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

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Hey everyone, Just dropping a note to say I am still around. I have just been crazy busy with work and life. I have a list of really fun and … Continue reading

April 22, 2014 · Leave a comment

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

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

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

Bite Sized Fully Loaded Baked Potatoes (R.R 3.1)

I am starting a new round of rolling recipes with a great recipe perfect for entertaining, as we enter the holiday season. These adorable little baked potatoes can be eaten … Continue reading

November 19, 2013 · 25 Comments

Dulce de Leche Crisps

I whipped up these cookies in my kitchen one day after I had opened a can of sweetened condensed milk to make a Vietnamese coffee and wasn’t sure what to … Continue reading

November 13, 2013 · 12 Comments

Biscotti di vino: Red Wine Cookies

This recipe works for both red or white wine. For my recipe below, I used a left over bold red Italian Montepulciano bottle I had opened last week to make … Continue reading

November 12, 2013 · 5 Comments

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

Pesche Italian Peach Cookies

I first discovered these darling cookies when an Italian friend brought them into work one day. She explained that they were traditional cookies served at bridal showers. Since that day … Continue reading

November 5, 2013 · 3 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

Apple Cornmeal Upside Down Cake (R.R 2.5)

We continue this series of rolling recipes by picking up on cornmeal, the main ingredient in the last recipe in this series. Tis Apple Cornmeal Upside Down Cake is moist, … Continue reading

October 31, 2013 · 7 Comments