Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Family Command Center.
Jane @ urbanejane.11:22 PM 6 comments

Order is restored in our home.
Well, not really, but I'm at least one step closer to that being true...

Wednesday, January 8, 2014

DIY 3D Settlers of Catan game board.
Jane @ urbanejane.11:30 PM 4 comments

This is not a typical home-related project that I usually post, but I just had to share this amazing labour of love a friend of mine did for her boyfriend!
Her name is Al. She's soft-spoken, but has a wickedly hilarious sense of humour, and is artistic in a way that I could only dream of.
Her boyfriend happens to be a huge Settlers of Catan fan, so like any thoughtful girlfriend, she decided to make him a 3D version of the game that only took over 80 hours to make (boyfriend, you've got yourself a keeper!

Here is how she described the process:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

New Year, new look + A command center in the making.
Jane @ urbanejane.8:34 AM 4 comments

Happy New Year!
I hope you had a restful, wonderful holidays. We definitely enjoyed ours (and our little man started walking before Christmas as well, which meant we burned off the holiday calories as well, which was a bonus;)
For long-time readers, you probably noticed things are looking a bit different around here... my hubby did some coding magic for me and took me from this:
to what it looks like now. I love the new look. What about you? ;)

Monday, December 23, 2013

Toronto Ice Storm, Merry Christmas & the best of twenty thirteen.
Jane @ urbanejane.8:13 AM 3 comments

I'll be signing off for the rest of the year and leaving you with a couple of random things piled into one post.
Last night Toronto was hit by freezing rain like I've never seen before. We woke up to this:

Thursday, December 19, 2013

DIY storage farm bench.
Jane @ urbanejane.9:06 PM 17 comments

'Twas the last weekend before Christmas (okay, doesn't have the same ring to it)...

I thought I'd give one last not-so-festive post about something that I'm really excited to share with you...
What we have here is a bench made for $14. Yes. Couch change, for some.
I was keeping an eye out for a dining bench for the harvest table I refinished this past summer, but was shocked at some of the prices for them. Well, with a vague idea in mind, and a FIL who helped it come into fruition, here we have a $14:

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

floating (on cloud nine with my) shelves...
Jane @ urbanejane.11:12 PM 7 comments

is it strange if shelves make me extremely happy?

Sunday, December 15, 2013

simple DIY sofa tables.
Jane @ urbanejane.10:07 PM 27 comments

I'm taking a bit of a detour from the Christmas crafts, and sharing something that's making this girl's days as of late.

Monday, December 9, 2013

faux gingerbread banner.
Jane @ urbanejane.8:49 AM 4 comments

Happy Monday, folks!

I'll start this week with a confession: 
I love cookies.
like, a lot.

But this isn't about my cookie weakness, and how I sometimes eat a handful of chewy chocolate chip cookies while making dinner... or how my husband says he has to get at least one out of a package before I eat the whole thing myself...

This is about how to make a seriously awesome banner that looks like gingerbread cookies so you're not stuffing your face with them before you hang it up (or is that just me?)

Friday, December 6, 2013

Holiday Glam Link Party!
Jane @ urbanejane.7:40 AM 16 comments

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Holiday Glam Series: simple Nativity wreath.
Jane @ urbanejane.9:50 AM 9 comments

Hello, beautiful person!

Being on maternity leave (sigh, until February), this is the earliest I've been prepared for the holidays; all the presents are all bought, wrapped, and sitting under the decorated tree... and have been before December even rolled around. 

It's been really nice having everything done, and being able to reflect & enjoy the season with my little guy. Rather than fill our house with images of the man in the red suit (although we did visit him at the mall recently;), I want to be intentional about teaching my son the real reason for the season. Which brings me to this:

I thought this would be a lovely reminder of what makes this time of year so special, more than the wrapped gifts and lit up tree...
And it's extremely easy to make!