We're so excited to have our wedding be featured by Elegant Wedding Magazine this month. I must say, being called the DIY "Queen" is a bit much but after two years of planning our event and finding creative ways to save money while still endeavouring to create a beautiful event space, I secretly love it!
Introducing our Wedding Wish Factory series! We got married last year and the only vendors we hired were Photographer/Videographer and table and chair rental. The rest we DIY’d ourselves and if you don’t believe us, subscribe to our blog to read all our articles on how you can save money but look expensive. You’ll be entered for your chance to win the Rustic Hustle Wedding Sweepstakes which is an AMAZING prize pack for brides this year! This spring we’re going to help you create almost everything you need yourself and do it under budget!
If you missed your local Christmas fair this year or you won’t be getting back home for the holidays, we’ve got your dose of quaint and local small-town Christmas decor and flavour covered this year. Guest blogger this week and my dear friend, Kristin Danks and I covered ‘A Main Street Christmas’ together and have the highlights for you… including my very first picture taken with Santa and the top 7 reasons why small-town Christmas fairs are the best!
Learn how to use Chalk Paint™, go home with your own functional and beautiful welcome mat and meet new local people! Workshops are gaining momentum today and it’s not hard to see why. In this digital age, it seems we all are missing connecting with one another and at the same time, we’re also losing our ability to hand-make things on our own. Workshops help us get that back.
Did you want to learn how to paint your own sign with milk paint AND save 15% on handmade, local products? We thought you might! Now you can learn from our designer Leigh, using milk paint, chalk paint and/or fat paint! We're delighted and super excited to announce that we'll be teaching classes at our latest retailer, Concession Road Mercantile in Alliston, Ontario.
Our custom and solid wooden hangers for bridal parties come personalized and are the easiest and cutest way to appreciate your wedding party. Keep your similar wedding attire organized and easily accessible. They also make a great gift for that close friend getting married. Find out how to gift these to your party.
Do you or someone you know own a small boutique shop in Ontario? You'll receive any sign of your choice, including customizations by introducing us! If your recommendation results in a beautiful business friendship between us and a small shop we'll make you a free, exterior coated and custom designed sign for you in any stain shade, any paint colour and with any graphic!
October is over and every restaurant without a fixed menu that introduced something pumpkin flavoured has closed up pumpkin shop! This year I didn't have withdrawal symptoms at all and I'll share with you why... I make my own pumpkin spice now and I’ll show you how too.
An estimated 1.3 billion tonnes of food gets thrown out each year. Combatting food waste and homesteading are both about using all of what you have, when you have it... but they’re also about making something tasty that your family will actually eat! This seasonal spaghetti squash recipe will show you how to use the flesh and the seeds to create a meal AND a snack with nutritional tips inlcuded.
Okay, so maybe "Creepy Chic" isn't an actual style, but it should be. Halloween is around the corner and if you're scrambling to find something stylish and ghoulish at the same time... look no further boys and ghouls! We've got 3 easy pumpkin decor tips for you.
It’s the room we love; The room of togetherness… but the living room only really became a staple of our homes about 100 years ago. There's no denying the huge purpose shifts this room has made from decade to decade and how inextricably linked our living rooms are with the goings on of the times. Find out just how much it's changed over the years and what they may yet become.
With winter beginning to wane, be careful not to miss your chance to indulge in hygge! Winter really is the most hygge time of year. You're probably already practicing this Danish art without even knowing it. In fact, you've probably been practicing it your whole life, but with a deeper understanding you can make sure to do it right.
There’s not much that compares to the soul-warming and achy bone-healing heat of a real wood fire. Especially when you open the door of the wood stove to feel the heat directly on your frigid fingers after another morning of bringing up the seasoned wood for stacking closer to the hearth!
Professional Chef Kyryl has all the success secrets to this complicated desert and if it was your resolve to consume more 35% whipping cream, try Kyryl's “Resolution Ending” Crème Brûlée. Even if your resolution was to enjoy life more or simply to try your hand at one decadent French recipe, this is the time to indulge your senses.
In the hustle and bustle of today's world, it's easy to fall into the particularly common trap of workaholism. Are you tackling a large goal or just focusing on a small one this year? Our recent post includes a FREE downloadable pledge sheet to plan out your next banner year!
If you missed out on this Christmas treat, be assured it is not too late and they are well worth the effort. Find out more about this delicious December delicacy. The nutty yet sweet flavour will delight your taste buds and totally make you realize why they're mentioned in one of the most popular songs of the holiday season.
I'm always looking for easy recipes around the holidays. That's why I love this Super Quick & Easy Stuffed Figs recipe. It's an original recipe I made in a pinch this past season and I figure it's sure to delight your guests. (Pun intended, and I apologize but I couldn't resist).