and decadent treat, perfect for summertime, long weekends, or anytime dessert!

With the first long weekend of the summer upon us, it’s time to start stocking the freezer with cool treats. Did you know how easy it is to whip up a batch of homemade ice cream? No ice cream maker required and only two ingredients... plus any and every kind of flavours you want to add. This is my latest favourite. Double Chocolate Almond. If you’re a fan of Jamoca Almond Fudge at Baskin Robbins this one’s for you!

Homemade Double Chocolate Almond No Churn Ice Cream |

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Birch Slice Garden Markers

Tuesday, May 10, 2016 by

Recently I needed a quick and inexpensive way to create customized garden markers for a photo shoot, and came up with these birch slice garden markers from supplies in my craft cupboard. They’re pretty cute. I think you’ll like them too!

DIY Birch Slice Garden Markers

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DIY Tray with Monogram Using a Cabinet Door

Tuesday, April 19, 2016 by

So as a continuation of last week’s post on Breakfast in Bed, today I’m going to show you how I DIY’d the pretty monogrammed tray in the photos.  Prepare to be wowed.  You’ll never look through the IKEA as-is section in the same way again.

DIY Tray upcycled from a cabinet door and personalized with a monogram

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