Introducing the 2019-20 Creative Team for Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®. Meet the 11 talented bloggers who will share their great recipes, crafts, decor and DIY ideas in the coming year.
Hey there, Idea Insiders! Today we’re excited to announce our 2019-20 Kenarry Creative Team. This website wouldn’t be possible without a talented team of bloggers who work along with us to bring you great ideas for your home and family.
Once a month, each of these bloggers shares a new and creative recipe, craft, DIY project, home decor idea or other inspiring home tips. The members of this year’s Creative Team will be contributing their incredible ideas for the home from October 2019 through May 2020.
MEET THE 2019-20 CREATIVE TEAM
We are so pumped up about the bloggers who’ve been selected for this year’s Creative Team. All of them should be familiar faces, as each one has been sharing their great ideas here on our website for at least a year or more. We are honored and humbled to have such an amazingly talented team and are thrilled that so many want to return to share their great ideas with you for another year. You can check out the 2020-21 Creative Team here.
To celebrate 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. In addition, we’re showcasing the best fall ideas from each team member’s own blog. We hope you find several new ideas you want to try and enjoy getting to know all of them more 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.
Pam’s Fall Craft: Free Fabric Pumpkin Pattern (In 3 Sizes)
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!
Alaina’s Fall Recipe: Individual Five Layer Football Party Dip Cups + Football Straw Toppers Printable
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.
Trish’s Fall Craft: Burlap Wreath for Fall
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.
Lora’s Fall Printables: How to Make Halloween Photo Booth Props (+ a Free Printable)
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.
Cat’s Fall Recipe: DIY Infinity Scarf: An Amazingly Easy Tutorial
Erica Golding – Messy Momma Crafts
Erica from Messy Momma Crafts loves creating kitchen recipes and DIY craft work. She grew up in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula and moved to Michigan’s Lower Peninsula 15 years ago. There she met her now Hubby of 11 years. Together, they have one wonderful son and a cuddly dog, MooMoo. Erica enjoys beauty, fashion, shopping, spending time with her family, going to church, hiking, camping, paddle boarding, swimming, and traveling.
Erica’s Fall Recipe: Caramel Apple Rice Krispies
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 over five years, sharing easy, family friendly recipes.
Amanda’s Fall Recipe: Pumpkin Spice Donut Muffins
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.
Keri’s Fall Printables: Fall Party Printables with Woodland Creatures
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.
Michelle’s Fall Craft: How To Make Beautiful DIY Dollar Store Velvet Pumpkins
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.
Suzy’s Fall Craft: Easy to Make Single Use Fall Leaf Soaps!
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 her designs in her Etsy shop and support Linda’s artwork through Patreon for exclusive printables.
Linda’s Fall Printable: Free Digital Fall Scrapbook Paper
Behind the Scenes
In addition to the bloggers listed above, we also have two talented teammates working behind the scenes to support Ideas for the Home by Kenarry.
Annie Kearns – Venture 1105
Annie is an independent contractor who focuses on SEO strategy, editing and writing blog posts for Kenarry. She’s also instrumental in helping us create content and strategy for our Clutter Keeper brand and website. Annie grew up in a small town in Kansas with a passion for writing and a hunger to experience the world “beyond the rainbow.” Today, she lives in West Virginia with her husband and their blended family of 7 children. Together, they have a West Virginia food and travel blog called Venture1105.
Annie’s Fall Recipe: Pumpkin Streusel Muffins Recipe
Robin Lewis – A Home To Grow Old In
Robin is an independent contractor who serves as the Pinterest Marketing Manager, the Affiliate Marketing Manager and the Social Media Manager for Kenarry as well as our Clutter Keeper website. 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.
Robin’s Fall Craft: Square Faux Wood Fall Wreath (you won’t believe what this one is made of!)
cARRIE YPMA – IDEAS FOR THE HOME BY KENARRY
Last, but not least, there’s me, Carrie Ypma (pronounced EEpma, in case you’ve been wondering)! I’m the chief writer, crafter and cook here at Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. My husband, Kent and I started Kenarry in 2013 as a way to create and curate ideas that are useful for home and family life. I enjoy sharing recipes, trying new craft ideas, planning for parties and events as well as organizing and decorating. When I’m not blogging, preparing meals or picking up around the house, you’re bound to find me hidden away in a castle under the stairs reading or playing games with my two young boys.
In addition to Ideas for the Home by Kenarry, Kent and I also own and operate two other small business ventures: Clutter Keeper for home organization tips and products and Sunshine Villa at Glenbrook Resort, a short term vacation rental home near Walt Disney World in Orlando.
My Fall Recipe: Pumpkin Pie Parfaits
You can also check out my take on Fall 2019 Interior Design Trends on NewHomeSource.com
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