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Featured Blog: Domestically-Speaking

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If you love DIY projects, crafting and creating, you’ll love our blog of the week, Domestically-Speaking! Maryann, the domestic diva behind the blog, has been sharing her bargain finds, recipes, and home tips with the world since 2009. The crafty blog also features “Burlap Beauties,” Maryann’s artistic creations!

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How did you get your start as a blogger?
I started blogging about 3 1/2 years ago.  We had moved into our new home about a year prior, and 4 months after moving in my husband was laid off from his job.  It became my mission to make our new house a beautiful, comfortable home.  With very little money, this meant repurposing garage sale and thrift store items, along with shopping our home.  Family and friends encouraged me to start blogging to share with others how I was creating our happy hearth on a very tight budget.

What do you love about DIY projects?
I love DIY projects because it’s always exciting to see the final results of what you’ve created with your own hands and knowing how much money you saved doing it yourself!

If you could only give one piece of advice when it comes to home projects (in 140 characters or less), what would it be?
Go for it!  A lot of us let fear paralyze us from trying something new.  Start small, but do it & your confidence will grow as you go.

What’s your favorite home decor style?
That’s a tough one, but I’d say the one I’m most comfortable in would be a beachy, traditional style.

What DIY project has been your favorite to date, and why?
That’s a tough one.  I think it has to be our beadboard wallpapered wall in our family room.  I love it because beadboard wallpaper is AMAZING!  I love how easy it is to use and what a HUGE difference it makes in a room.  I’m going to add some beadboard wallpaper to our kitchen island soon.

What upcoming projects are you working on?
This summer I’ve got two big projects on my list: Painting the kitchen cabinets, and making over our master bedroom.  I’ve been putting off painting the kitchen cabinets, but I’m going to take the plunge this summer!

Thanks to Maryann for sharing her love of crafting and DIY with us. We can’t wait to see the cabinet makeover! You can follow Domestically-Speaking on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter.

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  • Karen J
    June 3, 2013 at 2:22 pm

    Love that shade of blue on your wall in the photo. With projects, just do it.

  • Suzanne
    June 3, 2013 at 3:17 pm

    Love reading your blog. I look forward to your Power of Paint party.

  • kristin
    June 3, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    Maryann is so talented, love all her projects, such a great feature! Love the faucet you are giving away right now, so pretty!

  • MaryBeth
    June 4, 2013 at 9:14 am

    We have had Pfister faucets for 16 years. We have been very happy with them

    • Dina - Pfister Social Team
      June 6, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Wow MaryBeth, we’re flattered. Good luck in the giveaway!

  • Frani W.
    June 4, 2013 at 9:24 am

    Kitchen update is in the making and would love to have this gorgeous Pfister Faucet to go with my new sink! Thanks Maryann and Pfister for giveaway!

    • Dina - Pfister Social Team
      June 6, 2013 at 10:55 am

      Good luck Frani!

  • Kristine F
    June 4, 2013 at 9:26 am

    Love your blog and all of your projects!

  • Nancy Carr
    June 4, 2013 at 9:49 am

    Love your great ideas. Thank you.

  • Sally Puckett
    June 4, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Love your blog!!

  • karen
    June 5, 2013 at 8:25 am

    Will definitely start following your blog…..

    • Dina - Pfister Social Team
      June 6, 2013 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Karen – best of luck in the giveaway!

  • Beth@Unskinny Boppy
    June 5, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Congrats Maryanne! Love your feature!

    • Dina - Pfister Social Team
      June 6, 2013 at 10:51 am

      She’s fantastic, we were so excited to chat with her.

  • Jo @ Let's Face the Music
    June 5, 2013 at 9:15 am

    I love how much things can change with paint. I’m all for taking a risk also. What’s the worse thing that can happen? Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

    • Dina - Pfister Social Team
      June 6, 2013 at 10:51 am

      We agree Jo – some things are worth risking!

  • Cathy J
    June 5, 2013 at 9:48 am

    Love you and your blog. Great advice on doing home projects….”Just go for it”. I needed to hear that today!

    • Dina - Pfister Social Team
      June 6, 2013 at 10:48 am

      Cathy – our Friends of Pfister do have some fantastic advice. We love chatting with them!

  • Kelly
    June 5, 2013 at 2:50 pm

    Love your blog and all your creative ideas. Very excited about this giveaway!!

    • Dina - Pfister Social Team
      June 6, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Thanks so much Kelly. Good luck in the giveaway!

  • Sallie Fitzpatrick
    June 5, 2013 at 8:26 pm

    I look forward to remodeling my kitchen.

    • Dina - Pfister Social Team
      June 6, 2013 at 10:47 am

      Hi Sallie – We’d love to see the remodel. Feel free to send us photos to pfistersocial@bdhhi.com.

  • Darla Hutchcroft Bailey
    June 12, 2013 at 12:49 pm

    Hi Maryann,
    How exciting to have your blog doing so well!
    Blessings friend!

  • Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos
    September 16, 2013 at 10:21 pm

    Love the family plaque and all of your paint projects!

    Jennifer @ Decorated Chaos

    • Dina - Pfister Social Team
      September 17, 2013 at 12:33 pm

      We agree Jennifer!

  • Jo @ Let's Face the Music
    September 17, 2013 at 8:45 am

    Thanks for the giveaway. If I win it would be perfect timing. Your blog is a regular read for me. Jo @ Let’s Face the Music

  • Ellen B
    September 17, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    great feature and thanks for the giveaway

  • Margot C
    September 17, 2013 at 1:47 pm

    I had never heard of bead board wallpaper until this very moment. I just rushed over to your blog, searched it out and looked at your marvelous room. Now I have to do that and it looks totally doable. Thank you so much!