Today we have the pleasure of announcing our 2018-19 Kenarry Creative Team! Kenarry: Ideas for the Home would not be possible without a talented team of bloggers who work along with us to bring you great ideas for your home and family. Week after week these bloggers share new and interesting recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor and other inspiring tips. Each member of this year’s Creative Team will be contributing their amazing ideas for the home on a monthly basis from October 2018 through May 2019.
Meet the 2018-19 Creative Team
We are excited about the bloggers who’ve been selected for this year’s Creative Team. To introduce the team and help you get as excited as we are, we’re sharing their bios and photos as well as links to follow them across their social media and see the other inspiring ideas they share. Some of them are familiar faces returning to the team from last year while others are brand new contributors to Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. We hope you enjoy getting to know all of them over the coming year!
In alphabetical order by blog name:
Pam Baker – The Birch Cottage
Pam is the creative behind The Birch Cottage, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on family-friendly DIY projects, recipes, tutorials and family. An accounting clerk by day and a self-proclaimed Pinterest addict by night, you are sure to find creative ideas and meal inspirations at The Birch Cottage.
Alaina Bullock – Bullock’s Buzz
Meet Alaina, the lady behind the buzz at Bullock’s Buzz, a creative lifestyle blog sharing fun and easy recipes, creative crafts, and other family-friendly content. Like most women, she has many different roles: a wife, step-mom, cook, writer, and a blogger- and that’s just to name a few!
Alaina, her husband, stepson, and two cats currently live in Birmingham, Alabama. When she’s not writing, you can find her enjoying the outdoors with her family, chasing after one of her pets, in the kitchen cooking and baking, or curled up on the couch enjoying a book and coffee!
Trish Sutton – By Trish Sutton
Trish is a passionate volunteer, tea addict, and football fanatic as well as the creator and dreamer behind her self-titled lifestyle blog, By Trish Sutton. As a believer, a wife, a boy-mom and a big sister, she’s wholeheartedly devoted and loyal to those she loves. She started her blog in 2014 with the hope it would inspire others to do the same. When Trish isn’t writing, crafting and creating for her blog or taking care of her family, you’ll typically find her working as a human resources contractor or spending time with her two sons making messes in the playroom or debating penalties and plays on ESPN.
Erica Golding, Kari Perrine and Jill Schultz – Craft Create Cook
Craft Create Cook is a group of 3 women, Kari, Jill and Erica, whose passion is to craft, create and cook! Between the 3 of them, there are 6 kids and 3 dogs. As Michigan natives, these talented women have an eye for detail and love creating exciting crafts, reviewing products, cooking simple budget friendly foods to elaborate desserts and creating lifestyle posts for DIY projects, frugal living, family activities, and everyday topics.
Lora Green – Craftivity Designs
Lora is the Owner and Creative Director of Craftivity Designs, where she seeks to create a home that is simple, functional, and beautiful. With an eye for practical solutions, she designs multi-purpose rooms which pack a storage punch. As a busy mom of 2, she shares crafts that are quick and easy, without sacrificing style. For fun, she loves to go on a homemade scavenger hunt and plan trips to Disney.
Lisa Favre – Fabulous Habits
Lisa is the founder and content creator of Fabulous Habits. She’s also a wife, a mother, and a self-proclaimed cookie enthusiast. On days off, if she’s not in the kitchen, then she’s likely traveling with her family or enjoying a day at the spa!
Lori Greco – Greco Design Company
Lori is a freelance graphic designer living in the Boston area with her husband, their three kids and a yellow lab puppy. She started Greco Design Company in 2014 when she realized that her love for design was extending beyond the corporate advertising world and into all areas of her life. You’ll find she shares unique but simple DIY projects, gives some great ideas for home design, provides her outlook on current fashion trends, and loves to do beauty and product reviews. She incorporates her graphic design background through her free printables, paintings, signs, art prints, invitations and stationery on her blog and in her Etsy shop. Lori believes in the importance of surrounding ourselves with good, purposeful design that can help streamline our lives and still be affordable. Her tutorials are easy to follow as she shows how you can make anything you set your mind to!
Sam Franklin – A Happy Home In Holland
Sam is a British Expat who currently lives in the Netherlands with her Dutch husband and 2 beautiful daughters. Her family is very important to her and she values all the little things in life which bring happiness. She loves to be creative and is always happy when she is able to roll her sleeves up and getting stuck-in with her latest DIY or craft project. Sam is also the creator and editor of A Happy Home In Holland which is a creative family lifestyle blog. Her passions are reflected in the blog where you can expect to find lots of home décor inspiration, DIY tutorials, craft ideas, family friendly recipes & fun activities for the kids.
Jessica Welling – Jessica Welling Interiors
Jessica is an interior designer, blogger, and stay-at-home mama to two little girls. She loves to create family-friendly spaces and inspire women to make their homes beautiful and functional. Her blog, Jessica Welling Interiors, is full of fun home decor, renovation, and organizing ideas to get your creative juices flowing! She also loves to cook, garden, host parties, and read.
Cat Webel – Mary Martha Mama
Cat is a former teacher turned stay-at-home mom who writes the blog Mary Martha Mama. While pregnant with her firstborn she decided to sew a quilt for her sister and that project kicked off a love affair with all things crafty that continues today. On Mary Martha Mama she shares sewing, crafts, DIY projects, recipes, and life as a mom to two little boys in beautiful Ohio.
Amanda Dorich – Old House to New Home
Amanda is a blogger, high school Spanish teacher, mom, and a wife. She loves turning their 115 year old house into a home and cooking delicious meals for her family. Amanda has been blogging at Old House to New Home for four years, sharing easy, family friendly recipes.
Keri Houchin – One Mama’s Daily Drama
Keri is a writer, graphic designer, wife and mom of two from Texas. She began One Mama’s Daily Drama when her teens were little as a way to help parents navigate the chaos of family life. She is passionate about planning, organizing and helping other parents find practical solutions to everyday challenges.
Michelle James – Our Crafty Mom
Michelle is the founder and creator of Our Crafty Mom, a DIY blog focusing on crafts, home decorating, refinishing furniture and upcycling — all done on a budget! She has two grown children, who inspired her blog name. Her Dad is her biggest blog supporter and very own “personal American Picker”, finding most of the furniture pieces she refinishes. She has been featured on DIY Network, Craft Gawker, Dwelling Gawker and many popular DIY blogs. She loves thrift store shopping and flea markets.
Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil – Running With Sisters
Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil are sisters and authors of several books including Steampunk Chic: Vintage Flair From Recycled Finds. Their crafting, decorating, and jewelry designs have appeared in Woman’s World, Craft Ideas, and Create and Decorate magazines and on the web sites of Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, and HGTV. Their detailed craft videos can be found on Curious.com and on their YouTube channel, which has over 2.2 million views. The O’Neil Sisters share their enthusiasm and their fresh approach to crafting and decorating on their blog, RunningWithSisters.com.
Marissa Zheng – Squirrels of a Feather
Marissa is the creative mastermind behind Squirrels of a Feather, a lifestyle blog that shares fun and frugal hacks for people with hectic lives (i.e., everyone with a pulse). When she isn’t focused on keeping her two rambunctious boys fed and alive, she enjoys organizing, cooking, and brainstorming new and inventive ways to use a glue gun. Marissa is a certified trash whisperer who also speaks fluent KonMari. Her mantra is “If you’ve got a problem, yo, I’ll solve it.”
LZ Cathcart – The Summery Umbrella
LZ is an artist who loves creating illustrations, custom hand lettering and patterns for gifts, home decor, fabric, and wallpaper. She is also the creative mind behind The Summery Umbrella where she shows you how to make handmade signs, various DIY projects and gorgeous home decor.
When she’s not dreaming up new projects and designs you can typically find her drinking her fair share of coffee, hanging out with her super handy husband and her sweet and sassy daughter. They all have a hard time sitting still so this family is constantly on the go!
Suzy Myers – Suzy’s Sitcom
Suzy has a background in fine art, graphic design and photography. She created Suzy’s Sitcom in 2010 as a way to document new and original art and craft ideas. Her website features arts, crafts and humor, with a specialty in vintage and recycled crafts, quilting and sewing.
Suzy, her husband and two dogs are full time travelers, living in their RV as they experience the country one campsite at a time. Many of her projects are influenced by the area that they are currently exploring and the people that they meet.
Linda Tieu – tortagialla
Linda is the creative designer behind tortagialla, a creative blog sharing her artwork and printable designs. She loves stationery, art journaling, scrapbooking and all things paper and DIY. With free printables on her blog, Linda hopes to share her love of paper crafting with you. Find more of designs in her Etsy shop and support Linda’s artwork through Patreon for exclusive printables.
Behind the Scenes
In addition to the bloggers listed above, we also have two talented teammates working behind the scenes to support Kenarry: Ideas for the Home.
Meaghan Lamm – Cook. Craft. Love.
Meaghan is an independent contractor who focuses on social media marketing, SEO strategy and editing blog posts for Kenarry. Meaghan’s also the baker, writer, and photographer at Cook. Craft. Love. where she adores posting desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth. In addition, she is the founder and owner of her own company where she works as an online business manager helping bloggers and small business owners grow their traffic, streamline their systems, and master social media. A southern girl in a Michigan world Meaghan loves college football, country music, and cupcakes.
Robin Lewis – A Home To Grow Old In
Robin is an independent contractor who serves as both the Pinterest Marketing Manager and the Affiliate Marketing Manager for Kenarry. In addition, Robin is a home decor and DIY blogger at A Home To Grow Old In that lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and 2 young boys. She moved into a 90 year old Tudor-style home in 2015 after spending the last several years in Bangkok, Thailand. While there, she had an opportunity to attend culinary school and enjoys sharing many of her favorite recipes on her blog. Robin’s days are spent enjoying time with her boys that are growing up too fast or making over rooms in her home by refinishing furniture she already owns or repurposing things that she finds.
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Carrie is the chief writer, crafter and cook here at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. She’s an optimist by nature and enjoys sharing recipes, trying new craft ideas, planning for parties and events as well as organizing and decorating. When she’s not blogging, preparing meals or picking up around the house, you’re bound to find her hidden away in a castle under the stairs reading to her two young boys. Whether you’re cooking, crafting or creating for your family, follow Carrie on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter, Google+, and Instagram to get inspiring ideas for your home.