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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!

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Recipe Review: Chocolate Chip Cookies To Warm Up a Fall Night 

​ Fall nights call for warm socks, steamy mugs of tea, and good old fashioned chocolate chip cookies straight out of the oven. After a 4 year stint with a gluten free diet, I hadn’t baked a batch of real chocolate chip cookies in years, but decided last night called for a renewal of my… Continue reading Recipe Review: Chocolate Chip Cookies To Warm Up a Fall Night 

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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

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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

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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

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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