Hi and welcome to The Old Summers home! I’m Amanda, a busy mom of 4, a delicious food enthusiast, a home decor lover, a DIY guru and an entrepreneur! Life is super busy and I’m always finding new ways to make life easier. I love to help people and my blog posts are my way to do just that!
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We are a pretty busy family so when I decided to try out gardening, I knew I needed to start with something simple and easy to maintain. That’s when I came up with the idea to make my very own DIY raised garden bed using pallets. This simple and budget friendly DIY pallet planter box […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m sharing a quick post of some of my favorite Pinterest Father’s Day Crafts | Gifts for Dad. Since school is out I decided to scour Pinterest for some great craft ideas for the kids. Let me show you what I found! I started a Pinterest […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. For the past few years, I have been admiring the wooden hanging plant stands and been meaning to make one myself. This year I made it happen. My wooden hanging plant stand is a tad bit different than others but it is the same principle. It is […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I want to share with you some of my all-time favourite items for cooking in the kitchen, I think these are the perfect gift ideas for cooking lovers! Some of our gift ideas can be found in stores while others can be made using our tutorials. […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. I’m not gonna lie to ya, I have been holding out on you all for quite some time with this recipe! My favourite recipe of all time is quick & easy fully loaded nachos!!! These are absolutely freaking amazing. Great for a Superbowl snack (I actually wouldn’t […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. I’m so excited to announce that we are interviewing Crystal Garman of Simply Full of Delight and Baby Delight on Etsy. Crystal is a stay at home mom of 4 beautiful children, 2 biological and 2 foster children. In 2011, Crystal started an Etsy Shop. Customers at […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I want to share 39 fun print & play activities for kids to entertain your family during the COVID-19 Quarantine/ Self-isolation. It is a difficult time for everyone right now and these will help keep the kids busy and having fun. One less thing for you […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. I’m so excited to announce that we are interviewing Ivana Mearns of Wedding Crafts Academy. Ivana’s site is all things love and marriage. If it is wedding related, then you can be sure to find it on her website. Just by browsing for a minute you will […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m showing you how I made this super cute DIY Cork Board project for my office makeover in under 30 minutes! If you aren’t crafty, don’t worry. This project is so easy and makes a great first DIY/craft project! All it takes is a bit of […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home! This week I’m thrilled to announce a guest post by Karim from Beds Island! I absolutely love to have guest bloggers and Karim is here to share some amazing tips on how to decorate a girl’s bedroom! You are in for a treat. How to Decorate a […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. I’m so excited to announce that we are interviewing Deborah Devault of Deborah DeVault Weddings. Deborah is an ordained wedding officiant and planner how awesome is that? Everything you need for a wedding in one! She also blogs about DIY wedding crafts and uses her background in […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m going to teach you the basics of how to heat press apparel. This tutorial will cover the basics so that you can use our techniques for other posts within our blog, like our men’s boxers (coming soon!). Please note that this is my method of […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today we are showing you how to make shrimp scampi the quick & easy way with our 10-minute recipe! I love seafood and I love to cook with my favourite seafood, shrimp, crab, scallops and oysters! Yum! Today I’m showing you how to make shrimp scampi with […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m sharing our 5 funny men’s boxers/ briefs designs that make the perfect gift for him. These are a huge hit and everyone gets a great laugh too! Plus who doesn’t love underwear, especially for Valentine’s day, am I right? These became known as my Valentine’s […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today we are showing you how to make scrumptious muffin tops in 6 easy steps without the use of a muffin top pan! That’s right, without a muffin top pan! This is going to be fun, so let’s get started. But Why Muffin Tops, Jenn? Oh my […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today we are sharing 9 beautiful love quotes perfect to show someone you love how much you care! These make perfect quotes for crafts too, learn how to make the perfect gifts for all occasions. We also included a few of our favourite shop the look products […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. It is the end of 2019 and I’m very excited to roll out our top 10 blog posts of 2019. I’m looking forward to putting everything I have learnt in the past year into 2020 and making it an even better year! I want to thank all […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m sharing some great family activities for winter break! Let’s face it, winter is long and we still need to get out there and have fun! Alright, here is the truth I would rather hibernate and come out in June once the snow is surely melted […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. I love cookies and when I find a great recipe it becomes a staple in our holiday baking like our Sugar Cookies! This recipe has been passed down through our family throughout the years and now I want to share it with you! These are so easy […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home today I thought I would share our new tree and Angel Christmas Tree Topper with you in a quick and easy tutorial post. I love farmhouse style and this year I finally had the chance to add some farmhouse decor to the tree, although our oldest protested […]
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