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Call for 2015 Workshop Partners!

Call for 2015 Workshop Partners!

We’re really excited over here to be planning the 2015 workshop calendar at the new (bigger! better!) Studio DIY HQ! And we’re looking for some awesome folks to join in the fun! At each workshop, we put together some schnazy goodie bags for attendees, and we like to feed ‘em something delish too! SO, interested […]

Studio DIY 2015 Reader Survey – The Results!

Studio DIY 2015 Reader Survey – The Results!

DIY Emoji Balloons Thank you SO much to everyone who participated in this year’s reader survey! Ya rockstars!! It is SO helpful to hear your thoughts. I’ve done a little round-up of them here, along with some answers to the various questions and suggestions you shared! (And the giveaway winner is announced over on the […]

The Road to Studio DIY: My Background Story!

The Road to Studio DIY: My Background Story!

Way back in the beginning of 2014, I asked all of you to take a survey, and so many of you did! By far the most common question I got was about my story, how I got here, what I went to school for, all that jazz. Then I didn’t tell you all of 2014, […]

2015 Reader Survey (+ Win Some Ban.do Goodies!)

2015 Reader Survey (+ Win Some Ban.do Goodies!)

Happy Monday! Kicking off the week with one of my favorite events of the year… the reader survey! I love being able to hear directly from you guys, what you like, don’t like and what you want to see in the future! Plus, I get to learn a little bit about you too! I’m trying […]

A Review of 2014 + What to Expect in 2015!

A Review of 2014 + What to Expect in 2015!

This picture makes me feel like The Birthday Fairy. I’m always the last one to come in with a year-end recap, but I am weirdly superstitious about talking about the year before it’s 100% over. So, here I am! Time to reflect on the year, share what your (seemingly) favorite posts were and talk about […]

Studio DIY is Hiring – Operations Manager!

Studio DIY is Hiring – Operations Manager!

Hey folks! Studio DIY is continuing to grow and I’m ready to hire someone to fill a more significant administrative position as an Operations Manager. The full job description and requirements are below and please thoroughly read them before applying. I want to stress this position is not a crafty or creative position. Tasks involve […]

Sparkling Holiday Cocktails

Whether you’re throwing a big holiday party or just ready to spend Christmas Eve with a cocktail in hand, we’ve got ya covered today! These two drinks aren’t your average Christmas drinks, thanks to the mixology skills of Bourbon & Goose, so your guests (and you!) are in for a refreshing surprise! Black currant, pear, […]

24 Merry Days of (Really Awesome) Giveaways!

24 Merry Days of (Really Awesome) Giveaways!

Graphic by Little White Whale It’s that time of year again!! The third annual 24 Merry Days of (amazing!) giveaways starts TOMORROW! Every year, Audrey organizes a group of 24 bloggers and pairs them each with one of 24 amazing prizes and I’m excited to be participating again! Want a hint at some of the […]

A Cozy, Colorful Reading + Work Nook at the HQ

A Cozy, Colorful Reading + Work Nook at the HQ

I did a little rearranging at the studio over the weekend! Target gave me the challenge of giving a cozy fall update to my colorful headquarters. I feel a little silly calling this a reading nook when, well, the only books I’ve made the time to read recently are cookbooks! In fact one of the […]

The Making of Studio DIY HQ

The Making of Studio DIY HQ

Lately, life has been a little crazed, to say the least. With a wedding coming up in two months, a big behind the scenes project and the start of Halloween costume shoots… sleep is a hot commodity around these parts! While I play a little catch up before heading to Chicago for Lauren’s wedding tomorrow, […]

DIY Apple Piñata

DIY Apple Piñata

As the first week of school for many comes to a close, I’m squeezing in one more cute apple DIY… there’s nothing wrong with a belated teacher gift, right!? This little apple piñata can be filled with all sorts of fun school supplies, and it’s made out of the box from a breakfast staple… cereal! […]

Studio DIY HQ: The Reveal!

Studio DIY HQ: The Reveal!

It’s here!!! Six months later and I’m finally ready to share Studio DIY Headquarters in all it’s bright, crazy, colorful glory!!!!! This was truly a labor of love to put together, and so fascinating to watch my brand that I’ve built here in this not-so-real space come to life in a very real space! I […]

#TroopStudioDIY: Have You Made a Studio DIY Project!?

#TroopStudioDIY: Have You Made a Studio DIY Project!?

I can hardly believe it’s taken me this long to get my act together on this topic, but it’s time to talk about YOU GUYS for a minute! There is nothing that makes my day better and my job more worth it than when one of you makes one of my projects… and shares it […]

Back To LA We Go!

Back To LA We Go!

A quick snap of my shower, courtesy of Brittni! I can’t wait for you all to see the photos! After nearly three weeks away, I’m finally headed back home to LA! It has been a whirlwind trip filled with family, friends, fun meetings and amazing celebrations! It all culminated in my bridal shower on Sunday […]

Studio DIY Headquarters: Finishing Touches with Target!

SO MUCH has happened since my last studio update! Furniture has arrived, stools have been donut-ed (DIY coming soon!), fringe has been hung and confetti has been thrown. Now that I’ve gotten some real furniture, and moved all my supplies into the space, I’m getting ready to get some final pieces to finish it off. […]

Happy National Donut Day! (+ A Donut Giveaway!)

Happy National Donut Day! (+ A Donut Giveaway!)

Oh me oh my.. you want to win ALL That fun donut stuff up there!? Well, now’s your chance!!! But first and foremost… Happy National Donut Day!!!!!!! This may just be the best holiday. To whoever on the Internet that decided to invent it… thank you. I hope you are all eating a donut as […]

Studio DIY Headquarters: An Update!

Studio DIY Headquarters: An Update!

Remember that time I announced I had leased a studio space and then I virtually stopped talking about it here!? Well, it turns out… furnishing a nearly 900 sq. ft space is tougher than one (ehm, I) might think! I’ve had the space for a few months now and it still largely looks the same other […]

Studio DIY is Hiring!

Studio DIY is Hiring!

It’s finally time. My inbox is in constant overflow mode and my brain is on permanent spin cycle and today is the day I grow past a one-woman-show! Studio DIY is officially hiring! I have one exciting thing after another in the works and I’m looking to add three (Three!) awesome, fun-loving folks to the […]

2014 Reader Survey: The Results!

2014 Reader Survey: The Results!

So many of you were so awesome and took my survey a few weeks back, and I wanted to share some of the results today… in case you were curious! If you remember, I had a little section in there for suggestions and for questions for me, so I’m addressing and answering some of those […]

Studio DIY + Brickyard Buffalo: Guest Editor Week!

Studio DIY + Brickyard Buffalo: Guest Editor Week!

Today is an EXCITING day! It marks the start of my week as guest editor over on Brickyard Buffalo, an awesome online pop-up market!!! You know what that means!? It means I’ve selected some of my most favorite little goodies and you’ll be gettin’ them for a steal right over HERE at my sale all […]

Happy Weekend! (+ Meet/Make/Do)

Happy Weekend! (+ Meet/Make/Do)

I know, I know. It’s only Thursday! But I’m currently hanging with some awesome ladies in Palm Springs at our Meet/Make/Do event, so I’m cutting out early this week! I can hardly believe that after nine months of planning this week is finally here! We are so lucky to have been able to make this […]

Studio DIY 2014 Reader Survey! (+ A Giveaway!)

Studio DIY 2014 Reader Survey! (+ A Giveaway!)

Last week, I asked you local folks to share what you’d be interested in learning in person at the new Studio DIY headquarters. But it’s time for a survey for all of you out there who pop by and read this blog and make it possible! I love doing a yearly survey to check in […]

A Studio for Studio DIY!

A Studio for Studio DIY!

Big news!! Yesterday I took the plunge, and signed a lease for a real live studio space for Studio DIY! WHAT!? I can hardly believe I’m writing that, but it’s true. I’m equal parts terrified and jumping-up-and-down excited. It’s a pretty big jump to go from your living room, to 900 square feet of space! […]

A Review of 2013 + What to Expect in 2014!

A Review of 2013 + What to Expect in 2014!

I know, we’re already almost a week in to 2014 and I’m going way back to 2013 and talking about it, again! Sheesh! But, bear with me as I had to give it one last little nod. I’ve officially deemed 2013 “The Year That Threw Me For a Loop!” In the best of ways, and […]

Win a Phone Case + Meet the Partners in Craft!

Win a Phone Case + Meet the Partners in Craft!

Well, happy Sunday, folks! I’m popping in today with a few fun tidbits of news. First, I have a few new partners in craft over there on the sidebar to introduce you to! Please meet A Ruffled Life + Brenda’s Marketplace. You can learn more about their awesomeness below! And! I was so happy with how […]

What Holiday Content Do You Want to See on Studio DIY!?

What Holiday Content Do You Want to See on Studio DIY!?

Please excuse the interruption of my protest against summer ending for the inevitable. The holidays. You know I love holidays, and the second I get over my little pitty party about summer ending it’s going to be all ornaments and tinsel up in here again! (Ok, maybe not quite that fast.) But in order for […]

What Would You Like to See on Studio DIY!?

What Would You Like to See on Studio DIY!?

Happy, Happy Monday! I wanted to kick this week off with a little question for you guys! I have so many ideas for this blog just swirling around in my head. It’s hard to narrow them down, so I’m passing that task along to all of you! I know you love DIYs and those aren’t […]

Five Ways to Make an Edible Piñata

Five Ways to Make an Edible Piñata

Piñatas are just so great. (Really, Kelly, you couldn’t come up with a better opener than that!?) They’re covered in fringe, filled with candy, does life get any better? Well folks, it does! Because the only thing better than eating what’s inside the piñata, is eating the piñata itself! Don’t go chewing on any cardboard […]

A Day for Extra “I Love Yous”

A Day for Extra “I Love Yous”

I am happy and fortunate to have a job where I talk about joyful things, celebrations and the like, all day, every day. But as we all know, the world isn’t all confetti and balloons and yesterday’s tragedy in Boston certainly reiterated that to everyone. I did have family at the marathon, but while it […]