The Creative Team

Take a behind-the-scenes look and meet the entire Creative Team from Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®.

Look no further for inspiring writers! The Creative Team at Ideas for the Home by Kenarry shares incredible recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home tips, seasonal specialities, decor and more.

Carrie - Ideas for the Home by Kenarry

Carrie is the chief writer, crafter and cook here 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. 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 her two young boys. Whether you’re cooking, crafting or creating for your family, follow Carrie on Pinterest, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to get inspiring ideas for your home. You can learn more about Carrie and Kent on our About Us page.

The Creative Team

Meet the talented bloggers who work along side Carrie and Kent to bring you useful ideas for your home and family. It is a tremendous blessing to have these talented bloggers sharing their creative recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home decor and other inspiring tips on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry. Each member of the Creative Team is an independent contractor who contributes her great ideas for the home on a monthly basis.

Keri Houchin – One Mama’s Daily Drama

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 Pinterest Marketing Manager and Graphic Designer creating images for both Ideas for the Home by Kenarry and Clutter Keeper, our home organization blog.

Follow Keri on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter. Keri has been sharing her great ideas on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry since October 2018. See all posts by Keri.

Michelle James – Our Crafty Mom

Michelle from 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.

Follow Michelle on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter. Michelle has been sharing her great ideas on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry since October 2018. See all posts by Michelle.

Suzy Myers – Suzy’s Sitcom

Suzy from 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 they see and do while traveling.

Follow Suzy on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter. Suzy has been sharing her great ideas on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry since October 2018. See all posts by Suzy.

Linda Tieu – tortagialla

Linda from 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.

Follow Linda on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter. Linda has been sharing her great ideas on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry since October 2018. See all posts by Linda.

Joannie Hambel – Hambels Get Real

Joannie is a seasoned DIY’er who loves home remodeling. She began her DIY 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 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.

Follow Joannie on Pinterest and Instagram. This is Joannie’s first year writing for Ideas For The Home By Kenarry. See all posts by Joannie

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. At DIY With Amy, she shares budget-friendly home projects and believes anyone can have a home they love, whether they rent or own. You can find her binge-watching “The Office” reruns in her downtime with her high school sweetheart, John.

Follow Amy on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter. This is Amy’s first year writing for Ideas For the Home. See all posts by Amy.

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- 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!

Follow Marina on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter. This is Marina’s first year writing for Ideas For the Home. See all posts by Marina.

Jody Smith

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.

This is Jody’s first year writing for Ideas for the Home. 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 she 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.

Follow Libbie on FacebookPinterestInstagram and Twitter. This is Libbie’s first year writing for Ideas For the Home by Kenarry. See all posts by Libbie.

Behind the Scenes

In addition to the bloggers listed above, we also have three 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.

Follow Annie on Facebook and  Instagram. Annie has been working with Ideas for the Home by Kenarry since July 2018. See all posts by Annie.

Lisa Favre – Moments With Lisa

Lisa from Fabulous Habits

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.

In addition to her work with us, she also runs three websites. The first is Sugar Agenda, a food blog where she encourages everyone to make every day delicious! Second is Moments With Lisa. MWL is a lifestyle blog that ties in with her YouTube channel, where she inspires moms to elevate their every day through fashion, décor, and travel. She is also the founder of LegacyDel, a fashion brand for women. On days off, Lisa enjoys going on culinary adventures with her family, scouring fashion racks, and cozying-up with a good book.

Follow Lisa on FacebookPinterestInstagram and YouTube. Lisa has been sharing her great ideas on Ideas for the Home by Kenarry since October 2018. See all posts by Lisa.

Samantha Gorbatyuk

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.


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