About Roeshel

author of DIY Show Off blog

Staying at Home with Young Living

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Hello, DIYShowOff friends! 

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How are you holding up? Hanging in there? Adjusting to the new routine of staying in if you can, homeschooling, getting things done around the house, binge-watching Netflix series, getting outdoors? Are you a part of an essential business and working long hours? If so – thank you so much for putting yourself at risk to serve others. You are so appreciated!

thank-you

 

As a blogger, small business owner, AirBnB host; a little has changed in my routine. No travel means no business for the AirBnB but I’m grateful to continue to work from home with my blogging. My wellness workshop is closed but the Young Living side of my business continues online. 

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At first I felt a little helpless, wishing there was more I could do. Then I realized that I can absolutely continue to serve and bless others through Young Living. I know. I know. Network marketing. Believe me, it wasn’t for me either. I have zero sales skills. I didn’t have a background in direct sales so my opinion was based on hearsay so I wanted no part of it. I simply purchased the products because a friend shared and the essential oil I tried worked. Ever hear someone say that Young Living has been life changing for them? That’s my story too. 

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Why? I was introduced six years ago at a time when again, I was feeling helpless. Two very close family members were diagnosed with breast cancer (with no previous family history and negative gene testing). So, it’s evident that the environment and lifestyle choices are a contributing factor. And it made me take a look at my lifestyle. I’ve been blessed with good health my entire life, but I knew my unhealthy choices would likely catch up with me one day. At that time, it made me realize that I didn’t want to put off that healthier lifestyle to “some day” when I’d be in desperate need of making changes and I didn’t want to look back and have regrets. 

So, Young Living became that baby step in light of the wake up call. I began switching out the harsh chemical-laden products in our home. Around the same time, my husband who does the cooking was starting to incorporate healthier eating habits and we started looking at supplements for whole body support. And shortly after, I had a grandchild on the way and knew that it was time to stop smoking once and for all. One thing led to another. I’m still a work in progress but I am confident that just those changes have made a difference for us. For the past six years, I’ve haven’t experienced feeling unwell at all. ::knock on wood:: 

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I’m sure by now you’ve heard of Young Living. What is this company? Young Living has been around for more than 25 years. They are the pioneer and world leader in essential oils. They have a seed to seal guarantee, meaning they control the entire process of bringing us everyday products. They aren’t purchasing something and slapping on a label. They have strict guidelines when it comes to ingredients, farming practices and more. 

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How it works. To me, it’s similar to a SAMs Club/Costo membership. We have a SAMs Club membership and pay $45/year for access to shop their store. Over a period of 10 years, we’ve payed $450 to shop there. I have an ID card to show for it. With Young Living, I purchased one of the starter kits. Now I have a lifetime membership to wholesale pricing (24% off everything) with no yearly fees. No obligation to sell. And a premium starter kit for $165 is a diffuser, 12 essential oils and some samples – so a LOT to show for what I spent. 

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I have to share the business opportunity since at a time when so many are stuck at home without a paycheck and maybe considering an online/work from home business at this time. If you’ve been looking at companies that you think would be a good fit, I believe Young Living is a good fit for ANYONE, for EVERYONE! It works well with just about any hobby. And most importantly, Young Living provides products that everyone uses and needs! Consumables. Jewelry, nail polish, leggings, cookware, etc. – those are all fun and I support anyone who puts themselves out there with creating their own business and brand (when it aligns with my lifestyle) but If you’re into yoga, oils are a great fit. If you love to cook, the vitality line is a great fit. Love to decorate? A beautiful home begins with a safe environment. Like makeup? Savvy is a beautiful safe collection! Wellness is for everyone! 

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Purchasing one of the starter kits is all it takes. Did you know there’s even a basic kit option? How many businesses do you know you can start off with just a $35 investment?

So what’s the catch? Monthly sales quotas to remain a rep? No. Big fees to stay active? No. Young Living wants you to be a product of the product. So all that is required in a month that you do have a bonus/commission coming to you is that you purchase 50 pv (approx. $50 order) monthly of products you choose and use personally to earn fast start and sign up bonuses of the people you enroll or a 100 pv (approx. $100) to earn commissions. Young Living has one of the best compensation and ranking plans. They’ve implemented new Silverbound incentives. AND you have an entire team for encouragement, inspiration, motivation, education and training and support. An amazing group – maybe even some bloggers you’ll recognize! 

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We use our diffuser daily. I was a designer candle junkie but wasn’t really aware or didn’t care about the toxic ingredients and synthetic fragrances I was breathing in. Until I knew better that even a small step in a healthy direction makes a big difference over time. Not only does my home smell pretty, I can diffuse essential oils with a purpose. Lavender or Peace & Calming for relaxation and sleep. Thieves for cleaning the air and supporting a healthy immune system. A combo of lavender, lemon and peppermint for season support. So many options! 

peppermint essential oil

Some of Young Living essential oils are labeled for dietary use. So instead of reaching for something I bought at the store with side effects or chemicals, I can grab DiGize for supporting a healthy digestive system – all things digestive! Or have you heard of the health benefits of Frankincense? I add it to my Ningxia Red (a juice for supporting a healthy immune system and energy) daily. 

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Do I have to purchase regularly? Will things just show up at my door and be deducted from my bank account? No. They DO have an Essential Rewards program that is completely optional. And since we do purchase regularly, we’ve opted in. I earn 25% back on my monthly orders and that adds up fast! There are monthly promotions that have stocked our supply or introduced us to something knew. We simply ditched what we were buying at WalMart and switched to buying the better healthier brand from Young Living. Here’s a list of a few things:

  • toothpaste
  • mouthwash
  • deodorant
  • household cleaner concentrate
  • hand purifier 
  • makeup 
  • lotion
  • shampoo
  • condition
  • supplements!
  • essential oils
  • baby wipes
  • diaper rash cream
  • pain cream
  • CBD oil
  • muscle rub
  • massage oil
  • cough drops
  • hormone, emotional, immune support 
  • laundry detergent
  • dishwasher detergent
  • fruit and veggie cleaner
  • acne treatment

Young Living Thieves products

If I give it more thought, I know I could go on and on. So in love with the variety of products available!

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I also love the community that comes along with it. Rather than wondering what does this oil do?, I’m a part of an amazing supportive group of friends to hold my hand. I had no idea where to start. It all seemed so overwhelming – a good reason for my procrastination. But having access to the educational resources and community for support has been a lifesaver! That’s one of my favorite parts! So who you join under does matter. And I would be honored if you chose me. I’ve been a part of Young Living for six years and want freedom and purpose and abundance and wellness for everyone! It really has made a positive impact on me, my family and so many. I want that for you to. 

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What do I offer? When you purchase one of the premium starter kits, I reach out to you and send you a welcome bundle of goodies personalized to your needs, my favorite educational resource and access to our beautiful groups of friends. No one should ever feel alone! Because we have an empty nest and I’m passionate about wellness, I’m right here available to you. I don’t snag your sale and abandon you. I’m in this for the long haul, believe in Young Living and am choosing hope during this tough time. I crave to connect with others who share my same interests, who are ready to be that boss babe, to take control of this challenging time at home. 

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Ready to get started? When you purchase one of the Premium Starter Kits using my referral link, I reach out to get you connected to an amazing online community, to discuss your needs to put together an awesome welcome bundle in addition to your order that comes directly from me to you in the mail. Let’s connect! 

Get more info/get started here —> Wellness Inspired Living

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DIY Hand Spray / Gel

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No need to be afraid! One of the things I love about DIY and Young Living is the ability to make up all.the.things in a snap (especially when stores are selling out … this is a WAY better option) and you need this goodness, DIYShowOff friends!  

DIY essential oil infused hand purifier spray recipe @diyshowoff

DIY Hand Spray / Gel Tutorial 

Here is what I use:

Please feel free to alter the below recipe according to your stash of essential oils (use a cleansing/purifying blend). I’ll be increasing the size for a larger bottle. 

And here is what I do: 

I added the following to a 1 oz. glass spray bottle: 5-7 drops of Thieves essential oil, 2-3 drops of Melaleuca, one squirt of V6 then a pinch of epsom salt (to help keep oil + liquid mixed). I then 1/2 filled with distilled aloe liquid, topped off to where the bottle starts to curve at the neck of the bottle with witch hazel. Secure lid, shake and spray. Embellish with decorative tape and a label. Tie on a handwritten note with pretty ribbon. “Thanks you for your helping hands.”

DIY essential oil infused hand purifier spray recipe @diyshowoff

The Power of Thieves

New to essential oils? You’re going to love this! The Thieves Starter Kit is a great way to dive in and stock up on amazing clean products.

Thieves

Household Makeover

Let’s chat about one of the number one things we ALL use for a clean home: household cleaners. 

Have you ever heard of the Environmental Working Group? It’s a non-profit organization focused on the environment and public health. They have a website that lists the safety information of common household products you use to clean your home. These products contain ingredients containing carcinogens, asthma instigators, and poisons, which mean some sparkly cleaners might come at a high price.

Many of the generic cleaners contain Phthalates which interfere with hormones and are carcinogens. 

Thieves cleaner does NOT contain those big bad Phthalates. Instead of Phthalates, Thieves Cleaner by Young Living contains two different sulfates that are derived from coconut oil and sugar. These all-natural and safe sulfates that are considered surfactants, which contain a molecule that loves water and a molecule that hates water. That means the Thieves Cleaner sticks to the surface and grabs the oil and then washes away easily with water. 

It can be used on many different surfaces: counters, bathrooms, floors, toys, clothes, carpet, mirrors, windows, and more. Spot check a small area before you use your Thieves cleaner on a new surface. We use it daily and on practically every surface in our home. 

This cleaner is also insanely cost effective. It is highly concentrated so you only need about a capful of this all-purpose cleaner in about one cup of water. With this ratio, one small bottle will yield you about 29 16 oz spray bottles of safe all-purpose cleaner. That means it’s under $1 for one spray bottle. Can’t beat that price! Time to ditch and switch all of your household cleaners for the Thieves all-purpose cleaner. Living above the wellness line and saving money at the same time. Double bonus! 

The Thieves cleaner comes in a small or large bottle and you can even get a convenient spray great for shopping carts, public tables, hands and so much more. 

Become a Young Living Member with the Thieves Premium Starter Kit. 

Thieves Starter Kit

While you may not be able to control the other environments you are find yourself in, YOU are the gatekeeper to your home. YOU control what comes in and what goes out. 

Now you KNOW better, so are you going to DO better?

I am going to give you a SUPER EASY tip: Ditch and switch with the Young Living Thieves Premium Starter Kit. You can literally throw out the harmful products in your cabinets and use a few life-changing products instead. 

Thieves Starter Kit

The Thieves Premium Starter Kit (PSK) includes:

  • Wholesale membership (kind of like your Costco/SAM’s Club membership – access to 24% wholesale pricing) – no obligations, no yearly fees 
  • Thieves essential oil 15-ml (this is the one you’ll use for the DIY hand spray/gel recipe above)
  • Thieves AromaBright™ Toothpaste
  • Thieves Fresh Essence Plus Mouthwash
  • 2 Thieves Cleaner
  • 2 Thieves Foaming Hand Soap
  • 2 Thieves Spray
  • 2 Thieves Waterless Hand Purifier – YAY!!!
  • Stress Away™ 5-ml
  • AromaGlide™ Roller Fitment
  • Thieves Household Cleaner 1-oz. sample
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Business Cards
  • 10 Love It? Share It! Sample Oil Bottles
  • 2 NingXia Red® 2-oz. Samples

When you are ready to take your health into your own hands and make over your home, use my personal link below to order your very own Thieves Premium Starter Kit. 

GET ALL THINGS THIEVES HERE!  

I promise your life will change for the better and you will be a part of a community that will support you every step of the way. 

Looking for ways to support a healthy immune system? I’d love to connect and share my personal story and regimen. 

I also recommend joining the Essential Rewards program right off the bat to earn 10% back in rewards and to add a few free monthly promos to your delivery! You can cancel at anytime but hey…take advantage of the promos, try and fall in love with the products in your order and I’ll remind you the following month by reaching out to see if you feel the program is for you. There’s no penalty for canceling at any time. 

Essential Rewards

Once you order your Thieves Premium Starter using my referral link, let me know and I will send you your very own welcome bundle of gifts from me personally and get you connected to resources. I’ll also include a few DIY recipes: a DIY Thieves Scrub Cleaner and a DIY All Natural Whitener. I can’t wait to welcome you into our community of like minded health conscious friends! Be happy! Be healthy! xo 

 

Charming, Trendy Small Town AirBnB Apartment

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Ready for a ‘Suite Thyme’? There’s a new place to stay in downtown Butler, PA. Suite Thyme (AirBnB) is officially open for guests!  Butler Suite Thyme airbnb

Welcome!

Suite Thyme

Created with the help DIYShowOff partnerships, the second story of this 1890s home boasts a trendy newly renovated efficiency apartment loaded with charm, located just steps from the main thoroughfare of downtown Butler’s best eateries, antique shops, breweries and more. Perfect for festival-goers and travelers looking to enjoy a small town vibe just approximately 30 miles north of Pittsburgh, PA.  Butler PA Suite Thyme lodging airbnb

1st story…

Located on the main floor, Wellness Inspired Living is a quiet, by-appointment-only wellness workshop providing Aroma Freedom Technique, small chemical free living/healthy lifestyle events, reiki, relaxation sessions, iTovic scans and more. We’ll always let you know if there’s something scheduled during your stay and you’re always welcome to join in, free of charge, if interested.  entryway with staircase

2nd story…

This 2nd floor eclectic space is the efficiency apartment “Suite Thyme”. It’s loaded with personality and beautiful style. Inviting, warm and welcoming, all ready for your next trip to Butler!  original walnut staircase railing split staircase black door

One bedroom, two beds!

Sleeping arrangements include 2 queen beds in the bedroom + a queen sleeper sofa (officially sleeps 6) in the living room for peaceful night’s rest and sweet dreams, boho bedroom

a lunar retreat… moon phases art above bed

and a boho beauty… boho wall art accent wall

Time to eat!

Cook up your favorite meal with local veggies from the farm market in a beautiful fully equipped modern kitchen area. small modern apartment kitchen airbnb apartment floating kitchen shelves floating kitchen shelves apartment

Coffee (tea, hot cocoa), anyone? Help yourself to the complimentary coffee bar. You may even find snacks in the pantry area. Open the cupboards. Get familiar. Make yourself at home!  keurig coffee station microwave cart apartment

Dine…

Downtown Butler is home to multiple restaurants with an eclectic menu ranging from your favorite comfort foods to gourmet dining. Ask about our favorites! But there’s room for 4 at the dining table, with additional seating for 3 at the breakfast bar if you’re staying in and whipping up a meal or ordering delivery.  small apartment dining room mid century modern dining table breakfast bar small apartment

Unwind!

Kick back on the comfy sofa with the tv remote. Choose your subscription and favorite shows utilizing the Smart TV feature or browse the limited selection on a very basic cable package. Or connect your phone to the blue tooth speaker and pump up the volume! accent wall floral wallpaper mural black fireplace black wall reclaimed wood plank wall

Quiet time!

Curl up in the cozy egg chair on the landing nook with a good book or your tablet and favorite game.  boho basket gallery wall egg chair egg chair

Soak your worries away!

Bathroom updates include the original but refinished vintage clawfoot tub for soaking away the tension. Escape! When was the last time you had a relaxing bath? It also offers up the traditional or handheld shower option. Bath bomb,  fresh fluffy towels and bath essentials provided. PLUS! Suite Thyme has a la carte options including several ritual baths – baths with intention, herbs and essential oils. Coming soon!  vintage clawfoot tub clawfoot tub flower bath essential oils bath essentials vintage built in apothecary cabinet blue bathroom vanity

Get to work!

Traveling to Butler for business? Connect your laptop at the USB charging station at the breakfast bar aka workstation and catch up on your work.  airbnb charging station

Seasonal:

…just a little gazebo/outdoor seating area. small outdoor seating area

Local Favorites:

Plus, it’s just a short stroll to Butler’s charming Main Street district! Butler PA favorites

Social Media:

Follow us!

  • Instagram: @SuiteThyme
  • Facebook: @ButlerSuiteThyme
  • #suitethyme
  • #suitethymeinbutlerexperience
  • #butlerdowntown #downtownbutler #butlercountypa

Suite Thyme amenities:

* Sleeping for up to 6 guests (2 queen beds, 1 queen sleeper sofa)
* Full kitchen: electric range, refrigerator, microwave, toaster, coffee maker
* Coffee, tea, sugar/sweetener, creamer
* Small outdoor patio area in back
* Free wi-fi
* Free parking for 1 (maybe 2 if vehicles are small)
* Smart TV
* Bluetooth speaker
* USB charging station
* Clawfoot tub/shower
* Heating // Central A/C
* Self check in//keyless entry
* Hair dyer
* Bathroom Essentials
* Iron
* Essential oils diffuser and oils

Discounts: 

Suite Thyme offers 20% off a weekly stay. Yay!

Around the Area:

  • 30 mi. north of Pittsburgh, PA
  • Local breweries – walking distance
  • Restaurants – walking distance
  • Antique & boutique shops – walking distance
  • Brushes & Barstools painting studio – walking distance
  • Escape Room – walking distance
  • YMCA, library – walking distance
  • Talk of the Town Nail Salon – walking distance
  • The Art Center – walking distance
  • Maridon Museum- walking distance
  • Moraine State Park – Butler County
  • McConnell’s Mill – Butler County 
  • Trampoline Park – Clearview Mall
  • Butler Freeport Trail – Butler County
  • Festivals (Jeep Fest, Italian Festival, Fall Festival and more, holiday parades) – walking distance
  • Butler Fair – Butler County
  • Butler Farmshow – Butler County
  • Saxonburg Carnival – Butler County 

and more! 

A la Carte Menu!

Coming soon! In an effort to familarize out of town guests with the downtown Butler, PA area, we’re partnering up with other local businesses by adding an a la carte menu with upgrades including a wedding weekend package, a romance bundle, photography sessions, reiki appointments, mani-pedi pampering, beer tasting, florist services and more – all from locally owned small businesses within walking distance to Suite Thyme. 

Ready to make a reservation?

We are dedicated to ensuring you have a five star stay and look forward to hosting your “home away from home”.

BOOK SUITE THYME HERE! 

What guests are saying:

“Beautiful Butler City Apartment is indeed a beautiful apartment. Everything was very nice, and the apartment was a beautiful, cozy place. The couch and beds were very comfortable, and the kitchen was very modern, with high quality, modern cooking utensils. Roeshel obviously takes a lot of pride in this apartment, and it shows. I was very pleased with my experience there.”
 
~Robert
 
“Beautiful apartment next to a cute down town! Our first Airbnb fell threw last minute and Roeshel was on top of getting back to us and having us stay with such short notice! So many extra touches to ensure a great stay! Lists of local places to eat and a calendar of things to do! If I could give more than 5 stars I would! Definitely recommend.”
 
~Brittany
 
“Roeshel’s place was simply spectacular!! Luxury surrounded us in every detail of her space. The kitchen was a dream…I enjoyed cooking up local vegetables. The beds were super comfortable with fabulous linens. And the decor was right out of a magazine! Roeshel’s special touches made this my favorite all-time AirBnB experience. We felt so at home and didn’t want to leave. If you’re lucky enough to get to stay here, I’m certain you’ll feel the same way.”
 
~Cathy
 

Holiday stays:

“My husband and I stayed at Roeshel’s for a trip home over the holidays and absolutely loved it! Roeshel met us for a quick tour when we arrived. The whole place is filled with cute little touches and smells amazing (all essential oils). She even had it decorated for Christmas and it looked incredible! The bed was super comfy and there are throw blankets to keep warm under and a full kitchen should you need it. We would definitely stay again!”
 
~Shannon
 
“This place had everything you need and more. I mentioned to the host that I was visiting my 2 1/2 yr old granddaughter for the holidays and I found a basket of perfect toys that were placed to share with her in the space. The house is sparkling clean and the atmosphere so inviting. Everything you need to have a nice getaway! I highly recommend staying here!”
 
~Christine
 

Wedding weekend:

Butler PA wedding lodging

“My husband and I booked Roeshel’s place for our wedding weekend. We used the space to get ready in and as a retreat after our long exciting wedding day. Her space is decorated beautifully with many amenities for her guests to use. One feature my make-up artist loved was the long table/desk with built in charging station – convenient!
 
Not only did she go above and beyond with her communication and little touches but she also surprised us, not once but twice! When we arrived the morning of our wedding she had laid out a little welcome platter of fruits and drinks with a congratulations sign hung on the fire place mantle. She also drew up a cute little note on the calendar on the refrigerator!
 
When we arrived back to the space late that night after having the most perfect wedding day, we were greeted with another surprise. The entry way and stairs leading up to the AirBnB had been decorated with rose petals and electric candles. This led to a decorated romantic set up outside the apartment door along with chocolates, drinks and chilled glasses. We cried. It was the most perfect ending to the beautiful day we had just shared. It meant the world to us.
 
Her thoughtful touches, ultra clean + super hip space and her timely communication make this easily the best place to stay in the Butler area. If you are in town or just want a little stay-cation I can’t encourage you enough to book Roeshel’s space!”
 
~Lizi
 
 

DIYShowOff Best of 2019

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Helloooooo DIY lovin’ friends! It’s time for an annual recap of the year’s best DIY projects at DIYShowOff. 

Best DIY of 2019

2019 best diy

As you know if you’re a DIYShowOff fan, back in 2017 I purchased a building for my wellness studio, a space for wellness workshops, sharing my passion for essential oils, Aroma Freedom Technique, relaxation, reiki sessions and creating a chemical free home. Because I feel that creating a beautiful home begins with providing a safe environment for our families. 

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My studio space is located on the first floor. We have so much fun there learning and gathering! I always knew that I’d want to create a short term rental, AirBnb, type space on the empty under-utilized second story. I assumed I’d complete the project much like our home DIY, putting in the effort as time and money allowed. But as a year passed without any progress, I took the plunge in 2019 and invested in getting ‘er done! 

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So my 2019 recap includes one room makeover from our home mixed in the highlights below but is mostly comprised of a lot of blood, sweat, tears and a labor of love at the apartment space we call “Suite Thyme” with the help of 1) Steve, my daughter’s fiancé who contributed a huge part of the hard labor (thank you, Steve!) and 2) Shelby, a dear friend and brilliant entrepreneur who offered up valuable guidance and mentorship (thank you, Shelby!) ,  3) the encouragement of friends and family and last but not least, 4) a loving supportive hubby, my Mr. DIY (thank you, Russ!). 

Let’s get this crazy trip down memory lane started! 

Entryway

The entryway before was dull. It got a new coat of paint, a few new accessories and a new chandelier; the stairs, new carpeting. Not a huge transformation, just some freshening up of the existing original charm.  

See the entire before and after story here: 

Wellness Inspired Living // Suite Thyme entryway before and after

before

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

after

boho entryway

Stair Landing

The stair landing is the ‘indoor porch’ area of the apartment. It’s a decent size but had no personality. 

before

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

Now it’s one of my favorite places for a quiet ‘get away’ and a cozy tranquil reading nook for guests. 

See the whole before/after story here: Suite Thyme reading nook / landing

after

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Floral Wallpaper Mural 

One of the things I absolutely LOVE about the Suite Thyme renovation is the creative freedom and this floral wallpaper mural tutorial is hands down one of my favorite decorative choices. Bold and beautiful!

roeshel wallpaper mural

Sunroom

Back to our home for a second. Russ has been slowly working on creating a man cave space in the basement and when he worked his way with paint up the stairs, we continued with it into the sun room for a fresh new look. 

Sunroom Makeover

before 

rustic Christmas sitting room

after … from rustic to eclectic!

Boho Sunroom Makeover

Don’t get me wrong, I love that rustic charm in the ‘before’ but I’m also SO in LOVE with the transformation to darker and more colorful boho chic vibe! How about you?

Livingroom Makeover

This combination living space includes a livingroom, dining area and kitchen. A bedroom at one time, it now functions as an open concept efficiency apartment space. Small, yes, but BIG on style. 

Suite Thyme LivingRoom

before

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

after … all decorated for the holidays! WOW!

christmas apartment livingroom

Efficiency Apartment Dining Area

It’s tricky fitting so much all into one space but we pulled it off! 

See the before/after apartment dining space / coffee bar post for more details. 

before

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

after … again, deck the halls! 

christmas apartment dining space

Efficiency Apartment Modern Kitchen

See the transformation here: Efficiency Apartment Kitchen Makeover

Feast your eyes on this happily ever after transformation story! 

before

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

WHOA!!!!! after …

small modern airbnb apartment kitchen makeover

Bedroom

The apartment bedroom. What a fun makeover. It’s a pretty decent size with it’s two queen sized beds. Very relaxing too! 

Boho Bedroom Makeover

before…

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

after…

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Sweet dreams, indeed!

Bathroom Makeover

And this. This room. A dud, taken down to the studs and built back to one unbelievable beauty! 

Bathroom Before & After

before… gross!

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

after…

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Suite Thyme

Suite Thyme

And so, Suite Thyme was born and as of August 2019, it’s available as a short term rental in Butler, PA. We’ve had a number of guests since then and hosting is such a joy! I love providing a welcoming, comfortable home away from home for guests. 

Wellness Inspired Living

Wellness Inspired Living has been life changing for DIYShowOff, our family and friends and our community as well! Learn more about essential oils and chemical free living here: Wellness Inspired Living.

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Happy New Year

Now onto 2020! We’ll be back to some DIY, room makeovers and decorating at our home sweet home. On the to-do list: completing a mancave including murphy door into a bathroom, pretty much a bathroom renovation on every floor in our home (3 of them to be exact), freshening up the other rooms, decluttering, organizing and now that Russ completed the pathway through an outdoor enchanted forest – think twinkly fairy lights, landscaping, hammocks and garden projects. Looking forward to it all! 

How about you? What’s on your 2020 DIY list?

Wishing you the best year yet! 

Holiday DIY/Decor Favorites from Christmas Past

Deck the halls with boughs of holly, fa-la-la….let me explain. It’s early, yes. And I am all about Thanksgiving – being thankful, counting blessings, turkey feast with all the trimmings with family doesn’t get forgotten. But there’s a lot going on this month with birthdays, a wedding, a countdown to a two week vacation AND Christmas decorating at the studio and apartment because it will be a part of our local symphony’s holiday tour of homes fundraiser as well as decorating at home.  That means: it’s time to dig out the Christmas decor and get busy!

Holiday DIY/Decor Favorites from Christmas Past

So I thought I’d gather up a few of my past favorite DIY holiday decorating photos from Christmas past for inspiration and to refresh my memory of what’s in all of those boxes stored in the attic and what I might need to add to a shopping list.

Oh yea! A Christmas tree farm inspired dining room. Classic red and green. I love that vintage red truck, pine trees, string lights and plaid tablecloth. Definitely something to keep back for decorating our home. 

Christmas Tree Farm Inspired

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More traditional red and green. Definitely sticking with the classics for home. I think I’ll mix them in with the wall gallery in our living room. 

DIY NOEL Wall Art

DIY NOEL Christmas wall art tutorial @diyshowoff

Birds & Berries Christmas Tree

Originally a tree in our family room, but this year I’m cutting back to only one Christmas tree at home and this birds & berries theme fits right in with the things I’ve already mentioned. Shopping the attic is working out for decorating our home this year! 

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Succulents & Spruce Christmas Tree

Succulents & Spruce Christmas Tree @diyshowoff - #michaelsmaker dream tree challenge DIYShowOff Dream Tree Challenge Christmas Tree - succulents & spruce/enchanted evergreen #michaelsmakers

Last year I used this coppery gold succulent beauty at the studio and I plan to do the same this year. I love the mix of copper and gold, oranges with evergreen. I might add touches of red and switch things up above the built in bookcases and on the mantel. 

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Ombre Christmas Tree // No Sew DIY Ruffled Tree Skirt

Ah, yes. The turquoise/aqua/mint ornaments with ruffled no-sew tree skirt. I haven’t used these decorations in a few years but I think they’ll complement the navy/mint studio workshop well and look wonderful in front of the grid of 9 windows. 

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These ornaments were so easy to make and so cute! 

Easy DIY Pipe Cleaner Christmas Tree Bells Tutorial

easy DIY pipe cleaner Christmas tree bell ornament tutorial

More favorite DIYShowOff Christmas vignettes and decor for inspiration: 

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Project Diary #19 Bathroom Before & After Makeover Reveal

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The bathroom before and after is the biggest transformation of the #helloredreno series. A lot of hard work, sweat, (thanks, Steve!), tears and love went into this space. Ready for the bathroom before and after makeover reveal? Check it out! 

The before: A caving ceiling was the first project to receive some attention. There were paneled walls, boxed in pedestal sink and clawfoot tub (didn’t know that until we started the demo), blue industrial carpeting…the best plan of action was to gut it. 

DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff

After: airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme

The floor – nothing is square or level but I insisted on installing tile. So, the floor was completely removed and a new level subfloor installed. You can see more about the gorgeous Shaw Floors tile I chose and installation here –> Bathroom Flooring

And the walls? That paneling. Gone! Down to the studs and very dirty ‘shiplap’. I just couldn’t cover up the beautiful back wall (Sealing a Wood Plank Wall) and the rest of the walls and ceiling was covered with drywall. I decided to leave the brick chimney exposed and sealed it (more on that with this post: Sealing Brick). I love that kind of original charm!

The tub. Oh man. I can’t believe it was boxed in! I did hire out refinishing the inside (David Gunn). Russ sanded the outside for me and I applied a couple of coats of primer and paint and gave those beautiful feet a fresh new look. Can you believe it was all originally hidden? it’s gorgeous!  

Before: 

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Before: DIY craft studio // workshop - before room makeover @diyshowoff Time for demo: clawfoot tub DIY bathroom renovation bathroom makeover Cleaning up: bathroom renovation bathroom reno sub floor New hexagon tile flooring spills into the hardwood from bathroom to bedroom. LOVE the creative freedom to do something different so much!  hexagon bathroom tile and wood plank wall hexagon tile to hardwood transition hexagon tiles meet hardwood Shaw San Francisco tile Monterrey Grandview hardwood airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme anthropologie boho rise shower curtain clawfoot tub Vintage clawfoot before: bathroom makeover bathroom makeover clawfoot tub makeover airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme airbnb apartment bathroom makeover suite thyme anthropologie rissa shower curtain clawfoot tub

Whew! What a LONG hard job! But what a beautiful transformation! I have yet to soak in that tub but it’s on my list of things to do this weekend! 

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What do you think? Quite a difference from before to after, right? Ready for a relaxing get-away?

Next up:

Things left to do: build a shed door for out back (I did create a beautiful small seating area … I’ll share a few pictures of that next). I also need to build a door for a sliding barn style door between the bedroom and kitchen/dining/livingroom area. But other than that, it’s pretty much done! All decorated and furnished from dishes to bed linens, great amenities and attention to detail. I’m so proud of how my vision came together and look forward to hosting LOTS of guests! Let the bookings begin! 

More about #helloredreno

You can book Suite Thyme if you’re traveling to the western PA area! I’d love to meet you! The building has so much historical charm. It’s about one block from our town’s Main Street. The bus stop is literally steps away. There’s an antique shop nearby. There are breweries, the YMCA, shops, restaurants, salons, florists, candy/coffee shop, holiday parades and festivals within walking distance. So fun! If renovation from blah to ahhhhh is your thing, come and check it out in person!

Ready to book a stay away at a home-suite-home for a Suite Thyme? Book Suite Thyme! Mention DIYShowOff and we’ll include a special gift with your stay. 

So subscribe and be reminded of updates as the renovations progress! I’ll share before and after photos, projects underway and updates, plans and design boards, sources and links as they relate as well as fun events going on in and around the downtown area. I’ll be using a specific hashtag on social media to keep things all neat and tidy and organized.

#helloredreno and #suitethyme

I welcome your thoughts and ideas! And as always, thanks for your encouragement and support and for sharing in my joy and vision! 

The #helloredreno project diary:

Project Diary Entry #1 – Hello Red Reno!

Project Diary Entry #2 – Efficiency Apartment

Project Diary Entry #3 Color Passive Paint

Project Diary Entry #4 – Full Bathroom Demo Day

Project Diary Entry #5 – Sealing A Wood Plank / Shiplap Wall

Project Diary Entry #6: Bathroom Flooring

Project Diary Entry #7: Sealing Brick

Project Diary #8: Hardwood Floors

Project Diary #9: Carpeted Stairs

Project Diary #10 Vinyl Floor Tiles

Project Diary #11 – Living Room Before & After

Project Diary #12 – Christmas at the Studio

Project Diary #13 – Wallpaper Mural

Project Diary #14 – Entryway, Stairs & Landing Before & After

Project Diary #15 – Apartment Living Room Before & After Reveal

Project Diary #16 – Dining Nook & Coffee Bar

Project Diary #17 – Apartment Kitchen Reveal

Project Diary #18 – Boho AirBnB Bedroom

Project Diary #19 – Bathroom Before & After Makeover