10 Spring Break Ideas – From Dream To Reality #157

10 Spring Break Ideas to keep you and the kids busy!

It’s Spring Break!! YAY!! I’m so happy to have my daughters home with me all week! And guess what? We are actually having nice weather too!! It’s day 2 of sun and it’s not too cold either. LOVE IT! During spring break I like to do things with the kids, and most probably you do too…. so this week I decided to feature Spring Break Ideas that you can do to keep you and the kids busy! P.S. Did you see what I do to keep busy during the winter weekends? If you haven’t, you go check it out.. you’ll … {continue reading}

Staying active during the winter – Broomball

Staying active during the winter is important too! Broomball is a great winter sport!

I try to stay as active as possible, even during the cold winter months. Just because it’s cold out, doesn’t mean you can’t go outside and play a sport! Ever since I was 13, I’ve spent basically every single weekend of winter playing outdoor broomball with my family. OMG! I just did the math.. and I’ve been playing for over 20 years! WOW!! We start our outdoor season right after New Year’s and we play until it starts to warm up and we no longer have ice to play on. Usually the season ends around the end of February, however … {continue reading}

DIY Inspiration and more – From Dream To Reality #156

From Dream To Reality

Did you see all the FABULOUS creations shared at From Dream To Reality last week? WOW, you always AMAZE me with your talent! You are so creative! So creative in fact, that you I think you deserve an Oatmeal Cookie! haha In fact, have a few… you deserve it! :) Oatmeal Cookies   DIY Inspiration and more – From Dream To Reality Features From Dream To Reality #155   Boy Room Reveal from Kammy’s Korner.   Homemade Dryer Sheets from View From The Fridge.   Roasted Pink Radishes from A Life From Scratch.   Two Ways to Paint Lettering Onto … {continue reading}

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies – Easy Cookie Recipes

Chewy Oatmeal Cookies. Easy Cookie Recipes!

I absolutely LOVE oatmeal cookies, especially when they are chewy. My favorite oatmeal cookies were always the ones I bought at school. Did you have some at school too? Once I graduated from school I could no longer enjoy my favorite cookies, so sad. That’s until I decided to make my own. :) I’ve been making Oatmeal Cookies for my little family for years. They enjoy them as much as I do, if not more. I often make them just before the girls get home from school as a little after-school treat. They know I’ve made them as soon as … {continue reading}

DIY Inspiration and more – From Dream To Reality #155

From Dream To Reality

Happy Tuesday! What have you been up to lately? Please tell me it’s nice and warm where you live?! It’s been very cold here, I’m very much looking forward to spring! What I would do for some warm sun! Oh well, at least I know it will come at one point! :) I’m not sure if you had a chance to read the post I shared yesterday? If you’re like me and haven’t been taking as many photos of your family as you would like, you’ll want to read my post. Favorite Things Photography Ready to check out the features … {continue reading}

Capture the Moment – Emanuelle’s Favorite Things #CanonL

Capture the Moment. Documenting Emanuelle's Favorite Things.

I take A LOT of photos. If you were to check my 16GB SD card that’s in my camera right now, you’d see that it’s full. Every single time that I take out my camera I usually shoot between 200-300 photos. I’m not kidding! I’m kinda of a photography addict. But the thing is…. if you were to look at my SD card you’d be disappointed with me.. heck, I’m disappointed with myself. Why? Because about 85% of the photos are not of my family, but of my crafts, DIY projects, etc… OUPS! Before having my blog, I always had my camera … {continue reading}

DIY Inspiration and more – From Dream To Reality #154

From Dream To Reality

Hi there! It’s Tuesday! YAY!! You know what that means, right? It’s party day! Yahoo! Before we start partying, did you see the Charm Necklace tutorial I shared last week? It’s super cute and I’m sure you’ll love it too! Charm Necklace – Easy to make on the go!   FYI For those of you looking into purchasing a Silhouette CAMEO or Silhouette Portrait: PixScan™ + Silhouette Machine Bundles are on SALE NOW until February 20, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. Mountain Time (MST)! Save $94.97 on PixScan™ + Silhouette Portrait Save $48.97 on PixScan™ + Silhouette CAMEO Use code: DIYDREAMER for … {continue reading}

Charm Necklace – Easy to make on the go!

Charm Necklace - Easy to make on the go! Easy jewelry tutorial.

I love re-purposing things. There’s just something fun about taking an item that is meant for one thing, but use it for an entirely different purpose. For example, using an old puzzle board and transforming it into a chalkboard instead. Genius idea, right?! When I got my hands on a package of Rubbermaid LunchBlox, I knew it would be PERFECT for another use. First of all, let me explain to you what the Rubbermaid LunchBlox is. It’s the perfect solution for all your lunch storage needs. NO JOKE! It’s designed to save space and keep lunch boxes organized. The LunchBlox … {continue reading}

Fun Ideas for Valentine’s Day – From Dream To Reality #153

From Dream To Reality

Happy Tuesday!! Please tell me it’s nice and warm in your neck of the woods? It’s FREEZING here today! I couldn’t bring myself to let my daughters wait for the bus outside, so I drove them to school this morning. It’s one of those mornings where I wish I would have warn my snow-pants! NO JOKE! So cold that your eyeballs feel like they are going to freeze and fall out. hehe Ok ok, enough complaining! :) Oh.. did you see the little printable I shared last week? I’m really proud of it! I sure hope you like it and … {continue reading}

Drink More Water – Health Goals for 2015 #ONatural

Drink 8 Glasses of Water a Day. Free Printable to help you keep track of the water you drink each day of the week.

When the New Year starts do you make resolutions for the new year? Honestly, I don’t usually make resolutions, however this year we decided to do it and we did it as a family. We sat together on New Year’s Day and discussed if we would make resolutions this year. Gabrielle had a great idea about each of us saying a word that we would like to live by for 2015. We each said different words; Sébastien said FIT, I said HEALTHY, Emanuelle said FUNNY (hehe), and Gabrielle said HAPPY. Gabrielle’s word ”HAPPY” is the one we all agreed was the … {continue reading}

18 DIY Children’s Headboards – FDTR #152

From Dream To Reality

18 DIY Children’s Headboards ~ A couple of years ago we built Emanuelle a bed, yes even the bed frame! We used old wood shutters to create her headboard. She’s still loving her bed and I must say that I smile each time I see it, I’m very proud that we built it. As a lot of you know, we have promised to tackle Gabrielle’s bedroom soon. It’s going to be a BIG job. We are planning on gutting the entire room so that we can re-insulate it and we also have two windows to replace. She keeps talking about her … {continue reading}

Share your DIY Projects – From Dream To Reality #151

From Dream To Reality

YAY it’s Tuesday!! I love Tuesdays, I get to party with you! I love being able to see what you’ve been up to! You know what else I love? My updated entryway!! Did you see it yet? I shared it this morning… Small Entryway Makeover and Decorative Shelf with Hooks Isn’t it lovely?! You have to see the before photos, you’ll never imagine what it looked like before. Another thing that I love is how my basement office/craft room is coming along! Go check it out and let me know what you think. :) Basement Renovation: DRIcore Subfloor Installation Ready to … {continue reading}

Small Entryway Makeover and Decorative Shelf with Hooks

Small Entryway Makeover and Decorative Shelf with Hooks.

We have a small home, but we are quite content with its size (except for the kitchen haha). Our small home, also has a small entryway. During the winter months, the entryway seems to feel even smaller. If we’ve been outside playing in the snow, we always leave all our wet belongings on the entryway floor and closet door knob to dry. Basically, the entire space is filled with wet stuff. One of the projects we wanted to complete last year was to make the entryway bigger. We were going to remove the closet door so that we could add cubbies, … {continue reading}