A Cute and Cozy Reading Nook

Hey penny pinners! I hope you are enjoying your summer as much as I am! I know I haven’t posted in a long time, but it seems like we are always on the go enjoying this weather as much as possible. I haven’t done many projects lately but I did begin to “awesomify” my kids… Continue reading A Cute and Cozy Reading Nook


 A Perfect Backyard Sandbox

This year we decided we wanted to step up the fun factor in our backyard and what better way to do it than with a sandbox! My husband and I decided we wanted to make one rather than forking out big bucks for a small plastic one that our kids would outgrow (and it was… Continue reading  A Perfect Backyard Sandbox


DIY Upcycled Toddler Apron

My mom has been doing some spring cleaning in my Nonna’s closet (Nonna= grandmother in Italian) and has been giving me random dresses of various colours and patterns to use for future sewing projects. In the pile of treasures was this cute little dress (I have memories of my Nonna wearing it!). My Nonna actually… Continue reading DIY Upcycled Toddler Apron

Painting Projects

Cheating with Chalk Paint – Side Table and Dresser Makeover

Everyone that knows me, knows how much I love hitting up yard sales (while my kids sleep in the back and my husband chauffeurs me around). So one Saturday morning I was pleasantly surprised to see my neighbour selling all her goodies just a hop, skip and a jump away! I had been on the… Continue reading Cheating with Chalk Paint – Side Table and Dresser Makeover


The Easy Peasy Personalized Pillow

When I was home with my first baby and breastfeeding every couple of hours, I spent a lot of time on the couch watching The Social, browsing Pinterest and dreaming up grand project ideas. As I slowly started to get out of the house, I would pick things up as I saw them (on sale obviously!).… Continue reading The Easy Peasy Personalized Pillow

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The Best Play Table Ever!

One night I was staring at an ugly brown table in my basement wondering how much I would sell it for on Kijiji, when I got the genius idea to turn it into a play table for my son by cutting off the legs and slapping on a fresh coat of paint. I don’t have… Continue reading The Best Play Table Ever!