Hello, I’m Dinah! I’m a work at home mom that loves to craft, decorate, repurpose and create. I get my inspiration from several people from Martha Stewart, to my 3 year old daughter, and my extremely talented older brother. I spend hours getting ideas from television shows, swap meets and flea markets, Pinterest, other blogs, thrift stores, and books and magazines.
Deciding to be a stay at home mom was not easy for me because I had spent the last ten years working my butt off and prior to that, I spent several years in college getting degrees and even teaching a little at the state college level. Working hard was in my blood. Everything changed when my amazing husband and I had a beautiful little girl, Mia. Here we are…
Becoming a parent, as many of you can attest, flipped my world upside down, and there was no way I was going to miss the first laugh, the first word, the first step, or any milestone in between. Staying at home not only meant quality time with my daughter, but also allowed more time to do what I love… get DIY crafty on the cheap.
With the support of my family and friends, I started this blog to simply test and challenge myself to start new projects, share my inspirations, and hopefully inspire a few others along the way. I even started a second site Inheriting Our Planet that focuses on recycled kids crafts and kid’s activities.
Check out some of my achievements since I started blogging. I’ve been lucky enough to be published in a couple magazines, named one of Mashable’s Moms Full of Inspiring Advice, and partnered with some fabulous brands including Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts, Home Depot and 3M DIY. Also, if you are interested in advertising, here are my advertising guidelines. Feel free to email me with any questions at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Here are some of my projects.
Oh! Guess what?? I am also now a part of Martha’s Circle!
P.S. I want to introduce some of my Peeps!
Regular Guest Authors
David Edessa spent over twenty years managing night clubs, bars, cafes, restaurants, and after hour clubs. He has traveled and operated in major markets like Chicago, Los Angeles, Dallas, and Las Vegas, playing a major role in launching and managing restaurants. David has served as a consultant for California fine dining restaurants as well as for premier entertainment venues in Orange County, California. David has a knack for selecting the perfect taste and flavor combinations for both food and drink. He honed his skills on the culinary aspect of mixology and recipes development, with an understanding and appreciation of the liquors, beers, and wines of the world.
Barbara from Chase the Star is a wife, mom, and a Christian. She’s always been creative and a DIY’er, and now she has her own little spot in the blogosphere to share her creations, tips, rants, etc. with her readers. Chase the Star focuses on DIY decorating and crafting on a budget. She loves to shop at thrift stores, garage sales, Craigslist, or anywhere else she can get a fun item for dirt cheap! Taking an ugly piece and making it beautiful is a thrill for her. Other things Barbara enjoys are chocolate, reading, music, movies, and her guilty pleasure reality t.v. You can find her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Loren’s journey as a crafter began when she had her son. She found that she could create anything her mind could come up with her limit was her imagination. It also helped that she has a very supportive husband. She started with a simple book folding technique to now reupholstering chairs. DIY is her passion and she hopes to inspire others to take a chance and know that if a city girl who did not know how to use a glue gun could do it so can you. Now she is a thrifty, antiquing and dumpster diving woman who can’t pass up a good deal. She can see beauty in everything and you don’t have to spend a fortune to make it. Come a join her on her blog, Pandora’s Craft Box!