CWTS Competition 2014 Recap

April 16th, 2014 | Posted by Becki Peckham in DIY - (14 Comments)

Holy SHIT! Holy shit…. ok, so if you have been following along you know we have been competing in the Creating With The Stars DIY contest hosted by East Coast Creative. Results for the final round went up this morning and, with only 3% between first and second place, we won! I just want to clarify … Read more

Round One CWTS Results

March 26th, 2014 | Posted by Becki Peckham in DIY - (9 Comments)

For anyone just tuning in now, last week our X-ray view boxes were chosen as one of the top 12 projects out of 299 entries, which bought us a spot in the Creating With the Stars (CWTS) competition. The first round’s theme was create a DIY knockoff. Round 1 voting closed last night and the results were posted this … Read more

So We Were Chosen To Compete…

March 17th, 2014 | Posted by Becki Peckham in DIY - (14 Comments)

A few days ago we came across a DIY competition called “Creating With the Stars“, hosted by East Coast Creative Blog. Not really familiar with it, we checked their site for details. The competition in a nut shell: You first submit your best project from the 2013-2014 year and a panel chooses the top 12 projects … Read more


Ok, so I had big plans for this project but I ran out of time. My plan was to make these trees ranging from 6  to 4 feet high, ditch the table and use foam core and plywood. Unfortunately, time (and stock at Michael’s) were not on my side. So I decided to make a … Read more


Here is a really fun recipe for the holidays. Peanut butter cookies that look like buttons! You can whip these up in no time and they are delicious. You can use your favourite peanut butter cookie recipe or you can use this recipe that I used (with smooth peanut butter). The extra things you will need … Read more


Infinity scarves have increased in popularity over the last few years. If you can sew a straight line, you can make your own scarf! You will need approximately 1.5 linear meters of fabric for a scarf that wraps around your neck twice. If you want it to wrap around three times you may want to … Read more


For those of you who like to entertain, here is a centrepiece idea that’s sure to please the eyes (and nose). This fresh centrepiece was one my mother made for a dinner party she hosted last weekend. She has quite a large table, but you can scale this to the proper size for your own … Read more


Here is an easy DIY for reminders, notes or even simple messages. Chalkboards are becoming more and more popular in the home. Last year I made these chalkboard coasters. I had a little chalkboard paint left over so I thought I would turn a picture frame into a chalkboard sign. First, pick up a picture … Read more


Looking for a way to spruce up your dining table for the holidays? Check out this wicked easy, no sew burlap table runner I made! Great for anyone doing a natural or woodland holiday theme. Heres how I did it: I picked up some burlap fabric at the fabric store. I got about 6′ in … Read more


Every year on the 25th of December, my parents cook a nice Christmas dinner for the family. My mom puts out Christmas crackers and it’s tradition to break them open, read out our jokes in stupid voices and then wear our paper crowns for the rest of the dinner. It’s probably one of the things … Read more