Hello there and welcome to Mine for the Making…a blog full of handmade things, mommy adventures, kid-friendly crafts, printables, frugal decorating, craft tutorials, recipes, and all things DIY. 
saw it. wanted it. made it.
A little more about the crafty lady behind the blog…

I am a 30 year old elementary school teacher turned stay-at-home/work-at-home, homeschool mom and I am married to my best friend and high school sweetheart. I’m a planner and a list maker and disorganization drives me bonkers. I pride myself on being frugal and finding a good deal and I love me a good garage sale or thrift shop. Cheesecake is my favorite food, Disneyland is my happy place, and I craft all the things…all the time. I love being around my family and friends and my favorite thing in the world is to be a mom. The Mr. is very crafty and talented himself… as a general contractor, musician, artist, computer-savvy, and former executive chef/baker (and now a blogger too!)…I think I may have hit the jackpot of all men! Not only that, he is my biggest supporter and fan…always helping, encouraging, and supporting me.



The Mr. and I have a beautiful, healthy, sassy 5 year old named Luci who is the light in our lives! She brings much inspiration to the blog and you will see her modeling a lot around here. 

Luci at 1 1/2 years old.


Luci on her 2nd birthday in the t-shirt tutu dress I made her.

My inspiration behind many of my creations…little Lu. Here she is at 2 1/2 years old.

Luci at 3 1/2 years old…in all her glory.

4 1/2 year old Luci…our almost kindergartner.


We love doing things together as a family, whether it’s renovating our first home, arts-n-crafts, cooking/baking, going on vacation, taking a day trip, or snuggling in our jammies watching movies (we are Netflix junkies). We are very blessed!

Family Photos 2009
Disneyland July 2010
Prescott May 2010
Family Photos 2010

Family photos 2011


Family photos 2012
 Join me as I show off our DIY projects, family fun, and some food that makes you go “YUM!” This is me, this is my life, and it’s Mine for the Making.
To learn more random information about me, check out my “Things you must know about me…if your’re going to be my BFF” post. 

“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities, we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before… Creation brings deep satisfaction and fulfillment. We develop ourselves and others when we take unorganized matter into our hands and mold it into something of beauty…” ~Dieter F. Uchtdorf