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So Why Did We Start This Blog?

My name is Diane Ashley, and I’m the designer and blogger of Creature Mag. I’m delighted you’ve arrived.

I’ve worked in the home furnishing and construction industries since graduating with a BS in Interior Design from California in 2009. I found a penchant for refurbishing around this period. In 2014, I started this blog to chronicle our real estate and remodelling adventures. Since then, my husband, Jack, and I have refurbished and flipped around a half-dozen homes.

While we have no immediate intentions to flip residences, we are dipping our toes into long-term rentals.


I believe that everyone deserves a home that they enjoy, and that it should not be too expensive. I’m a huge believer in making do with what you have and buying secondhand

Investing in key items and adopting a design style that you love – whether or not it is on vogue – are all good ideas. I hope you find some useful information here that you may use in your own house.

On a personal note, I’m a Texan native that appreciates the simple pleasures of life and can usually be found relaxing on a porch of some sort (preferably with a beer). I call myself a “budget bird” who enjoys a good bargain.

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