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DIY Pallet Pumpkin Stand


I’m so excited to be sharing one of my all-time favourite, all-time EASIEST, DIY projects with you – our DIY Pallet Pumpkin Stand! Seriously, could she be any cuter?! That’s our Little Miss Pickle, just…

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Summer Bucket List Bingo


You guys, I’m SO excited about this Summer Bucket List Bingo card I created to help us decide what activities to tackle each day at home! Don’t let the words “I’m bored” enter your home…

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School Bus Craft


We made this quick school bus craft as an end-of-year thank you for our bus driver and teacher, but it would also be a great off to school project!

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Backyard Fun for Canada150


Bring the Canada Day party to the backyard with two simple tricks: a maple leaf cookie cutter and spray cans of landscaping chalk! We created a massive Canadian flag – and hopscotch! – on the lawn, then relaxed with watermelon maple leafs for our Canada150 party.

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Salisbury’s Highland Park: One of Canada’s 150 Coolest Playgrounds!


We’re thrilled to share Salisbury’s Highland Park as one of Canada’s 150 Coolest Playgrounds! A perfect all-season park with a natural playground, walking trails by the Petitcodiac River, a brand-new splash pad, traditional playground equipment, a covered gazebo, picnic tables, and lots of green space to enjoy!

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Easy Easter DIY Banner


This easy Easter DIY banner is the focus of our family Easter decorations – and has been for five years! It takes about five minutes solo, five hours if you’ve got little helpers. Just kidding; a preschool or kindergarten student could do this awesome fine-motor skill building activity self-directed in a half-hour quiet crafting session. And there’s so much room for personal expression!

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Tartan Day No Sew Tutu DIY

Tartan Day No Sew Tutu DIY


New Brunswick’s tartan (which I used for this Tartan Day No Sew Tutu) was created in Gagetown in 1959, commissioned by Lord Beaverbrook. The red used symbolizes the loyalty of both the New Brunswick Regiment and the province’s early Loyalist settlers. The ‘beaver brown’ is a nod to Beaverbrook. The forest green represents our lumber history, while the meadow green stands for agriculture. The blue symoblizes our coastal and inland water, while the threads of gold represent our potential wealth.

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Over the Over-the-Top Holidays


I’m not saying we shouldn’t have fun celebrating occasions. Bake a leprechaun trap. Build a gingerbread city. Buy your family gifts when you want to. But let’s make sure we’re doing these things because they bring us joy, and create family memories, and match up with our values. Not because we feel pressured to perform. Let’s also keep that in mind when we share our stories. Not everyone can afford the same gifts or create the same experiences. Let’s post photos of smiling faces and the people we’re spending time with, not the things that surround us. You can be proud of providing for your family without broadcasting it to the world.

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Cupcake Liner Flower Craft


We LOVE cupcake liner crafts – and these flowers are the perfect easy craft to bring a little spring into your home! The supplies are simple: fun cupcake liners, funky buttons, and green pipe cleaners….

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Green Pasta Necklaces for St. Patrick’s Day


We made these lovely green pasta necklaces for St. Patrick’s Day, but you can use the same method for any occasion! In my opinion, this is best done as a two-day process. Dye the pasta,…

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