Blog to Biz – photography session for my church

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So, remember when I talked about doing that ‘brave’ photoshoot for my church HERE?  It was a little (a lot) nerve wracking. I knew the shots I desired to capture, but would I be allowed to go up where I desired to take them? And would I have the nerve? And would they even turn […]

The all new photo BUILDING studio gameplan

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It’s said that one shouldn’t take on renos in December. I do believe there’s some truth to that if you wish to maintain your sanity this time of year. However, with a hovering deadline to build something by Jan 15th for FOLK, I’m in dire need for a new place to build. My garage is […]

SNS 111 – mantels and stockings

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #111, the multi themed link party!  * Home Decor  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific. This weekend’s theme – mantels and stockings Have you been taking in Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Homewalk this week? Oh my… here are […]

My ‘Canadian award winning’ pallet board sofa… really!

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“Hello, Donna speaking…” “Hi Donna! This is Cheryl from Earth Day Canada’s Upcycling Challenge…“ Poor Cheryl didn’t have to say another word. For this is where I got POSITIVELY GIDDY. You see, in late summer I entered this Canadian challenge / contest where you submitted something you made from nothing. (I have a few of […]

A rustic Christmas garland made from twigs… with video!

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twig garland

A Christmas garland made from twigs with video We all love a great Christmas garland. I just desired to create something I hadn’t seen done before. A Christmas garland made from twigs would be that. It was so simple to make, and had the rustic quirky quality I gravitate towards. And it’s perfect to use […]

How to make it snow in your home… realistically!

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Snowy old window mantel Most of us dream of a white Christmas. But it’s not always possible where you live. Another snowy mantel When you live in balmy BC Canada, it’s quite by chance that snow actually materializes. So here’s how I made my own winter wonderland with my Christmas decorating. You’ll need: (this post […]

An all natural junk filled 2011 Christmas home tour

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Welcome to an all natural junk filled 2011 Christmas home tour! I’m a part of Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday House Walk. You can start the tour every day with this button which will highlight the daily homes on display each day. Click to see Jen’s own home HERE for #1. If you’re new here, I’m Donna and […]

Why writing is right for me

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I have two more work days before a 2 week Christmas break, so I’m totally going for it, leaving little time for much else. So until I can finish a new creation to show you, allow me to share what else I’ve been up to…   I had a neat opportunity come my way not […]

SNS 110 – rustic / natural / burlap Christmas decorating

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Welcome to Saturday Nite Special #110, the multi themed link party!  * Home Decor  * Crafts, / Sewing / Recipes * Theme of the week Every Fri 7pm  to Sunday 11 pm Pacific. This weekend’s theme – rustic / natural / burlap Christmas decor You gals are so clever. All I had to do was […]

January is "A Month of Me."

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Change. Some detest change for the same ‘ol gets comfy and predictable. It’s.. easy. On the other hand, there are those of us that need change in order to thrive. And I’m totally pumping my fist into the air right now like a student in a classroom requesting to be heard! 🙂 Your feedback last […]