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Podcasts For Crafters & Creatives

*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

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Let’s Go Adventuring: A Nature-Inspired Doorway with AspenBlueCo.’s Coir Doormats (Product Review)

Review Disclaimer: This article reviews a product which I received for free in exchange for providing my own honest opinion and review. All thoughts and opinions are my own, and do not reflect those of the product’s company or its affiliates. Your entryway is the last bit of home you get to experience on your way… Continue reading Let’s Go Adventuring: A Nature-Inspired Doorway with AspenBlueCo.’s Coir Doormats (Product Review)

Decor · DIY At Home · In The Kitchen · Uncategorized · Up-Cycling

The Frugal Girl’s Guide to a Luxurious Home: How-To “Thrift Shop” Your Way to a Well-Appointed Home and Kitchen

When I discovered the thrill of thrift store shopping when I was a teenager, I thought I had cracked the code to putting together an awesome outfit at a fraction of the cost my peers were spending. I don’t know about you, but the “dress code” at my high school was peer pressure-implemented , with… Continue reading The Frugal Girl’s Guide to a Luxurious Home: How-To “Thrift Shop” Your Way to a Well-Appointed Home and Kitchen

Crafts · DIY At Home · Gifts · Paper Crafts · Uncategorized · Up-Cycling

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 

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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Fit for a Royal: Urbanista At Home’s Top 5 Tea Party Tips

Us here on the West Coast of British Columbia have had a bit of a royal treat this week: the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (Prince William and Princess Kathrine of Wales) have been visiting the cities of Victoria and Vancouver as part of their 2016 Royal Tour! I’ve always been intrigued by the British… Continue reading Fit for a Royal: Urbanista At Home’s Top 5 Tea Party Tips

Crafts · DIY At Home · In The Kitchen · Uncategorized · Updates

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

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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… 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