Look no further for inspiring writers! The Creative Team at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home shares incredible recipes, crafts, DIY projects, home tips, seasonal specialities, decor and more.
Carrie is the chief writer, crafter, cook and owner here at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. She and her husband, Kent started Kenarry in Fall 2013 and continue to work side-by-side to create and curate ideas for the home. It is our hope that the ideas shared on Kenarry will inspire our readers and their families to try something new. Carrie is 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, Google+, 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 Kenarry: Ideas for the Home. Each member of the Creative Team contributes their great ideas for the home on a monthly basis.
Amanda is the lifestyle blogger behind Life at Cloverhill. Along with her husband, she is restoring Cloverhill, a 1903 farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. They share their small homestead with their baby girl, two rambunctious dogs, four hens and a persnickety rooster. When she isn’t creating new projects and developing delicious recipes, Amanda can be found outside in their flower field.
Jennifer and Kitty O’Neil are sisters and authors of several books including Steampunk Chic: Vintage Flair From Recycled Finds. Their crafting, decorating, and flea market articles have appeared in Woman’s World, Craft Ideas, and Create and Decorate magazines and on the web sites of Better Homes and Gardens, Family Circle, and HGTV. Their detailed craft videos can be found on Curious.com and YouTube. The O’Neil Sisters share their enthusiasm and their fresh approach to crafting and decorating on their blog, RunningWithSisters.com.
Follow the O’Neil Sisters on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Jennifer & Kitty have been sharing their great ideas on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home since June 2015. See all posts by The O’Neil Sisters.
With a passion for teaching, crafting, and photography, Kelly created a blog that weaves them all together. From easy dinner recipes to quick DIY projects, Typically Simple provides creative inspiration for cooking and baking, crafting with kids, home decor, organization and more. A classroom teacher for seven years, Kelly now stays at home with her very energetic little boy. Armed with her hot glue gun and a cup of coffee, she enjoys working on craft and DIY projects during nap-time. You might also find her taste-testing new recipes in the kitchen!
Follow Kelly on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus and Instagram. Kelly is new to the team and will begin sharing her great ideas on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home in October 2016. See all posts by Kelly.
Lori is a freelance graphic designer living in the Boston area with her husband, their three kids and a yellow lab puppy. She started Greco Design Company in 2014 when she realized that her love for design was extending beyond the corporate advertising world and into all areas of her life. She shows us some unique but simple DIY projects, gives some great ideas for home design, provides her outlook on current fashion trends, and loves to do beauty and product reviews. She incorporates her graphic design background through her free printables, paintings, signs, art prints, invitations and stationery on her blog and in her Etsy shop. Lori believes in the importance of surrounding ourselves with good, purposeful design that can help streamline our lives and still be affordable. Her tutorials are easy to follow as she shows how you can make anything you set your mind to!
Pam is the creative behind The Birch Cottage, a lifestyle blog with an emphasis on family-friendly DIY projects, recipes, tutorials and family. An accounting clerk by day and a self-proclaimed Pinterest addict by night, you are sure to find creative ideas and meal inspirations at The Birch Cottage.
Rita Joy is a wife, mom, passionate homemaker, and blogger at Harbour Breeze Home. She loves the challenge of making a pretty and functional home (on a tight budget) and cooks because her family needs to eat! Along with rearranging furniture and painting rooms, she loves to find quaint coffee shops (with yummy baked goods!).
Follow Rita Joy on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram. Rita Joy is new to the team and will begin sharing her great ideas on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home in October 2016. See all posts by Rita Joy.
Robin is a home decor and DIY blogger at A Home To Grow Old In that lives in Western Massachusetts with her husband and 2 young boys. She moved into a 90 year old Tudor-style home in 2015 after spending the last several years in Bangkok, Thailand. While there, she had an opportunity to attend culinary school and enjoys sharing many of her favorite recipes on her blog. Robin’s days are spent enjoying time with her boys that are growing up too fast or making over rooms in her home by refinishing furniture she already owns or repurposing things that she finds.
Follow Robin on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus and Instagram. Robin is new to the team and will begin sharing her great ideas on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home in October 2016. See all posts by Robin.
Sam is a British Expat who currently lives in the Netherlands with her Dutch husband and 2 beautiful daughters. Family is very important to her and she values all the little things in life which bring happiness. She adores good design, being creative, learning new skills and most importantly loves rolling her sleeves up and getting stuck-in with her latest DIY/craft project. Sam is also the creator and dedicated author behind A Happy Home In Holland which is a creative family lifestyle blog. Her passions are reflected in the blog where you can expect to find lots of home décor inspiration, beautiful DIY/craft projects and tutorials, family friendly recipes and fun activities/ideas for the kids.
Follow Sam on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Google Plus and Instagram. Sam is new to the team and will begin sharing her great ideas on Kenarry: Ideas for the Home in October 2016. See all posts by Sam.
Trish is a passionate volunteer, tea addict, and football fanatic as well as the creator and dreamer behind her self-titled lifestyle blog, By Trish Sutton. As a believer, a wife, a boy-mom and a big sister, she’s wholeheartedly devoted and loyal to those she loves. She started her blog in 2014 with the hope it would inspire others to do the same. When Trish isn’t writing, crafting and creating for her blog or taking care of her family, you’ll typically find her working as a human resources contractor or spending time with her two sons making messes in the playroom or debating penalties and plays on ESPN.
Behind the Scenes
In addition to the bloggers listed above, we also have a talented virtual assistant working behind the scenes to support Kenarry: Ideas for the Home.
Meaghan is our top notch Virtual Assistant at Kenarry: Ideas for the Home focused on social media and marketing. She’s also the baker, writer, and photographer at Cook. Craft. Love. where she adores posting desserts to satisfy any sweet tooth. In addition, she is the founder and owner of Meaghan Elizabeth Freelancing where she works as a Virtual Assistant helping bloggers grow their traffic, streamline their systems, and master social media. A southern girl in a Michigan world Meaghan loves college football, country music, and cupcakes.
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