*Originally published May 16, 2017: Reposted May 28th, 2017* When I think about how long it took me to start listening to podcasts, and then think about how often to I listen to them now, it kind of astounds me. It’s only natural that I would like listening to stories, facts, and news via spoken… Continue reading Podcasts For Crafters & Creatives
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
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
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
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
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
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!
Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! Whatever your marital status, I hope you are feeling loved and appreciated today. The ability to love is one of the great things about being human, and I always marvel at how love (familial, romantic, platonic, friendly, etc) just has this amazing power to enhance our lives and bring smiles to… Continue reading Guest Blogger Marina: Who says bouquets only have to consist of flowers? A DIY Personalized Bouquet in 4 Easy Steps!
Last week, a friend told me that St. Valentine’s day is only for women, that it’s all about men spoiling their S.O. with chocolates, roses, and romantic candle-lit dinners. And we’ve all heard someone say that Valentine’s is purely a consumer holiday, something that was created solely to drive sales of cards, chocolates, and fuzzy… Continue reading Magnetic Attraction: Valentines Gift-Pockets
It seems like nowadays, whenever we buy gifts for other people, instead of reaching for scissors, wrapping paper and tape, we instead pick the cutest gift bag we can find, shove the gift to the bottom of the bag, and stuff the rest of the bag full of tissue paper. I know, I know, it’s… Continue reading So You Wanna be a Wrap Superstar…