Hello, Doyennes My name is Madge and I am #over50andfearless and #agingdisgracefully.  Be not afraid. I have been pounding the proverbial pavement in search of some side income as I work on the new web show and all that jazz. These things take time to build and they cost money to produce and until they’re… [Read More]

Rosemary Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes

Rosemary Garlic Roasted Red Potatoes

Shockingly, I am an impatient chef. Who would have guessed? I like good food served simply and prepared with low fuss and low stress. Most of my favorite recipes have just a few ingredients and take under thirty minutes to prepare. I love these rosemary garlic roasted red potatoes, they’re the perfect summer side dish…. [Read More]

Smoothing Wrinkles

smoothing wrinkles

Women have this thing we do. It’s our defense mechanism. It is how we manage to get up and get moving even when life is so unbearable that we’d rather crawl into a cave and cry and live on wine in a box, ice cream and cheese puffs. This thing we do is a combination… [Read More]

Madge’s Adventure in La La Land

Adventure in La La Land

Hello, Doyennes! I have been away this week on a top secret adventure. I’m back from Madge’s Adventure in La La Land and decompressing from the whirlwind. I wanted to share with you as much as I can about my experience. The good, the bad, the ugly, it’s all in the mix! Some of you… [Read More]

Trend Watch: Orange Lipstick Trend

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Color us delighted with the orange lipstick trend, Doyennes! A shade that works on every skin color, orange is a delicious alternative to red or pink. It’s an instant complexion and mood brightener adding that perfect pop of pow to your pout! We’ve *gathered up 8 of our favorites with everything from a blush of… [Read More]

1960s Inspired Style: Mad for Mod!

Mad for Mod

We’re mad for mod here at DIY doyenne, in fact we’re mad for all things vintage inspired and retrofabulous. We’ve put together a look with 1960s inspired style in the spirit of Marlo Thomas on  That Girl. The focus is on Y O U with a cheerful color palette and plethora of playful accessories. Perfectly… [Read More]

Salvatore Ferragamo: Iconic Figures in Fashion


Give a girl the right shoes, and she can conquer the world.” Marilyn Monroe As a girl who loves shoes, collects shoes, covets shoes and yes, occasionally, obsesses over shoes, a well made shoe is in my mind a true work of art. Few artists in the world of shoes compare to the amazing Salvatore… [Read More]

9 Divine Summer DIY Projects

9 divine summer diy projects

It’s ThursDIY! Summertime and the crafting is easy! We’ve got a round-up of 9 Divine Summer DIY Projects from some of the biggest names in crafts with our usual pu pu platter of virtual creativity!  We’ve got wearables, decor, giftables and so much more! I’m feeling inspired, how about you, Doyennes?

Punk Chic Jewelry Book Review

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Book Review Punk Chic Jewelry: 16 DIY jewelry projects to add an urban edge to your wardrobe Erin Seigel for Ornamentea May 22, 2014 You may not know that back in my wayward youth I was part of the alternative music post punk scene in the Bay Area. I sang in a “cow punk” band… [Read More]

Freight Train

Freight Train

Sometimes life comes at you like a freight train filled with glitter. The rush is exhilarating. The impact knocks you off of your feet. Swimming in a pile of glitter isn’t the worst thing that can happen to a person. It might actually be the best thing to happen to a person. How’s that for… [Read More]

Modern Surrealist for Sizzix Blog Hop

Prep School Cool Double LS

Hippity hoppity, it’s blog hop time! We’ve got a Prep School Cool mixed media bracelet for the *Modern Surrealist for Sizzix Blog Hop and a chance for you to win a FABULOUS prize! My gal pal Marisa Pawelko has a totally awesome new 80s inspired die cut line. It’s playful and fun, aimed at tweens… [Read More]