Wednesday, June 10, 2020

How To Make Easy Father's Day Cards With Cricut Joy

Don't feel like heading out to the store in search of a Father's Day card? I don't blame you. COVID-19 has made in-store shopping stressful. Fortunately, Cricut's portable cutting machine, Cricut Joy, makes creating a homemade Father's Day card fast and easy. In fact, you can make cute, DIY cards for any occasion in minutes using designs that are ready to go in Cricut Design Space (and order all the materials online at

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Friday, June 5, 2020

Vegan Baked Donuts Frosted Three Ways On The Reducetarian Blog

If you are on the hunt for vegan donuts (or "doughnuts" if you prefer) on this National Donut Day, why not bake up a batch yourself? Homemade baked vegan donuts are surprisingly simple to make, and you can top them any way you like.

My recipe for Vegan Baked Donuts Frosted Three Ways can be found among the delicious, plant-based recipes on the Reducetarian Foundation website.

Thursday, April 9, 2020

3 Fast and Easy Vinyl Projects To Make With Cricut Joy

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Cricut. All opinions are 100% mine.

Have you heard of the new Cricut Joy? Do you already own it? Is it on your wish list? Whether you are considering buying the Cricut Joy, you already have it or you're here just wondering what the heck a Cricut machine does, I have three fast and easy projects using vinyl that will give you a good idea of how Cricut Joy can enhance your life and your crafting experience.

If you live in a small space and can't set up a sizable craft room, Cricut Joy could be your new best friend. Even if you do have a dedicated craft room, you may find yourself using Cricut Joy in the kitchen, living room or bedroom (yes, right in your bed!). So far, I've kept my Cricut Joy on top of a cookbook shelf right in the kitchen. It's so convenient to grab it and make a quick project (some in under 15 minutes) at the kitchen table or on the coffee table in the family room. You'll be tempted to make cute little projects while binging your favourite shows on Netflix.

Friday, March 20, 2020

Quick Lentil Burgers With Pantry Ingredients (vegan)

Quick Lentil Burgers With Pantry Ingredients (vegan, gluten-free option)

These quick lentil burgers are a family favourite in our house. My teen daughter asks for them just about every week. And that's something, because she generally prefers sweets to "real" food. Although it's a super simple recipe, I've been refining it for weeks because I wanted to best combine ease of preparation with just the right texture. I think I've finally found the best ingredients and the best process for preparing these lentil burgers quickly and efficiently.

I started making these lentil patties long before our current social distancing practices, but it turns out the recipe is great for these challenging times. It requires ingredients you are likely to have (or can stock up on) in your pantry. This includes canned lentils (although you could certainly cook dry lentils for this recipe too), flour, panko bread crumbs, oats and seasonings. The only perishable ingredient is a red onion, but those are pretty long lasting too.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Pineapple Spinach Green Juice

Pineapple Spinach Green Juice

Today I'm coming at ya with another green juice recipe. Recently I shared my favourite green juice recipe, which is made with kale, pineapple, apple, clementines, English cucumber, lime and ginger. This new green juice recipe is a variation of that recipe - I have replaced the kale with fresh baby spinach, and I have eliminated the clementines and lime. Basically I made this recipe a little more "green" and a bit less fruity. Both options are delicious, and which green juice recipe you choose to make may simply depend on what fruits and veggies you have in the refrigerator at the moment.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Teen Girl Boho Neutral Bedroom Ideas (With A Platform Bed)

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Bedroom ideas for a teen boho neutral look, with a coveted platform bed from Wayfair

It has been interesting seeing the changes in my daughter's design aesthetic as she matures. In some ways I think she has followed a pretty typical path. She started out with this very pink bedroom with lots of flower wall decals and other flourishes, plus beaucoup de stuff - toys, wall art, accessories and a Justin Bieber poster. As a 10-year-old, she decided on purple walls, a simple desk and more fashion-focused decor. You can see that version of her room in this earlier post.

About a year ago, we began to transition her bedroom to a teen girl's look - with a comfortable mattress, neutral bedding and tributes to her musical interests, in the form of a guitar and a ukulele mounted on the walls. Her most coveted item to get the minimalist boho chic vibe she sought was the popular platform bed. (I've seen many a gorgeous bedroom on Instagram featuring all styles of platform beds, from those made at home from pallets to more elaborate, store-bought platform beds.) We turned to Wayfair Canada to source the perfect platform bed. We have found so many beautiful home decor items there in the past for our home, and Wayfair has a remarkable variety of platform beds on offer too.

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

5 Top Cricut Maker Projects (To Keep, Gift Or Sell)

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Cricut. The opinions and text are all mine.

Y'all know I love my Cricut Maker. And I love to share with you just how easy it is to use Cricut Maker and Cricut Design Space to make fun and useful projects for your family, friends and loved ones. Of course you can also create Cricut Maker projects to sell if you so choose.

When you open up Cricut Design Space you'll see that there are hundreds of ready projects that you can make as shown or modify to suit your tastes or theme (party theme anyone?). Looking back at the past year or so and all of the Cricut Maker projects I've completed, I found 5 projects in particular to have been popular with readers. I thought I'd share a roundup of those top 5 Cricut Maker projects here to provide some crafting inspiration for those of you who have been on the fence about buying a Cricut Maker or those of you who find their Cricut Maker gathering dust on a shelf. These Cricut Maker projects range from very simple to a little more complex (ie. sewing projects, because I am no seamstress!). They are all totally doable for any skill level though.