The DIY Mommy

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 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.

Our DIY Patio Video Tour

Summer’s not over yet, friends, and I hope you’re able to enjoy all of the rest of these warm summer nights we have before Fall hits! We’ve definitely felt fortunate to finally have finished our back patio this year, and we’ve been loving entertaining there and also just relaxing together after a busy day. I revealed our modern French country back patio a few weeks ago, but today I wanted to give you a video tour of the space styled a little differently, plus explain in a little more detail how we made the DIY reclaimed tile and pea gravel base ....more

Glamping Hacks on a Budget

If you’re more of a “glamper” than a camper like I am, you might find these glamping hacks useful. The best part about these? You don’t have to have a huge budget to try these tips! ...more

A DIY tank dress and a $50 back-to-school wardrobe from Value Village

Isn’t it fun when your kids develop their own sense of style? I’ve enjoyed watching my oldest daughter, Little C, start to carve out what she likes and doesn’t like. When it comes to fashion, I’ve always favoured standing out from the crowd with some unique, colourful and DIY pieces, and my Little C is starting to like the same ....more

Top Family-Friendly Alberta Campsites to Drive To This Summer

Now that Our DIY Camper is almost done (I can’t wait to share the final reveal with you!), we’ve scheduled several camping trips within easy driving distance this summer. While we always like driving into BC to enjoy the mountains and the ocean there, we...more

Summer Bedroom Cleaning Routine & Refresh

As a DIY and home decor blogger, I’m usually showing you the styled and cleaned looks in our home. Today, let me show you how our bedroom REALLY looked this week and how I cleaned it up and styled it for summer! The finished look Raise your hand if your master bedroom is the last thing you clean in your home? ...more

Our DIY Camper Kitchen Makeover – Painting Oak Cabinets

I’m SO glad this little kitchen makeover is finally done. It may be tiny, but renovating our camper kitchen was a bigger job than I ever imagined! Let me share with you how I took our early 90s kitchen in Our DIY Camper into this decade with some paint and simple supplies ....more

Our Modern French Country DIY Patio

It’s been the most gorgeous summer here, and we’ve been so fortunate to be able to spend a lot of it on our new patio. This space is perfect for entertaining, for relaxing, and it even makes a great outdoor office! Today, I want to share our new modern French country patio with you ....more