Inspiration

Maizie's Favorites: In the Curious Kitchen
In the Curious Kitchen is the place where comfort food takes innovative twists and turns. Where generations-old recipes are updated into creative small bites, family meals, and delectable desserts.
Maizie's Favorites: Storied Goods
I hope you have been staying cozy.  I’m excited to be sharing our monthly segment highlighting some of our favorite women-owned, small businesses.  In December, we featured Julie McAllister Cakes - an incredible artist of cake!   Today, we are thrilled...
"The only house my whole family has known" - a house portrait story
I am incredibly honored to be able to create art to commemorate someone’s memories.  Oftentimes for my clients, the memory we are celebrating is the home in which they grew up. The memories it holds, from the tiny details of...
Share the Love this Valentine's Day!
I am so pleased to share with you my 2022 Valentine's Day printable. To me,  Valentine's Day is about sharing the love with all of the people that I love and I hope you'll do the same with these printable...
2021: Year in Review
Wow! What a year!! I haven't done a year in review until this year and I think I need to do this every year because it is SO fun to look back at some of the fun things that happened this...
Maizie's Favorites: Julie McAllister Cakes
Welcome back from the holidays! I trust you had a wonderful time celebrating the season! Today we are excited to share all about Julie McAllister Cakes - both her incredible edible art and her great entertaining tips! Julie McAllister is...
Gingerbread Paper House Craft
You know here at Maize Clarke HQ, we are all about the houses, and that’s why I have put together a cute craft to create a gingerbread house made out of paper. Best of all? You probably have most of...
Maizie's Favorites: Rivergreen Cocktails
It’s hosting season - and while things may still be a bit different due to the pandemic, one thing is still sure, I’m often playing bartender while hosting our small gatherings. When I discovered Rivergreen Cocktails, I was so excited to find a great tasting classic cocktail with real ingredients.
Mod Podge Pumpkins - DIY
Fall styling is at its peak - and everyone loves a great pumpkin. While I love this seasonal gourd, I find myself wanting more variety in my home decor.  This fun craft can help bring in your color palette or...
Updated order process on maizieclarke.com
Season after season, I know how important gifting house portraits are to your loved ones! It’s my favorite time of the year! We recently improved the website to make it even easier for you to create your custom, personalized piece...
Maizie's Favorites: June St. George
Today we are excited to share all about June St. George - both her goods and her great entertaining tips! 
Maizie's Favorites: Lucy Grymes

We are continuing our monthly segment of sharing with you some of our favorite women-owned, small businesses for gifting. Today on the blog we are featuring the ever so talented Lucy Grymes.

 

Hostess Gifts - Be the best gift giver for your next party
Let me set the scene - it's 4pm on Friday afternoon, hours before you are to walk out the door for a party for work colleagues, or maybe it's friends from yoga, or maybe it's a cocktail party with potential...
Maizie's Favorites: MAE Wearable Art
Over at Maizie Clarke, we absolutely LOVE giftables. From hostess and teacher gifts to each milestone and special occasion - we are all about the gifts!   That is why we are introducing a new segment sharing with you some of...
Classic House Portraits and Toile House Portraits: a comparison
With the launch of the new Toile House Portrait Collection, I thought it would be helpful to outline the differences between the new collection and the Classic Watercolor House Portrait collection. I start both the Toile and the Classic paintings with reviewing photographs of your home so I can create a charming piece of original watercolor art.
The Finishing Touch
I always like to think of frames like jewelry, they add the finishing touch and can determine the formality of an outfit (or home decor!). I have compiled a frame resource, highlighting some of my favorite frames and companies for framing your newly purchased watercolor house portrait.
Frequently asked house portraits questions
How does the ordering process work?  Orders are placed on the website. Once you choose your house portrait product (we have several different options and add-ons!), you’ll upload your photos and your desired caption (some clients like to include the family...
A different take on house portrait gifting this holiday season
I wanted to share with you a couple of different ways to gift my classic house portraits that you might not have considered.
Bespoke Bridal- Saying 'Yes' to a Custom Project is Always a Good Idea!
Tera and Lauren, of Couture Closet in La Grange, Kentucky, make bridal dreams come true every day. From the moment you walk in the luxury bridal boutique you’re surrounded by an oasis of tulle, lace, crepe, sparkle and all things...