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Project: Easter Brunch 2018

March 31, 2018 |  by  |  Eats, Projects, Recipes  |  No Comments

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

It’s Easter tomorrow and that means it’s time for Easter brunch 2018. Last year we also celebrated with a brunch and I even used the same placemats. They’ve become a small tradition. I love when we start our own little family traditions, it’s so fun. Okay, let’s get started on what we’ve got here.

The Recipes

Mexican Shakshouka
Avocado Corn Salsa
Homemade Tortilla Chips

First, set your table nicely. I like to do this early, before the guests arrive. That way it’s nice and pretty and I get to enjoy it for a bit, too.

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

We’ve got only two settings since it’s just us.

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

Lay out the food and then let everyone dig in! The avocado salsa is a new favourite. So good.

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

Fill your plate and enjoy the time with family.

For me, spending time with family is the best part of a holiday or celebration. Connecting, learning what’s new in each other’s lives, and knowing the love you share is stronger than you ever knew possible. Why? Because, well, you’re family. The older I get the more I start to understand the word family is flexible to include friends and dear loved ones, but what becomes more difficult is trying to explain why family is so important. It just is.

Easter Brunch 2018: 3ten.ca

Happy Easter and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Project: Tipsy the Boler

February 17, 2018 |  by  |  Projects  |  No Comments

Tipsy the Boler is finding her small little space in the wide open internet. As I’m sure many of you know we’ve been running a Tumblr page for all things Boler for a little over 3 years. Well, now we’re branching out.

In January we opened an Instagram account for Tipsy as a way to share content, help other Boler lovers with their projects, and to engage the community. Now, today actually, we just started to share on a dedicated Facebook page to Tipsy. So fun!


Follow us and enjoy the ride!

Instagram: @tipsy.the.boler
Facebook: @tipsy.the.boler
Tumblr: boler-3ten.tumblr.com


Tipsy the Boler: 3ten.ca

Tipsy the Boler: 3ten.ca

Thanks so much for all the love. Renovating fibreglass travel trailers is so much fun and there’s a sense of accomplishment that comes a long with it. Not to mention the shared goal Bryce and I have, then the added benefit of problem solving and working together as a team. As you can see, we don’t really like to sit still.

Tipsy the Boler is our trailer, the one we’ll most likely be keeping forever. We do, however, renovate and then sell other Boler trailers – we just like the process so much.

We hope you have hobbies in life that you’re just as passionate about. That get-up-and-go in life is so valuable, don’t underestimate your drive.

Happy Saturday and we hope you’re enjoying the start to your Family Day long weekend. If you’re into Bolers, travel trailers, or are just curious, follow along on one of the platforms above. I’ll share some highlights throughout the process here on my lifestyle blog (check out the Boler page, under Projects on the top menu), yet I won’t get into the nitty-gritty. Nope, 3ten is about baking, travelling and loving life.

See you again soon!

Project: Mirror Barn Door

January 3, 2018 |  by  |  Projects  |  2 Comments

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Remember back in June of 2013 when we built a barn door for our guest room closet? It’s awesome. Not only did we save a lot of money, we saved space and created a unique statement piece in the room. Well, we’ve decided to update that look and turn the barn door into a mirror barn door and give our guest room some much needed light. The first step, finding a mirror big enough! Let’s get started!

Mirror Barn Door

Where did we find a mirror that big? Kijiji.

We hunted for about a month and found one at the right price, only $50.00. Score.

The first step, take down the old door.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Our shop supervisor is on duty!

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

The hangers are still in tip-top shape, so we’ll reuse them.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Measure the thickness of the mirror, so you know how wide to make your inset. We’re making this picture frame style.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Set the table saw to the correct hight and cut out your inset.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Measure twice, cut once, right?

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Here you can see we laid it out, for size and to ensure that all of the cuts were correct.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Time to clean up some of the edges.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Then we checked each corner – looking good!

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

The dry fit. Here the mirror is actually too tall, yet we fit all the joints since we needed to know exactly where to cut (or break, rather) the mirror.

Also, the Boler is another winter project. Follow our Boler, Tipsy on Instagram and follow her restoration. Okay, back to the barn door.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

This little glass cutter is from Home Depot – it’s rated for much thinner glass, yet we took a shot. Think it’ll work?

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Lily isn’t too sure, so she gets up to supervise from a closer perspective.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Time to break!

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

It worked! Now to file the edge of the mirror, then set in place, seal the frame, then install the hangers and handle.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Oh, and hang the new barn door. Done!

Makes the new guest room look so bright and fresh, eh? We love it.

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Mirror Barn Door: 3ten.ca

Thanks for visiting and happy Wednesday!

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