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 | personallyandrea.com


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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 | personallyandrea.com


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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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Thoughts on Breakfast in Bed and a Giveaway

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 by

Well that was a longer blogging break than I thought it would be, but I’m happy to be back!  I’ve missed you, and hope that life has been good.  So let’s get back on the blogging track by talking about two of the best things in life… breakfast in bed and getting free stuff.

Breakfast in Bed for Mother's Day Essentials

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Mini Eggs in Mini Peat Pots for your Easter Table

Tuesday, March 8, 2016 by

Anything mini is immediately cute, so pair some Easter mini eggs with mini peat pots for a cute addition to your Easter table setting.

Easter Mini Egg and Peat Pot Table Favor

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