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

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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}

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

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}