Basement Renovation: DRIcore Subfloor Installation

How to install Subfloor. DRIcore Subfloor installation.

I’m so excited about today! I get to share with you the DRIcore Subfloor installation in our future office/craft room in the basement! I’m so happy with how it turned out. It’s looking more and more like a room. LOVE IT! It all started when this arrived in the fall: You have no idea how excited I was when it arrived! It meant that I was going to finally have a real office/craft room! YAY! A big THANK YOU to Sébastien and my Dad from bringing it all in the basement. I wasn’t able to help, since I still wasn’t allowed to … {continue reading}

Share your DIY Projects – From Dream To Reality #150

From Dream To Reality

Happy Tuesday! I sure hope your week is off to a great start and that you’re ready to share your DIY Projects at From Dream To Reality! LOVED everything you shared with me last week. You’re oh so talented! Before we get to the features, did you have a chance to read my latest posts? One of them includes the Top 30 DIY Projects of 2014, which features projects that were shared at From Dream To Reality.   Top 30 DIY Projects of 2014   Having your own tools makes DIY easier!   Ready to check out the features? Share … {continue reading}

Top 30 DIY Projects of 2014 with tutorials

Top 30 DIY Projects of 2014. A fabulous collection of DIY Projects that you can make!

Two weeks ago I shared with you the Top 30 Sewing Projects of 2014. Today’s the day I share with you the Top 30 DIY Projects of 2014. All of these projects were featured on From Dream To Reality at one point during 2014. Now, sit back and enjoy these fabulous projects! Top 30 DIY Projects of 2014   How to build a Pipe Shelf from House of Hipsters.   How to paint a Piano from Your Homebased Mom.   Ikea Hack Play Kitchen (Fridge & Microwave) from Little Red Window.   Make New Doors Look Old from Chic California.   Workbench Look … {continue reading}

Having your own tools makes DIY easier!!

My own tools! DEWALT Tools from Build.com

When you are in full renovation mode and/or you are DIY anything, you need tools to complete the projects. As most of you know, I tend to borrow most of my tools from my Dad. I have some, but not many. With our basement renovation in full swing, we’ve been noticing that we’ve been borrowing more tools than usual. We’re quite lucky that my Dad doesn’t mind, however having your own tools on-hand sure makes renovating/DIY easier. Having your own tools makes DIY easier! Just the other day, we bought a door and we needed a hole saw to drill … {continue reading}

Get Help for your Winter Skin – #SDMWinterSkin

Use Vichy Aqualia Thermal Rich and Vaseline Total Moisture Dry Skin Lotion to help your winter skin.

What do you think about when you think of winter? Snow, cold, long dark days, risky driving conditions, etc.. right? Sure, there’s also lots of fun stuff like playing in the snow, skiing, nice walks in the woods, sleigh rides, skating, ice fishing, and my favourite playing broomball! There’s also my very least favourite; winter skin. Every year winter’s dry months cause dry skin. My skin gets particularly dry, so much so that my doctor recommends that I only shower every second day. (No judging please. haha) With the dry air draining my skin’s moisture, showering every day washes away … {continue reading}

Happy New Year! From Dream To Reality #149

From Dream To Reality

Happy New Year!!! Hope you had a great time during the holidays! We enjoyed a lot of family time, especially at home since we all had colds. But we did still manage to have fun and created beautiful holiday memories. BTW, did you see how far along we are on our basement office/craft room? I’m so excited with how it’s coming along! And while you’re at it, you should take a few minutes and see the Top 30 Sewing Projects of 2014, you may have been featured! Top 30 Sewing Projects of 2014   Ready to check out the features? … {continue reading}

Get your prescriptions when you need them

Be Happy!

Were you and/or your family members sick during the holidays? Seems like so many people had terrible colds. My entire family was sick with a nasty cold. Emanuelle had a very high fever and cough just before school was out for the holidays. She ended up missing the last three days of school and even her Christmas Show. It broke her heart to miss out, she was so looking forward to performing for everyone to see. I stayed home with her that night while Sébastien went with Gabrielle (she was in the show too). Emanuelle was getting worse each day, … {continue reading}

Basement Renovation: Waterproofing, Changing Windows, etc

Basement Renovation - Let's get started. First step, apply a basement waterproofing paint on the concrete walls, like BEHR Basement and Masonry Waterproofer.

As I mentioned to you a few times, we are currently working on our basement. Last time I gave you an update on our basement renovation we were cleaning out the space that will be our Office and Craft Room. I had also shared with you our plan and what we will need to do in order to finish the space. I’m happy to report that the space is EMPTY! Yay! And we also got a lot of our to-do list done. Just seeing the space empty made me so happy! I knew it was going to be a nice size for … {continue reading}

Top 30 Sewing Projects of 2014 with tutorials

Top 30 Sewing Projects of 2014. Collection of sewing projects that you can make. Full of sewing inspiration and tutorials.

As most of you know, I LOVE hosting From Dream To Reality every week. My most favorite reason to host is because I get to see what you’ve been creating. You are the most talented bunch out there! Seriously, YOU ROCK! I’m happy to share with you today the Top 30 Sewing Projects of 2014. These 30 Sewing Projects where featured on From Dream To Reality during 2014. Have fun browsing these fabulous sewing tutorials! Top 30 Sewing Projects of 2014   Sew a DIY Teepee Play Tent from The DIY Mommy.   Simple Spring Infinity Scarves from Eliza Ellis. … {continue reading}

12+ Christmas Ideas – DIY Rustic Christmas and more!

12+ Christmas Ideas. A great collection of Rustic Christmas Ideas and more!

12+ Christmas Ideas that you can make! ~ Have you looked at the calendar? We are only days away from Xmas! I can’t believe it’s almost here already! I honestly wish that the holiday season would last longer, I love everything leading up to the holidays. Don’t you? In case you are looking for Christmas Projects to make this weekend, I’ve put together a list of projects I have made. I’m sure you’ll find some that you’ll like, well.. I hope so anyways. :) 12+ Christmas Ideas – DIY Rustic Christmas and more!   Wood Slice Deer Ornaments   Rudolph … {continue reading}

Tips for Minimizing Stress this Holiday Season – #ONatural

Remember what's important this holiday season: Family! Tips on how to manage Holiday Stress!

What’s your favorite part about the Holidays? Mine is no doubt spending time with my family. In second place, would be all the delicious food! hehe How about your least favorite thing? Mine is stress. I bet it’s your least favorite too! Is there anything more annoying than stress!? Seriously, we work so hard to make sure the holidays are fabulous for our entire family and we are rewarded with stress. Not cool! My holiday stress is a little different from most. I know many people end up getting sick because of it. I don’t exactly get sick, but every … {continue reading}

Share Inspiring Projects – Merry Christmas! FDTR #148

From Dream To Reality

Oh my gosh!! Christmas is next week!! Thankfully I’m pretty much ready, which is GREAT news! I’m quite happy that I wrapped everything too. I often wait last minute to wrap, which is not a good idea… it’s very much of an unnecessary stress, isn’t it?! Are you ready? Have your wrapped everything? FYI Since Christmas is next week and New Year’s is the following week, From Dream To Reality will run now until then. A new From Dream To Reality will go LIVE January 6th! Ready to browse through the features from last week’s party?   Share Inspiring Projects – From … {continue reading}

Holiday Gift Ideas for Girls that Play Together

Hasbro Toys for Girls

Sébastien and I like to encourage our girls to play together. Even though they are almost 4 years apart, we’ve been quite successful in getting them to play together. Not only do they play together, they actually like to play together (most of the time). My heart is filled with joy each time I see them together, enjoying having fun together. Bliss! One of the ways we have found helped to get them to play together is by offering them toys and games that they can play together. Gabrielle and Emanuelle have quite different characters. Gabrielle is more the creative … {continue reading}