——creativity never goes out of style——

About Me

Domestic   adj.  Fond of home life and household duties

Ingenuity  noun. The quality of being clever, resourceful and inventive

D. I… why?  because I can’t seem to help myself


Welcome to Domestic Ingenuity!

My blog originally helped me display cupcakes and cakes online for clients around town. However, after too many sunny days spent cooped up in my kitchen decorating cakes for weekend events, I decided to change paths. Soon my posts were filled with other dessert recipes, which snowballed into  healthy dinner recipes and finally my crafting, diy’ing and thrifting side ruthlessly took over. This blog is full of random  creations in no apparent order… just like my everyday life.


As a mom to a very busy little boy, I am finding joy in more aspects of my life than I ever imagined. I work part time with children with special needs a couple days a week but the rest of my time is spent as a stay at home mom. My desire isn’t to become a YouTube sensation, I’m not a culinary expert, I am far from a pastry chef, I’m learning as I go about being a mom and I’ve accepted that I may not become the next Martha Stewart. However I do know one thing… I am a DIY-ing, crafting, thrifting, baking, sewing, cooking, deal-loving gal with too much energy and a love for creating.


Some call me cheap…. I call me frugal.  If I can’t justify the cost I’ll Chels-ify the idea.  It’s not that I have a hard time spending money (I could probably empty my life savings at a garage sale)  it’s just that I have a hard time spending money on something that I could probably make myself for less.  Key in on the word probably, because many projects I have chalked up to being casualties all while being covered in batter, craft glue or paint. But by then it’s usually a good story. So if somewhere on this blog I was able to share something that made you’re life a little easier or a laugh that made your day a little happier than I’m exactly where I need to be.

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ~ Scott Adams

16 thoughts on “About Me

  1. Hi Chelsey, stumbled upon your blog and like it a lot! Beautiful log with lots of creative ideas, photography and recipes. Following you to explore more from your wonderful blog :)

  2. Sok sikert kívánok a további munkádhoz!

  3. Hi there. I am enjoying your blog! So I have nominated you for the Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award – Regards, jen

  4. Chelsey…Really like your blog so I nominated you for a Liebster Award, I’ve always wanted to try those chalkboard labels, thanks for the inspiration.

  5. Hi, thanks for visiting my blog. I haven’t been on here long and I am still testing the water so to speak, with a metaphorical toe! Bet Wishes.


  6. Thanks for checking out my blog and my recent recipes! I hope you find some sweet treats or healthy snacks that you can easily recreate for yourself. I appreciate your support in my baking adventures and hope you stop back again soon!


  7. Hi, You have an awesome site with creative ideas and great photography… Way to go!!!

  8. What an awesome way to cook you have here! I am not used to seeing this kind of blog writing, so I am stunned! It’s raining in my mouth also. Hope to talk to you now and then…Have a great day.

  9. Hi Chelsey, you have a fun blog with some great photography.

  10. Chelsey I enjoy reading about all your creations!! What a talented girl you are.

  11. Chels…I had no idea you were into this….SO AWESOME!! You are one talented chick in so many ways. Best of luck
    I love it so far!

  12. Love this Chelsey!! Can’t wait to see all your ideas come alive!! xo

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