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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

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 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 · 6 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

Monday Muse: Klimt

    Gustav Klimt’s The Kiss, the piece I selected as today’s muse, is probably considered one of the most recognizable paintings. Gustav Klimt was an Austrian artist, born in 1862 … Continue reading

November 18, 2013 · 1 Comment

My Favourite Scents: Clean Notes

I have a love hate relationship with perfume. I love how pretty the bottles are, I love the ads and reading descriptions, and love smelling them on others. However perfumes … Continue reading

November 7, 2013 · 2 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

One 2 Three: The Little Black Dress (LBD)

I am introducing a new segment on Simply.Striking called One 2 Three. The concept of One 2 Three is to demonstrate three different looks ones can achieve with one base … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · 1 Comment

Cashmere Buying Guide: Not All Cashmere is Created Equal

Different luxury textiles have come in and out of popularity but cashmere is a mainstay for sweaters and knits as the pinnacle of indulgence. Over the past few years you … Continue reading

October 24, 2013 · 1 Comment

Monday Muse: Magritte

This week’s Monday Muse art piece gives a nod to surrealist painter Rene Magritte. Magritte, a Belgian artist, painted his pieces during the first half of the 20th century. Although … Continue reading

October 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

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

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

Monday Muse: Inspired by Da Vinci’s Lady with an Ermine

This week’s Monday Muse is one of my favourite Da Vinci paintings titled Lady with an Ermine. What is known of the sitter is that her name was Cecilia Gallerani … Continue reading

October 7, 2013 · Leave a comment

Art Inspiration: Tamara de Lempicka

Today’s instalment of Monday Muse is a painting by Polish artist Tamara de Lempicka. Lempicka is most famous for her art deco paintings featuring portraits of men and women using … Continue reading

September 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

Fabric Bead Necklace

These chunky and funky necklaces are perfect for little girls, and mommies who may or may not have borrowed them to wear to work. These are so simple to make … Continue reading

September 2, 2013 · 1 Comment

Simply.Swift: Ode to the Sweater Clip

I thought I should write about something that I absolutely adore, I have a budding collection of, and is finally deserving of it’s dues. You might know it as the … Continue reading

September 1, 2013 · Leave a comment