“Sharon ‘ s Broccoli Salad”

As I mentioned in our Canada Day bbq post,  our Uncle Chris’ wonderful girlfriend brought a delicious Broccoli Salad with her yesterday. 

I asked her for the recipe for myself and if she minded us sharing it on our blog! She said yes!

(It’s the delicious looking salad at the front in the black bowl )

So here is the recipe! 

Sharon ‘s Broccoli Salad 

  • 1 cauliflower
  •  1 broccoli
  •  4 green onions
  •  1 cup shredded cheese 
  • crumbled bacon salad topper(from Costco). Dressing
  •  1 cup miracle whip
  •  3/4 cup white sugar
  • 4 tsp vinegar

Chop everything and dress at least one hour before eating

Recycled Cans Crafts – Part #4 – Tin Can Luminary 

I was finishing up with the gaudy organizer when Dillon came in the kitchen with a can of pears.  He ate the whole thing lol. I was getting ready to put the can in the recycling but stopped myself. 

I already had Chris’ drill and bits right there,  so it only made sense to drill some holes in the pears can lol!

I started out by drawing a Maple leaf on the can with a Sharpie. 

And then I tried to follow the lines and drilled holes all the way around the Sharpie outline. And then I drilled a hole at the top on either side to make a handle. 

Once the drilling was done I painted the whole can bright red and then splattered it with white.  Any excuse to use splattering! 

I gave it a few coats of sealer and then threaded twine with some red wooden beads through the holes I drilled for a handle. 

I put a candle in it to see how it looked.  It lit up fine but I couldn’t make out what the shape actually was when it wasn’t lit up. 

I decided to take the white paint marker I have and play dot to dot around the leaf. Once I did that I thought why not add the “150” in the Centre?  

And this is how it looked lit and unlit when I was done. 

I will hang this in one of my gardens as well! 

Canada 150 Button Craft

When I saw this printable on www.frugalmomeh.com, I just knew I had to make it for one of my Canada’s 150th Birthday projects!

How much cooler than a red maple leaf done in buttons?  Well, maybe, if you are a die hard Leafs fan like we are…. one done in blue?


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Canadian Mason Jar Candle Holder

As you’ve seen, this week my mom and I decided to make some mason jar crafts. At the start of the week, I had plans to continue creating Alice in Wonderland/Nightmare Before Christmas items for my bedroom. I left to go to the store and buy some mason jars yesterday fully intending to continue that plan but what I created was something completely different.

This week, I made Canada-inspired Mason Jar Candle holders (… I may need to think on the name because that’s quite a mouthful).


Before getting where I intended to buy the mason jars, I stopped at our local Value Village and found two larger mason jars. They were too big for what I had planned but I knew I had to have them… it was time to shift gears….

My hubby likes to sit out on the balcony in the evenings and smoke a cigar. We don’t currently have any lights on the balcony so he’s usually stuck sitting in the dark with the small lighting that comes from inside the apartment or from the streetlights. I thought it would be nice to make him a candle holder he can take outside when he smokes his cigars.

With Canada Day fast approaching, and having already looked at some Canada Day craft ideas, I thought that a Canada-inspired mason jar craft would be a great idea.

They turned out okay…….

They looked great without lights in them but when he took it outside last night, the side of the jar looked quite streaky. It also didn’t give off as much light as I’d hoped. With that said, I am happy with how they turned out. I wouldn’t consider it a complete failure and I’m eager to find a way to improve my mason jar painting/crafting.

For now, I’ll share what I did, as it still makes a great indoor candle holder.

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