Friday, May 10, 2013

Show Off and Inspire - Creative Home Expressions

This week I am so thrilled to be able to feature and brag about Kathy at Creative Home Expressions for Show Off and Inspire. Her home is beautiful and she is one of the most creative people in blogland. She paints, sews and does all kinds of crafts. Her creativity and imagination just never stop. She has a fabulous etsy shop and also just opened her own booth in an antique mall. You will definitely be inspired by her.

Hi, I’m Kathy from Creative Home Expressions and I am so flattered and thrilled that Marty has invited me to be here today for her Show Off & Inspire series! I am a native New Yorker now living in Ohio {two years the end of September}; just celebrated our 28th wedding anniversary on the 5th; I have two adult children, Nicole {26} and Anthony {22}; and one granddaughter, who will be 3 in July, that I can’t get enough of. I love to decorate, makeover thrifty finds, sew, craft and do lots of creative things. I have an Etsy shop and recently opened up my first booth in a local antique mall.

Our move from Long Island to Ohio gave me an opportunity to make changes to our home decorating ~ going from having lots of color to having a more neutral background. We also downsized from a 4 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath Colonial {3600 sq. ft.} to a ranch style condo {1790 sq. ft.} with 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. It has been interesting making this new place to live our home after 21 years in our old house on Long Island.

I love finding old furniture and giving it a refresh. Now with my new booth I will have someplace to put these pieces.

I also like to sew and blogging these past five years has allowed me to step outside of my comfort zone and give some new projects a try.


Doing fun craft projects is something I enjoy and I can gladly pass an afternoon absorbed in them.

But, most of all, I do love decorating and fixing up our home.

Thank you so much for having me today, Marty!

Isn't she amazing.  You really need to follow her blog to see more and to keep up with all of her current projects.

If you would like to be featured on Show Off and Inspire, just send me an email. 

  I am linking to the following parties:

Wendy at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday
Richella at Imparting Grace for Grace at Home
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Alison at Stuff and Nonsense for Friday's Unfolded
Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday
Diann at The Thrifty Groove for Thrifty Things Friday
Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday
Sherry at The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday
Kate at Chic On A Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Jane at Finding Fabulous for Frugalicious Friday
Jennifer at Jennifer Rizzo for Fabulously Creative Linky Party
Jen at Tatertots and Jello for Weekend Wrap Up Party Friday
Karen at Redoux Interiors Friday Party
Aimee at It's Overflowing for Overflowing with Creativity Sat.

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  1. Kathy thanks for sharing today. My husband and I have also downsized greatly and sometimes it can be a challenge. I absolutely love those aprons - beautiful. Going to take a peak at your blog now.

  2. Nice to meet you Kathy. I love your dish towels, the little notebook, the furniture re-do's . . . I'm heading over to your blog to take a peek. Thank you Marty for introducing Kathy to us. Blessings, Patti

  3. Kathy does everything wonderfully to my eye and her condo is no exception.
    thanks for showing her off to the world, Marty.. you are so sweet to compliment others work.

  4. Thanks very much for featuring me today, Marty!

  5. I like your living room. Also the chest with the baskets.

  6. Marty and Kathy - Thanks so much for the home tour. Makes me feel like I know Kathy a little better. She has a beautiful home!


  7. Marty I enjoyed reading about Kathy.Love her beautiful home!Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. I love Kathy's home and all of the things that she creates. Thanks for sharing.

  9. Lots of gorgeous items! Thanks for joining Diann and I at TTF!


  10. What a lovely home. Lots of pretty things for sale. I must check out her etsy site.

  11. Thank you, Marty for featuring Kathy! Her home is lovely and I thoroughly enjoy seeing all that she creates!! Happy Mother's Day!!~~Angela

  12. Thank you so much for the tour ladies..just wonderful! Great creations from Kathy! Happy Mom's Day to you both!

  13. What a lovely home Kathy has. Thanks for taking us on a tour.

  14. Thanks Marty for introducing us to Kathy. How interesting to see other people's homes and all the things that interest them.I find it fascinating! Thanks Joan

  15. What a wonderful inspire feature today Marty! I love Kathy's home and I am a faithful follower of her blog! Hope you both have a wonderful Mother's Day. Hugs, Gail

  16. Marty,
    Thank you for featuring Kathy and her gorgeous home!!!
    I enjoy seeing all her DIY projects!!!

  17. love kathy's home and blog! thanks for sharing!

  18. Love this blog. Thank you for taking us there Marty! Thank you for joining Home Sweet Home!