Tuesday, 25 August 2020

DIY PAINTED STOOLS


I love an easy DIY and this one is a perfect one! 

I've been eyeing a few different stools I've seen around, but most of the ones I've loved are out of my budget. But when I came across these pretty IKEA stools, I knew I had to try an easy DIY on them to see how they turned out. 

With a little paint, these came out so cute, and I can't wait to use them all over our home. I love that you can use them at a table when you've got company coming over, as a display stand, bedside table or just to add a pop of colour in an empty space in your home. 



SUPPLIES

Ikea Skogsta Stool

Multi Purpose Paint

Painters Tape

Measuring tool/Ruler 


WHAT TO DO

1. Measure and tape off the length of paint you'e like on the legs. Carefully measure each one and tape it to creat straight lines. Make sure you press down hard on the tape to create a good barrier. Do this for all 4 legs and tape off any other areas where paint may drip down. I measured different heights for mine, and like that it adds some visual interest. 


2. Apply a light coat of paint. Let try between coats. I ended up using 3 light coats for each stool. I used a pink, light blush & white for my 3 stools. But I think any colour combo would be so pretty!




3. Once completely dry, add a sealant to protect the paint if you wish. I ended up sealing the stool with paint on the seat, but left the ones with only the legs painted. 


I hope this easy and fun little DIY gives you some inspiration to add some colour into your home!







Tuesday, 30 June 2020

CANADA DAY MAPLE SYRUP BREAKFAST




Happy Canada Day!

We love a good celebration, and I love the idea of a delicious breakfast for Canada Day. We usually do a bbq in the evening, but something first thing in the morning to get us going is a win for my family.

Pancakes are always a favorite with my little ones, and something as simple as adding a few festive toppers is enough to make them even happier and more fun.

We love eating ours with plain yogurt, strawberries and maple syrup. Its so yummy!







I'm adding our simple pancake recipe here that we all love. We have it almost every weekend and nobody ever gets tired of it. And its really simple to make too! (I'll double the recipe if Im making it for guests or want leftovers)

EASY PANCAKES

2 cup flour
4 tablesoon sugar
4 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
2 cup milk
2 tablespoon melted butter
2 eggs
2 tablespoon vegetable oil

DIRECTIONS

Combine flour, sugar, baking powder and salt into a bowl. 

In a seperate bowl mix together milk, butter, eggs and vegetbale oil. Once combined, add in the dry ingredients. Mix together until combined.



I found the cutest printables for the maple leafs that work perfectly for Canada Day. (I could see them being so cute for Thanskgiving too!)


Enjoy!

Thursday, 25 June 2020

SPRINKLES ICE CREAM CONES FOR CANADA DAY & 4TH OF JULY


The official kick off to summer always feels more complete after the Canada Day long weekend. With only just over a week away, I wanted to share a fun and festive treat to bring out during your long weekend celebrations.

As I get older and our family grows, I start to realize how fortunate we are to grow up in our Country. Canada's vast and beautiful scenery, along with the freedom and rights we have here make me so grateful. I'm so thankful to call this country my home.

Truly, the best part of celebrating Canada Day are with the people who you love the most. We're still figuring out what we'll do this year, but we usually spend it with our family. Usually it involves a bbq and good food!






I'm really excited to be sharing some really easy and fun sprinkles ice cream cones for Canada Day (or easily adaptable to the 4h of July for our neighbours to the south!) They'll be perfect for an afternoon treat or dessert after a bbq!






INGREDIENTS

sugar cones
white chocolate chips
sprinkles
Ice Cream













RECIPE

1. Melt your white chocolate chips in a bowl in the microwave.

2. Take your sugar cone and dip it into your chocolate mix. (I found tipping the bowl at an angle allows you to coat your cones a bit better)

3. Add your sprinkles! We used a combo of red and white to make it fit our theme. American friends, I just added blue to the mix!

4. Let them cool slightly until they are set well.

5. Scoop your ice cream into the cones! If you're using this for a party dessert, you can pre prepare your ice cream to save you time! Just scoop them into balls and place them onto a flat sheet and freeze them overnight. Then when you're ready, grab them from the freezer. They'll be frozen into scoops and will fit on the cones really easily and stay frozen much longer.






Enjoy!!!


Monday, 22 June 2020

SUMMER DAYS

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This summer so far has been so amazing. Most days we're around the house. The kids are playing inside and there's been lots of time spent outside too. We've been working on our outside spaces and we've been enjoying our days out there alot more. Annie is on a really good napping schedule and it's just been so great.

But we've been making a point to go out on some adventures, and those days have been so memorable. Most days I'm on my own when we head out, which can be really fun, but also tricky with a baby. There is a big span of needs from all the kids.




But when we stumble on a beautiful backdrop like this, it makes me so thankful for these four little ones.









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