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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Hi and welcome to The Old summers Home, today we have another post from our Cooking with Jenn section. This year for my daughter’s birthday I faced a challenge to come up with a new cake with no icing sugar. Recently she hasn’t been able to tolerate much sugar without bad headaches and getting stomach […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m going to show you 10 brilliant ways to create curb appeal. Whether you’re selling, remortgaging or just want to add some extra value to your home this post will help you to do just that. For each of these 10 ways to create curb appeal, […]
Growing up I never had a love for roast beef and I would only eat it doused in ketchup because it was so dry. Once I discovered how to cook the best roast beef recipe, I realized it was delicious! You’ll love my juicy and flavorful Roast Beef Perfection – just try it and see! […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I will show you how we took our entryway from dark, dreary and chaotic turning it into a bright and cheery farmhouse nook with great organizational features. You will see how our Mudroom Entryway Bench featuring Shiplap Walls has completely transformed our home! Previously when you […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home! We are finally starting to see some nice weather and it is inspiring me to start my Goal of Spring Cleaning! Today I’m going to share my best tips with you! Get ready to get your cleaning on. Spring Cleaning with a Joyful heart The thought of […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I want to tell you all about our crazy sock conundrum. First off what is it with companies selling children’s socks that have one matching pair in a six pack? Are they trying to make us all go insane? Sigh, I recently found these socks on […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I want to tell you about one of my favourite quick and easy projects, The Reverse Canvas Sign! Not only is this easy it can also be extremely budget-friendly! Sometimes we all just need a cheap and easy craft to beautiful our home. The reverse canvas […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today we are doing something completely different on the blog, today I’m showing you how to make a Greek Salad! WHAT?!? Where did that come from? I love to cook and I have a passion for eating good food therefore I feel the need to share our […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today we have a great laundry room change holder idea for you! While doing the laundry how often do you find coins in pockets or at the bottom of the washer at the end of the cycle? All the time around here! I used to put them […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home! When redoing a room it can add up extremely fast. Especially the finishing touches. One large expense for a room can be the trim. Window, door, crown and baseboards- it all adds up quickly and can easily be a few hundred dollars. Today I’m going to show […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I’m showing you a quick and easy DIY Mason Jar Project-how to make your very own Mason Jar Toothbrush Holder if you’ve got 5 minutes you’ve got time for this simple to do DIY! If there is one thing I have learnt since having children it […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Since I’ve started blogging I’ve been working on my laptop all over the house. Not always in the best postural positions. Today I decided I needed to make myself a no-sew DIY lap desk for my laptop. I asked for some opinions on Facebook and took what […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I’m going to show you how we updated our kitchen cupboards. We bought our home 8 years ago and at the time it had burgundy cupboards at the top and no doors. The colour worked with the previous owner’s decor. I personally found the cabinets too […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I’m going to show you my latest addition to the mudroom/laundry room series. These beautiful Farmhouse Shutters are so simple to make and a perfect window treatment alternative. I knew I wanted something that would blend well with the newly renovated space but that would also […]
Hi there, welcome to The Old Summers Home! Today I’m going to share our super easy DIY Mop/ Broom Holder with you. It is even quicker if you own a Silhouette, Cricut, or another cutting machine. If you are tired of searching for your broom and mop or don’t have a convenient place to store […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. I have mentioned this before and probably will a million times on this blog hahaha…. my favourite thing to do is repurpose and give new life and meaning to old things. This cheese grater up-cycle is one of these projects. So if you have an old grater […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home! This is actually a past project from a few years ago, but I just have to share how to build a pantry. We also show you how to build pantry shelves the easy way! Why the Need for a Kitchen Pantry? Our kitchen lacked cupboard space making […]
Hi and welcome to The Old Summers Home! Since we built our pantry we have yet to finish off the area and I really wanted to add a farmhouse styled sign to the wall portion above the door. I settled on making this Farmhouse Grocery Sign and I’m so pleased with the end result! It adds […]
Hello and welcome to The Old Summers Home. Today I want o talk a bit about family life. When you have a family, life can be chaotic and very busy! It can be hard to remember every appointment and social event coming up when you’re constantly on the go. The solution? A Command Centre! Having […]
Hi and welcome to another post from The Old Summers Home. Today I want to share a quick DIY project with all you crafters out there. If you love glitter then you will love this quick and handy little DIY Glitter Chart. But Why A DIY Glitter Chart? Some of you may be wondering what […]
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