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Hello and welcome to By The Stand!

Before we go any further, I often get asked, “what’s with ‘By The Stand’? Why did you call your blog that?”

Rather than go into a long drawn out explanation, why don’t I just show you…12002909_992021494175559_8191384248137577885_n

This is “The Stand” (Decked out for Fall, of course). The Stand was custom designed and built by my uncle using all recycled materials. “By The Stand” is where I do all my best DIYs! I use the stand as a place to create DIYs, we use it as a “stage” for our DIY videos and it sits outside of our store in Thamesford, Ontario, Canada. Hence the name โ€” By The Stand. It is because of this stand and our store in Thamesford that I fell in love with DIY and DIY is also what led me to create this blog.

Let me give you a little background history. My mother and I run a cute little boutique in Thamesford called Gracie’s Place, but it is so much more than just a boutique. We have flowers, gifts, candles, handmade items and so much more. Most of the DIYs that I make go in the store to sell. (A select few I just have to keep for myself!) We knew this place could be so much more than just a store, though. We work together as a family and everyone plays their part. I have two sisters who have caught on to the DIY bug, and love to help out! My uncle (as mentioned before, who built the stand) is a very talented contractor/carpenter, and of course, I can not forget my mother. She is the real brains behind the operation! Some days I like to pretend that I am the boss, though โ€” just for fun. We are just getting started on this amazing journey and we hope that you will come back often to keep in the loop!

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25 thoughts on “Home

  1. Hi,
    Do you sell online? I am starting to sell online.
    I met you at Roberta’s blog party. Maybe you can check out my blog if you need a blogging tip or two. That’s what I write about.
    I am having my own blog party today and I would love for you to come.
    Janice

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  2. Excited to see some DIY ideas. I live in North Eastern Manitoba and love DIYing.
    I was raised on a farm in Southern Manitoba and making things with your hands
    was a great pleasure.

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  3. Love the stand! That is so cool that you have a store where you can sell all of your DIYs and such. That is my dream, to be able to have a cute little boutique where I can sell things I love and make. I found your blog through the DecoArt blogger program and so glad I did!

    -Jenny
    http://www.sweetteal.com

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