When A Global Pandemic Cancels Your Trip To Paris, You Bake Cookies (+ RECIPE)

When A Global Pandemic Cancels Your Trip To Paris, You Bake Cookies (+ RECIPE)

This is a collaboration post again with Fariha Nasir of Pennies For A Fortune as part of our COVIDcrafts series of DIYs and easy projects you can do while social distancing. I wish this was a photo-laden post about how gorgeous Paris looked in mid-March; how the weather was glorious -- how lucky we were [...]

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DIY BATH TRAY TUTORIAL (And Bonus Yarn Craft From Fariha Nasir!)

DIY BATH TRAY TUTORIAL (And Bonus Yarn Craft From Fariha Nasir!)

Whew. I wrote this post last week before the craziness of COVID-19 hit the USA. So I'm altering this post a bit to reflect what we're living through in this moment. Most of the US is moving toward lockdown mode -- here in Nashville, bars and restaurants are operating at minimum capacity, takeaway only, or [...]

How We’re Updating Our Main Bathroom for (Almost) $0

How We’re Updating Our Main Bathroom for (Almost) $0

If you don't follow me on Instagram, then you may have missed this challenge I'm doing over there. Myself and seven other female designers are doing various types of makeovers in our homes spending as close to zero dollars as possible. I'm doing a full bathroom makeover using the supplies and tools we already have [...]

13 Women-Owned Independent Shops to Buy From This Holiday Season

13 Women-Owned Independent Shops to Buy From This Holiday Season

If you're anything like me, the holidays are a grab-bag of different stressors, feelings, and plans. "Let's spend X number of days with my family, and X number of days with your family," "So-and-so wants to meet up with us when we're back home for Christmas," "Let's do thanksgiving in a new place this year," [...]

Gluten Free Cinnamon Oat Cookies *RECIPE*

Gluten Free Cinnamon Oat Cookies *RECIPE*

Hi, friends! I'm writing this post to give you a recipe. I have yet to publish a recipe on this blog, and I totally understand why bloggers write longword pieces on their recipes (SEO, discoverability, etc) but... I won't do that to you. I want to say something before you reach the recipe: it's so [...]

My Office Mural: All of the Details *PHOTOS*

My Office Mural: All of the Details *PHOTOS*

If y'all follow me on Instagram (@the_chiahouse), you'll already have seen my new office mural. I'm very into neutrals and minimalism these days. Just kidding. My office was a space that was supposed to energize me and make me want to get work done. When you work 50/50 at home/in the field, you need a [...]

Yarn Art Tutorial: Easy DIY Pompom and Tassel *VIDEOS*

Yarn Art Tutorial: Easy DIY Pompom and Tassel *VIDEOS*

this post contains affiliate links. This post is short and sweet and to the point. If you have been eyeballing one of those thick, plushy, pompom or tassel blankets, this is an inexpensive and fun way to DIY. Same goes for pillows, shirts, wall hangings, garlands, and anything you'd like to add a tassel or [...]

How to Build a Headboard In One Day

How to Build a Headboard In One Day

Y'all ready to build a headboard for the sole purpose of making other people say "daaaaaaaaaamn, girl"?! Then you've come to the right place! Hahaha, but really. Hi friends! Last week was one full of rest, doodling, and crafts while I recouped myself from a bout of heightened anxiety and a panic attack that came [...]