About Us

Welcome to Ideas for the Home by Kenarry where we create and curate ideas you’ll find useful for your home and family. Whether you’re cooking, crafting, or creating for your family, you’re bound to find inspiration here. We love sharing do-it-yourself projects, delicious recipes, and products that we think you’ll love as much as we do.

What You’ll Find Here

As you browse the ideas here, you’ll discover ideas for home decor, technology, celebrating holidays plus other tips and tricks you can implement at your home. Please pour yourself some coffee and stay awhile. We’re so glad you’re here!

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If this is your first time visiting us, let’s start by telling you a little more about us. We’re Kent and Carrie, a husband and wife team based in West Michigan where we share our home with our two young children and a mutt named Scruffy.

We work with a talented Creative Team to bring you great ideas for the home 2-5 times a week. We’re not experts, by any means, but we want Ideas for the Home by Kenarry to be a trusted resource for you, where you’ll see big, bright instructional photos and learn what worked well for us, what didn’t work well, and what we’d do differently next time.

This is great! Easy step-by-step tutorial teaches how to make a burlap wreath using two different accent ribbons. Beautiful craft for holiday and everyday home decor!

Some of our favorite and most popular stories include how to make a burlap wreath with two different colored ribbons, a collection of rose petal crafts, tips for removing a highlighter stain from fabric, suggestions for how to organize toys, tips for what to pack in your carry-on luggage when you fly with small children and lots of fun food ideas.

The most viewed posts in the last year also include a recipe for Caramel Apple Pudding Cups, how to build a DIY covered patio and how to make a crib rail cover without sewing. As you can see, you’ll find a little of everything here at Ideas for the Home and that’s just how we like it — the more, the merrier!

More Ideas For Parents

In addition to Ideas for the Home by Kenarry, we also own and operate three other small business ventures:

  • Clutter Keeper – Ready to get organized and stay organized? We offer home organization tips and products to help you get your home organized once and for all.
  • Messy Momma Crafts – Looking for crafts to do with your kids? This is the place to look! These are easy crafts for both holidays and any time of year.
  • Sunshine Villa at Glenbrook Resort – We invite you to stay at our short-term vacation rental home in sunny Orlando, just 9 miles from Walt Disney World. This 4 bedroom, 3.5 bathroom home features a private south-facing pool with a whirl pool spa, a games room, and two master king suites. Sign up below to be a Kenarry Idea Insider and get 10% off the nightly rental rate!
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Meet Carrie

Carrie - Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

Carrie is the chief writer, crafter and creator at Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. 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 our home. 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 the kids.

Women's Service Day, an annual event to help women and children in West Michigan - WomensServiceDay.com

Carrie’s other passion is volunteerism and connecting people with opportunities to make a difference in their community. She was one of the founders and organizers of an annual Women’s Service Day event. She also spent many years as the director of a short-term missions program for teens serving throughout the US, Canada and abroad.

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Meet Kent

Kent @ Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®

Kent is responsible for a lot of the behind-the-scenes work on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry including editing stories, acting as a sounding board and providing technical support. Kent also writes occasionally, usually about technology, home improvement or organization.

By day, Kent is a design engineer and manager for an automotive supplier. In his spare time, he loves researching new tech toys, fishing at our cottage and watching the Seahawks win.

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Meet Our Family

Together we parent two active boys who we affectionately refer to as C1 and C2 on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. C1 is a precocious ten year old who loves books, peanut butter and jelly, family movie night and our local library. C2 is a fun-loving eight year old who loves exploring, crafting with anything he can find from the recycling bin and playing video games. He’s always on the move. They keep us busy, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.

Our family - Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®

We love our readers and would enjoy meeting you too! Please take a moment to contact us at ideas @ kenarry.com and share more about you, your family, and the kinds of ideas you want to find for your own home.