DIY

How To Make Your Own Wood Beaded Garlands | Budget Friendly DIY

I love these little added home decor touches, wooden beaded garlands. After Macy ended up chewing a few of my really beautiful and really expensive ones. I just decided to make my own!

Ella and I spent a hefty dollar at Michaels the other day and we got into a crafting mood. I grabbed two packages of one size and another package of smaller ones. Each pack costs $5. I used two packs per garland but depending on how long you like it totally depends on how many beads you need. I also grabbed some yarn for $4. You can also use twine from the dollar store works equally as well.

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DIY How to Install Shiplap Feature Wall | Home Hardware

A little bit about the space… 

This is our giant living room wall. Since the day we moved into our first home, this wall has always had me thinking… “feature wall”. It’s long, lacks character, and is a difficult wall to turn into a gallery wall because it’s just so big. We kind of just kept it blank, pondering over what to do…
Until now of course! Drummm roollllll…. We created a shiplap wall! This idea was a seed that had been planted in the back of my mind about 4 years ago, and finally, it happened. We are very excited to share how we went about and created it. It was our first time ever attempting a shiplap wall, and I think we did a pretty good job. Shiplap is just one of those magical things you can easily add to your home, transforming any wall, big or small. It adds so much charm. 

Research… 

Before we started anything, we did our research. Finding ideas on, of course, Pinterest, laying out the mood boards in our minds, and talking to together on how we envisioned the wall. Once we agreed on the idea of how it would look, we started to research materials and cost at Home Hardware while working on a budget.


For any shiplap wall we totally recommend researching before staring. Make sure you have a game plan for what will work for your home. Everyone likes to install shiplap a little differently as we found on our research journey. A little piece of advice, if your project comes across a few bumps in the road, don’t get discouraged. Make it fun and go back to the drawing board. For us, we found a really great way to make all of this happen at our local Home Hardware. They had everything we needed for the project, and it always makes it easier when you find a place that is a one stop shop for all your project needs. 

Tools & Materials…. 

*Makita Compressor Nail Gun
*Spacers – a nickel could even work!
*MDF Metrie Boards
*Makita Saw
*Beauti-Tone Paint – Here Comes The Bride
*Caulking


We found 1/2inch white primed Metrie Baseboards for our wall and used spacers (nickels) to lay out the sections while pre-nailing pieces up. You’ll see in the photo below the tiny black spots in between each board. 

Wall Process | The How To… 

  • Work on a clean slate. Make sure the wall is washed down and rid of any dust wall bunnies. Making sure the wall is painted the same colour that you’ll be painting your shiplap is also another handy idea. This way you’re not having to paint the wall through cracks. 
  • Remove any baseboards and trim you might have. 
  • Pre-cut the boards to the length of the wall, depending on whether you decide to do yours vertically or horizontally. We pre-cut all our pieces and then laid them out and organized them. 
  • Once we had the correct number of boards we needed to cover the wall, we placed them up on the wall and added in our spacers to keep them from falling down. They stayed like this until we had the wall covered, measured properly, and positioned straight. 
  • Next part, nailing them in!
  • Caulking and filling in over each nail hole. 
  • Next, we painted the primed shiplap with Beauti-Tone paint. We used the same white paint we use on all of our walls, “Here Comes The Bride”. Priming the boards makes a world of a difference, it was less work for us when painting to have it already primed. 
  • Once the paint was dry after sitting for 24 hours, we replaced all of our trim and the baseboards went back up. 
  • When all Drew’s hard work was finished, I got to work on my favourite part – decorating!!! 

Voila…. 

And done. I’m so happy with how it turned out. It was fun to find this idea and go with it. The size of your wall will help you decide on whether you want the shiplap laying horizontal or vertical.
After reading some design websites I had a lightbulb idea. Our living room wall already looked and felt long, so going with the traditional horizontal shiplap would have made the wall feel even longer. Going vertical is something new. It’s a little more unique and it makes the room feel the size that it is. It makes the wall appear taller and gives it a cozy feel, which is exactly how I want our home to feel coming into this new fresh Fall season! 

Have you installed shiplap in your home before? I would love to hear more about it down below in the comments! 

{Disclosure this post was a sponsored post as part of a collaboration program, however all opinions are my own}

Keisha Lynne, xx

Creating a vision board with your kids

This morning, I woke up with this feeling of inspiration. It was awesome after the Holiday break and worried of coming back into work not having any motivation. The only problem was that I woke up with a million ideas and really not sure how to handle them all. I wanted to dig deep first with all of these ideas knowing that it was too much!

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Painting Your Current Vanity & Ways To Help Freshen Your Bathroom | Home Hardware Kitchen & Bath Sale

I think it’s a safe bet that there’s at least one of us out there that’s eyeing up our home and dreaming all the big things for these rooms. But in order to do some of these things it takes money and a lot of work to do them. I’m here to tell you that sometimes little changes can make a big difference. All you need is some really awesome Beauti-Tone paint from Home Hardware and some small fixtures to freshen up any room in your home.  

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Simply Earth | Making Your Home Natural with Essential Oils

Let’s Talk About Essential Oils!!

They are quite literally all the rage right now and for sooo many good reasons. We’ve been hearing all the different ways that essential oils can make their way into our lives. To make us feel better and heal better. I’m an oil believer and constantly have oil flowing through the house at all hours in our diffuser. But I recently started to learn more about a company called Simply Earth. 

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DIY Heart Wreath | Valentines Goodies

Love making up cute little treats for the kids! When they’re easy, fun and keep them quiet for a few minutes, its perfect! I got together with my two favourite ladies Codi from Creative Wife Joyful Worker and Julie Christine. We put together a cute, little Valentines Day goodie table that’s easy to put together and create for anyone!

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I HEART YOU Valentines Kids Party

It’s all about the little ones this year, and sharing the love on Valentines Day. Celebrating something sweet and meaningful. I love to show the kids some fun and treats on this day and leading up to it. I love that it doesn’t have to be about presents and all about treats. To me it’s about showing them the fun in the day, to celebrate people we love everyday. Appreciation for relationships that matter in our life. And while doing that making it fun and creative!

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Holiday Hosting Table Setting | DIY’S, Ideas and More…

Not that long ago I was asked to be apart of a wonderful festive collaboration with a few of my close friends We managed to create some fun Holiday ideas & DIY’s to bring together this beautiful Holiday Table Setting. I love nothing more than to create, host and feed friends with drinks and food. So this was a definite yes for me…

Seeing everything pieced together in these photos was just so awesome to see. I mean, sometimes it’s refreshing to have new ideas and new ways to do things. So if your feeling like you may need some help or some inspiration keep scrolling!

Today Creative Wife Joyful Worker, Julie Christine, Gold n Grasses   and I are sharing some of these ideas below along with my Cranberry Coconut Bliss Drink. If your not in the mood to host right now then I assure you by the end of this you will be! xx

DIY Spiced Rum Hot Chocolate 

Perfect for hosting gifts, teachers gifts. You name it! A beautiful little DIY made by Julie Christine!

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Charcuterie Board & Lemon Ginger Sparkling Cocktail 

A delicious little mix of cocktails and tasty treats. Deserts and more… Table setting and appetizers organized by Creative Wife Joyful Worker. 

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DIY Art & Silk Garland 

Such a beautiful duo of decor put together by Gold n Grasses. Chalie is always so wonderfully creative at anything she does and always puts together some beautiful pieces to work around. 

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Coconut Cranberry Bliss Cocktail 

This one I put together a few weeks back. It’s so good and easy to make that I’m adding it again to this post! It’s a must drink for sure, even as a mocktail!

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The kids have been counting down, getting ready and it’s very scary and fun. But not that many more days left. So cheers to a wonderful Christmas and creating fun filled memories with family and friends! 

Photography | Julie Christine 

Keisha Lynne, xx

Streamer PomPom Garland | DIY


Who’s down for a easy DIY?? I usually go through waves like a roller coaster. Sometimes I just crave them and itch for a new one and sometimes I want to stay far away from a DIY as much as possible! Haha But once I do accomplish a really cute one it really makes me happy and thats when I crave to do more. 

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Giving Used Candle Jars New Life | DIY

I’m a candle addict! I loveee candles and I love the glass jars that some of these candles come in. So overtime I’ve been using my candles down to the bitter end and I’ve been sitting them aside for a rainy day project. I finally marked something off my to-do list the other weekend and put them all together and did something with them!

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