Hi Friends! Welcome to Design Improvised!
Design Improvised is a site dedicated to simple DIY projects that make a BIG impact. If you love crafting and decorating but don’t have a lot of time to spend on it, then this is the place for you! My simple projects are made for those precious 30 minutes of kid-free or work-free time that you can spend doing what you love – MAKING! Many of the projects on Design Improvised can be completed in under an hour with simple tools like a glue gun and craft paint. I hope to inspire you to take inexpensive materials and everyday objects and turn them into something beautiful!
Here’s What You’ll Find on Design Improvised:
10 Things That Make Me Happy:
- My pink craft room
- Fluffy pom-poms in all the colors!
- An awesome thrift store find
- A big bunch of balloons
- A pretty wreath on the front door
- Fresh flowers from the grocery store (or plucked from my container garden!)
- An organized cabinet
- Coffee and magazines (best when paired together)
- A home decorated for the holidays
- Getting to hear from my readers! Email me and say hello!
A Little About Me
I’ve been creating ever since I was a child growing up in Nebraska. You can see the rules I drafted up for my first craft club below. I still try to follow those rules today. ;)
I currently live in San Antonio, TX with my husband of 11 years, Ross, and our two daughters Stella (7) and Hazel (5). Previously, I've lived in Chicago, Boston, and Philadelphia - all cities that I love! I graduated from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania with a degree in Marketing and spent 7 years as a management consultant prior to starting a family.
I started this blog in 2011 after my first daughter was born and it has been an adventure to watch it evolve and grow from a personal blog to a creative business. I truly believe you should "Do what you love; love what you do!". I hope Design Improvised becomes a place where you can be inspired to do what you love!
Ready to get crafting? Follow along with me!