Christina Dennis

I'm a creative, country-living mom of three girls with a passion for sewing, home decor, graphic design, crochet and baking. I blog at www.thediymommy.com from a house we built on our own just west of Edmonton, Alberta. I'm a fair trade advocate, a sale shopper, and a repurposer.

My Blogs

Sew an Easy Ruffled Crib Dust Ruffle

Okay, the title of this post sounds horribly redundant (a ruffled dust ruffle), but there are some dust ruffles that aren’t ruffly at all. Right? Right ....more

No-Bake Chocolate Oatmeal Cookies – My Family’s Recipe

What do people obsessed with baking make when it’s too hot outside to turn on the oven? They make no-bake cookies, of course! I know that chocolate oatmeal no bake cookies aren’t anything new, but .. ....more

Motivational Monday #6 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

Aren’t you glad it’s summer? I’m just loving the weather, spending lazy afternoons with my girls, and playing outside! What about you? ...more

35 Free & Frugal Summer Activities for Kids #KinderMom

It’s summer time! I absolutely adore the summer. It’s relatively short here in Alberta, so we always need to seize each day and spend as much time doing summery activities together as possible before the .. ....more

Motivational Monday #5 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

Happy Monday to YOU! Here in Canada, this is an extra long weekend for most people because Canada Day is tomorrow. I think our family will go to the beach and roast some hot dogs. .. ....more

Motivational Monday #4 – Craft, DIY & Home Decor Party

Happy, happy Monday! How was your weekend? Our internet has been down since Thursday morning, so both hubby and I have been wandering around the house aimlessly and wringing our hands ....more

Upcycled Gold Dry-Brushed Table (+ How to Dry Brush)

There is definitely such a thing as an addiction to painting furniture. And I certainly have it. Every sad looking table, dresser or chair I see on Kijiji or at a garage sale says, “Paint .. ....more

How to Teach Kids to Sew (+ A Janome Portable Sewing Machine Review & Giveaway!)

My 5 year old Little C had a really exciting last couple of weeks. Not only did she graduate playschool, she started to learn how to sew on her very own (pink!) little sewing machine. ... [[ This is a content summary only ....more

Motivational Monday #3- Craft, DIY & Home Decor Link Party

It’s Monday again! Do you remember what that means? I get to co-host another Motivational Monday craft, DIY & home decor link party with the super-cool ladies of Joy in Our Home and Burlap and .. ....more

9 Favourite Recipes (From 2009-2014)

We’re celebrating 5 years of The DIY Mommy this month! Have you entered my celebratory giveaway yet worth over $500? This week, I’ve shared with you some of the most popular tutorials on TheDIYMommy.com over .. ....more