Thanks for stopping by my little creative corner of the world!
created by v. is a blog focused on inspiring the joy and beauty in everyday life. It was started when my husband and I attained the American Dream of homeownership last year. We bought a fixer upper for sure, and the blog is a wonderful way to share the major renovations and simple upgrades we are tackling to create a more beautiful, comfortable and functional home for our family.
On the blog, you’ll find lots of ideas for sprucing up your living space, but you’ll also find several satisfying recipes and fun crafting projects, too. You’ll likely come across a few general musings about motherhood and life as well.
So whether it’s a simple diy craft or an entire room makeover, I hope you’ll discover some ways to encourage and inspire your inner creative spirit, too!
A B O U T V.
I am the writer, photographer and graphic designer behind created by v., which is both daunting and aspiring at the same time. But I certainly do not go it alone.
My husband, who I affectionately refer to as the “Chief” in my posts, is a big supporter and contributor to the blog. While I’m usually the one dreaming up design concepts and selecting paint swatches, he’s the one handling the construction process that makes it happen. He teaches me a ton along the way and has a toolbox filled with great tips and tricks to share from his years of working as a machinist in the U.S. Navy.
Friends and family are also wonderful sources of inspiration and support. They send ideas for posts or let me photograph and share their beautiful spaces. I look forward to meeting many more creativity-loving friends through this blog.
One of my greatest joys in life is being a mother. I lucked out in the gender lottery and am blessed with a 4-year-old boy, who loves sharks and a 2-year-old girl, who loves all things princess. I also have a Shiba Inu named Kona who will speak for treats.
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T A K E A L O O K
Visit the Projects + Tutorials page for some terrific ideas and inspiration on creating crafty projects and pretty little things.
Our house is a favorite topic on the blog. Check out a few of the most popular projects.
Another favorite topic on the blog is food. Visit the Recipe Box for satisfying and delicious meal ideas that use fresh ingredients and are easy to prepare. Don’t skip the desserts, either!
I love a good party and share planning ideas and free printables for birthdays, holidays and other life events. Be sure to stop in the Shop for themed party supplies.
Thanks again for visiting, I look forward to hearing more from you on the blog! — v.