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2016 Reader Survey RESULTS!

2016 Reader Survey RESULTS!

Last week, we put out a Reader Survey and so many of you shared your opinions with us! THANK YOU! I cannot even express how helpful it is to hear feedback at the end of each year, both good and bad! I wanted to write this post to share some of the results, answer some […]

2016 Reader Survey (+ Win $300 to ASOS!)

2016 Reader Survey (+ Win $300 to ASOS!)

It’s that time again! The annual reader survey is the #1 tool I use to shape this blog’s content for the upcoming year. For those of you who took the survey we put out last month, this one is different and I would LOVE for you to take this one, too. Which is why I’m […]

Studio DIY is Hiring: An Intern + A Graphic Design Contributor

Studio DIY is Hiring: An Intern + A Graphic Design Contributor

It’s that time again! New year, new goals, time to find some awesome new members to join our growing team! We are looking for a stellar social media + blog intern as well as doing a call for graphic designers who might be interested in collaborating on posts and printables in 2016! See below for […]

A Review of 2015 + What to Expect in 2016!

A Review of 2015 + What to Expect in 2016!

Here we are! Four days in to a brand new year. Welcome back!!! It feels good, I must say. With every year, I get more excited about January coming along. It’s really fun to have that holiday break and come back with new goals and exciting plans for the year ahead! And 2016, guys, is […]

Stop. Survey Time! (+ Win $100 to Target!)

Stop. Survey Time! (+ Win $100 to Target!)

Hey guys! We’re working on some REALLYYY exciting projects for 2016 and we have a quick survey that I would love to get your responses on! It’s just a couple quick questions, would only take about five minutes! AND! If you take the survey, you can be entered to win a $100 Target gift card!! […]

12 Funky Backpacks for Back to School

12 Funky Backpacks for Back to School

So we have the “statement necklace” but what about the statement backpack? Come on, stay with me now. If you’re gonna be lugging gigantic textbooks all over creation, you might as well shout it from the rooftops with a bag that says “HAAAYYYY.” Here’s 12 of my fave funky backpacks (and book bags, too)! No. […]

Studio DIY is Hiring: Creative Development + Styling Assistant

Studio DIY is Hiring: Creative Development + Styling Assistant

You guys! We’re so excited to be growing the Studio DIY team by one more! Hoo-ray! We are looking for another creative mind and stylist to focus exclusively on developing and producing DIY content for the Studio DIY brand! The person who fills this role will work super closely with me to steer the direction […]

10 Instagrammers I’m Crushin’ On (Real Hard)

10 Instagrammers I’m Crushin’ On (Real Hard)

In case you didn’t know… I just really love Instagram. It’s become the most interactive aspect of my business, and one of the most valuable ones too. (Hey, we even developed a class all about that!) But more than anything, I’ve loved discovering REALLY AWESOME people doing crazy amazing things on the platform. Those tiny […]

We’re baacckk!

We’re baacckk!

If you missed our honeymoon Instagrams, you can check ’em out here! After 30 hours of flying, 5 hotels, 4 trains, 3 countries, 1,000 stairs and one birthday (Mine!), we’re back home in Los Angeles! We had such an amazing time it’s hard to put into words. We explored, relaxed, ate our weight in feta […]

Behind The Scenes at Studio DIY HQ

Behind The Scenes at Studio DIY HQ

I often share behind the scenes peeks on Instagram and Snapchat, but I thought it was high time to share some here and talk about what a week really looks like at Studio DIY HQ! It’s generally a combination of crafting, eating (donuts), photo editing, errand running (in the piñata district)… the works. No two […]

The New Studio DIY HQ (+ Meet Samantha!)

The New Studio DIY HQ (+ Meet Samantha!)

Based on my track record, it’s only appropriate that it’s taken me almost four months to introduce you to the new Studio DIY HQ and the newest Studio DIY team member, Samantha! We moved into a bigger, better studio space in February for a number of reasons: space, a nicer floor in the building and […]

Studio DIY is Hiring – Creative Production Assistant!

Studio DIY is Hiring – Creative Production Assistant!

We are working on so many exciting projects and it’s time to bring on another set of creative hands ASAP! We are looking to bring on an awesome, experienced creative production assistant to help develop and produce DIY projects and recipe posts. This person MUST be a crafter and baker extraordinaire who understands the Studio […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

Happy Weekend (+ An Anniversary Trip!)

Happy Weekend (+ An Anniversary Trip!)

I am so very extra excited for this weekend because Jeff and I are headed off to Palm Springs (again) for a non-wedding related trip! WAHOO! Monday marks our seven year anniversary and our last (dating) anniversary before we tie that big knot! Curious, once you got married… did you stop celebrating your dating anniversary? […]

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 […]

Have You Checked Out Make Your Day!? (+ A Fun Discount!)

Have You Checked Out Make Your Day!? (+ A Fun Discount!)

I’m gonna christen this week one heck of an exciting week! I got engaged, my best friend got engaged(!!!), Christmas officially got started on Pinterest and two awesome ladies, Chelsea of Lovely Indeed and Chelsey of The Paper Mama, got together and launched an ebook! Everyone. If you had any plans to go shopping on […]

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 […]