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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 […]

A New Look for Studio DIY!

A New Look for Studio DIY!

Happy Monday and Holy Moly!! Does the site look a little different ladies and gents!? That’s right, Studio DIY has gone and gotten a little makeover. Ok, a huge makeover. But let me explain! When I started Studio DIY, I was coming out of the wedding industry and had all intentions of making it primarily […]

Best of 2012: My Favorite Moments

Best of 2012: My Favorite Moments

To end this first week of 2013, I wanted to share some of my personal favorite moments from 2012 on Studio DIY. It’s hard to narrow it down when I really, truly love what I do but I’ve managed to pick five highlights from this wonderful year! Our Halloween Costumes I loved everything about Halloween […]

Best of 2012: Five Things

Best of 2012: Five Things

I’ve had a blast putting together my Five Things posts this past year! While I love doing my own DIYs, it’s also super fun to check out and roundup what other talented ladies and gents are working on! Especially when there’s a theme. YAY for themes! This is certainly a series I’m excited to continue […]

Best of 2012: Most Popular DIY Projects

Best of 2012: Most Popular DIY Projects

While I take a few final days to put the finishing touches on Studio DIY’s new look, time to share a few favorites from the past year. I counted and there were a whopping 94 original DIY projects featured on Studio DIY in 2012! Holy moly!! I don’t know that I could ever pick one […]

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

I just had to stop by one final time this season and wish everyone who is celebrating a very Merry Christmas! I hope you’re spending the day with friends, family, love and laughter, as every holiday should be spent! Last Christmas I lost one of the most important people in my life far too early […]