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Original, creative and innovative home ware at Umbra store in Toronto, Ontario

For the past 35 years, Umbra has been creating original, innovative and modern home ware and their success has followed them from day one.Their products are currently sold in over 120 countries around the world and it all started with just an idea, making a regular item extraordinary :)...more

Creativity Overload - tips for staying focused

It seems like these days everyone you know is a creative master....more

How to Sew a Hooded Bath Towel

A hooded bath towel is for a baby, right? When my kids were little, one of the things I loved the most was wrapping them up in a nice big fluffy baby towel that had a hood on it and getting them dry after their baths. ...more

DIY Crayon lipstick

Hey guys!Ok, I know what you're thinking... Did she really say Crayon lipstick? Seriously? Those were my exact thoughts when I heard of this DIY. I promise you, it's really cool. So cool you will be making these as soon as you're done reading this- at least that's what I did. : ) This DIY is super easy and you probably already have everything you need at home. The best part? You can make any color you ever wanted! ...more

Toddler Crafts In Under 10 Minutes!

Toddlers are my favorite people in the whole world.I am stepmom to preteen and 9 year old girl, and I love them so much. They are amazingly behaved and we have the best time together, but it’s different kind of fun. It’s big kids fun.  With toddlers it’s different. Their cute little smile and excitement about everything melts my heart. That has to be the reasons why am I still a nanny.Many people call my job transitional, or not a real one, but it’s the best job I can think of and I wouldn’t trade it for anything....more

Barbie Love: A DIY Tutorial

When life gets too dismal, as it often does, I sometimes escape to "Life in the Dreamhouse" by combining my love for pink stuff, Barbie, crafts, and jewelry.  Not only do I have a Barbie Shoe Fetish, I tend to hoard just about everything Barbie related.  That’s right.  I’m over thirty and I still love Barbie.  Don’t jud...more

Little Red-Haired Girl: A Story of Infidelity and Hoarding

Countless books have been written about it.  Radio talk show hosts shame us about it every day.  Life coaches challenge us to implement it.  "Let the man chase you!”  They say....more

Creating Our Little Girls Room

Our home is only three bedrooms so our girls share a room. I think I would still have them share a room though even if we had a larger home. As an only child I always wanted to have a sibling to share a room with. I love the idea of them sharing a closet full of clothes and talking before bedtime about their days, in a cozy bedroom filled with their favorite things. ...more

July Create - Crazy about Canvas Frames

This year has been about trying my hands at some new things. As a newbie on Pinterest, a person could truly get lost in projects for a week without coming up for air. Do you remember those days, of endless Play, of lying on someone's lawn and watching the clouds go by?Anyone who knows me well, knows how much I appreciate re-creating a commercial idea and making it ...more