5 ways to kickstart your creativity this year

With a brand new year, one of the things I want to commit more time to doing in 2016 is exploring my creativity in many different ways. If you’re like me, you might hoard creative ideas on your Pinterest board, but not actually get around to making anything or expressing your creativity on a regular basis. If…

These days at the Fournier Farmhouse

Since moving up to the country, we’ve been busy getting settled into our new home and routine. To start off – since I am sure you’re wondering – the commute has been going well! It also helps that the winter has been super mild, making the drive to the GO bus and train station easy…

Top 5 easy DIY Christmas gifts your family actually wants to get

Looking for something easy, affordable and beautiful to make for the loved ones on your list, but don’t know where to start? It doesn’t matter if you’re not able to sew, knit, or paint, CreativeBug.com has the best instructional videos to make any awesome project seem easy for any skill level – even newbies. I…

Tricks for Project Life scrapbooking like a boss

Sometimes starting a Project Life album is the easiest part; it’s the maintaining and keeping up with it that can be the most challenging. In this post, I will share the tricks I use to make maintaining and keeping up with my Project Life album easy. This is the third and final post in a series of three on Project…

The importance of a creative community

Whether you’re a graphic designer, scrapbooker, artist, crafter or musician, I believe it is important to immerse yourself in your art to improve and grow within your medium. In my opinion, part of this essential immersion process is becoming a member of a creative community either of your making or by participation in an existing one….

Make your own gold dipped succulent pot

I have recently embraced the succulent life and am pleased to report I am actually keeping these little plants alive. As someone who can kill even mint (which is apparently very hard to do for everyone except myself), I am very proud of my little plant babies.

3 ways to organize with chalkboard

Since getting my Cameo Silhouette machine last year, I’ve become obsessed with all the projects you can do in minutes with ease! Lately, I have fallen in love with chalkboard vinyl and have been using it everywhere.

So we made a cook book…

Yes you read that correctly! My super talented husband and I put our heads together to come up with the best DIY bridal shower present for my sister that we could think of and this was it!

St. Patrick’s Day table runner

As any proud Irish citizen would, I celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a fun green craft. This year, I decided to dust off my paints and try something new. With my trusty Silhouette Cameo, I made a Subway art table runner template and got to work painting my way through the muslin runner.

The dishcloths are back! #dishclothsforMS

Once again, it’s that time of the year when I break out my knitting needles and get to work knitting up a storm of dishcloths. For a cause so near and dear to my heart (check out my original post on it from last year here), it’s a way to not only raise money in…

Refurbishing crafts: The dishcloth blanket

As most of my friends and family know, every year to raise money for the MS Walk, I knit and sell dish cloths. I have been knitting them ever since I can remember, and it’s one of the only projects I am confident knitting by myself.

Love notes for Valentine’s

One of the 25 things I want to do before I turn 25 was to write random notes of kindness and send them to my friends and family. Well, what better time is there to spread the love than Valentine’s Day? So this weekend, I pulled out my paint supplies, stamp set and paper cutter,…