There isn’t anything like getting ready to move out of your parents’ home into your first place , or upgrading from a roommate-shared, student-budget apartment into a space you can truly call “yours”. It’s a chance to move on from those old pots and pans your parents have cooked in since THEY first moved out,… Continue reading The Well-Stocked Kitchen: A Kitchen-Ware Shopping List for Your First “Adult” Kitchen
I always have a cup of tea by my side when I’m working on a DIY project, but because I often get so into what I’m doing with my project, my poor cup of tea always ends up cold. Using a Tea Cozy on a big pot of tea is my go-to way to keep… Continue reading Introducing: Tea Geek Boutique, by Urbanista At Home!
*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
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
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
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
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
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
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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!