How to Remove Sticky Label from Glass

When I grabbed a recycled bottle to store a new recipe for homemade ketchup coming up on The Unknown Chef, I realized I’ve never shown you how to remove a sticky label from glass! This is our first official cleaning hack on Birdz of a Feather and, of course, we’re showing you non-toxic options.

Although this particular jar is being used to store food, this little trick has so many applications for home decor too. Who doesn’t love a great jar upcycle?! Continue reading

DIY Jewelry Display in a Few Easy Steps!

This DIY jewelry display will organize the clutter if you have a lot of costume jewelry. But the best part about making this particular jewelry display (other than upcycling a scrap of pegboard)? It will keep all your necklaces and earrings together in one spot! Making this free standing display ensures no more searching for the matching earrings stored separately! Continue reading

How to Paint Using a Spray Gun

Hubs is a professional paint sprayer so you better believe he has all the tips and tricks on how to paint using a spray gun! In this post, he shows us some cool paint jigs and even teaches me how to use a paint gun. So whether you’re a beginner or have a few spray gun painting techniques under your belt, there’s something for everyone! Continue reading

Loose Lay Vinyl Plank Flooring Installation

Today we’ve got the ultimate guide on our loose lay vinyl plank flooring installation. Because it’s waterproof, durable and can be easily removed and reinstalled if you ever have a flood, loose lay luxury vinyl plank is a no-brainer for a basement. And, let’s face it, most basements will experience water damage at some point (you can read about how we recovered from our first leak here).  Continue reading

String Art Dog – Leash & Bag Holder

Just like a real dog, this string art dog tugs at the heart strings! Today we’re showing you the ultimate guide to string art for beginners using an upcycled scrap of wood. I’ll show you how to make a custom string art piece using a picture of your own dog. But this particular piece isn’t only artwork, it’s functional too: this string art dog is also a leash/bag holder. Continue reading

Mango and Avocado Slaw – Two Ways!

Although I serve this mango and avocado slaw dish with cod as the protein, I adapt the recipe for Hubs.

Do you have picky eaters in your household too? If so, you can make this same dish, but just switch out the protein. So while I make this with fish for me, I cook chicken for him and serve it with the same mango and avocado slaw. And we’re both happy!

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Drink Station (Upcycled Sewing Table)

A drink station is just the upcycle we need right now to welcome friends and family once again and usher in the re-opening of the Province! With its maple leaf design, this upcycle will work indoors or out year round!

It will even work as a potting table if you choose to use it that way. Or I could even see this sporting Mums in the Fall right on the porch! As soon as Mums are available, I’ll update this page with some pictures of that for Fall inspiration!

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Zucchini Tofu Lasagna – A Watery Fix!

My zucchini tofu lasagna turned out unexpectedly amazing, which is why it’s a zucchini lasagna with a twist. Noodle-less lasagna is a great concept in theory but when put into practice with zucchini as a substitute, you may find your favourite Italian cuisine drowning in water.

I was inspired by my sister for this vegetarian lasagna. Her version of zucchini lasagna, while really good flavour-wise, is always super watery. This recipe not only fixes that unwanted flaw, but we actually enjoy the taste and texture just as much as lasagna made with real noodles. What a bonus when you’re trying to avoid carbs!

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Breakfast Parfait – Fruity Chia Seed Make-Ahead

Fruity breakfast parfait is an easy make-ahead breakfast. It’s something I just started doing because I’m making an effort to loose weight. However, even when I DO lose the weight, I’ll continue to make these. That’s because they’re so darn easy and good! What’s not to love about a make ahead breakfast that’s ready to pull out of the fridge in the morning?

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