Silhouette Black Friday Sale! Perfect time to get a Silhouette!

Silhouette Black Friday Sales Event

It’s the moment we’ve all been waiting for… the Silhouette Black Friday Sales Event!!! YAY!!! Have you been wanting to get a Silhouette CAMEO and/or a Silhouette Portrait?! Well, starting today until Dec. 8, 2014, 11:59pm MST you can get yourself one during the Silhouette Black Friday Sales Event at an amazing discount!! If you already have one, it’s the perfect time to stock up on vinyl and supplies while they are at 40% off. FYI: You MUST use the coupon code DIYDREAMER for the discount to apply! Silhouette Black Friday Sale #1 Portrait Bundle Portrait machine & 1 free year … {continue reading}

Share your Inspiring Creations – FDTR #145

From Dream To Reality

You do realize that every single one of you inspire me every single day, right?! You always create the most inspiring projects! Gosh I wish I could fill my home with everything you make! For real!!! Did you see all the collection of projects your shared last week? Crazy talent!!! I can’t wait to share the features with you! But before I do that…. Remember how I was telling you how I’ve been on a roll creating Christmas crafts this year! Well, guess what?! I made some more super cute ornaments last week that I can’t wait to share with … {continue reading}

Deer Wood Slice Ornaments – Rustic Christmas

Deer Wood Slice Ornaments. Adds a beautiful touch to your Rustic Themed Christmas Decor!

A couple of weeks ago Sébastien, the girls, and I went for a walk on my father-in-law’s land. He has a gorgeous piece of property that’s completely wooded, you can imagine how nice it is to walk in. As soon as we got there Sébastien brought us to the huge pile of firewood (my father-in-law cuts firewood for a living) that he had helped his father cut. When I got right up close to it, I saw pieces that hadn’t been split because they were too small. I asked Sébastien if we could take a couple home so that I … {continue reading}

Share your Creations + Rustic Features – FDTR #144

From Dream To Reality

I’ve been super busy creating a bunch of Christmas decorations! I’m quite proud of myself, especially since we are on a budget.. which means that whatever I make has to cost very little. And guess what? Most of what I created is either free or very inexpensive to make. YAY! What to see what I’ve made? Decorative Twig Christmas Tree Twig Christmas Ornaments – Stars and Snowflakes   Wooden Christmas Trees with Lights – Marquee Christmas Trees   Want even more Rustic Christmas Ideas? Check these out:   Rustic Creations – From Dream To Reality Features! From Dream To Reality #143   Christmas … {continue reading}

Create a Wall Art Gallery with Canon PIXMA PRO printer

Creat your own Wall Art Gallery

I love wall art galleries, like REALLY LOVE them! However I’ve always been intimidated to actually create one myself. Just hanging a couple of picture frames takes me a few days before I actually hang them. I’m always worried that I won’t place them nicely. And because of this photo frame hanging intimidation, I also end up opting for frames where I can insert a bunch of photos in them. I let the frame do all the “wall art gallery” work, but it still takes me a couple of days to hang it up. haha This is the extent of my wall … {continue reading}

Wooden Christmas Trees with Lights – #‎BehrHolidayHues

Wooden Christmas Trees with Lights

Years ago I made a set of Wooden Christmas Trees (with lights) with my Mom and sister Emily. I think it was back in 1999, I should check under my Mom’s trees, she always writes the year on her projects (such a great idea!). I’ve been wanting to make a new set with a brighter color (my previous set is forest green). When my fellow BEHR DIY Experts asked if I wanted to join them in BEHR Holiday Hues blog hop, I knew this project would be perfect! P.S. There’s also a FABULOUS giveaway at the bottom of this post! … {continue reading}

Rustic Twig Christmas Ornaments – Rustic Christmas Ideas!

Rustic Twig Christmas Ornaments - Super Easy!

I’m really into making simple things for the holidays this year. If you read my Decorative Twig Christmas Tree post, you know that we are on a budget this year so my decorations have to be inexpensive to make. So when my fellow Canadian blogger friends asked me to join in the Rustic Christmas Hop I said yes right away! Rustic doesn’t necessary mean inexpensive, but to me it means going back to using simple things to create beautiful treasures. With that in mind, I created these Rustic Twig Christmas Ornaments: These little guys were absolutely EASY and FUN to put … {continue reading}

GIFTS MADE EASY thanks to Shoppers Drug Mart!

Gifts Made Easy - Shoppers Drug Mart

As many of you know, I had surgery last week. I will be basically doing nothing for 4 to 8 weeks! Not cool, right… especially with the holidays coming! HOWEVER, I know that Shoppers Drug Mart has GIFTS MADE EASY, which means I can ask Sébastien to go to Shoppers Drug Mart and buy our holiday gifts there. He’s not so much into running around, going from one store to the other (I must say we are quite similar in that department), so he’ll be very happy when I tell him that Shoppers Drug Mart has GIFTS MADE EASY for … {continue reading}

Easy Decorative Twig Christmas Tree – Christmas Decor

Decorative Twig Christmas Tree - EASY to make and costs nothing!

With our basement renovations coming up very soon, Sébastien and I decided to keep Christmas expenses as low as possible. As you can imagine, Christmas decorations will be at the very bottom of the list of things to buy this year. New Christmas lights might be on the list of exceptions though, we’d like to get LED lights for our tree. ANYWAYS, like I was saying, we are going to try to keep expenses low so that we can save for things we need in the basement. Luckily, I can still update our Christmas decor with FREE things…. like this: … {continue reading}

Share your Fabulous Creations – From Dream To Reality #143

From Dream To Reality

I’m so HAPPY to be back with features this week! YAY!! What a pleasure it was to go through all your FABULOUS creations! Seriously, you guys ROCK with talent! Can I share with you one of Gabrielle’s latest creations? She made a Beaded Wrap Bracelet as a gift for a family member. I think it’s soooo PRETTY!! She asked that I share it on here in case you might want to make some as a gift too, isn’t she sweet?! Beaded Wrap Bracelet – Kid Craft What do you think? Isn’t it FABULOUS?! Oh, before we get to the features… … {continue reading}

Can I dare you to do something? #DareYou

I dare you - Dare2Give

Many Canadians give to their communities with their time, talent, and/or money. Do you know why they give? Simply because someone asked them to, it’s as simple as that! Ok, that might not be the only reason, but research shows that it’s one of the main reasons. That’s why Dare2Give was created! It’s the latest in the My Giving Moment Campaign, inspired by the Governor General of Canada. Basically, we Canadians are being dared to give! Not just asked, but dared! Dare2Give was created to encourage Canadian ‘givers’ to dare others (friends, family, co-workers, etc..) to donate and/or volunteer with … {continue reading}