Handmade Chipboard Photo Book

Monday, November 24, 2014 by
Handmade Chipboard Photobook | personallyandrea.com

handmade gifts rock

Hey there friends!  We haven’t done something crafty here for a little while, but today we will.  It’s a handmade chipboard photo book, as part of a Canadian handmade gifts blog hop.  That means you can search this hashtag on all your social media #CDNHandmadeHoliday and find lots of ideas for handmade gifts for less than $25.  Fun, right?  It's no secret around here that I love a handmade gift.  Check out the Handmade tab in the top menu bar to see what I mean.

 But let’s get started.

Blogpodium: Turning Inspiration to Action

Monday, November 17, 2014 by
Turning inspiration into action | personallyandrea.com #blogpodium

It's two months later. After Blogpodium 2014, I mean. The first time I'd been to this conference, or any blogging conference, actually. It was a huge inspiration. And amazing and overwhelming. And an inspiration.
Here are a few thoughts on how a brand-less, introverted, pen-and-paper-loving technophobe learned some new things, was inspired, and took action. So that you can do it too.

How to Take This Smartphone Photo: Baking Cookies

Monday, November 10, 2014 by
Baking chocolate chip cookies | tips for using a smartphone camera | personallyandrea.com

don’t eat the cookies yet

Hey bloggy friends!  This is my second edition of How to Take This Photo.  I don’t discriminate against cameras…I hope you don’t either.  I took this one with my smartphone.  I take a lot of my blog photos with it.  And photos to send to family and friends.  Photos for instagram.  Photos of cookies.

October: Behind the Scenes

Friday, October 31, 2014 by
October fall colours road | personallyandrea.com

October perfection


Hasn’t October been a beautiful fall month this year?  I loved the progression of colour, the weather was top-notch, and some pretty great occasions happen in October too.  Looking back I realized what a busy month it’s been behind the scenes of what I usually write about here.  So I thought I’d give a little peek in pictures of life behind the blog scene from the month of October.  And it’ll give you an idea of the larger life in the Personally family.  Maybe it’s a little bit like your behind-the-scenes too.

Halloween Chalkboards & Font Love

Tuesday, October 28, 2014 by
Halloween Chalkboard:  boo! | personallyandrea.com

halloween chalkboard for the mantel

Hey everyone..  Boo!  And Happy Halloween!  We’re not ones to go all out to change up the decor for this one night, but are you?  Some of our neighbours are great with the spooky but super-fun decorating outside.  One house screens the Thriller video on their garage door on repeat all night, how cool is that? 

Apples Apples Apples

Thursday, October 23, 2014 by
It’s still apple season here in Ontario.  Have you got your fresh from the farm apples yet?  And if so, what do you do with yours?  To celebrate this highly anticipated season, I’m here to give you…

5 Things to Know About Apples


Apple Picking in Ontario | Mac sign with arrow | personallyandrea.com

this way to the apples

Delicious Food Show 2014

Friday, October 17, 2014 by
Delicious Food Show 2014 | personallyandrea.com

come on in

Hey have any of my GTA friends been to the Delicious Food Show down at the CNE grounds before?  I went for the first time today, courtesy of Strauss Water Bar (who I’ll tell you all about soon).  But first come on in to the Direct Energy Centre and check out some of the exhibits.