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
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!
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!
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
Hi everyone! Just a quick little Wednesday afternoon update: Urbanista At Home is now on Twitter and Instagram! If you’re also using these social networking platforms and want to join in on our little party, feel free to search us up and follow by clicking these buttons: Follow @UrbanistaAtHome I’ll be posting with the @UrbanistaAtHome… Continue reading Feel Like Being Social? Urbanista At Home is now on Twitter and Instagram!
Like a lot of girls, I love clothing shopping. Not necessarily the type of shopping where you walk into a mall with a clutch full of cash and out of it four hours later with armfuls of carrier bags, but the type of clothing shopping that doesn’t always even require buying anything, but rather just… Continue reading From One Outfit to Two: Turn That Tired 90s Dress Into 2 Cute Statement Pieces
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…
Whether you’re like me, a 20-something student with not a lot of extra spending money, or you’ve recently moved into your first apartment and don’t have a lot of your own furniture , or you’re just trying to save a few pennies for your next splurge on a pair of gorgeous designer shoes, it’s likely you’ve got a… Continue reading Instant Upgrade: How to Turn That Disaster of a Hand-Me-Down Into a “Look! I Spent A Whole Lot of Money On This” Piece of Furniture