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Hi I'm Kari

I'm a DIY/Craft Blogger. I love to make pretty things and inspire others to create. I love Jesus Christ. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I'm a crazy, busy mom of 4. I've been married for 14 years. I'm the typical mom who tries to balance motherhood, my religion, my craft blog (that has turned into a career), my community...you name it! I drive a mini van and never thought I'd say this, but I love it! I love to make my kids laugh and have even been known to break my toe trying to entertain them. You can usually find me and my husband watching our favorite television shows at night while snacking on chips and salsa after the kids go to bed. As a family we enjoy spending time at the park, going on road trips, and playing board games together. I love home decor projects, sewing, crafting and share these with crafters all around the world due to an unexpected blog that grew exponentially over the past few years. I never planned to work, but I really enjoy working from home and growing my passion. In my career I get to meet creative women daily and I'm always surprised at the amazing talent and skills they are willing to share. I always have a couple of good books on my nightstand and especially love young adult fiction. I detest canteloupe and am crazy about M&M's. My dream is to travel the world with my husband.

Why I am a Mormon

If there is one thing in life that I could wish for it would be peace. I find "peace" when I am living my religion and focusing on Jesus Christ my Savior. I find peace in the LDS temples, reading my scriptures (The Bible, The Book of Mormon, Doctrine and Covenants, and the Pearl of Great Price). I find peace when I attend church each Sunday, even if I have 4 children who make it very easy to be distracted. I definitely find peace in the Holy Spirit that is with me when I am choosing the right by serving God and others around me. I had the opportunity to be raised with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in my life. My single mother (my parents were divorced when I was 5) took me, my sister and two brothers to church nearly every Sunday growing up. She wanted to make sure we had Jesus and Heavenly Father in our lives and I will forever be grateful for her for doing this for us. During difficult times in my life I never have questioned where I came from, why I am here on this Earth, and where I am going after this life. I love to learn and find answers to my questions. If I cannot find answers right away in the scriptures I pray to my Heavenly Father for the patience to receive my answer or to guide me and let me know what I should do. I believe God has given us all of the tools we need to find peace on the Earth and to return to Him again. These tools include prayer, a loving prophet whom he communicates with in this modern day, scriptures, temples, and much more. There are many things I do not know and I'm constantly trying to educate myself and learn daily, however in my heart and soul the one thing I do believe is that Jesus Christ is real and that he loves everyone of us and sacrificed His life so that we could repent of our sins and return to live with Him and Heavenly Father again. I love being a Mormon.

How I live my faith

I get to hang out with the little primary children each Sunday. I was recently called to be the Primary President in our ward and it's an honor to serve them and to get to know each little personality better. I truly love them and know that the Lord has prepared me to serve and guide them. Each week they teach me with their innocent questions and sweet comments. I also cherish my calling as a visiting teacher. My visiting teaching partner and I visit 3 ladies each month and I cherish each of them. They are my friends and I never look at them as an assignment, but a friend where we get to laugh, learn, sometimes cry, and visit. There is something that brings you closer that I can't put into words by physically going into a sisters home and getting to know them better. I believe visiting teaching is a beautiful blessing from our Heavenly Father.