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 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.
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.
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 they see and do while traveling.
Linda Tieu – tortagialla
Linda is the creative designer behind Tortagialla, a printables blog sharing her artwork and printable downloads. She loves all things paper and using printables in her journaling. With freebies on her blog, Linda hopes to share her love of stationery and the analogue life. Find more of her designs in her Etsy shop and support Linda’s artwork on Ko-Fi for exclusive printables.
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.
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!
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.
Lisa Favre – Moments With Lisa
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.
Lisa is a full-time content creator who loves to keep busy. You may know her from her blog, Moments With Lisa, where she passionately speaks on home decor, fashion and elegant living. In 2022, Lisa launched her very own accessories line, Legacy Del. Her newest project, Mickey à la Carte, is something she looks forward to working on every single day! On days off, Lisa enjoys going on culinary adventures with her family, scouring fashion racks, and cozying-up with a good book.
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.
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.
Kailee is a Texas native and founder of KB Marketing Solutions, LLC. By day, she is a skilled physician Credentialing Manager, streamlining credentialing processes and procedures for her department. As the sun sets, she transitions into her role as a Pinterest Marketing Manager.
In her spare time, she enjoys cooking alongside her husband and transforming their kitchen into a dance floor. She loves playing sports with her nieces and nephews and as the day winds to a close, you’ll find her cozied up with a good book, a cup of tea and her two dogs.
Follow Kailee on her website, KaileeBellermann.com. Kailee joined the team as the Pinterest Marketing Specialist in August 2023.
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