I’m Kara from Project: DIY Our Home and I wanted to share with you a little about me, Project: DIY Our Home, and what you can expect from being part of my community!
My absolute favorite part of sharing my DIY projects is YOU! I truly believe that you can jump in.. right now.. and do things in your home to transform it into a space you love – no matter the budget or the experience!
Here’s a little about me:
I’m a mom of two crazy kiddos and a military spouse. My husband is my best friend, my biggest supporter, and he’s very good at making anyone laugh. You will not see him building anything though, it’s all me. He does sometimes lift heavy things though 🙌
I built a business from my home when my children were babies. It was something that became very successful (arguably, not entirely sustainable long term) and anyone looking in would think that we had it all and were very happy.
For awhile, we were. We were finding out that our son had some extra needs and I had the flexibility to be able to advocate for him, take him to get the resources and help that he needed, and also learn what it meant for me to be a special needs parent. The learning curve for that is… well, hard to explain.
After we purchased our home, I started doing little projects here and there. I became obsessed with it. It was all I wanted to do. It was the thing that sprung me out of bed in the morning (and I’m NOT a morning person).
I wanted to do it all: my business, full-time “momming”, and DIY projects. And with that, I put a lot of pressure on myself and started to struggle with my mental health. DIY was always my therapy, something I could submerse myself in. I had to identify what was making me happy and what was causing my spiral.
Whenever I was sad, angry, happy, celebrating, etc. I always turned to DIY. I knew deep down that it’s where I belonged. I can’t do it all, but the things I choose to do should be things that make me happy. My kids deserve a happy mom!
And with that, I sold my business. I took a massive leap of faith because I know that with Project: DIY Our Home I will be able to impact so many lives.
I’ve grown so much since starting to share our home renovation journey
As my community started to grow, I started to share even more. More projects of course, but more of the real life stuff. The tough stuff. The not-so-shiny days. Mom life, health journeys, mental health battles, organization for women with ADHD, simple routines, and every single thing in-between.
A home can be beautiful, but it needs to work for us and our life. As a busy mom that’s juggling all the things ontop of transforming space in my own home – balance can be a struggle. But I’ll fail my way forward with that just like I do my home projects — taking you along for the ride every step of the way!
My Mission for Project: DIY Our Home
🎉 Show as many people as possible how to transform their spaces into something they LOVE and that makes them happy
🎉 Teach and empower as many people as possible to build things, use tools confidently, and get what they want DONE (without waiting on others) Trust me when I tell you, there’s nothing more empowering than saying “I BUILT THAT!!”
🎉 And my big BIG dream: charity builds! I want to transform spaces for deserving families and individuals. I will always, always be working towards this big goal.
Here are some things about me that may be “unpopular” that I want to get out in the open:
💥 I went to college for nursing, not language arts. I sometimes have typos and grammar mistakes. I’m human. I assure you that I still put 110% effort into the quality of the content I produce even if there is a typo here and there.
💥 I’m not an organized person by nature (ADHD household over here!) In fact, a lot of my DIY projects are things that add function to my home to make it easier for me to be organized. You may spot clutter or mess in my videos or photos – we live in our home 😉
💥 I believe the world would be a boring place if we all liked the same things. What I do in my home doesn’t have to be what you do in your home. I don’t tolerate negativity in my community though. We can have different opinions and taste in home projects while still lifting each other up!
All that to say, thank you for being here! Let’s go over what you can expect from being part of my community…
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Essentially, this is a place to stay up to date about what projects are going on. Blogs are a great place to get in depth information and articles, and social media is a great place to stay up to date on the daily things but both can be hard to follow on a regular basis.
My weekly newsletter is meant to give you a quick glance on what’s going on and anything you might’ve missed. I’ll send…
🙌 Updates on current projects: what I’m working on, things I’ve learned or tried, what’s working well, what’s not working (yes, I share fails too)
🙌 Freebies! I love making printables, decor, and other things like that. Anytime I make a new worksheet, decor print, or anything else, I’ll be sure to send it your way!
🙌 Tips and tricks! While projects are fun, I want to send you as much value as possible so I also want to share as much DIY info to you as I can!
Side note: these things are all sent together, I don’t usually send more than an email a week- usually less to be honest
My emails may also include affiliate links and sponsored content. It’s important to me to let you know that I only share things that I use, love, and am dying to tell you about like I would my friends!
Purchasing products through an affiliate link does not mean that you’re paying more, it just means that I get a very small commission for the work I did sourcing the item, testing the item, teaching about the item, etc. It also means you’re supporting this small business and helping me towards the goals I mentioned above so thank you!!!!!
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Again, thank you for being here! I look forward to seeing what you do in your own home!