Monday, 31 October 2016

Mason Jars for Christmas

I was too late to add my mason jar idea to this  linky party so here is my project below and 101 more from The Shabby Creek Cottage.


Halloween face

This was part of my Halloween face last year! Easy peasy! Scroll down for the full view!


These earrings are a pretty grotesque thought for anyone afraid of spiders!

You can find them Here:

These are an even creepier idea!  Amazon claims they are spider earrings but they appear to be ticks! Ew! What do you think? 

More info on these here:



Sunday, 30 October 2016

Nautical themed baby photo?

It appears as if the letters that spell out his name are just placed upon the quilt for this photo. What a great idea!

Repurposed mason jar project

You may want to save your old mason jars when you see this simple soap dispenser tutorial!


Keymac stove

I came upon this beauty in a local online yardsale site. It's only $500!


DIY Christmas Street Light From Recyclables

You might want to save your leftover glass jars when you see this gorgeous Christmas idea:


Saturday, 29 October 2016

Monday, 24 October 2016

Handmade milk soaps

My handmade coconut milk soap, along with my goat milk oatmeal soap, are some of my best sellers and here's why:
Milk soap is gentle, making it a good choice for sensitive skin.
You may think skin care starts after you bathe, but if you choose milk soap you can care for your skin while you bathe. Milk soaps, especially artisanal brands, are very kind to your skin.
Milk soap naturally contains milk fats, triglycerides and vitamins and minerals which help moisturize the skin. Goat milk soap also contains capric-capryllic triglyceride, a known moisturizer. Milk soap also contains natural glycerin, an effective moisturizer, which is usually removed by most commercial soap manufacturers and sold as a separate product.
You can find even more benefits of milk soaps here:

Sunday, 23 October 2016

Christmas card

Here it is Thursday October 20th and I just finished designing this year's Christmas card with Antoinette de Acadian on the cover. Here she is in all her beauty!


Pumpkin Baby

This picture is sooooo adorable I had to share! All you need is a large pumpkin, a happy baby and some patience, of course. Delayna Raine did an excellent job.


Sheet music Christmas Tree

She cut and curled a few pieces of sheet music to make this pretty Christmas craft for under $2.00. Via Gina Luker at The Shabby Creek Cottage.


Friday, 21 October 2016

Tangled Geese?

Quilting Deals-Missouri Star Quilt Co has a tutorial on how to make a “tangled Geese Block”. It looks crazy difficult but the tutorial will lessen your anxiety! Check it out:

Wednesday, 19 October 2016

Halloween Costume

Antoinette de Acadian is ready for Halloween!

DIY Cookie Jar

This is so simple. One terracotta pot with bottom and a fish bowl. Paint the pot and bottom blue, add Cookie Monster’s face, Glue on a little knob and voila! DIY cookie jar!

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

Autumn banner

I just finished this project earlier today. I bought the blank wooden panels, painted them and strung them together with the available twine. For Christmas I plan on reversing the banner and painting the backs. What would be the perfect word to apply?


Sunday, 16 October 2016

Saturday, 15 October 2016

Halloween DIY

My neighbor posted her daughter's recent Halloween wall art and it's so cute I decided to share it with you! No need for any tutorials as these decorations are pretty much self explanatory. All you need is Bristol  board, paint, fingers and/or toes and voila!


thevintagefarmhouse | SALE


Friday, 14 October 2016

One hundred years old!

Monique d’Eon (Photographer) shared this photo on her Facebook page. 
My grandmother. 100years, 10 months and counting…and still driving!


Frenglish Soaps?

I started making Frenglish Soaps a few years ago. The word Frenglish is just simply French and English mingled together. Here in the south west shores of Nova Scotia, we Acadians speak French with many English words speckled throughout. Or maybe it's the opposite. 

A mother's beauty

 Photos of real moms, with real bodies, in the real world!

By: Hobbs Photograpy


Tuesday, 11 October 2016


Do you need extra space to host family and friends this Thanksgiving and/or Christmas?

Check out this"transformer!"


Wooden paddles as wall decor?

These paddles are multi tasking as nautical accents at a local ocean front Cafe. They are perfect as placements between the wainscotting and the ceiling.How simple is this?


Rappie pie?

As an Acadian woman, born and raised in south west Nova Scotia, I was raised on  this Acadian dish. What kind of pie you ask? Rappie pie.

VALERIE LUGONJA did some investigating at d'Eon's bakery and wrote this in depth article on the complete process of making Rappie pie from beginning to end.


Love the wine you're with

I put this little project together with three boards, an old frame, a wine glass and metal clasp.

You can paint the boards, stain them, or leave them natural.

I went on Picsart and designed my quote, printed it out and framed it. I bolted clasp and the frame to the boards and dropped my wine glass in.

This was an inexpensive  project as the only thing purchased was the clasp.

I gave it to my sister-in-law who enjoys her glass of wine


Sunday, 9 October 2016

Options and Opportunities Programs

Both my children are enrolled in the (O2) program through their high schools. One is looking forward to her first work term in her workplace of choice while the other is experiencing his second term at a machine shop. (His first work term was at an auto machanic’s shop)

Not only do my children receive valuable work experience through this program, but they also receive First Aide training, Food safety training and more!
This program is perfect for students interested in working a trade.
For more information:
Options & Opportunities (O2) is a three-year program that is a unique combination of high school credits and hands-on learning. Students are matched with employers in the community to gain real work experience and insight into careers of interest. It helps to prepare students for today’s sophisticated labour market, and gives employers the chance to start building their future workforce.
O2 provides multiple opportunities for students to learn in community and workplace settings, link in-school learning to the workplace, and enhance students’ employability skills.


Saturday, 8 October 2016

Seafood for Thanksgiving?

This ad showed up on my Facebook feed with the caption 'Skipper- perfect for Thanksgiving  entertaining.' These tasty seafood creations are made available locally by Comeau Seafoods. If you lived near the ocean, with fresh available seafood, would you attempt to replace your turkey with seafood?


who who's pumpkin?

Who wants to tackle this jack-o-lantern this fall?

The Shanty Cafe (for those with disability, mental illness, age, language, literacy, etc.)

Who They Are?

The Shanty CaféThe Shanty Cafe is a casual dining restaurant and catering business located at 6B Central Street in the heart of beautiful downtown Yarmouth, Nova Scotia.
The Shanty Café is a Social Enterprise. Our parent company is the Yarmouth Association for Community Residential Options (YACRO).
Our mandate is to provide meaningful employment to individuals who face barriers to employment as a result of disability, mental illness, age, language, literacy, etc. Our mission is to do this in a professional restaurant environment which brings a variety of ethnic and organic menu items to our community.
We focus on serving great meals that are flavorful and affordable. Featuring a variety of dishes inspired by local and international cuisine, this is the perfect location for a relaxing breakfast, a delicious lunch or just a friendly gathering.

Friday, 7 October 2016

Facebook Homepage

Here in Nova Scotia our Facebook feeds are riddled with tons of posts common to the rest of the world, so here are a few local Facebook posts only common to Nova Scotians here in Canada!

Local artist and painter Ann Clow with her freshly painted 'Acadian flag' mural.

Childhood friend with his tuna

This happens every time a new boat travels from the boat shop to the ocean.

Giant Accent Wreath

Tutorial here --> by Jennifer Thomas