About Me

Welcome to hodge:podge
by markova design 

Yes, that is me. Hoping that one day this design obsession of mine can be something more than simply a blog.

I am a design obsessed, caffeine fueled gal living in the suburbs of Vancouver, Canada who drives her family crazy with all my DIY projects on-the-go that can be found all over the house. DIY is my thing because I love to create some design bang without spending a buck. Being a creative gal from a young age, I can always be found creating something, whether it involves paint, fabric, thread or glue.

{That's me the shortest girl on the left}

As a mother to 3 amazing kids, 2 girls and 1 boy {18, 17, and 14},a surreptitious chocolate lab named Henry and wife to my bike-obsessed college sweetheart, there is never a dull moment around here.

You can find me drinking copious amounts of coffee while I sand, paint and sew my way to creating a home for my family.

A few tidbits about me:

  • I studied pre-medicine and education.
  • English is my second language, was born in Canada but didn't learn to speak English until kindergarten.
  • I love to sew. Enough said.
  • I have a bit of a red obsession, oh, and stripes too.
  • I love coffee.
  • We used to live in the suburbs of Washington DC in the fabulous state of Virginia. I would move back in a flash.
  • I love chocolate.
  • I eat my steak rare.
  • I love coffee. Did I say that already?
  • I married young, had kids young and still feel young.
  • I have been obsessed with design from a young age, was always re-arranging my room. Spray painting garage sale finds, sewing Barbie clothes and helping my mom hang gads of wallpaper.

So glad you stopped by, did I mention that I LOVE visitors? I can make a mean cup of coffee!


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