Meet our awesome team of bloggers, the Darice Doers! We’ve assembled the BEST team of DIY designers to inspire you in all of your crafting and creating endeavors.
The Contributing Authors of Live.Craft.Love
Ashley from Simply Designing is an interior designer turned DIY-Craft and Food Blogger located in the Indianapolis area. Her passion for interior design grew into a love of creating and one day she simply knew she needed to blog about it! And it has changed her life in many amazing ways. Ashley loves power tools and her hot glue gun, and loves to bake too! She loves life and tries her best to find joy in the simple things! Family and friends are very important to her and she is a firm believer that a good cup of hot cocoa or bowl of ice cream can cure most things. Ashley is grateful for all she has been blessed with every single day.
Kadie from seven-alive.com loves to create with yarn, wood, and paint. Creating new projects is how she un-winds and keeps her sanity while trying to raise 5 very energetic kids.
Kim Conner, blogger at Inspiration Made Simple, is a graphic designer, crafter, and full-time, outside the home, working mom of three. Inspiration Made Simple is filled with fun craft ideas, tons of free printables, party ideas, and other inspiration. When Kim is not creating, you can usually find her reading or playing with her children.
Kirsten is a lifestyle writer and craft book author focusing on DIY, food, health, and creativity. Since 2010, she has been sharing DIY projects at WildAmor.com (formerly Studs & Pearls). In May 2014, Kirsten published her first book, Studs & Pearls: 30 Creative Projects for Customized Fashion; you can find it at Barnes & Noble, Amazon & select independent bookstores. She spends most of her time writing, crafting, traveling, and dreaming up new recipe ideas. Kirsten is a born and raised New Yorker currently living in the Bay Area of California.
Morena from MorenasCorner.com is the kind of girl who would rather have paint on her fingers than get a manicure. Morena’s passion is using thrifted and inexpensive finds to craft designer inspired creations, and she enjoys creating colorful, bold pieces of home decor. The Italian-American daughter of two DIYers, she and her husband strive to pass the tradition and value of handmade to their four children.
Natalie is a wife and mom to four fabulous children. Well, except the last one. She’s a bit of a stinker. Natalie is a full time crafter, thrifter, blogger, photographer and creator of Natalme.com. She has a studio in her home where she likes to hide from her children and watch Netflix on her iPad. I have done everything from being a power seller on eBay, to selling handmade goods and upcycled furniture at local boutiques and art fairs. In her free time, she volunteers for the Circle of Love Foundation and the Special Needs Youth Athletic Foundation, all in hopes of one day being forgiven for her constant use of profanity.
Stacey is an Air Force wife, mother and the writer behind Glued To My Crafts. She currently lives in the Cheyenne, WY/Denver, CO area. Her goal through her blog is to inspire others with easy DIY tutorials, kid friendly activities and delicious recipes. With dozens of tips & hundreds of tutorials, you’ll be inspired to create one-of-a-kind items with her!
Tara is the creator, writer, and flurry of chaos behind her blog, Suburble.com. Her blog focuses on making a home (emphasis on “making”!), but not forgetting to have a laugh in the process. Her partners-in-crime, her two little girls, are often beside her when it’s time to get creative. A mug of tea, good friends, and a project (or three) are all this girl needs. Join the gang at Suburble and see what she’s up to!
Meet Vanessa Brady…a self proclaimed sleep deprived mother of two adorable boys and when she has a little time to spare, she makes things and posts about them on her craft blog, Tried & True. If she’s not cooking, sewing, gluing or making, she would probably go crazy.