Kari is the owner/founder of U Create, a well-known craft blog sharing thousands of free patterns and tutorials, hot new craft trends, tips and tricks for making creating fun, and more. Her “heaven on earth” is working on a craft project with a bowl of M&M’s, a Diet Coke, and listening to a book on Audible. She has a creative/fix-it-man husband and four energetic children that keep her busy and bring her indescribable joy!
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Born + raised (and still here) in Vegas. Us three sisters grew up in a little brick house on the east side of town. The number hammered onto our mailbox was 1825. We live only miles from each other now and get together as much as possible to play. With 12 kids between the three of us, the more playtime, the better. We’ve decided to share some of our fun with you at eighteen25, the blog.
Lover of DIY and eclectic decorating, Roeshel of DIYShowOff shares the transformation of an old fixer upper farmhouse with budget friendly DIY decorating and home improvement stories, before and after room makeovers and fun craft ideas. Roeshel encourages readers to “do-it-yourself” to create a beautiful home filled with personalization and love as well as offers DIY fans an opportunity to “show off” their DIY projects.
Mandy is a craft blogger who loves to blog and enjoys all things crafty, sewing and DIY. She feels that if she can do something, you can too, and provides tutorials to help you along the way. She loves being a mom to four awesome kiddos and blogs from the Kansas City area.
KarasPartyIdeas.com is a huge online resource for millions of party ideas, recipes, tips, tutorials, thousands of party supplies and more. Its purpose is to inspire and help those who are planning parties and special occasions around the world from start to finish. On a daily basis, Kara showcases her favorites of the hundreds of party submissions she receives each month in addition to featuring her own fabulous events and recipes.
Chelsea Foy is the maker behind Lovely Indeed, a DIY and lifestyle blog about all of the lovely things in life. Her work has been featured on Apartment Therapy, Buzzfeed, HGTV, Better Homes and Gardens, and more. She recently co-authored Make Your Day, a digital crafting book. Chelsea resides in Los Angeles with her adorable husband, where they spend their time exploring and looking for creative adventures.
Graphic designer Lindi Haws is best known for her unique take on DIY parties, printables and crafts found on Love The Day. Her work can be seen in Parents Magazine, Cottages & Bungalows, MarthaStewart.com, POPSugar and she interacts with brands including Home Goods, World Market, Michaels, Martha Stewart and Plaid Crafts. Lindi lives in Austin, TX with her two daughters and husband. She loves to bake, run, do crossword puzzles, read, learn new things and meet new people. She also has an intense love for treats, Target, Diet Coke and all things glittery.
Kristyn is a mom to 4 who loves spending time with her kids and husband. When she’s not busy with them she likes to make pretty creations for her home as well as delicious recipes to enjoy. She finds joy in sharing inexpensive and creative ideas, going on family adventures, watching movies and organizing. Head to her site for great ideas for any and all occasions.
Destri learned at a young age that days spent making something were simply the best. She’s now lucky enough to spend her days creating. Her two kids are usually somewhere near by covered in glitter and glue, and sneaking into mom’s “fancy” art stuff. She almost always has Michael Buble playing on her Pandora station and a bowl of popcorn while she works. Destri is the founding editor of The Mother Huddle, a blog dedicated to helping mothers bring there A-game since 2009.
Jennifer Hadfield is a mom of 4 who features affordable how-to projects every day. Her style is approachable, modern and warm, showcasing DIY, design and décor projects. She’s an influencer and trendsetter with a loyal and engaged audience built over six years of blogging. Her latest project is renovating a 1905 mountain cottage. She features tools, products, services and materials to update your home – she takes the fear out of DIY with home improvement projects anyone can do. Join her every day for seasonal decorating and home improvement ideas.
Crystal is a creative lifestyle blogger at apumpkinandaprincess.com. She enjoys sharing ideas that help inspire others to embrace a creative life with easy projects you can recreate at home. On her site you will find a wide range of ideas from recipes, crafts, home decor, DIY projects, paper crafts and her obsession with homemade sugar scrubs. You can frequently find baked goods sitting on her counter, which satisfies her love of sweets and baking. When she’s not creating she enjoys reading, running, and trips to the coffee shop. She believes in capturing life’s beautiful moments by journaling and photographing her family, friends, and everyday life.
Stephanie Lynn has a passion for do-it-yourself decor, home projects, and anything that keeps her creative mind busy. She enjoys the challenge of designing projects on her own; preferably using repurposed items when possible. She enjoys adding a touch of whimsy and fun to the simple and classic styles that influence her the most. She believes style does not have to be compromised by a budget; no matter what that budget maybe. Her blog, www.bystephanielynn.com is dedicated to inspiring others to find their inner creative by sharing a variety of simple projects, fun crafts, and occasional recipes.
I am Ashley, the owner and founder of Make It and Love It, a site full of free DIY crafts, sewing, home decor, recipes, and more! I’m also a wife and mom to 3 little ones and have a crazy addiction for creating new things. My kids are often my subjects and my inspiration for my projects. Okay, and whomever may be walking down the street! I started blogging as a way to document my little projects and eventually decided to share them with everyone else. There are hundreds of free step-by-step picture tutorials available on the site, geared towards all skill levels and interests. The ultimate goal of the site is to help readers MAKE something and then LOVE it…something that has been truly rewarding for me to be a part of!
Cindy Hopper is a crafter, DIY-er and blogger. Her blog, Skip to My Lou, is full of free patterns, downloads and plenty of inspiration. She uses her arts education background as well as her practical experience as a mother to children ages 21, 17 and 9. Cindy hopes to share ideas that allow her followers to create memories with their friends and family.
Rubyellen Bratcher is the author of Let’s Sew Together (due Spring 2014) and popular lifestyle blog Cakies. She has been featured in Family Fun Magazine, Martha Stewart Living, Babiekins, Mollie Makes, Apartment Therapy, Design for Mankind, HGTV, and many other print and online venues. A former elementary school teacher, she is a mom to four girls: True, Brave, Soul, and Glow. Rubyellen and her family live in Southern California and you can follow her daily chronicles at www.mycakies.com.
A Night Owl is a creative lifestyle community featuring DIY/crafts, decor, recipes, family, and more! Kimberly Sneed is a working mom on the go. An MBA who works in digital advertising by day, Kimberly enjoys finding the creative aspects of everyday life and fills her weekends with glitter, glue, and other crafting goodness.
Toni has a love for design, creativity and crafts! She not only loves a good DIY or craft project but a great party! A former party planner and owner of two retail stores a candy and cookie shop, Toni knows about sweets and event styling. Her blog, Design Dazzle shares ideas and inspiration for celebrating childhood – decorating, crafting, parties and DIY projects for kids. Summer Camp and Christmas Wonderful are month-long blog series that share fabulous ideas for creating with or for the kids and grandkids.
Ashley is the fearless creative behind the DIY/Lifestyle website Lil Blue Boo. After spending six years in the ruthless world of investment banking, Ashley decided to pursue her passion in the creative world. Her writing about the unexpected loss of her father, her battle with cancer and infertility has resonated with readers across the world. Ashley has been blogging from Southern California since 2009 but this year she and her family are spending a year at a small rustic inn in the North Carolina mountains to immerse themselves in small town life. You can follow along behind the scenes at Year at the Hemlock.
We’re Jen and Shannon, and we blog at Eat.Sleep.Make. We’re sisters-in-law that both have a chronic crafting problem, so we combined creative forces to come up with projects that are fun and on-trend using both old and found materials. We love to share the things that inspire us, and are constantly trying new mediums to grow ourselves creatively.
TheCraftingChicks.com launched in 2006 with the simple motto, “Create Your Life.”" They know that there is power when an individual chooses to create something out of nothing. Women now more than ever have the desire to CREATE and make their mark on not just their homes, but the world around them. TheCraftingChicks.com makes it easy to learn, create and celebrate the amazing moments in life. Since their beginnings, they have shared their creativity across the globe to inspire individuals, homes and families. Becky, Jamie, Kirsten and Nikkala are the brains and creative energy behind TheCraftingChicks.com.
Courtney is straight up obsessed with interiors, fashion and DIY. She dishes about all of it on her blog, A Thoughtful Place. Growing up, while most little girls played with their dolls, Courtney spent hours creating tiny drapes and art pieces for her doll house. Now that she is all grown up she spends her days chasing after two little ones in Southern California. The blog has been a wonderful creative outlet to share projects around her own home, spaces she has designed for others, and simple craft and DIY projects that anyone can do. When not busting out a glue gun or shifting around furniture, Courtney loves to travel, ride bikes with her family and always looks forward to weekly date nights.
For as long as I can remember, I’ve always been artistic and crafty. I love working in any medium and creating a wide variety of projects from making handmade cards to decorating big party tables and everything in between. My craft room is my sanctuary and I try to get in there several times a week to just create. In addition to crafting, I design paper and scrapbooking products for My Mind’s Eye, and quilting fabric for Riley Blake Designs. I also am married to an artist, and have two little boys that keep me on my toes. To see my projects and what keeps me busy, visit my blog The Project Girl.
Destiny is a rare native to the beautiful state, Arizona where she raises her three children, alongside her groom, Mr. Right. Creating beautiful things and a beautiful life can be considered vain, but she believes beauty brings others together, whether it’s through a smile, laugh, fresh flowers, bike rides, hiking in search for the sun rise, chocolate chip cookies, a made bed, or a painted wall. Being authentic, genuine and loving are all ingredients to a beautiful and meaningful life!
Peaches is the artist and author behind Aunt Peaches, dubbed “the Citizen Kane of craft blogs” by the Huffington Post. Always on the lookout for clever ideas, Peaches shares creative and inexpensive how-to projects for those who love where they live. When she isn’t busy making, styling or photographing handmade goods for magazines and design sites, she is busy removing cat hair and glitter from her lint trap.
Mariah Leeson is the creative mind behind Giggles Galore, www.gigglesgalore.net. With a passion for celebrating, Mariah created Giggles Galore to inspire families to celebrate life’s little moments with creative, budget friendly ideas. She believes in making the ordinary extraordinary one creative project at a time and focuses on sharing creative parties, DIY crafts, as well as tips and hints for creating memorable occasions filled with giggles galore. Mariah’s work has been featured in Parents Magazine, Better Homes and Garden, Tattle, Yum Food & Fun for Kids and she can also be seen regularly on KTXD TV.
Hey, I am Jade Harrington a.k.a. JADERBOMB. I am a Southern DIY blogger and designer known for fearlessly conquering anything and everything do-it-yourself. I create my unique designs by working through my thoughts, dreams, emotions, and tons of glitter! I believe in doing things that make my heart flutter and smile and I live by the motto, “Life is simple and so should your style.” To learn more about me come stalk my blog, JADERBOMB.COM where I share pictures, sketches, inspiration, paintings and DIY tutorials. My biggest accomplishment thus far was being on the Martha Stewart show creating a craft with her! You can email me firstname.lastname@example.org BTW: I bleed glitter, all shades.
Having grown up in a home brimming with sewing notions and paintbrushes, Amy Bell has a deep love for all things creative. On any given day at her blog, Positively Splendid, you’ll find her knee-deep in her latest creative endeavor, with projects ranging from sewing and crafts to recipes, home decor and kid-friendly ideas. Amy believes that everyone, regardless of skill level or experience, possesses the ability to create things that matter with their own two hands, and Positively Splendid was born of her passion for helping others harness their innate creative potential. Amy is married to her high school sweetheart, and they reside outside Austin, Texas with their four young children and one wily beagle.
Founder of Happy Together, blogger, designer, and photographer, Jessica Fediw has captured the essence of love, family, and happiness through her creative styling works. As a military wife and devoted mother of two, Jessica has travelled throughout the East Coast and Gulf states, splitting her time and energy between raising a young family and channeling her creative passions. Early on, Jessica began sewing as a way to make one-of-a-kind outfits for her daughter. She took to blogging online to capture her journey and share her experiences with others. Eventually, she expanded her creative interests to much more than just sewing. Jessica is a published author with patterns and designs that have been featured in several international books, magazines, and websites. With readers on various social media outlets, Jessica is influencing others around the world with her genuine message that love, family, and happiness is found when we share life together.
Based in Portland, Ore., Lia Griffith lives by the motto “Handcraft Your Life”. As a designer, photographer, stylist and namesake behind liagriffith.com, Lia brings her readers a breath of DIY inspiration. Here she shares thoughtful, elegant and easy to follow tutorials and printables, and hopes to spark the creative spirit in us all. With a passion for paper, she collaborates with top brands including Martha Stewart, Cricut and Shutterfly. Her creations have been featured by Martha Stewart Living, Creativebug, West Elm and Apartment Therapy and published in Made in Paper and Mollie Makes magazines. Lia is publishing her first book on paper crafting, which will be available in the fall of 2014.
Barbara is a lover of all things creative, simple, and budget friendly. She started Chase the Star in early 2012 to chronicle her hands-on decorating adventures and it has since evolved into a lifestyle blog where she encourages readers to find their inner “DIY’er”. Barbara shares easy crafts, furniture makeovers, family posts, recipes and more. She resides in sunny Southern California with her husband, kids, dog and cat.