Continuing with our special series on the talented people participating in Balsam Hill’s collaboration with Cricut, we’re rounding up the three bloggers who opened their doors to us in Week 2 of A Handmade Holiday. Let’s get up close and personal with Mariah of Giggles Galore in this feature.
Carmel is no stranger to hard work and jumping right in with both feet. Although skill and expertise go a long way when it comes to decorating and design, she believes that fearlessness is a vital ingredient in the dish that is interior decorating—served with generous helpings of inspiration and creativity. Every home has its very own personality and for Carmel, this should always be a reflection of the people who live under its roof.
The blogger behind Our Fifth House, Carmel endeavors to infuse fun into her design projects. She is an avid fan of under-an-hour DIY projects; although she also does her fair share of complicated crafts and designs. Through her blog, she aims to bring out the fearlessness in people like herself so that they can find their own style, and the courage to display it for all to see.
Carmel was kind enough to make time for a short interview despite her busy schedule. In the following Q&A, she answers a few questions regarding her holiday decorating style and how she gets inspiration for her design ideas. Read This Entry
The woman and voice behind Tidbits and Twine, Kim has had a passion for design for as long as she can remember. She describes her style as “casual elegance,” and ascribes to the belief that every home should be a reflection of the owner’s personal tastes and lifestyle.
Kim started the blog in 2013 out of her desire to meet people who share her love of decorating, and she has since then filled it with posts on DIY projects, design basics and decorating tips. Kim has more to share with us about her style and inspirations in our Q&A section below.
Lindsay is the design talent behind the repurposing and other decorating projects of My Creative Days. While her frugal decorating started out as a necessity, she quickly fell in the love with the process of finding forgotten pieces and repurposing them or making them over to fit her style. It’s her passion to create these beautiful pieces and amazing spaces without breaking the bank that eventually led to the blog we know today.
Beth co-founded Haven Conference in 2012, an annual gathering for DIY bloggers and enthusiasts. Her work has been featured in numerous popular magazines, as a testament to her skill and love for design. Get to know Beth more through our Q&A section below.
Fox Hollow Cottage is the brainchild of mom and wife Shannon. She describes herself as loyal, whimsical, nostalgic, adventurous and ferocious, to say the least. She loves sharing tips on organization, DIY and crafting, holiday entertaining and decorating, and much more.
The blog also chronicles how Shannon and her family are slowly but surely turning their 1920’s cottage into their dream home. Find out more about Shannon and her design aesthetic in our Q&A section below.
Amy is the woman behind The Idea Room, a lifestyle blog that lets her share her crafting and DIY skills with her readers. Her blog also includes tips for family activities, favorite recipes, and even some of the challenges Amy has encountered as a mom of 5.
She has an array of experiences under her belt that serves as inspiration for her blog posts – from working on their family-owned apartments as a child to being a former science teacher, and being a volunteer who works with special needs children. Learn more about Amy in our Q&A section.
A loving wife, and mom to two little boys, Abby started Just a Girl and Her Blog in 2013 as a creative outlet and a way to keep her writing skills honed. This self-professed list-maker and former English teacher has made her blog a home for posts about home décor, kid-friendly activities, recipes, and much more.
It is also a chronicle of her life story and the various challenges she has encountered along the way. Find out more about Abby and her decorating styles and inspirations in our exclusive Q&A section.
Randi is the lifestyle blogger and voice behind Dukes and Duchesses. A stay at home mom of 5, Randi is an expert multi-tasker who can be found searching for vintage treasures, watching her kids’ sports games, crafting something with power tools, or tinkering in the kitchen.
This resident of Texas says her home is an interesting mix of vibrant color, repurposed pieces and kid-friendly spaces. Read more about what Randi has to share about her decorating style in our Q&A below.
Bliss at Home is the brainchild of design enthusiast and wife, Kristin. She started the blog in 2012 as a means of inspiring readers to look at their homes in a new light, and to encourage others to embrace their personal styles. Kristin describes her design aesthetic as “daring but lovely” – as she has a passion for taking the traditional and classic, and combining it with fresh and modern elements.
She is also known for her talent for creating glam spaces that mesh well with family living. Learn more about Kristin and her inspirations in our Q&A.