A Sugar Shack Lunch | Cabane à sucre! | Year of Feasting

Sugar Shack Lunch | Cabane a sucre menu | A Year of Feasting - Spring | Traditional Canadian Quebec meal

In springtime in Québec, Canada, we have one BIG tradition: “la cabane à sucre”, also known as the SUGAR SHACK! Cabane à sucre is a quintessential Québec experience (though I know that other parts of Canada also do the sugar shack thing), and I LOVE everything about it: the rich food, the great traditional music, the still-snowy landscape, the sleigh ride, and of course… the maple syrup.

When Danyelle of Life is a Party invited me to be a part of her series, A Year of Feasting, I jumped at the chance. This series is different because we are not only pulling together four tablescapes throughout the year, we are actually hosting real events! I love house tours and tablescape posts but they always feel a little hollow to me, mostly because the images are lacking, well, real life occupants.

I adore the entire premise of A Year of Feasting: host four different events throughout the year (one for each season), and blog about it. We are being encouraged to not only capture the food and the table settings and the details, but the people who attend and the overall vibe of each different gathering. This is totally up my alley!

Sugar Shack Lunch | Cabane a sucre menu | A Year of Feasting - Spring | Traditional Canadian Quebec meal

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To kick things off and introduce myself as the Québecoise contingent in our group, I decided to host a small, laid-back “cabane à sucre” (or sugar shack) themed lunch. Let me show you how I pulled together this meal à l’anciennne (in old-time style). I even have a traditional recipe for you to try out at home!

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Craft & Sewing Space REVEAL! | DIY Home Decor | $100 Room Challenge

$100 Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | DIY Home Decor | Budget Decorating | $100 Room Challenge

I can’t believe I’m actually writing this post. Up until about 48 hours ago, I thought I’d be writing a big, sad apology for not completing my craft and sewing space makeover in time. But hey look! Thanks to some major butt-kicking (and a whole lot of help from my amazing family), the craft and sewing area is DONE like dinner. Proof positive that DIY home decor (even on a $100 budget) is the BEST kind of decor.

If you’ve been following along since week 1 of the challenge… well, you’re awesome! Thank you so much for seeing it through to the end with me. I am absolutely THRILLED with how this space has turned out and I cannot wait to show you all the pretty pretty details. If you missed a few posts along the way, you can catch up on week 2 here and week 3 here!

Drum roll, please! *brrrrrrrrrr…………………………………* (Bonus points if you made the sound out loud. One MILLION points if you did an air drum roll.)

$100 Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | DIY Home Decor | Budget Decorating | $100 Room Challenge

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$100 Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | Week 3: Progress!

$100 Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | $100 Room Challenge | Navy, Goldenrod, and Fuschia palette | Week 3

I had every intention of showing you an almost-finished craft & sewing space this week. I really did! The spirit was willing, but the procrastination was stronger. “Sarah: you titled this post ‘Progress’!” Well, the answer is that I actually did make progress in my $100 craft & sewing room makeover this week; it just all happened in the last 24 hours.

We’ve been enjoying the most wonderful week-long visit from two extremely dear friends, so I’ve been completely distracted by that. I won’t apologize, though, because no blog project is more important than spending time with the people you love! I will say that I need to light a fire under myself in the coming days, though. 🙂

If you’re just catching up, I’ve been making over my craft & sewing space on a $100 budget as part of the $100 Room Challenge, hosted by Erin at Lemons, Lavender, and Laundry. Erin has gathered up a wonderfully talented and resourceful group of bloggers to participate in the challenge: be sure to check out everyone’s week 3 progress at the end of this post! You can catch up on my Week 1 and Week 2 posts, as well.

So here’s what I accomplished in between socializing, drinking coffee, laughing so hard my sides hurt, taking care of two super-cute babies, and cooking delicious food…

$100 Craft & Sewing Room Makeover | $100 Room Challenge | Navy, Goldenrod, and Fuschia palette | Week 3

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