Author Archives: Christy Wagner

About Christy Wagner

Hi! I'm Christy, an editor and writer. My husband, Keith, and I live in Fishers, Indiana, where I enjoy reading, writing, crocheting, quilting, embroidering, pouring candles, gardening, baking, and just about anything else creative. I'm so excited to be teaming up with Cyndy and sharing some fun ideas on The Creativity Exchange!

Creative Screened Porch Design ideas

Modern farmhouse screened porch via Redbud Custom Homes.

When my husband and I first started dating, the house he lived in had a small screened porch built on the back. The screens protected us from mosquitos, a ceiling fan helped temper the hot Indiana summer nights, comfy seating … Continue reading

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Creative DIY Wall Treatments

Wide Painted Stripes

Simple elements like paint and molding can transform a wall or a space into a stunning showpiece. Today we’ve gathered some creative DIY wall treatments that make eye-catching accent walls or fabulous whole rooms. From striped and plaid painted walls, … Continue reading

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New Spray Paint Products to Try and Project Ideas

Cool spray paint products to try to transform your home.

  Spray paint is incredibly versatile. Available in a rainbow of colors and a multitude of special finishes, spray paint provides a quick and easy way to update or completely change the look of a variety of items. Today we’re … Continue reading

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Easy Ideas for Landscaping with Rocks

Mix large rocks with flowers in beds.

Rocks provide a natural, textural element to landscape designs as well as a durable, low-maintenance, organic option that’s often quite eye-catching. Stones also can help hide or disguise problem areas, like ungraceful hills or grades, utility equipment, or unattractive foundation … Continue reading

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Creative Foil Packet Meals

Easy Salmon and Potato Foil Packets

I’m a fan of anything that makes cooking a delicious, nutritious dinner for my family quicker and easier. Foil packets definitely fall in that category. With a foil packet, or pack, you prep your ingredients, wrap everything in aluminum foil, … Continue reading

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Creative Outdoor Fireplace Designs and Ideas

Pool house with beautiful outdoor fireplace

My husband, Keith, and I walk in the evenings through our neighborhood as well as some adjacent ones, and I’m often amazed at some of the outdoor living spaces we see—welcoming porches, tranquil decks, stunning outdoor kitchens, and even gorgeous … Continue reading

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Creative Gallery Walls

Gallery Walls Studio McGee Gallery

Gallery walls can showcase your favorite family photos or pieces of artwork—and often can be stunning works of art themselves. Today, we’ve pulled together some creative gallery walls that show you can design gorgeous galleries, whether you have a large … Continue reading

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Creative Landscape Ideas with Big Impact

Lavenders and Greens

While enjoying last weekend’s warmer weather, I walked around our yard, making a mental wish list of landscaping updates, including rethinking our front foundation plantings. I’d love to replace the yews that have been there since we built the house, … Continue reading

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Creative Spring Garden Pots and Planters

Clay Pot Pansies

It’s finally spring, and I’m eager to say so long to cold and dreary winter and hello to warmer, brighter, springier days and the colorful flowers they bring. Daffodils, crocuses, hyacinths, and tulips already are out here, but if, like … Continue reading

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Creative One-Pot Meals to Try

One-Pot Pasta from Damn Delicious

This time of year, it can feel like it’s winter one day and spring the next. Frigid at the start of the week, and warm for the weekend. Chilly in the morning, and nice enough to walk and play outside … Continue reading

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