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A Creative Home with artist Menw from Maastricht, Netherlands- a home tour and creative interview series via SurelySimple.com

A Creative Home with Paperhugger Menw from Maastricht


Hi everyone! Today I have a fascinating home tour lined up for you! Menw is what she calls a ‘paperhugger’ because she loves and collects all things paper! Her interests are diverse though- from vintage stationery, stamps, wax seals, art, botanicals, pens, postcards, snail mail, and so much more. She is also a hoarder of stationery and art supplies, but let me…

DIY Polaroid Clips Marble Display - via surelysimple.com

DIY Marble Polaroid Clips Display


Hi everyone! I’m happy to have Jessica from Jemstory sharing a lovely DIY project today! Read on to get all the details on how to make this DIY polaroid display board! Take it away, Jessica! DIY Polaroid Clips Marble Display 📷✂️💕 by Jessica  During our stay in Canada I had seen a little Polaroid display that I liked but as I said, it…

A Creative Home..With Calligrapher Jen Sweeney


I’m so excited to start a new column on the blog! ‘A Creative Home’ aims at exploring the facets of living a creative lifestyle. One thing that I’ve been interested in for a while now is how creative folks live and work. Whenever I visit anyone’s house, you can call me super-fascinated (or maybe a little nosey haha!) but I always…

The Basics Of Ikebana


Hello everyone! Today, we have Caroline from FTD, sharing a bit about the ancient art of ikebana!  Flowers have a way of brightening up a space. And each flower is so intricate that it hardly needs a full bouquet to bring out its beauty. Often, minimalist arrangements are the best way to showcase the beauty of individual flowers. One method…

Tube Quilling Earrings


I’m a total fan of anything crafty and custom made. I absolutely love the thought and effort that goes behind anything that falls into the ‘handmade’ category. Making jewelry is also fun and rewarding when you get an accessory to wear after all the effort- of organizing all the different elements, designing them and assembling it for the final result. Also, I’ve been…

DIY Stone Jewelry Display


Hi everyone. Sorry, I’ve been a little inactive on the blog, but here’s to getting back in the game. Today, we’ve got a lovely guest post from Zoe of ZRA Designs. She whipped up this gorgeous DIY stone jewelry display holder, and it’s so reminiscent of the seaside- mixed with a dash of gold. It’s always nice to have a nice display…

Restyle it! DIY Marble Clipboard


Hello all! Today, I’ve got a quick Restyle it! DIY for you. Take an old clipboard and make it new again- with a marbled look! Restyle it! DIY Marble Clipboard You need: -Marble paper (you can also use contact paper- which is much easier as it comes with a sticky adhesive backing. However, I’m using regular marbled patterned paper) -Mod…

Bookbinding Personalized Journals (+ Free Peony Printables)


I was going to name this ‘marble and peony and doodles bookbinding personalized journals (and free peony printables)’ but that was wayy too long. I’ve got to confess something before I begin- lately, I’ve been in a DIY rut. It’s like I have so many ideas- and yet I can’t seem to get any done. I’ve got half finished projects…

3 Quick Home Flower Arrangements


When it comes to arranging flowers, I like to (usually) keep it simple. There’s something very alluring about a full bouquet, but one thing I don’t like about it is- there are too many details! A few get missed each time you admire the arrangement, because there obviously is a bigger focal point (larger blooms, more foliage).  So, today, I…