Simply.Striking

Simply striking and strikingly simple. Recipes, crafts, home decor and general life hacks that are easy yet impressive.

Life Hack: Fabulous Jewelry and Accessories Organizer

I have spent quite a bit of time over the past year organizing and re-organizing the house, trying to find the perfect solution for storage or display for the stuff … Continue reading

January 26, 2014 · 4 Comments

Lace Boot Cuffs

Boot cuffs are all the rage and look so cute on. I love seeing all the different chunky knit variations, including the ones made from old sweater sleeves and patterns … Continue reading

January 19, 2014 · 4 Comments

Haute Couture Rainbow Loom

The Rainbow Loom finally reared its crafty head in this household when my kids got the bracelet making looms for Christmas. If you haven’t heard of the Rainbow Loom craze … Continue reading

January 5, 2014 · Leave a comment

DIY Gold Rimmed Bowl

Gold is de rigour in home decor for this season. You will find gilded vases, mirrors, pillows, candlesticks, table setting etc. In today’s tutorial I will show you how to … Continue reading

December 12, 2013 · 1 Comment

Salt Dough Chalkboard Gift Tags

The chalkboard gift tags are a fun way to identify your lucky recipients that can be re-used over and over again. They can also serve double duty as tree ornaments. … Continue reading

December 4, 2013 · 10 Comments

DIY Handwarmers for Men

I love cute and whimsical DIY projects as much as the next person. In my research and planning for projects to showcase on this blog, I notice that projects geared … Continue reading

December 3, 2013 · 5 Comments

Bow Tie Pasta Hair Clips

I was making dinner for my kids one night and as I was standing there waiting for the pasta to boil I thought to myself how cute these little shapes … Continue reading

November 28, 2013 · 6 Comments

DIY Elastic Grid Organizer (Great Gift for Men and Under $2!)

I am sure many of you DIY’ers out there can relate to my thought process of seeing something you like; looking at the price tag; and thinking “I can totally make … Continue reading

November 27, 2013 · 17 Comments

The Gilded Age

Gold. It is THE hottest trend of the season. Every thing from fashion to home decor has been plated, dipped, gilded, painted, splashed, and bejewelled in the color. It is … Continue reading

November 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

DIY Ornament Wreath

There are very few things in life I am absolutely picky about. For some reason one of those selective items is a wreath. I never saw one I fell in … Continue reading

November 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

Whimsical Homemade Marshmallow Shapes

Sometimes I think the only reason my girls ask to drink hot chocolate is so that they can watch the mini marshmallows bob up and down, and eat up the … Continue reading

November 8, 2013 · 27 Comments

DIY Ombre Tights

I am obsessed with ombre everything and in the past few years I have seen every article of clothing and home decor item pay homage to the gradient look. From … Continue reading

November 1, 2013 · 4 Comments

Friday Funday: Minion Hack

My kids loved the Despicable Me franchise, and loves the minions even more. And I admit, I have a soft spot for those crazy little monsters. This is just a … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · Leave a comment

DIY Jewelled Bobby Pins

Today’s craft tutorial is making jewelled bobby pins. I originally made these for my little girls because they loved anything bejewelled but they would make an elegant accessory for a … Continue reading

October 22, 2013 · 2 Comments

Upcycled Brooches to Magnets

Are you looking for ways to jazz up your home office, workplace office, or even the fridge? Today I will be going over my tutorial of upcycling old brooches into … Continue reading

October 16, 2013 · 4 Comments

Check Out My Live Twitter Feed for Daily Tips and Tricks

Hello! I have incorporated a live Twitter feed onto this site. You will find the last 5 of my tweets on the right hand column of all posts. My Twitter … Continue reading

October 11, 2013 · 2 Comments

No Sew Leather Elbow Patches

I was very excited recently to have ordered a box of leather remnants that I purchased from a local leather factory. For me this box was not scraps but rather … Continue reading

October 10, 2013 · Leave a comment

Style AND Substance: Is There Room for Non “Professional” Bloggers to Break Out?

This idea of writing about the dichotomy of both style and substance around the interwebs has been bouncing around my brain for quite some time. In an increasingly visually driven … Continue reading

October 5, 2013 · 2 Comments

Twist on the Sugar Cube: Whimsical Sugar Shapes

One lump or two? If you’re a regular reader of my blog (thank you!) you’ll know that I love all things vintage or hark from times past. The sugar cube … Continue reading

October 4, 2013 · 4 Comments