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

Organizing Your Life One App at a Time

As I adopt more and more technology into my daily life I am always delighted to find so many innovative ways to help me along. My iPhone and iPad are … Continue reading

December 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

99 Simply Striking Tips and Life Hacks

I’ve got 99 problems, but it ain’t one of these! Below is a compendium of tips posted daily on my Twitter feed. I thought it would be nice to house … Continue reading

December 26, 2013 · 2 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

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 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

Ideas for Interactive Hands On Dinner Parties

Each era we see a resurgence of participant type dinners where guests roll up their sleeves to pitch in and be engaged. It was fondue in the 60’s, murder mystery … Continue reading

October 30, 2013 · 2 Comments

Art Inspiration: Keith Haring

Keith Haring was an American modern artist from the latter half of the 20th century. Haring’s work was predominantly focused on New York street culture and his instantly recognizable style … Continue reading

October 28, 2013 · Leave a comment

The Absolute Best Ever Chocolate Cake

I am sure if you did a web search almost every hit will tell you their recipe is the best ever chocolate cake. And there are many great recipes out … Continue reading

October 25, 2013 · 2 Comments

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

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

Homemade Paneer Cheese (Rolling Recipes 2.1)

Paneer is a fresh cheese often used in South East Asian cooking, and features quite prominently in Indian curry dishes. Paneer is so simple to make in your own kitchen … Continue reading

October 15, 2013 · 2 Comments

Monday Muse: Pollock Inspired Living Room

Jackson Pollock, was an American abstract painter in the first half of the 20th century. His works were controversial, critics debating its merits, and cultivated a divided camp of those … Continue reading

October 14, 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

Ginger 3 Ways: Honey Lollipops, Milk Pudding, and Buried (Rolling Recipes 1.5)

We continue on our roling recipes journey by highlighting ginger, which was used in the previous carrot souffle recipe. I find that with ginger, no matter how little I buy … Continue reading

October 9, 2013 · 4 Comments

Mini Banana Split Sundaes on a Stick

This is such a whimsical dessert that is simple and requires no baking or cooking. You simply need to assemble the ingredients just prior to serving. These sweet treats will … Continue reading

October 8, 2013 · 2 Comments

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