Getting creative at home blog tour–day 2

The Haven Conference has been and gone and I’m sure there are many bloggers  out there who are feeling excited and inspired by their amazing weekend get together.

Sadly, I was not there . . . [sigh]

But that’s okay, because while the Haven attendees are recuperating after their big weekend, a group of 24 DIY bloggers have got together to bring you the ‘Getting Creative at Home’ blog tour this week.

Each day we’ll have five inspiring blogs sharing their favourite projects and next Monday, August 12, we’ll post a round-up of all the great projects for you to see on one page.

creative at home party


On Day One we visited the following blogs:

Copper Roof Interiors

The Crafty Woman
Colors Mixed Together

The Rustic Pig

Lilacs & Longhorns


I’m thrilled to be joining the ‘Getting Creative at Home’ blog tour on Day Two and having the opportunity to share my favourite project with you.

I went through my archives and debated on my favourites. . . there were plenty of furniture transformations and the odd room make-over, but in the end I settled on a project that is a work of heart.

While it’s definitely DIY and home themed, it is probably a little different to the others on the tour. This is a project of mine that has been on the drawing board for a long time and finally came together in 2013. . .

Simply Shabbilicious magazine

My magazine Simply Shabbilicious gives me the opportunity to bring together amazing home tours, inspiring creative spaces and DIY projects that fit the theme ‘shabbilicious’.

It embodies everything from pretty romantic cottage, shabby chic, coastal chic, farmhouse living to vintage and French inspired.

It’s not just a decorating style. . . it’s a lifestyle and it embraces all that is shabby, time-worn, rusty and pre-loved. . . . it’s Simply shabbilicious.

Earlier this year I finally turned my dream into a reality with Issue 1.


ad for issue one

Issue 1

Since then it has been a huge learning curve for me and I feel that it improves and grows with every issue.

Issue 2 came out in May and the readership swelled. . .


Simply Shabbilicious Magazine issue 2-450

Issue 2


It takes a lot of people to put this together and I’m indebted to the wonderful contributors who freely share their beautiful homes in the magazine.

Issue 3 comes out next week and I’m thrilled to say that it will be available as not only a free digital read, but also has the option to download or purchase as a printed magazine.


Shabby Art Boutique- Simply Shabbilcious Magazine, Issue 3, 2013 - 500

Issue 3 – coming soon

Thank you for visiting Shabby Art Boutique. I hope you’ll take a look around while you are here and check out more of my projects on the Tutorials page. You may even like to connect with me at the following places. . .


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I hope you’ll continue on the blog tour and check out the others participating in today’s tour.  Remember, we have a whole week of blogs to explore!

Here’s the schedule:

Monday, Aug. 5:

Copper Roof Interiors

The Crafty Woman

Colors Mixed Together

The Rustic Pig

Lilacs & Longhorns

Tuesday, Aug. 6:

Designer’s Sweet Spot

Design Dreams by Anne

Country Design Style
Shabby Art Boutique

Cupcakes and Crinoline

Wednesday, Aug. 7:

Bargain Hunting with Laurie

2 Little Superheroes

Stow and TellU

My Soulful Home

Glitter Glue and Paint

Thursday, Aug. 8:

The Vintage Nest

A Few Miner Adjustments

What Meegan Makes

One More Time Events

Sweet Song Bird

Friday, Aug. 9:

Circa 1929

Elegant Nest
A Nest for All Seasons

Pennywise blog

And that’s not all. . . we are pinning all of our fabulous projects to a special Pinterest board so please check it out and pin your favourite projects!


  1. So very very lovely! So impressive to have put a magazine together, let alone 3 of them! Wow!!

  2. Wow, KerryAnne, a magazine!? I certainly have a lot I could learn from reading your blog. So excited to be linking up with you on this blog tour. I’m going to poke around a little more and see some of your other projects. Nice job!!

    • Kerryanne says:

      Awwww…that’s nice Kim. It has been fun networking with everyone on the blog tour and making new friends. 🙂

  3. Wow! I am so impressed! It looks like a beautiful magazine. What an accomplishment. I’m so glad you featured this at the GCAH party, although I am now very intimidated about posting my feature. laurie

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Laurie. It was lovely getting to know everyone on the blog tour and seeing all the beautiful inspiring homes and projects. 🙂

  4. I’ve been following your lovely blog for a while and so delighted you were on the tour! Your magazine is truly a work of art and labor of love! Such fabulous style and attention to detail! But how did I miss the latest issue!? Aaaah!

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Christina. Hope you enjoyed Issue 2…. just a heads up, Issue 3 is coming out this week 🙂

  5. Oh, I just went to look at the magazine. It’s beautiful! laurie

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Laurie. I’m glad you liked it. YOu might like to check out Issue 3 when it comes out this week.

  6. Wow!! Beautiful graphic design work!!!

  7. Oh Kerryanne! This is SO exciting! I love your style and your taste. I can’t wait to dive into your magazine and enjoy all of the eye candy and ideas!

  8. So very lovely!!!! Congrats!!!!!!!

  9. WOW! I would have no idea where to start to put a magazine together! This is amazing!!! I’m beyond thrilled for you! I’m off to go check one out! Glad you’re on the tour! Hugs! Claire

    • Kerryanne says:

      Trust me Claire, it’s been a huge learning curve, but one that has been so worth it. Just goes to show dreams can come true if you work at it long enough 🙂
      Thanks for visiting and I’ve enjoyed getting to know you through the blog tour.

  10. What a fantastic project to share! I’m so happy you followed your dream and went for it! I love your beautiful blog and am so happy you’re a part of this tour! And, I can’t wait to look at your beauitiful magazine!

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Julie. I’m pleased too that I eventually was able to follow this long held dream and produce something I am proud of. The icing on the cake is that so many other people are enjoying it too. I’ve enjoyed getting to know you through the blog tour and appreciate all that you have done to get it up and happening 🙂

  11. Wow, Very impressive. I read the first two and now can’t wait for the third!

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Jeanette. I’m glad you liked them and I hope you enjoy Issue 3 when it comes out this week as much as you did the first 2 issues.
      Thanks for visiting the Shabby art Boutique 🙂

  12. Your magazines have been wonderful Kerryanne and I’m looking forward to issue 3.
    Toni xx

  13. KerryAnne…this is fabulous and so beautifully rendered. Congratulations 🙂

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Lynn. I appreciate you visiting with the blog tour. Hasn’t it been fun to get to know new bloggers and get closer with bloggers we already know.

  14. Your magazine is just beautiful. What a tremendous accomplishment! Congrats! Visiting from the blog tour…thanks for inspiring me!

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Jessica. It really warms my heart when others enjoy the magazine and take the time to tell me. I hope you’ll check out issue 3 when it comes out this week 🙂

  15. and it’s a gorgeous magazine too! Love it and your blog.

    Cheers Kerryanne! Have a great day!

  16. Congrats on the magazine, it is stunning!! I can only imagine how much work goes into creating it!. Your blog is shabbily beautiful, I love it!! So nice getting to know you on the tour ~ Amy

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Amy…. putting the magazine together is a huge amount of work, but very rewarding.
      I’ve enjoyed getting to know everyone through the blog tour as well.

  17. Kerryanne!!!! I am a magazine junkie and yours is breathtaking ~ so very excited to have gotten to know you better through the blog tour and I can hardly wait to sit back with a copy or your lovely publication!

    Mary Beth

    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Mary Beth. I’m glad you enjoyed my magazine and hope that you’ll check out the next issue coming out this week.

  18. Kerryanne- WOW. What an accomplishment. To be published is truly amazing. I love your style..very fresh and relaxing.

  19. Kerryanne! How exciting for you to have your dream a reality. Congratulations, Girly!


    • Kerryanne says:

      Thank you Denyse. I’m a big advocate for following your dreams and this one has been very fulfilling 🙂

  20. can’t wait to see the newest one! i know it will be full of beautiful things:)

  21. I’m really impressed with it. Waiting for the new ones.


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