Summer Spotlight: Carrie at Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®


The Summer Spotlight focuses on great ideas for the home from a different blogger each week. This week the spotlight is on Carrie at Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®.

Did you think the Summer Spotlight was over now that it’s September? Oh no… We have a special treat for you all! Based on a request from some of our readers, we’re actually going to turn the spotlight on each other for the next few weeks so you can get to know the four hosts who were behind the scenes of the Summer Spotlight all summer long. This week my co-host, Ariean, is casting the spotlight on yours truly. I am still blushing from all her kind words as she tours some of our most popular blog posts. She is the sweetest blog friend and has been a joy to work with this summer.

Summer Spotlight with Kenarry, View from the Fridge, Oh My! Creative and One Krieger Chick

The Summer Spotlight is a collaborative effort to showcase great ideas from a different talented blogger each Friday throughout the Summer months. Follow my co-hosts and I online to see the great ideas we share year-round:

Carrie of Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®

Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest

Katie of View from the Fridge

Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest 

Susan of Oh My! Creative

Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest / Instagram

Ariean of One Krieger Chick

Facebook / Twitter / Pinterest

Hello there! I’m Ariean from One Krieger Chick and this week I am excited to share with you some of Carrie’s amazing projects. It has been such a pleasure getting to know Carrie through the Summer Spotlight this Summer. Carrie has to be one of the most organized people I have ever met. She definitely kept me on my toes. This translates to her blog too… Her projects are all created without a detail left out… Let’s take a look…

Kenarry graphic

Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® is actually a husband and wife team who work together to create the projects and ideas you see on the blog. Carrie says… “We’re from Michigan and our boys are 4 and 1 1/2. We started Kenarry as a way to share great ideas for the home – both those we’ve done and those that inspire us, like the bloggers we’ve highlighted in the Summer Spotlight series. Blogging has really become a family affair. With two little guys at home, our projects and posts often center around them including fun food, travel tips, and other kid ideas.” Read more about them here. While Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® is full of awesome projects, “Carrie’s passion, though, is volunteerism and connecting people with opportunities to make a difference in their community.” Read all about Carrie’s mission here.

Carrie and her husband are quite the duo… Just look at the Ah-mazing Castle Playroom space they created for their two young boys. You must see all of the details. And… she has a tutorial on how you can create each element!

Castle Playroom Under the Stairs: The Adventure Begins -

Remember how I mentioned Carrie is super organized… All the way down to her Toy Storage.

Toy Organization: 10 Easy Ways to Overcome Chaos -

Even her road trips are organized…

How to Survive a Road Trip with Small Children (without them driving you crazy!) -

All that organization leaves Carrie LOTS of time to be a Fun-Mom too! How dreamy is this outdoor sandbox and play area!

DIY Wood Sandbox: Easy to Make with the New BLACK+DECKER AutoSense Drill -

While we are talking about the fun stuff… How darling is this hand sanitizer she created as a back to school teacher gift!

Free Hand Sanitizer Printable and More Great Back to School Ideas; Fits an extra large 32 oz bottle. Great for preschool, early elementary and day care! -

Carrie is as talented in the kitchen as when she’s crafting. Doesn’t this Creamy Garlic Parmesan Quinoa look delicious!

Creamy Garlic Parmesan Quinoa with Sun Dried Tomatoes -

After you have tried that recipe, I’m sure you’ll be ready to try Carrie’s Grilled Meatloaf Burger… which would be a perfect fit with the Great American Barbecue she organized as a fun event with many other bloggers.

Meatloaf Burger: A Recipe for the Best Grilled Hamburger -

Want to see more of Carrie’s ideas? Make sure to check out Ideas for the Home by Kenarry® where Carrie is always up to something fun!

Carrie can also be found here…

Pinterest / Facebook / Twitter / Instagram


If you enjoyed this feature about Carrie at Ideas for the Home by Kenarry®, you may want to check out the other bloggers we’ve featured in the Summer Spotlight.

Similar Posts

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *