DIY Room Spray

“Smell is a potent wizard that transports you across thousands of miles and all the years you have lived. Even as I think of smells, my nose is full of scents that start awake sweet memories of summers gone and ripening fields far away.” ― Helen Keller   There’s nothing as memorable as a smell….

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A Shared Room for Three

We’re so excited to be expecting our fourth babe before the holidays and with that change, we’ve had some changes in the way we use our home. When we purchased our fixer upper, we had twins under one and hadn’t even thought of adding to our family. Now we have a fourth on the way…

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Grandma’s Almond Cake Torta di Mandorla

THE SWEETEST TRADITION One family’s classic holiday recipe with a modern twist We know the holiday season has arrived when the rich scent of Grandma Josephine’s delicious almond cake fills the kitchen. Every year our family waits for a taste of this warm Torta di Mandorla straight from the oven. She makes her bundt cake…

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DIY Pom Pom Wreath

I’m not sure about your kids, but mine? They LOVE decorating. And not just the living room. Nope, they want decorations for their room as well. Throughout the year, they bring rocks into the house for special decorations to keep on their nightstands and you better believe when the holidays hit- they want something festive…

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A Shared Girls Bedroom Update

One of the very best parenting decisions I’ve made is organizing a shared bedroom for my two daughters. They are close in age and putting them in one room, even though it’s a very small one, has influenced our everyday life in so many positive ways. From their sisterly bond to their bedtime routine, a…

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Play Room, Craft Room, Guest Room, Math Room

Living in a small home means that every space has a secret second function: our dining room table doubles as my work & craft space, the living room serves as a laundry folding room, and the the kids’ playroom performs double-duty as a guest room. Like many Canadian families, several of our relatives live in…

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DIY Silent Night Sign

I’m a sucker for signs. I want them everywhere in my house but I’m running out of wall space (and really do like blank wall space!). That’s why a table top sign is perfect for holiday decor. You don’t need to figure out what precious family photo to take off your wall to hang it….

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Sleep Well, Live Well

A grown-up bedroom that’s still fit for family snuggles Renovating a fixer upper has been one of the biggest adventures we’ve had as a couple – and we’d do it again in a heartbeat. But the thing about making over a house top to bottom? You do the things that everyone sees and uses first….

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