Introducing the 2020-21 Creative Team for Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®. Meet the 13 talented bloggers who will share their great recipes, crafts, decor, and DIY ideas in the coming year.
Hi, Idea Insiders! Today we’re excited to announce our 2020-21 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 2020 through May 2021.
MEET THE 2020-21 CREATIVE TEAM
We are thrilled about this amazing group of bloggers who were selected for this year’s Creative Team. You might recognize them since all of them have already been sharing their clever ideas here for a least a year or more. We are honored to have such a talented team and are thrilled that so many wanted to return to share even more ideas with you for another year!
In order to celebrate each team member (and to pump up the excitement) we are sharing their bios and photos, along with how you can follow them on social media. We will also showcase the best Halloween ideas from each of their blogs. We hope you discover some new ideas that you want to try this Halloween and get to know all of these bloggers a little better over the next 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 Halloween Craft: DIY Pumpkin Planter
TRISH SUTTON – BY TRISH SUTTON
Trish is a sleep deprived self-proclaimed tea addict, passionate volunteer, football fanatic, wife and proud momma to two boys born 16 years apart. She is also the creator and dreamer behind her self-titled lifestyle blog, By Trish Sutton.
Trish’s passion for helping others and desire to keep things simple have kept her dedicated to sharing a variety of topics on her website including family, food and travel. She especially loves creating printables and often takes special requests from her readers.
Trish’s Halloween Craft: Haunted Halloween Wreath
LISA FAVRE – FABULOUS HABITS
Lisa is the founder and content creator of the food blog, Fabulous Habits. Her website focuses on fun, fabulous recipes for families to enjoy. A total family gal, Lisa enjoys going on culinary adventures with her husband and son. When she’s not in the kitchen, she’s likely catching up with friends or enjoying a day at the spa.
Follow Lisa on Facebook, Pinterest, Instagram and Twitter. Lisa has been part of the Creative Team on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® from October 2018 to August 2019 and returned to the team in June 2020. See all posts by Lisa.
Lisa’s Halloween Idea: Bones Cookies
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: Chex Scotcheroo Bars
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 Halloween Craft: DIY Painted Sugar Skull Mask
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.
As an independent contractor, Keri also serves as our graphic designer creating images for both Ideas for the Home by Kenarry and Clutter Keeper, our home organization blog.
Keri’s Halloween Project: How To Build A Halloween Terrarium
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 Halloween Craft: How To Make Rae Dunn Pumpkins
SUZY MYERS – SUZY’S SITCOM
Suzy has a background in fine art, graphic design and photography, and 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 and her husband live and work on a farm in New York. Many of her ideas are inspired by the animals and wildlife that can be found there.
Suzy’s Halloween Craft: Halloween Scented Tea Lights Made With Oranges
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 Halloween Printable: Free Animal Print Paper Designs
BEHIND THE SCENES
In addition to the bloggers listed above, we also have several 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 Halloween Idea: Free Printable Halloween Activity Mat
ROBIN LEWIS – A HOME TO GROW OLD IN
Robin is an independent contractor who serves as the Pinterest Marketing Manager and the Affiliate Marketing 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 Halloween Idea: Easy Halloween Party Decoration- Skull Centerpiece
SAMANTHA ROOT – A HOME TO GROW OLD IN
Samantha is an independent contractor who serves as the Social Media Manager for Kenarry as well as our Clutter Keeper website. Samantha has lived in Massachusetts her whole life. She grew up on the ocean and recently moved a couple hours inland. While the home was pretty much move in ready, she loves adding her personal touch to every room. Being raised by a very creative mother who was always working on a craft, Samantha enjoyed getting involved and to this day still learns from her. She loves going to the beach, cooking, and crafting with her husband and their three boys.
Samantha’s Halloween Craft: Dollar Store Halloween Candy Bowl (with a free SVG cut file!)
Samantha Moltke is an independent contractor who serves as the Newsletter Writer for Kenarry as well as our Clutter Keeper website. Sam is a Florida native who now lives in Colorado where she works in human resources by day. In her spare time, she loves cooking delicious goodies, hiking with her dogs, writing amazing content and spending time with her husband.
Sam’s been working with Kenarry, LLC since July 2018. As a freelance writer, she’s also written several blog posts for Clutter Keeper and created content for Sunshine Villa, our short term vacation rental home.
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 Halloween Craft: Easy Halloween Candy Spiders
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