Skaie Knox

About Skaie Knox

Decor/Design/Repurposing nerd and DIYer, brand ambassador, freelance writer, and the editor-in-chief for HomeJelly. Skaie is also a signed and published singer/songwriter (Fervor Records/ASCAP) and kid's book author (Big Bug Lunch!). She was voted "Class Clown", and is a rescue dogs crusader.

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    It’s All About Those Walls…Feature Walls!

    If you’re a decor nerd like me, you know that trends come and go. There’s been a question around the design world whether feature walls (or “accent walls” or “focal walls”, tomAY-to – tomAH-to) are out of style. Or, at the very least, being “handed its hat”. After discovering these design ideas that follow, you’ll…
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    Valentine’s Day Gift Guide for the Last-Minute Lover

    Call me self-serving, but I must admit I’m writing today’s post specifically for my husband. Oh! And of course, for your significant other, too!  Yep, my hubby’s an absolute romantic…buuuuuuut, often waits until the last minute to show it. Hey, better late than never. Right, girls? But, let’s face it. When it comes to the pressures of…
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    10 Unexpected Places to Declutter & Organize

    As a songwriter, this quote really (a-hem) spoke to me. It’s incredible how we can accumulate so much stuff by merely not throwing it out. And I’m not even talking about shoes, or clothes or kitchen gadgets! Think about how often we shop for food, cleaning supplies, pet supplies, get mail, coupons, tax and bank…
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    Go Ahead and Make Your Naughty List: Our Right to Complain has now Become a Law!

    source: wersm.com “I’ve teamed up with Consumer Reports and am proud to be one of their paid brand ambassadors; my personal opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Consumer Reports.” Yes! Consumers have just scored a win with the H.R. 5111: Consumer Review Fairness Act! Thanks to President Obama signing this bill into law this…
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    Make a ‘Green’ Reclaimed Scrap Wood Christmas Tree

    I don’t know what’s gotten into me this year. For the first time ever, I wasn’t clambering to get to the Christmas tree store (er, Home Depot) to pick up my usual 6′-ish tall Noble Fir. Which some say is the “Cadillac” of Christmas Trees. Nope. I had a whole other idea to gather all…
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    Upcycle Wrapping Paper Scraps Into Winter Wonderland Paper Trees

    I received an early Christmas/birthday present this year! I was invited back onto Hallmark Channel’s Home & Family show again to demonstrate how to upcycle all those wrapping paper and scrap booking scraps into winter wonderland paper trees! I do believe Santa would approve! It’s the perfect time to start planning our tablescapes for our holiday…
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    Make Super Cute ‘n Mini Christmas Wreath Name Cards

    I must love what I do. I’ve committed a crime for HomeJelly in today’s post on how to make mini Christmas name card wreaths. Weeeeell…I think I did. Does it count as theft if I snipped twigs of rosemary from my neighbors’ front yards? Wait a minute! In Manhattan Beach’s Tree Section, there exists an…
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    Kids Target Bedroom Decor Picked by Kid

    Call me biased, but I absolutely believe my nine year old niece, Katie Dellota, has quite the eye for kid decor. During a recent visit to my brother’s home in Colorado, we decided to do some holiday-shopping recon at Target. After rambling through the aisles packed with Legos, Shopkins and oh-I’ve-just-got-to-have-EVERY Star Wars collectors’ figurines, Katie requested we head over to the…
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    Top 10 Reasons Millennials Should Make Consumer Reports Their New Yelp!

    I’ve teamed up with Consumer Reports and am proud to be one of their paid brand ambassadors; my personal opinions do not necessarily reflect those of Consumer Reports. Okay, so, I’m not a millennial…let’s get that out of the way. However, as a Gen X observer of several family and friend Gen Yers, I fancy…
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    5 Last Minute Thanksgiving Table Decoration Ideas

    If you’re like me, you’ve probably got a party-prepping list several pages long. Well, my friends, you can now scratch one of them off your list with today’s round-up post featuring 5 super easy table decorating ideas for Thanksgiving day. #1: Create Turkey Wine Cork Napkin Holders I love this crafty project, because your kids…
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