Welcome to SYTYC Season 17!
I am excited to introduce you, a bit more formally, to the 10 amazingly creative competitors that will be participating this season.
Season 17 Competitors
Ariean, One Krieger Chick
Born and raised in the city, Ariean is now living her dream as a country girl. When not reading stories and kissing boo-boo’s, you can find her sharing trash-to-treasure home decor, kids crafts, family-pleasing recipes and all about life around the Kriefer hosue.
Before becoming a Momma to 3 darling boys, Ariean was a High School Family and Consumer Sciences Teacher, specializing in Interior Design and Fashion. She’s been decorating as long as she can remember…her Barbie houses, doll houses, and now her home. All along the way she’s shared her ideas with my friends and family.
Crystal, Stitched by Crystal
Crystal is a wife and working mom of two. She has been sewing for as long as she can remember. Crystal got her first sewing machine when she was SIX and made all of her dolls blankets and jammies. When she was in high school, she even sewed her own prom dress.
When pregnant with her son, Crystal discovered she really loves making things for babies and children. She started her blog as a way to document and showcase her work.
Daniela, Bonito Servico
Daniela and her husband and I live in Vila do Conde, Portugal, with our sweet black cat. Creativity is always present in their lives whether they are making something for their house or when Daniela is creating something new for BonitoServiço.
Daniela’s husband is incredibly supportive of her crafty side and she usually gets his opinion on new projects; he gets curious about the final result too! She has been crafting since she was a little girl and hopes to keep it that way.
Dru, Polkadot Poplars
Dru is a mother to four, grandmother to 10 (all under the age of seven). She spent 15 years traveling around the world as a military wife . Dru is a lifelong lover of thrift shops, antiques and yard sales and spent many years working in the craft industry.
Dru stays up way too late, drinks Diet Dr. Pepper and claims to be lazy. When it comes to exercising, she’s a bit stubborn. She also believes that everything happens for a reason. A philosophy that helps her appreciate the hard things and learn from them. It’s no accident when Dru crosses path with a new friend, who feels like a soul mate.
Emily, The Benson Street
Emily is a wife to an amazing, crazy and fun husband who keeps her on her toes. She loves to craft, celebrate, cook, thrift, read, shop and decorate. Emily enjoys working on projects and find ways to share them.
When she’s not working on a simple craft or blogging, you can usually find her reading a good book or out shopping.
Justynn, Creative Life Antics
Justynn is a 20-something graphic designer with an obsession with the creative. She bought her “first place” at 22 and has slowly been making it her own ever since.
She loves DIY art projects, making things for friends and family, baking things, being outside, camping and her dog. Justynn has a full schedule between work, school and blogging.
Krisha, Jacks and Kate
Krisha (pronounced like Trisha) loves to make stuff. She started out sewing tote bags for local friends and before she knew it she had a successful Etsy shop. After two years of non-stop business she decided to shut down my shop to spend more time with her family.
Since the majority of Krisha’s days are spent in the company of people under the age of 6, blogging has been crucial to her sanity! She loves being able to put ideas into writing and share them with others.
When Krisha’s not blogging or binge watching Netflix, she’s busy raising and homeschooling her 3 beautiful babes with her husband Chris, Mr. Jacks & Kate.
Lynda, Oh So Shabby
Lynda caught the DIY bug a couple of years ago when a friend introduced her to handmade jewelry. She’s moved from jewelry and hair bows to painting, sewing and decorating, documenting it all on her blog for the last two years.
In addition to exploring her creative side, Lynda has owned and operated her own business for the last 18 years. She’s had amazing clients and enjoyed the ridiculous perks that come with working in the hospitality industry. The biggest perk of all? It led to her amazing hubby of 12 years
Melissa is a wife and mom to five – three children of her own and two “bonus kids.” She also blogs and runs a business called, FabDecor. Perhaps that’s why her friends have said she’s a busy, busy, busy lady.
Her blog is full of beautiful moments from family stories to crafts and thoughts on her time as a child in the foster care system.
Melissa has a degree in accounting and is a self-proclaimed perfectionist.
Michelle, Delicate Construction
Michelle and her husband have been married for four and a half years, though they’ve been together for nearly 10. They have a feisty red-headed three-year-old named Avery. Michelle and her husband are full-time caregivers to a 23-year-old with Fragile x and Autism.
In addition to acting as a wife, mother and caregiver, Michelle is worked on a Masters in Teaching. She shares fun, frugal, quick and easy crafts, projects, activities and ideas on her blog. She is a Disneyland lovin’, coupon using, Dollar Tree addicted, over the top party planning, compulsive classroom volunteer and wouldn’t trade it for a thing.