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I was introduced to the world of “Life From Scratch” at a fairly young age. My Dad was a builder and my mom was an artist, seamstress, master chef, exceptional baker and all around DIY Queen. The house that I grew up in (where my parents still live) was made from scratch. My mom purchased the property when she was 19 years old, and several years later after she and my dad met, fell in love and married, the two of them built the house themselves, together, from the ground up. Growing up in a house that my parents had built with their own two hands was a very special experience.
My mom and dad made the decision to have my mom stay home to raise the kids while my dad worked. Because of this decision, money was often tight which made life from scratch a necessity. At the time, I never realized that we were living a DIY lifestyle because money was tight, I just thought that my parents were AMAZING and creative, making things with their own two hands. I guess it makes sense that I grew up to live a “Life From Scratch” lifestyle myself and create my DIY Blog, Sew Creative. What an amazing gift my parents gave me!
I greatly admire people who live life from scratch and am so excited to be the DIY editor at Scratch Mommy and be able to work one-on-one with such a great team. I hope that you saw the post where I introduced you to the first have of our DIY Contributor Team on Thursday (if not click through and check it out).
Today it gives me great pleasure to introduce you to the second part of our DIY Contributors Team!
Bio: Jamie is passionate about caring for our God given resources through natural health and “crunchy” living. She loves learning about herbs and essential oils, crafting delicious healthy recipes and creating fun DIY’s… all while sipping herbal tea of course.
What does living a DIY life from scratch mean to you? Growing up I loved to do crafts and could always be found, painting, molding or designing something. As an adult I’ve turned that creativity into something that’s not only tons of fun, but incredibly useful. Instead of buying items I can make them healthier, way cheaper and exactly how I want them.
Favorite Scratch Mommy Post: DIY Sunscreen- Easy to Make (and why you NEED this recipe)
Blog: The Inspired Home
Bio: Holly is a mountain mama, who shucked off life in the urban jungle to live in the foothills of the Canadian Rockies. She is obsessed with all things outdoors & active. In her free moments, you will find renovating her home, gardening and trying to whip up the next DIY project and healthy meal for her family.
What does living a DIY life from scratch mean to you? DIY Life from Scratch means making the best out of what you have – and working with what you’ve got! Put that creative hat on, and I bet you will find a solution. Creativity from necessity.
Favorite Scratch Mommy post: How to Make a Tincture
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Blog: A Blossoming Life
Bio: Amy is a full time Registered Dietitian and the author behind the creative lifestyle blog A Blossoming Life. Her goal is to encourage others to create things homemade, eat real food, enjoy life, and encourage a faith filled life. On the blog she shares bits of her craziness like crafts, tasty recipes, DIY projects, furniture makeovers, fashion, and all things frugal!
What does living a DIY life from scratch mean to you? Living a DIY Life from Scratch to me means living a real, natural, and sustainable life. Creating homemade items, and putting the most natural things on and inside my body.
Favorite Scratch Mommy Post: Smooth Finish DIY Organic Foundation with Sunscreen
Thanks so much ladies for being part of the DIY Contributors Team!