Best of the Web: Be @ Home # 42


Be @ Home Best of the WebEvery Wednesday is a golden opportunity for our readers to enjoy and learn from our talented, featured bloggers. This week is no exception. We bring for you an amalgamation of arts, crafts, DIY projects along with foodies. Additionally this week we also feature bloggers who document their life stories and share how time has shaped its direction. Read on this week’s Best of the Web: Be @ Home, to perk up and motivate yourself!



Simple paper and creativity blog

 SIMPLY PAPER (and creativity)

“In this blog, you’ll find some tips and tutorials about many scrapbooking areas such as handmade flowers, layering, distressing, inking, use of lace/ribbon, handmade bling, flower clustering, chipboard finishes, kirigami, craft budget saving ideas and more. I would best describe my personal style as “a little shabby and a lot of chic”, but whether your style is classic, vintage, or even punk, you’ll discover new ways to add dimension and depth to your projects. Not everyone has the artistic ability to draw or paint but with simply a little paper and creativity ANYONE can paper-craft.” – Vicky of Simply paper (and creativity).

Bubblegum and Duct Tape

” Bubblegum and Duct Tape was created because I wanted to share my crafty adventures with family and friends.  I liked the name because it implied that I used bubblegum and duct tape as adhesives in my crafts. I started to collect followers very quickly and it soon turned into blogging for a much larger group, the crafty blogging community.  Fellow bloggers have inspired me and have given me the motivation to continue to share my stories and craft projects.  Bubblegum and Duct is all about arts and crafts, jewelry making, home decor and life in this crazy beautiful City of Los Angeles.” – Maria of Bubblegum and Duct Tape.

723plainandsimple blog723

“I am not so sure what to say about this little blog of mine. It is new, it is growing and it is a mod podge of  different ideas. I like to create. Period. So anything I might think up lands on the blog, whether it be a photo series on a room makeover, or a simple tutorial on new craft. It is as if the blog has become this wonderful digital tablet where I can jot down ideas and thoughts. And the bonus? A direct and immediate response from
fellow artists everywhere around the world.” – Rae of 723.

Artfully Musing blogArtfully Musing

“Artfully Musing is a blog dedicated to sharing art and the techniques and products used.  My hope is to engage and inspire.  I let you in on all of my design secrets with step by step tutorials, templates, supply lists and resources.   Showcased are collage, assemblage, altered and mixed media art.  I also have monthly giveaways of my art.” – Laura from Artfully Musing


dishing the divine blog

Dishing the Divine

“Dishing the Divine is your go-to site for meal ideas for you and your family. We tinker with recipes until we think they’re perfect and then we share them with you! We never share a recipe that we wouldn’t make again and again for friends and family. We highlight the best of the season’s produce and flavors in healthy meals and tasty desserts with delectable photos. Our hope is always to unleash the inner cook in you. What are you dishing today?” - Paula of Dishing the Divine.

crazy baking girl blogCrazy Baking Girl

Crazy Baking Girl is all about adventures of a girl who loves to bake.  I love trying new things and experimenting by putting different ingredients together to create deliciously interesting recipes.  Take a peek at my blog next time you’re looking for something sweet to take somewhere.  You’re sure to find something you want to try!- Hayley of Crazy Baking Girl.

sugar bananas blogSugar Bananas

“Sugar Bananas is all about promoting happiness in the home.  Here, you’ll find creative project inspiration and all-natural recipes.  “Chocolate Lip Balm” and “Make-Your-Own Nesquik” are two of the favorites among readers.  Every Friday, Sugar Bananas hosts a link party, “Sweets This Week,” where others can share their latest creations.  From yummy treats to home decor ideas, Sugar Bananas is all about simple home pleasures.” Sarah of Sugar Bananas


Till death do us part blog

Till Death Do Us part

“Inspired by simpler times, Till Death Do Us Part celebrates all things domestic.  Here you’ll find home decor tips, DIY tutorials, craft ideas, gardening information, and frugal living advice.  All with a southern flair.”- Kelly of Till Death Do Us part.


Buckets of Burlap

It’s a place where I share ideas on creating a cozy, comfortable farmhouse with a vintage country style.  Using flea market treasures and architectural salvage, I enjoy making our home unique and fun.  Here on our little “hobby farm”, we love fresh eggs from our hens and sweet iced tea on the porch.  Come join us in the country.” – Becky of Buckets of Burlap.

 Cinderella Moments

“Cinderella Moments is all about making miniature houses. Dollhouses have become my new obsession. Making these mini cottages resemble real life houses is my passion!  I love to share my step by step process and  hints with anybody who wants to try building a dollhouse.”- Caroline of Cinderella Moments.

retro revival blog Retro Revival

My name is Cindy and I would really love to write that I live a glamorous, exotic and mysterious life, traveling the world and lounging on the beaches of Monte Carlo.  In reality, I was a city-dwelling (DC and Atlanta) human resource executive for 25 years who gave that all up to become an independent artesian and farm hand.I’ve officially joined the “country club,” that is, I’ve traded in my sleek convertible Thunderbird for a pickup truck, traffic snarls for unpaved roads, cocktail parties for working the pasture, and my gym membership for running screaming from snakes, bears, bobcats and wild boar!  My old, daily routine of corporate hair, makeup and suits has been replaced with Crocs, Chapstick and bug spray and I spend my days creating treasures from my growing horde (obsession) of vintage textiles.- Cindy of Retro Revival.

adventures with Ellie blog

Adventure with Ellie

“A very blessed SAHM and wife who enjoys the world through her babies eyes & living her dreams through stamps, paper,ribbon and a dash of baseball. ” Ellie  of Adventure with Ellie.

Hopefully these featured blogs will inspire you to expand your horizons. As for me, I am planning to try out  metal rings for crafts  this week. It is a great, metal accessory that can be used in many home decor and art and craft projects.

Enjoy your week readers and do drop a line about what you chose to do from these blog ideas!


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