Family Room DIY Built-Ins [feeling like super woman]

It seems like a very long time ago that I drew this and the vision for our family room was conceptualized. After weeks and weeks, it’s finally complete and seeing a drawing and a vision come to life has been SO wonderful. We have renovated many spaces in our home now, but this particular built-in…

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Super Easy Kid Friendly DIY Lanterns [making our own winter festivals]

You know that scene from the movie Tangled, where Rapunzel and Ryder sit on a boat and watch lanterns in the sky? Yeah, that is my dream. There is just something magical about lanterns, and so yesterday afternoon, we made lanterns to have our own little winter festival in our backyard. Using materials that we…

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DIY Branch & Macrame Plant Wall Hanging

Last week when working on our yard, we trimmed a few of our trees, and I couldn’t bring myself to throw away this branch. It’s not the first time this happens. Something about branches, seems to me anyway, often asks to be transformed. Maybe it’s the artist in me, and if not, finding potential and…

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Let’s talk Women’s Health, Pap Tests, Cervixes and more! [Lady Cave Series]

I always wondered what the equivalent of a Man Cave would be for women? Do we have one? I’m calling it “Lady Cave”. It both hints to a space where women can have conversations about womanly stuff, and lady cave of course hints to our feminine part, which will be talked about a lot on…

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A Year of Our Everydays [ONE Year Blog Anniversary]

Motherhood and my children have been the most inspiring thing that has happened to me, and it motivated me to write; about them, about us, about our days together – Our Everydays. I cannot believe it has been a year since I posted my first words on this blog. And what a wonderful journey of…

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How to have an Awesome Stay-at-Home Motherhood/ Maternity Leave in Edmonton

Edmonton is a great city. A perfect mixture of urban and country, and the river valley is hard to beat! Depending on whether you’re a city or a country person, Edmonton really has the best of both worlds. Then I had children, got to know the city so much more, and now I REALLY love…

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A Season of Change [after 2.5 years as a Stay-at-Home Mom…]

Going back to work after my Oliver turned one has always been the “plan”. And though I knew I would go back to work eventually, like we had planned, I am still fighting that lump in my throat, because I’m sad.

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Our Christmas Tree Ornaments [Part 3] DIY Mini Stick Tree Ornaments

It’s less than a week ’till Christmas, and the hustle and bustle of the season is in full swing. Whether you have had your shopping done since mid year, or still have a few more things to get,  you may still need a few ideas on what you could give a loved one. If you’re…

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DIY Easy Paper Snowflakes [Holiday Decor Inspiration]

One of my favorite scenes from the movie “Elf” with Will Ferrell, is the scene where he completely “Christmafies” the store before Santa comes. It’s such a magical scene, and I’ve always wanted to recreate something similar. I love the winter wonderland feel of the decor, but most of all, I love that to recreate…

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Baby and Toddler Tandem Nursing: An Unexpected turn in our Breastfeeding Journey [Postpartum Series]

A few months ago, my Penelope, my two and a half year old daughter, started nursing again. She stopped breastfeeding on her own shortly before her bother was born, but recently, what started as little curious requests for suckles and kisses, turned into her sitting on my lap, in cradle position, breastfeeding again. Perhaps she…

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