All posts by "Jayca Pike"

Jayca was the digital marketing coordinator for DutchCrafters.

7 Brilliant Valentines Gifts for Him to Use in 2016

Jayca Pike 15/01/2016

When was the last time you bought Valentines gifts for him? What were they? A red and pink tie one year, a cheeky pair of socks the next, a steak dinner? Ok, I can’t argue with that last one. Related Posts Christmas Gift Guide 2015 | Under $50 We don’t often sing the praises of lower-priced items (where we’re from, quality trumps cost every day), but when we Read more 5 Things to Love About an… 7 Brilliant Valentines Gifts for Him to Use in 2016

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8 Personalized Amish Valentines Gifts for Her to Cherish in 2016

Jayca Pike 05/01/2016

We know. You’re fresh off the most Wonderful Time of the Year. But keen eyes and dedicated hearts like yours are should already be on the lookout for Personalized Valentines Gifts for her to adore this February 14th. Related Posts 8 Personalized Amish Valentines Gifts for Her to Cherish We know. You’re fresh off the most Wonderful Time of the Year. But keen eyes and dedicated hearts like yours Read more Top 14 Valentine’s Day… 8 Personalized Amish Valentines Gifts for Her to Cherish in 2016

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Inspirational Calendar Wallpaper: January 2016

Jayca Pike 28/12/2015

It’s Monday after a long holiday weekend, and the last thing you may want to think about is your January schedule. But how about thinking of kindness? Related Posts Get inspired: Inspirational Amish Proverb Wallpaper for Feb 2016 It’s the month of love! Show your desktop some love with this Amish Proverb Wallpaper :). We’ve been known to Read more Everything You Want to Know About: Amish Church We’re welcoming Erik Wesner, author of Success… Inspirational Calendar Wallpaper: January 2016

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Amish Holiday Tradition: Epiphany or Old Christmas

Jayca Pike 10/12/2015

On January 6th, the Amish get an extra dose of Old Christmas cheer. So what is this Amish Holiday Tradition all about? Related Posts Our Favorite Thanksgiving Day Traditions Whether it’s cutting the first slice of turkey, watching the parade, or reciting a prayer before the meal, Thanksgiving Day Read more Holiday Guests: How to Create an Inviting Guest Space Got guests?  If you’ve got friends and family planning to stay with you for the holidays,… Amish Holiday Tradition: Epiphany or Old Christmas

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Warm Your Heart and Hearth with Two Easy Fireplace Mantel Styles

Jayca Pike 30/11/2015

This post was updated on November 15, 2019. A fireplace can act as the focal point in just about any room of your home. How you choose to decorate the fireplace mantel and the wall that disguises the chimney can balance the room and further establish the fireplace as a focal point. Related Posts Space Saver: Corner Fireplace This blog post was updated on October 29, 2018 with new corner fireplace suggestions.   We love… Warm Your Heart and Hearth with Two Easy Fireplace Mantel Styles

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How to Season a New Cigar Humidor

Jayca Pike 23/11/2015

The use of a finely calibrated cigar humidor will ensure your favorite stogies never go stale, keep their intended taste and aroma, and are ready to smoke when you’re ready to enjoy them. [Tweet “Read this before you store a single cigar!”] Related Posts History of Mid-Century Modern Furniture It was writer and art historian Cara Greenberg who first coined the term “Mid-Century Modern” in the title of her Read more History of the Hope Chest The… How to Season a New Cigar Humidor

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For the Love of Live Edge Wood

Jayca Pike 16/11/2015

The interior designers of the world are abuzz with the variety of new designs featuring natural, raw or live edge wood. See the combinations causing all the commotion, and we’ll point out a few key ways to embrace the trend along the way with some gorgeous live edge furniture as examples. Related Posts Beneath the Bark: The Beauty of Live Edge Wood Have you ever gone on your morning walk and returned with something you… For the Love of Live Edge Wood

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Plain Pleasures: Fall Traditions inspired by Amish Heritage

Jayca Pike 02/11/2015

This blog post was updated on 10/3/19 to update a product that was no longer available.  Diving through piles of leaves, stretching for the shiniest apple, inhaling the cinnamon and pumpkin spice in the air — fall captivates your senses like no other season. The Amish have long practiced these kind of simple fall traditions, each growing in meaning as the years pass. Take your family for a whirl with these four fall traditions before you’re snowed in for the winter! Related Posts Polyvore Moodboards… Plain Pleasures: Fall Traditions inspired by Amish Heritage

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Outdoor Furniture Ideas for the Autumn Season!

Jayca Pike 29/10/2015

Take the chill out of the ‘Ber months with these cozy outdoor furniture concepts! Time to welcome shorter days and fluffy fur blankets! Make these brisk evenings and chilly nights all the more memorable with outdoor furniture & recipes made for lingering amidst the leaves. Related Posts Amish Chocolate Cake Recipe I’ve got a sweet tooth. If someone offers me something sweet, it’s hard for me to say “no.” When I walk Read more Recipe-Inspired Two-Tone Beds… Outdoor Furniture Ideas for the Autumn Season!

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Get Vertical: Bunk Beds that Take Space Saving to New Heights

Jayca Pike 15/10/2015

This post was updated on October 21, 2019. Broken links were fixed and some minor changes were made to the copy.  Sure, you can look at bunk beds as the ultimate tower of fun for the little ones. But why not use the escapism inherent in bunking up to your advantage? Here, some very grown-up ways to make bunk beds a part of your home’s charm: Related Posts Making Room to Grow: Furniture for a Shared… Get Vertical: Bunk Beds that Take Space Saving to New Heights

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Which Zillow-Approved Dining Room Speaks to You?

Jayca Pike 12/10/2015

  3 Beloved Digs, 1 Voice to Listen to Do you think you know what your dining room style is? We’ve made it easier to recognize by helping you to listen to your gut, not the label. We’ll show you the picture of the room before identifying the style. A little tricky? Maybe, but we think it’ll help you decide on a style that is genuine to you, not to a preconceived notion. Word of caution: The photo that inspires you… Which Zillow-Approved Dining Room Speaks to You?

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Polyvore Moodboards Inspired by Dutchcrafters Fall Furniture!

Jayca Pike 05/10/2015

Note: The original Polyvore site no longer exists. We appreciate those who created boards with DutchCrafters furniture. We couldn’t resist having a little fun to start the pumpkin season, so when we saw that our Polyvore fans had already started working Dutchcrafters fall furniture into their moodboards, we hopped on the hayride! See a couple of their creations: Related Posts Pine Wood Furniture Finish Options at DutchCrafters Pine wood furniture offers room to play. With… Polyvore Moodboards Inspired by Dutchcrafters Fall Furniture!

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Amish Furniture Makers: Meet the The Yoder Brothers

Jayca Pike 02/10/2015

In the Amish community of furniture makers, talking about “the Yoder brothers” is a bit like us English folk (as they refer to us) talking about “the Jones boys” or “the Smith sisters.” Related Posts Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: The Mt. Eaton Collection The Mt. Eaton Collection Meet the Amish Makers at the Amish woodshop that crafts our Mt. Eaton Collection – one of Read more Meet the Amish Furniture Makers: Mark & Sons Mark… Amish Furniture Makers: Meet the The Yoder Brothers

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Three New Hutch Ideas: Going Beyond the Dining Room

Jayca Pike 29/09/2015

This blog post was updated on August 8, 2019. Extend the handcrafted grace of a solid wood hutch out from the dining areas of your home with these new hutch ideas. Related Posts The Holidays: 5 Simple Ways to Create a Warm Welcome for Guests I still remember the special rituals my mother practiced to prepare for company during the holidays. She always needed a Read more History of the Pie Safe For a good… Three New Hutch Ideas: Going Beyond the Dining Room

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