Introducing the 2022-23 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.
Hi, Idea Insiders! Today we’re excited to announce our 2022-23 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 2022 through May 2023.
MEET THE 2022-23 CREATIVE TEAM
We are thrilled about this amazing group of bloggers who were selected for this year’s Creative Team. This year, we have some returning members and a handful of brand-new ones. 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 fall ideas from each of their blogs. 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.
LISA FAVRE – SUGAR AGENDA
Lisa is the founder and content creator of the food blog, Sugar Agenda. 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, TikTok, and Instagram. 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 Fall Idea: Pumpkin Pie Pastry
JOANNIE HAMBEL – HAMBELS GET REAL
Joannie is a seasoned DIYer who loves home remodeling. She began her day journey in 2013 when she drew plans and convinced her husband they could tear the roof off of their single-story home and add a second story. They DIY’d the entire addition and blogged about it at hambelsgetreal.com. A mother of four and a registered nurse, Joannie spends her spare time working in her wood shop or adding character to her home. She enjoys simple crafts to complex builds and sharing them with you.
Joannie’s Fall Idea: How To Stamp Muslin Fabric
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 Fall Printable: Fall Zentangle Coloring Book Printable
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 A Pumpkin Lovers Gift WIth Cricut
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: Funny Jar ‘O Monsters
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 Printable Vintage Old Paper Text
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 Fall Wreath
mARINA JOHN – MOMMY SNIPPETS
Marina is a forty-something, South Asian mom of 3. Her husband, of 20 years, is her best friend and biggest cheerleader. The family is based out of Texas, and loves soccer, their sweet rescue pup Jingle, good food, and traveling!
Marina is passionate about inspiring busy families with authentic and relatable resources on her family lifestyle site- MommySnippets.com. If you need inspiration on how to make homemade play dough, hide veggies in recipes the kid’s love, engage your kids with fun printables, encourage your family in the faith, or learn how to make family travel a priority (even with young kids), then head over to her site! You can also find her printables in her Etsy shop: Fun Faith Printables. What tides her through each day? A hot cup of cardamom chai, God’s Faithfulness and Philippians 4:13!
Marina’s Fall Idea: Fall Reading Challenge Free Printable
Jody is a coffee-loving, homeschooling mom of 2 who spends her days reading, crafting, and being with her family. She loves western boho with a splash of vintage and modern farmhouses. She is also addicted to planners, post-its, and post-apocalyptic fiction.
Jody is an independent contractor that makes and sells creative content. Even though she doesn’t have her own blog, she’s still very busy creating crafts and photography ideas for people.
Jody will also be writing for Easy Recipe Depot during the 2022-23 term.
This is Jody’s first year writing for Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. See all posts by Jody.
LIBBIE BURLING- A LIFE UNFOLDING
Libbie has always been a design geek. She can’t remember a time that she wasn’t trying to put her personal stamp on her living spaces – starting with her very first paint choice, which was called Teddy Bear Pink and horrible (she was 9).
DIY’ing something Libbie couldn’t find or couldn’t afford to buy (during her single mom years) and last year where she renovated a distressed property (during the pandemic) into an Airbnb. A Life Unfolding is where she shares design, decor, DIY’s, and all things home.
Libbie’s Fall DIY: Easy DIY Mini Charcuterie Boards
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 Fall Idea: Wood Crate Book Stack Decor
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.
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 Fall Recipe: Apple Coffee Cake Muffins
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