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After the Cork Pops at Midnight: Making and Keeping Creativity-Focused Resolutions

    Happy New Year, UAH readers! We’ve made it through some pretty rough and tumble times in the past year to reach 2017 – which has only made us stronger than ever, and so ready to take on whatever this next set of 365 days has in store for us. In celebration of this… Continue reading After the Cork Pops at Midnight: Making and Keeping Creativity-Focused Resolutions

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Magnetic Attraction, Christmas Edition!: DIY Christmas-Themed Glass Fridge Magnets 

Only 9 days until Christmas and I feel like there’s still so much not yet crossed off on my Christmas “to do” list! Not the list that tells me I need to put up the tree, buy gifts, and send out Christmas cards (aka the Christmas Chore list). No, I’m talking about the list containing… Continue reading Magnetic Attraction, Christmas Edition!: DIY Christmas-Themed Glass Fridge Magnets 

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Urbanista At Home’s 2016 Christmas Baking Recipe Roundup

When I was a little girl, one of the Christmas traditions I would look forward to the most every year was when my mom returned home from her best friend’s annual glühwein Christmas party (glühwein is a type of German/Austrian spiced mulled wine, which is drunk at Christmas). She would always bring home with her a beautifully packed… Continue reading Urbanista At Home’s 2016 Christmas Baking Recipe Roundup

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Recipe: Holiday Spiced Speculaas Latte

We’re finally into December! This month, although always insanely busy, is one of my favourites of the year. As someone who’s always enjoyed baking, crafting and decorating, this is the one season where these activities are actually the norm, and are celebrated as cherished holiday activities.  Now…just have to find the time to fit it… Continue reading Recipe: Holiday Spiced Speculaas Latte

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Thoughtful Thursday: December 1st, 2016

One of the things I like most about being a DIY blogger is that when it comes to DIY, crafts, and just generally being creative, there is no one set route to follow or one specific outcome to achieve. Creativity, at its root, requires the use of imagination and raw materials to create something that… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: December 1st, 2016

Baking and Desserts · Cooking · In The Kitchen · Uncategorized

The Re-Inspired Home Chef: A case for why every home cook should take an amateur cooking class

Today’s post isn’t a DIY-walkthrough or tutorial. Instead, it’s an encouragement to go seek one out, in order to revive your creativity and whet your appetite for self development! Last year, my sister-in-law, her sister and I all received gift certificates to “The Dirty Apron“, a cooking school here in Vancouver. Nestled in a historic… Continue reading The Re-Inspired Home Chef: A case for why every home cook should take an amateur cooking class

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Thoughtful Thursday: André Gide on Taking Chances 

I haven’t shared a Thoughtful Thursday post in a while, so I thought that now (amidst all this dreary winter rain) might be a good time to share some inspirational words from André Gide, and hopefully light a match to brighten up today a little. I took this jellyfish picture almost 2 years ago now,… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: André Gide on Taking Chances 

Crafts · DIY At Home · Sewing · Uncategorized

Chewbacca For a Night: D.I.Y. Retro Pin Up-Inspired Chewbacca Dress

When I was young, I had a bit of a love-hate relationship with Halloween. On the one hand, there are, of course, the parties and the candy, and I challenge you to find a child who dislikes either of those. On the other hand, you’ve got the trick or treating. For me, trick or treating… Continue reading Chewbacca For a Night: D.I.Y. Retro Pin Up-Inspired Chewbacca Dress

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Create and Celebrate: DIY “Double-Duty” Bridal Banner

    Anyone who has had a wedding or who has been closely involved in the planning of a wedding has seen how much money, time and effort go into decor, not only for the main event itself,  but for the supporting events that accompany a wedding, such as the bridal shower, engagement party, Bachelorette… Continue reading Create and Celebrate: DIY “Double-Duty” Bridal Banner

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Urbanista At Home is on Facebook!

  Looking for a great way to stay up to date and  connect with the Urbanista At Home blog? Follow our page on Facebook for up-to-the-minute updates, notification of new posts, and opportunities to interact with and give feedback on the content we post! You can find us by searching “Urbanista At Home” in the… Continue reading Urbanista At Home is on Facebook!