National DIY DAY Ambassador | The Cozy Home Chronicles | Dearborn, MI
We are a husband & wife team that run a lifestyle blog documenting our DIY projects, family life, and creative pursuits. We love making things and we love the challenge of learning new skills. We started the blog as a creative outlet to document our home renovation projects and ideas for cozy, simple living, both for the fun of it and the memories, but also in the hopes of inspiring others to take on even the seemingly toughest DIY projects.
The most challenging part of running a creative blog, especially as a side hobby, is that we have so many fun ideas but not enough time to work on and write about them.
Please share your favorite creative quote:
“Creativity is sacred, and it is not sacred. What we make matters enormously, and it doesn’t matter at all. We toil alone, and we are accompanied by spirits. We are terrified, and we are brave. Art is a crushing chore and a wonderful privilege. Only when we are at our most playful can divinity finally get serious with us. Make space for all these paradoxes to be equally true inside your soul, and I promise—you can make anything.” ― Elizabeth Gilbert
Please share a link to your most creative (or favorite) DIY or craft project blog:
Can you tell us your biggest craft fail?
We made candles and forgot to secure the wicks so they ended up having these weird air bubble craters.
What is one piece of advice would you give someone wanting to start a blog or creative business:
What are you waiting for? If you are passionate about creating and writing then blogging is a wonderful way to express yourself. Ignore your doubts and just start. Your passion and love for what you do will push you to grow in ways you never thought possible.
Where do you get your creative inspiration?
Literally from everything. We find nature and the great outdoors especially inspiring but we also draw creative inspiration from good stories, strolls at IKEA, traveling, playing with our kids, and everything in between.
What are you most excited about for National DIY DAY?
We are most excited about sharing our passion for creativity with others and meeting new people.
In 5 years, what is your goal for you and your blog?
It is our long-term dream to turn blogging into a full-time affair and build our blog into a reputable, fun source for DIY and simple living inspiration.
Please share with us a fun fact about yourself:
We are both major J.R.R. Tolkien and anime nerds