DIY: Make a rug into a cute beach tote!

Upcycle a small IKEA rug (or any rug!) into a cute beach bag!

Hey there! I hope you’re doing well. Here’s that beach tote DIY I promised you. This post contains affiliate links. I earn a small commission from products purchased, and that helps keep my blog alive.  The admittedly mild winter and chillier than usual spring had me dreaming of summer early on this year. That’s why, I assume, when we went to our local IKEA during one of … Continue reading

Make a sturdy beach bag for cheap!

Make a small IKEA rug into a beach bag

Hi again. Not sure about where you are but here in Niagara, it’s been hot! I know that because my makeup is sliding off my face and our young son is a grump without a popsicle in hand. This week may have been the first time we’ve gone to the beach together and done more than dip our feet in the water. The kid really enjoyed ‘swimming’ … Continue reading

Questions

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July’s Done, Nobody’s Impressed

I can’t believe how fast this year is flying by. [Side note: There is an undeniable correlation between how old a person is and how often they say that.] Lessons learned so far this summer: Whenever I want to water the lawn, I remember it’s supposed to rain that night. It usually does not end up raining, but I’ve saved us some money. Bird feeders attract much … Continue reading

Rambling (wo)Man

If not rained out tonight, I’ll be shooting a couple I know this evening (with a camera!) who I helped to set up in the first place!  Exciting.  I’m hoping my heart-stabbies stop before then to help me along.  Waking up with heart pains doesn’t mean I’m dying, right? It’s a nice pre-summer so far. I’m so excited to have rain barrels this year and FIGHT THE … Continue reading

I Love It

It must be summer in March because I am the whiniest person ever to be stuck indoors at a job this week.  Spoiled with two barbecues over the weekend, I now want all my meals cooked over a flame and served outside.  Today I had to eat processed crap from the food court (normally not up my alley, but fine nonetheless).  So disappointing. This is the year … Continue reading

Yes, There are Mosquitoes Out in March

I already have the itches.  We first spotted mosquitoes at my parents’ house in their back yard on Thursday night, March 15.  This marks probably the earliest I can recall in a year for these pests but it really isn’t surprising after a winter mild as it was.  Either this will be a remarkably long summer or we’ll be seeing snow in August, and if that’s the … Continue reading

LOVE!

Valentine’s Day is coming up after all.  Valentine’s Day is Casey’s birthday, so the most fun part of it (besides going to work for the evening and making meager wages) is that we make a treat for her.  We’re thinking wet+dry food with a small “1” cut out of cheese.  She loves cheese.  She’ll be so impressed before she devours and forgets about it for another year. … Continue reading

I am covered in bites and one sting. I am slower than a zombie today. Withdrawals from both Vitamin D and homemade coffee are the culprit. Being on the island was fun fun fun!, then we remembered we live and work in Welland. C’est la shitty vie, that’s what Quebec taught me. I still like little old Welland, but it’s nothing compared to a place where both … Continue reading