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Hi! Welcome and thanks for visiting! My name is Melissa. I am a new Mom, Certified Teacher, wife and homeowner. Here, you will find DIY projects, educational activity ideas, recipes and more to inspire you to enjoy life at home and beyond!


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October 23, 2019

Since late summer of this year, our toddler has been watching The Letter Factory as part of our activity time. 

As a teacher and now a Mama, these are one of my top favourite learning tools to have in the classroom, I have recommended this to parents, and have brought b...

November 20, 2018

Today on the blog, quickly sharing activities on our shelves this week. Our toddler loves music and so we added some musical-inspired objects and instruments to our shelves, along with some practical life (food prep items), language and counting activities.

Looking for...

October 3, 2018

I have been looking through my stored fall items to put together activities for Baby V and for anyone else who wants to add some simple sensorial items for your little ones to explore. 

We have put together a few simple items to add to her DIY Montessori shelf – that w...

July 12, 2018

I am super excited to finally share Baby V’s play space setup with you today!

Being a Montessori teacher and having had my own in-home daycare for preschoolers, has provided me with some essentials and hands-on activity ideas. 

While I was pregnant with my daughter, we c...

July 27, 2017

Today, we are sharing a few simple décor ideas and snap shots for my side of the office!

So, it has been a few months since my last takes over and all for great reasons - we have been busy with work and wrapping up some reno's in our home before the arrival...

January 6, 2017

A simple way to add something new and unique to your office space is by re-vamping an old bookshelf. All you need is some paint, some elbow grease and if you are using wallpaper – a little bit of patience and encouragement. Most of us have one or more of these bookcase...

October 8, 2016

This is one of our favourite times of the year - with a huge selection of décor items available at great price points including simply making a trip to our local Dollar discount store - it is a great time to add some easy to make and inexpensive DIY fall décor to our h...

July 27, 2016

Our DIY wheels are in motion again and we are continuing to work on some exciting reno projects in our home! If you have not had a chance to see how we built our DIY Industrial Shelves and Modern Rustic Desk be sure to check out those posts links!

Today, we are sharing...

March 23, 2016

We are SUPER excited to reveal how we styled our DIY custom shelves and desk - we have been inspired, searched for and found some great finds and added a few personal items as well.

My husband has always wanted to customize a shelf and desk for our office space. These D...

March 17, 2016

A few weeks ago, we posted a VIDEO clip of our HOW TO Build Industrial-Inspired Shelves which you can find here and added our STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS POST here. We are so happy that the video has done so well with over 1,000+ views and really appreciate the comments,...

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