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

DIY The Look: Anthropologie Tulle Skirt – No Pattern Needed

It seems that tulle skirts are no longer for ballerinas and kids under 5! Knee length tulle skirts are all the rage for adult women, with Anthropologie leading the way … Continue reading

January 23, 2014 · 6 Comments

Homemade Maple Syrup Chips

I have to admit, I’ve loved the idea of maple syrup chips ever since McDonald’s came up with the McGriddle sandwich. Baked within the bun was little bits of maple … Continue reading

January 21, 2014 · 6 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

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

DIY the Look: Burberry Prorsum Jewel Embellished Scarf

I think the first time I saw this scarf online, I gasped out loud. It was love at first sight. I looked at the price tag and gasped even louder. … Continue reading

December 1, 2013 · 48 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 · 7 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 · 18 Comments

DIY Mason Jar Sewing Kit with Pin Cushion

I can’t tell you enough how much I love this craft. I love mason jars and needed a handy little kit to keep at work. Match made in heaven. These … Continue reading

November 22, 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

Roasted Peaches with Chèvre, Walnuts, and Honey (R.R 2.6)

Yesterday’s post was my creation of a cookie in the shape of a peach. Today we’ll cook with the real thing in this edition of Rolling Recipes! It is amazing … Continue reading

November 6, 2013 · 1 Comment

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

Tutorial: How To Make a Square Braid

This braid uses four sections and the results are unlike any other braid I have ever come across. Rather than the usual flat results, the final results wind up being … Continue reading

October 19, 2013 · Leave a comment

Technique #2 Icing Cookies Perfectly without Piping

In an earlier post, I had demonstrated a way to ice shaped cookies smoothly by icing first then cutting. You can find that tutorial here.  Today I am going to … Continue reading

October 18, 2013 · Leave a comment

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