Hey there! I am Kim Purvis the Owner, Editor and Independent Creative Designer behind the blog, Made in a Day. Here you will find a collection of tutorials, crafts, floral, recipes, printables plus so much more to enable you to get the personal style for your home and life you are searching for without breaking the bank.

Raised in Jacksonville, Florida, I started out as an art student, then decided to go into the field of Cosmetology. I excelled in the Hair Replacement Industry, designing, applying and maintaining, wigs and hairpieces for over 13 years. I am now an Independent Floral Designer/blogger/thrift store junkie that dabbles in photography and graphic design.

I launched Made in a Day in late 2011, after searching around for home decor inspiration via the new platform, Pinterest. It was then I started noticing all the crafty, DIY blogs creating amazing how-to’s and tutorials. That was my ah-ha moment when I realized that I had the knowledge and ideas in this area to share, and I haven’t looked back since.

I have always been a thrift store lurker, DIY’er, and avid junker, I love re-purposing the old and the new and creating it into something awesome. So here I am to share my knack for all things crafty with you. I hope you enjoy my blog. It grows a little more every day! Check back often, there’s always something new!

If you would like to pick my brain a little further about how I go about creating and maintaining this whole crazy blog/website thing check out my Behind the Scenes Blog Resource Guide. There you will find my tips as well as some of the companies and websites I use to maintain my little piece of the internet!

Kim lives in Charlotte, North Carolina with her husband, two kids, two crazy dogs and a very mean kitty. You can contact her at contact@madeinaday.com

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11 thoughts on “ABOUT + CONTACT ME

  1. Hi Kim,
    I wanted to tell you that I love your blog. I love the variety of different projects you have. I found you through MBC and I have just started my blog and I look forward to reading your “Blogging Tips” I am really drawn to the sense of community bloggers seem to have. I want to try your link up parties as well. YOU are a great blog resource! I’ve signed up as a follower so I will catching up on more of what you do best.

    1. Thanks so much for the sweet comments! Glad you found me! Go to my Blogging Tips page and click on my Pinterest board at the bottom. There are so many great blog ideas on there I wish I had when I started! Good luck to you!

  2. I came over from AKA where you are the featured blogger. What drew me in was not only your projects, but the fact you are a floral design graduate. My daughter who is 16, is wanting to own a floral shop. I would love to know where you went to floral design school, and any advise you might have. She has a passion for it and is already working at starting to do a little business from home to earn some cash in high school and college. I can’t wait to hear from you!


    1. Hi Shannon,
      I went to CCPC the local community college in Charlotte. It took two years, but it was only one night a week for 6 weeks. Depending on the school age limit she may be able to take the classes now, {because they were continuing education and at night} you will have to check. Sometimes large Floral shops depending on your city have classes too. CCPC also had business classes for small businesses they recommended. If she is already selling items, then she is on her way. The classes themselves though will allow her to meet the people and gain valuable advice that she will need to expand her business of she starts a floral shop. In the mean time she could also start a blog, sell at craft shows and neighbors, Esty.com is really big for wreaths. I personally do not want a traditional floral shop, I prefer being an Independent Designer. If she is wanting to own a shop then she she should work at one first, she could probably do that now as well, especially if she is enrolled in a floral class. If she has trouble getting a job or being hired a grocery store floral shop is a good option, they sometimes have training too. I hope this helps!
      Good Luck!!

      1. Thank you for all your input! She is approaching her stuff in a unique way, so I hope she has a market niche. Here is the link that led me to you.
        So glad I found you!

        Shannon ~ bohemianjunktion.com

  3. I came across your blog, Anyway, your DIYs are amazing and I can’t wait to catch up on your archives!

  4. Hi Kim
    I like your blog, your’e a very talented lady !


  5. Hi Kim,
    I love your blog and loved reading about you. You sound like and interesting and creative lady.

  6. DeeConstructed says:

    Hi Kim! Found you through Mique’s mixed up party this week. I did the beauty school thing too & find it funny how often I refer back to it when talking to design clients. I pulled out the old “pre-conditioning treatment before color” concept to explain to a lady why she would want to precondition her wood floors before staining. Her husband thought I was a wacko but she totally got what I was saying w/that example. 🙂 Nice to meet ya!

  7. Hi Kim! So nice to meet you. What a fun background – art then cosmetology then floral design then web design!! You’re a jack of all trades. Thanks so much for linking up your About Me page for my Pity Party this week. Have a great weekend. xo

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