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Welcome to Our Crafty Mom

My name is Michelle and I’m the blogger behind Our Crafty Mom. I’m so happy you’re here!

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A Little About Me

I am a 50 something mother of two grown children, Derek and Amanda. They are my heart and inspired my blog name.

When they were younger their friends would always say “Your mom is so crafty”.

So, when I was thinking of a name for the blog they both said Our Crafty Mom, and that was it!

I’m a slightly craft-obsessed lifelong New Englander who drinks iced coffee 365 days a year and loves thrift store shopping.

Our Crafty Mom began in 2013. It is a home and lifestyle blog focusing on easy crafts, simple DIY projects, home decorating, and recipes done on a budget!

Dollar Tree crafts and upcycles are my jam! If you’re looking for affordable decorating ideas you may want to start with the ultimate collection of Dollar Tree crafts.

dollar tree

While I like trying out new recipes, they have to be quick and easy. I’m all about meals that can be made in under 30 minutes.

Appetizers and charcuterie boards are a favorite in our family.

cheese tray

We are also dessert fans, so you will find delicious (and easy) dessert recipes that you can easily make.


My 82 yo dad is my biggest blog supporter, and my “personal American Picker”, finding most of the furniture pieces I refinish.

Brand Partnerships

I greatly enjoy partnering with brands that I know and love and used long before I was a blogger including these amazing companies:

brand logos for sponsors
Decorated Curated Home

I’m thrilled to have been featured in the print edition of Country Sampler magazine. It was a pinch-me moment!

Country Sampler Feature

I’ve also been featured in the digital editions of the following:

  • Good Housekeeping
  • Apartment Therapy
  • Parade
  • Reader’s Digest
  • DIY Network


Email me at michelle (at) ourcraftymom (dot) com 

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I hope to inspire you to craft, create, and decorate your home!

Thank you so much for all your support over the past decade and continuing!

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