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.
As you peruse the pages of Ideas for the Home by Kenarry, you’ll also discover ideas for home decor, technology, parenting, product recommendations, 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!
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.
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!
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Carrie is the chief writer, crafter, cook and social media manager 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.
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.
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.
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 eight year old who loves books, peanut butter and jelly, family movie night and our local library. C2 is a fun-loving six year old who loves exploring, being outside and dumping toys out of baskets – especially Legos. He’s always on the move. They keep us busy chasing after them, but we wouldn’t have it any other way.
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.