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Weekend Away: Sunshine Coast

Sunshine Coast | Oh Lovely Bows

Sunshine Coast | Oh Lovely Bows

I did it! I went to the Sunshine Coast! It only took me five years of living  in Vancouver to realize that it’s a close and beautiful vacation destination. The ferry takes 40 minutes and you only pay on your way there…the return ferry is free! What??? I’m so grateful that my husband, Pete,  booked this trip for Easter long weekend. It was perfect. Here’s a few pics of our family vacation.

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A Simple Christmas Stocking

Christmas Stocking DIY

Hey guys, remember blogging? Well, we don’t – clearly. But thanks for understanding that life gets crazy sometimes. Now, I know you’ve all seen Christmas stockings made of old sweaters…so instead going through the step-by-step instructions, I’ll just show you my finished product! My secret weapon includes a glue gun and Vancouver’s own, Dressew. If you live in Vancouver and haven’t been to Dressew yet, then stop reading this post, grab your wallet and head there immediately. It’ll make you go ???. It’s seriously a crafter’s nirvana. I loaded up on trims and bits and then basically just hot glued it all on. Easy peasy.

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DIY House Warming Gift

DIY House Warming Gift || Oh Lovely Bows

DIY House Warming Gift || Oh Lovely Bows

Back in September I threw my husband, Conrad, a surprise dessert party for his 30th birthday. A dessert party is where everyone coming brings a dessert homemade or store bought, it doesn’t matter. It’s always a lot of fun to see what everyone brings, plus Conrad has a HUGE sweet tooth, so he’s always pumped to have a party themed around dessert. One of our guests brought candy in the most genius way! Our dear friends Ali and Kevin brought 6 mason jars full of assorted candy in a cardboard 6 pack carrier. It was super cute and something I’d never seen before – I love anything creative that involves cardboard. They got the carrier at a local liquor store – who knew! I knew I wanted to share this great idea with all of you, but in an Oh Lovely Bows way – so Joyelle and I decided to paint the carrier like a house as we think it would be a great DIY for a housewarming gift! Here’s what we did…

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Maker of the Month

Maker of the Month: Caitlin Ffrench

Maker of the Month: Caitlin Ffrench

I don’t know how many times Cori Anne told me the address – I just couldn’t get it right. So when Google Maps directed us to go between two houses that were mere inches apart, rx we had a sneaking suspicion we were at the wrong place. Thankfully, help Cori spotted the steaming cauldron. Yes, cauldron. And yes, as a matter of fact, it was Halloween day. But no, it wasn’t just spooky decor. Actually, the, said, cauldron belongs to November’s Maker of the Month. The extremely creative, Caitlin Ffrench, is a textile artist who uses a cauldron on a weekly basis.

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Ikea Hack: Painted Pot

Ikea Hack: Painted Pot || Oh Lovely Bows

Ikea Hack: Painted Pot || Oh Lovely Bows

Oh Ikea. Why you got to be so easy to shop at? I know I’m not alone when I say I can’t seem to leave that store without having at least five extra things in my bag. Now I’m not sure if this DIY is considered an actual Ikea Hack, but I thought why not call it that since the pot came from Ikea and I changed it up a bit. It’s really the easiest thing in the world to make.

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DIY Skull Planter

DIY Skull Planter || Oh Lovely Bows

DIY Skull Planter || Oh Lovely Bows

You guys! Do remember when I made that super cute DIY Painted skull? Well, I bought another one and I’ve painted it and made it into a planter! Not a planter in the traditional sense where it will drain water, but more of a place to keep your plant in between watering. And if you’ve found any good fake succulents lately, this is the perfect planter for you!

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Recipes

Simple Spicy Hummus Recipe

Simple Spicy Hummus Recipe || Oh Lovely Bows

We just had our thanksgiving up here in good ol’ Canada and we were able to enjoy a ton of family time and a ton of food. In fact, I had three dinners – two full on turkey dinners and one salmon dinner (totes Canadiana). I am feeling full in every sense of the word. BUT as full as I am, I will always have room for hummus. It’s one of my favourite food groups. It’s not really a fall type of food, but who cares. I will eat this stuff up all year round. Especially when it’s a simple spicy hummus recipe, like this one!

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DIY Woven Planter

DIY Woven Planter || Oh Lovely Bows

You guys! I haven”t really talked it about it yet, mostly because it got all switched around and I was supposed to be starting it in April, and here we are in October – but I am finally starting a little graphic design program at BCIT! I start this coming Tuesday, right after Thanksgiving! I am super pumped and I can’t wait to dive into the world of design and start making some sweet stuff to share with all of you! BUT enough about me…we are entering a long weekend and because it’s fall and rainy I thought I’d share a simple DIY woven planter that you can do indoors in an afternoon sometime between turkey dinners this weekend…we have three separate dinners to attend. I don’t eat turkey, but I LOVE brussel sprouts. Gimme all of them!

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