Temperature Blanket 2016 Month Two


I’ve completed two months of my Temperature blanket! For those who may have missed it, I’m crocheting one row a day on an afghan, based on the day’s highest temperature. This month had my son’s birthday, so I used a silver yarn for that day (kind of hard to see in the picture). There was also an extra day, due ... Read More »

Temperature Blanket 2016 Month One

Temperature Blanket Month One

I had posted a few updates about my newest project, a Temperature Blanket. If you haven’t heard of it, basically it is a blanket where you crochet one row a day for an entire year, based on the temperature. Mine was a few days (okay, weeks) behind which is why I’m a little late showing off the first month. Here ... Read More »

Temperature Blanket 2016 – Week 2

Temperature Blanket Week 2

Last week I introduced to you my year-long crochet project: a Temperature Blanket. It’s been so much fun choosing colours and watching them change from day to day, especially with our crazy “El Nino” weather this year! Here’s a picture of the progress so far. Lots of grey (0 to +6 Celsius) and even a row of green (7 degrees!), ... Read More »

Temperature Blanket 2016

Temperature Blanket 2016

So last year I came across a post on Pinterest where a woman made a “Temperature Blanket.” She crocheted one row a day for a year, choosing the yarn according to the weather. It turned out really neat, but I didn’t think much of it. I came across it again on Facebook right around New Years, and thought it would ... Read More »

Braided Fleece Dog Toy


Our dog LOVES chewing apart stuffed animals. She always attacks them at the head, rips it open, and pulls the stuffing out the ear. Every. Single. Time. Kind of creepy.  At least it is good incentive for our boys to keep their favourite toys away in their bedroom!! We decided to try and make her some chewing toys, and see ... Read More »

DIY Stuffed Monster Toy


As much as I strongly dislike the clutter of stuffed animals, our boys have started collecting them. They have a few that have special meaning, from an aunt or a friend, and a few they have bought with their own hard-earned money.  So when we came across this little magazine clipping with monsters you could purchase from Etsy for $35, ... Read More »

Sew Your Own Cash Wallet (For Cash Envelope Budgeting)


Today, the beautiful Marnie (Queen of the Marniverse) graciously agreed to share her latest project with us – a cash walled for the Envelope System of budgeting!  I saw this in person, and it’s an amazing project! I am super excited to have the opportunity to guest post on You Pinspire Me. I am even more excited because of what ... Read More »

DIY Dining Table Playhouse / Fort


I’ll be honest. This project is time-intensive (for a moderately skilled seamstress such as myself), and you need to have a sewing machine and basic sewing skills in order to make it. However, it’s not complicated, and it doesn’t have to be even as complicated as I made it. Also, while it looks pretty awesome (if I do say so ... Read More »

Crochet Mary Jane Slippers


  MR – I learned how to crochet when I was young, and did a fair bit in university.  Even after we were first married, I did a bit, but as the kids came, I did less and less.  That didn’t stop me from pinning all these cute projects, like some cute crochet Mary Jane slippers.  So last week I ... Read More »

Reusable Produce Bags


MR – I just discovered this great blog, The Year of Less.  The author and her husband are going to one thing each day to simplify their lives – what a great idea!  I’ve already done a few of her challenges, like going through your  kitchen cupboards, and thinning through our kids’ toy collections.  Others, like the most recent, are ... Read More »