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, crocheting, quilting, embroidering, pouring candles, gardening, and just about anything else creative. I'm so excited to be teaming up with the seriously talented and creative Cyndy, and I look forward to sharing some fun ideas on The Creativity Exchange!

Creative Ways to Incorporate Built-In Cabinetry

Mud Room Built-Ins

If you have the room and the budget—or if you’re a handy DIYer and can construct your own—custom built-ins can transform the look and feel of a space and provide a huge amount of storage and functional work surfaces. Today … Continue reading

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Creative Kitchen Organizing Solutions

Under Stove Spice Drawer

Last week we looked at great ways to organize your pantry. Today, we’re still in the kitchen, but this time, we’re exploring creative kitchen organizing solutions for your your countertops, cabinets, drawers, and more. Clutter-Free Countertops It’s so easy for countertops … Continue reading

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Creative Pantry Organizing Ideas and Solutions

Free Printable Pantry Labels

When we built our current house, I was thrilled we could fit in a larger pantry than we’d ever had before. But how could I organize it so it would hold everything I wanted to include without looking cluttered? That … Continue reading

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Creative and Inspiring Laundry Rooms

Vertical Laundry Room with Dog Be

  If you have a large laundry room with loads of workspace and storage options, count yourself lucky! Not everyone has the luxury of a spacious laundry area; often laundry “rooms” are tucked into closets, corners, or wherever a few … Continue reading

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25 Free Printables To Help You Get Organized

Free organizing printables including to do lists and labels.

This time of the new year, when you’re taking down and putting away holiday decorations and finding homes for Christmas gifts, is a great time to get organized. To help you with that, we’ve gathered 25 free printables to help … Continue reading

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Creative New Year’s Eve Drinks and Party Décor

 Blackberry Thyme Sparkler via The Effortless Chic

New Year’s Eve is the night for parties as friends and family gather to celebrate the year that was and ring in the upcoming year. Traditionally, champagne or a similar bubbly booze is the toast of choice as the clock … Continue reading

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20 Christmas Cookie Recipes and Creative Ways to Give Them

Chocolate Sugar Cookies via Sweetopia

  If you’re a baker, you probably share cookies and other baked goods from your kitchen with friends and family, especially at Christmas. Even if you’re not a baker, cookies are easy treats you can make and gift. Today we’ve … Continue reading

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Creative Gift Wrap Ideas and Christmas Printables

Black, white and gold gift wrap via Boxwood Clippings

At Christmastime, you can get creative in so many ways, from your Christmas tree and holiday home décor (have you seen Cyndy’s gorgeous holiday home tour?), to your menu (we collected lots of mouthwatering holiday recipes here), and especially your … Continue reading

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Creative Christmas Recipes to Try this Year

Buttery Lemon Shortbread Cookies

Get-togethers abound during the holiday season, and Christmas gatherings give you a wonderful opportunity to try out new recipes, whether you’re cooking for your own family, hosting a few friends, or taking a dish to a party. Today we’ve pulled … Continue reading

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Creative Homemade Christmas Gifts

Entertainer Gift Basket

It often doesn’t take a great deal of effort to hand-make gifts, but the recipients will appreciate your time, talents, and thoughtfulness. Plus, making presents yourself enables you to personalize them specifically for your friends and family and what they … Continue reading

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