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Creation Inspiration: A Little Motivation from Nolan Bushnell

Happy Friday, everyone! With the weekend approaching, I thought I’d send out a little something to inspire your creativity and get you all fired up to make and accomplish some creative goals over the next few days. I really liked this quote by Nolan Bushnell when I came across it. I’ve always been a bit… Continue reading Creation Inspiration: A Little Motivation from Nolan Bushnell

Decor · DIY At Home · Uncategorized · Up-Cycling

DIY Bookcase Succulents

  Happy Monday, DIY-ers! Hopefully you were able to get out an enjoy one of the last weekends before summer officially becomes Fall. It was beautiful here in Greater Vancouver –the perfect balance of sunshine and brisk autumny breeze. I’ve never been a big “hot weather” person, but I can definitely enjoy a good dose… Continue reading DIY Bookcase Succulents

Decor · DIY At Home · Uncategorized

Curating Your Bookcase: The “Personality Centrepiece” of Your Livingroom

Hi everyone! As you might be able to tell, I’m really trying to be good with posting new content (insert sheepish emoji here). 2 posts in two weeks – that’s a lot better than 1 post in 6 months😛  I’ll just say, the circumstances have been right the past few weeks to keep this blogging… Continue reading Curating Your Bookcase: The “Personality Centrepiece” of Your Livingroom

Crafts · Decor · DIY At Home · Paper Crafts · Uncategorized

DIY Black & White “Geek Chic” Gallery Wall

Aaaand…. we’re back! While we’ve been keeping the oil-lamps burning over on our Instagram and Facebook accounts, the windows have definitely been a bit dark over here at UrbanistaAtHome.com for quite a while – I’m sorry! Since the last official blog post I’ve uploaded (back in October 2015) I’ve had 2 (yes 2!) moves.We’ve now been in our most recent… Continue reading DIY Black & White “Geek Chic” Gallery Wall

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Thoughtful Thursday: October 29th, 2015

Happy Thursday, everyone! Just a short post today as this week has been a super busy one, but wanted to make sure everyone gets their dose of Thursday creativity inspiration! Today’s quote is from Mencius and was written in the year 400 BC. 2415 years later, and it still is relevant. This week I’ve spent… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: October 29th, 2015

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Thoughtful Thursday: October 22, 2015

A few years ago, I did a group project on the harms of “thinspo”, also known as “thinspiration”. “Thinspo” is media (pictures, videos, “before-and-after” compilations) that are made or distributed for the specific purpose of providing motivation for weight loss, or being “thin”. The images are often accompanied by a quote that encourages the reader to… Continue reading Thoughtful Thursday: October 22, 2015

Decor · DIY At Home · Up-Cycling

From “Giveaway! To “Gimme!” : DIY Re-upholstered Bench On A Budget

Until I entered the DIY-Blogging world, I had never heard the word “upcycle” before. Yet “upcycle” (meaning to “process (used goods or waste material) so as to produce something that is often better than the original”) is the word that best describes most of the projects I do. Maybe that drive to “reduce, reuse, and… Continue reading From “Giveaway! To “Gimme!” : DIY Re-upholstered Bench On A Budget

Cooking · Products Reviews and Guides · Uncategorized

Top 5 Kitchen Knives To Take Your Home Cooking To The Next Level

I don’t know if there is anything more frustrating to a person who enjoys cooking than a kitchen knife that doesn’t do what it’s supposed to. Whether it’s dull, nicked or just the wrong knife for the job, a knife that just won’t produce a clean slice through the food item you’re processing can be… Continue reading Top 5 Kitchen Knives To Take Your Home Cooking To The Next Level

Baking and Desserts · Decor · DIY At Home · Paper Crafts · Party Planning

Mini-DIY: Plan an Owl-Themed Baby Shower!

Happy Monday everyone! I’m sorry I’ve been a bit AWOL on the posting front lately. I’ve had a few exciting new developments in the career-corner of my life in the past few weeks, and have definitely been a busy bee getting everything sorted and settled. But fear not, I love being able to stay crafty… Continue reading Mini-DIY: Plan an Owl-Themed Baby Shower!

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Urbanista At Home is now on Pinterest!

Hi everyone! I hope you’re having a restful Sunday, recovering from all those Valentine’s chocolates (like I am). Just a little weekend update: Urbanista At Home is now on Pinterest! Each DIY/Tutorial post created on the Urbanista At Home blog will be pinned on our boards on the Urbanista At Home Pinterest account, making it… Continue reading Urbanista At Home is now on Pinterest!