A Crafted Passion

Do you ever feel like you just go, go, GO and struggle to find time to be creative?

Closet in modern bedroom

Hi! I'm Amanda!

I’ve found that so many mom’s struggle with finding time to be creative and get caught up in the idea of being busy.

A Crafted Passion is here to help show you ways to create for your home and family, which often includes simple DIY projects, easy home decorating tips, and simple party ideas.

This is a place where busy moms find inspiration to Create, Decorate, And Celebrate.


  • A place to feel empowered to conquer projects to create for your home.
  • A place to find encouragement in your daily life as you journey through motherhood, whether you're a stay-at-home mom or work outside the home, we're all in it together. I hope to inspire you to tackle life creatively and find time for yourself.
  • A place to find inspiration to create and decorate for your home and celebrate with your family the little joys in life.



  • Just another DIY blog — I am committed to showing you how to create amazing projects you can be proud of. They may not all be accomplished in an evening, but by the time you’re done with these projects you will feel so awesome for doing it!
  • A recipe blog — I can make a mean caramel coconut milk latte that I try to devour before the children wake up in the morning, but that's about the extent of my food skills. I am not ashamed to admit that my husband makes about 90% of the meals in our home. 

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Wife to my high school sweetheart & momma to two precious little girls....

I am just your average stay-at-home mom finding a place in this creative world. I love to get covered in sawdust, man the jigsaw, and drill holes like a boss! I have a love-hate relationship with decorating my home. I have commitment issues and am scared to hang things up in our home worried that they won’t be in the perfect spot. However, I am on a mission to decorate my home and make it a space my whole family loves and I hope to inspire you along the way!

I also like to celebrate the little victories in life with parties. My favorite parties so far have been Mini Me’s first birthday, finding out the gender of our littles, and this woodland baby shower for my sister. Everyone deserves a party and I LOVE to throw them! Watching all the little details come together is my absolute fav!

Here are 10 things you might not know about me:

1 | My husband and I have actually known each other since diapers growing up at church together. We were best friends for years before we ever started dating.

2 | I studied gerontology in college (old people) and love hanging out with our residents at my family’s retirement community, where I worked before becoming a SAHM.

3 | I get paid to play on Pinterest. I work part-time for Simple Pin Media and manage blogger’s Pinterest accounts. It’s pretty much the best side gig, ever!

4 | I’ve traveled to Africa twice and can’t wait for the day when I get to go back with my family and experience the culture together.

5 | I’m a picture addict! It’s a real problem. I don’t have a great memory, so pictures are a great way to document those little things in life. I love creating photobooks documenting special events in our life and I use Chatbooks to remember the little moments in life that I’ve shared on Instagram. P.S. If you don’t follow me on Instagram, you can follow along here.

6 | Christmas is, hands down, my absolute favorite holiday! I look forward to it all year long and start listening to Christmas music on an almost daily basis in July.

7 | I am addicted to all things chocolate and peanut butter. My favorite treats are dark chocolate peanut butter cups from Trader Joe’s. Yum!

8 | I am fueled by caramel coconut milk lattes and breakfast sandwiches from Starbucks. Yum!

9 | I am a birth story junkie. I love reading how parents welcome their littles into this world and how every story is different. Sidenote: I was made to have babies, just not to push them out. Both my girls were born after less than 10 minutes of pushing, but both times I have torn bad, however, it doesn’t stop me from wanting more babies.

You can read all about Mini Me’s FAST birth story here and why Little Miss was induced two weeks early here.

10 | My ultimate dream in life has always been to be a mom. Ask anyone who knew me growing up…I spent almost every weekend night in junior high and high school babysitting, Sunday mornings snuggling babies in the nursery, and I spent lots of time dreaming up future baby names. I love that I am finally a mom, but sometimes I get nervous that I’m not living in the moment and enjoying it now that I’m here. I’m a work in progress.