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Easy Chalkboard Birthday Sign

We recently celebrated my son’s 5th birthday and this time I wanted to keep things simple.  No going crazy, no stressing, out nothing.  While I didn’t succeed on all accounts, I did succeed with this easy birthday sign! I love my chalkboard signs and I often look at chalk board

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My Kitchen Renovation Decision Making Process

I really wanted to title this post “Kitchen Tetris,” but I didn’t think it would show up as well in search results. You have two basic choices when you go into a reno: work with what you got or tear it all out.  In our case, we know we have

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Inspired in Montreal

  Over the weekend our family went to Montreal to celebrate our new God-daughters baptism.  While this visit was definitely different than our trips before Dominic, I still couldn’t resist taking a few quick snaps of things that inspired me the one day we did get out to do a

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Easy and Refreshing Fruit Water

Do you ever feel like it’s a huge chore to drink all your water?  Me too.  Sometimes I think I must have some camel DNA in me somewhere, lol.  Here’s a super simple way to make your water a little more enjoyable.

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Shadow Box Skeleton Key Project

One of the more pleasant surprises we found when we purchased our character home was a whole drawer full of skeleton keys.  When I saw them I just knew I had to display them somehow, so here’s what I did. . .

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Lessons learned from my 4 day renovation marathon

We bought a small house in our dream neighbourhood in November last year, and ever since we closed the deal I have been itching to renovate it.  However, I don’t live there full time yet.  When I am there it is for serious family time, so my renovation dreams have

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Diary of a Reno: day 1

9:00am: Wake up. It feels like Christmas! After weeks of waiting I finally get 5 whole days to beat this house into submission!! Life is great! I’m going to get so much done!! 9:30am: Drop Dominic off at daycare. Discover there is no daycare today. Crap. Oh well, I will

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Home Tour

Welcome to our home!  We bought a fixer up and have been slowly making it our own.  It’s far from done, but here’s the progress so far. Please forgive the paint on the floors, I’ll be refinishing them once I’ve painted everything!! Exterior Removing trees wasn’t in the budget, but

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Kristen

Welcome!

Hi, I'm Kristen and I help new gardeners learn to grow their own vegetables and beautify their yards. I also share recipes that use all that delicious garden produce. Grab a coffee (and your gardening gloves) and join me for gardening tips, simple recipes, and the occasional DIY, all from the lovely city of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.

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