Introducing the 2023-24 Creative Team for Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®. Meet the six 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 2023-24 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. This year’s Creative Team members will be contributing their incredible ideas for the home from October 2023 through May 2024.
MEET THE 2023-24 CREATIVE TEAM
This year we are thrilled to welcome back returning members of the Creative Team. These talented women have shared ideas with you before – some of them for a few years – and we are looking forward to the ideas they will share this year.
Below is a quick introduction to each team member, along with a fall idea that they created on their blog. We hope you discover some new ideas you want to try this fall and get to know all these bloggers a little better over the next year.
Here they are, in no particular order.
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 Idea: How To Make A Ghost Doormat
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 in a RV as they travel the country. Many of her ideas are inspired by the things that they see and do while they travel.
Suzy’s Fall Craft: Easy Halloween Punched Lights
LINDA TIEU – TORTAGIALLA
Linda is the creative designer behind Tortagialla, a printables blog sharing her artwork and printable downloads. She loves all things paper and using printables in her journaling. With freebies on her blog, Linda hopes to share her love of stationery and the analogue life. Find more of her designs in her Etsy shop and support Linda’s artwork on Ko-Fi for exclusive printables.
Linda’s Fall Printable: Free Printable Halloween Treat Bag Template
AMY LANHAM – DIY WITH AMY
Amy is a wife and stay-at-home mom. To keep her sanity and stay on budget, she creates DIY crafts for the kids, home decor, and gifts. She shares budget-friendly home projects and believes anyone can have a home they love, whether they rent or own. In her downtime, you can find her binge-watching “The Office” reruns with her high school sweetheart, John.
Amy will also be creating and sharing craft ideas on Messy Momma Crafts for the 2022-23 term.
Amy’s Fall Idea: DIY Outdoor Wooden Monsters
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.
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 Idea: Hocus Pocus Stacked Bracelet Craft
LISA FAVRE – MOMENTS WITH LISA
Lisa is an independent contractor who serves as our Customer Care Manager, Social Media Marketing Manager and Affiliate Marketing Manager. To say Lisa is a digital content creator that wears many hats in an understatement.
Lisa is a full-time content creator who loves to keep busy. You may know her from her blog, Moments With Lisa, where she passionately speaks on home decor, fashion and elegant living. In 2022, Lisa launched her very own accessories line, Legacy Del. Her newest project, Mickey à la Carte, is something she looks forward to working on every single day! On days off, Lisa enjoys going on culinary adventures with her family, scouring fashion racks, and cozying-up with a good book.
Lisa’s Fall Recipe: Ricotta Toast
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: Vampire Punch Cocktail
Samantha Gorbatyuk 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.
Kailee is a Texas native and founder of KB Marketing Solutions, LLC. By day, she is a skilled physician Credentialing Manager, streamlining credentialing processes and procedures for her department. As the sun sets, she transitions into her role as a Pinterest Marketing Manager.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking alongside her husband and transforming their kitchen into a dance floor. She loves playing sports with her nieces and nephews and as the day winds to a close, you’ll find her cozied up with a good book, a cup of tea and her two dogs.
Follow Kailee on her website, KaileeBellermann.com. Kailee joined the team as the Pinterest Marketing Specialist in August 2023.
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 parties and events and 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 Idea: DIY Zebra Costume For Kids
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