I am very excited to introduce some amazing women who contribute to this blog with some fabulous reads and a lot of talent. Be sure to check out each of these wonderful ladies, their blogs and social media! You won’t be disappointed!
Marcella began cooking early, learning from her self-taught mom who prepared brilliant meals nightly. At thirteen, cooking on a Ranch, she learned how to get creative in the kitchen. With an eye for the beautiful, a growing palate, and keen organizing skills she soon began hosting parties and catering events. Moving to New York she was graced to have worked with some of the best interior designers in the city. Taking these skills to the Internet with Marcella Rose’s she shares her passion and innovation hoping to inspire the modern woman.
Mary Evett is best known for being a stay-at-home mom of 3 athletic boys and turning thrift shop finds into fashionable DIY projects. She has a degree in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin and spent time in the real world working in advertising and marketing, but she found her niche after becoming a mom and refinishing her first piece of furniture. She writes about her testosterone-driven life on her personal blog JustMomMatters, and is a regular contributor to ModernMom, the Bump, eHow, Examiner, GlobalPost, and SFGate. When she’s not playing the referee or writing, you’ll find her in her garage sanding, painting, cutting, or gluing something together.
Bex is Hoosier girl, wifey to Scott, aunt to 7 handsome guys and 2 gorgeous gals, popcorn eater, makeup lover, and target shopper by day. She has a passion for frugally creating pretty things from the inside out and sharing those with others. When she sees a recipe, she instantly wants to know how to make it healthier … unless it’s cake or popcorn then she just wants to eat it. And when she sees a neglected piece of furniture or décor she instantly wants to show it some love and make it as pretty as it used to be. Bex blogs over at Butcher’s Niche about all things cooking, crafting, fashion, beauty, and life.
Erin is a born and raised Hoosier. She attended Indiana University where she studied journalism. After taking a break from writing post college, she realized something was missing from her life and started her blog, The Blue Eyed Dove. Erin is a self-proclaimed girly girl and loves all things crafty. She is a big fan of color and tends to use it a lot in her home décor and DIY projects. Even though she is crafter by heart, like any true girly girl Erin also enjoys keeping up with the latest fashion trends, entertaining and party planning, attempting to learn how to cook and make healthy recipes and discussing some of her favorite Bravo Real Housewives from time to time on her blog.
Sue Purdy blogs at A Purdy Little House. Sue has a passion for DIY, home decor & design; all while spending the least amount of money possible. She loves making something out of nothing, dollar store shopping trips, and thrift store treasure hunting. She tackle all projects big and small (and everything in between) from setting a perfect tablescape to full room remodels. Sue uses her love for her home and decor to tell a story and is so pleased to have you join her on their journey as we transform their 1970’s house into our Purdy Little dream home.
Karen Creel lives on a four-acre hobby farm in Northwest Georgia. Employed as a nurse for 35 years, her life has now taken on many facets. Her days off are spent developing her garden which includes vegetables, blueberries, grapes, figs and an herb garden. Current projects include building her chicken coop, and learning all she can about beekeeping since obtaining her first hive in 2013. When she is not in the garden, you can find her at flea markets, thrift stores, and digging through her storage building for things to create from re-purposed, once loved objects. Her three grand-kids keep her pretty busy too! Her favorite quote is “It’s never too late to be what your might have been”.
Ali grew up in lush, green Western Washington and now lives among the mountains in Utah. She has two daughters that keep her busy, but while they are at school she takes the time to get out her craft supplies and create new projects. She enjoys DIY projects that are thrifty and loves making a new wreath for each season or holiday. She loves being creative, whether it’s in her craft room, the kitchen, or behind her camera. On her blog, Home Crafts by Ali, she likes to share her sewing, painting, recipes, decor projects, and landscape photography.