Bobbi is a portrait photographer, home cook, avid scrapbooker, and homemaker extraodinaire! She lives in a little place called Medicine Hat, Alberta, Canada, and loves being a Canuck! She married her very best friend and is mother to four adorable girls who keep her on her toes constantly. She loves writing for, working for, and helping here at HowDoesShe! You can visit her on her blog: www.itworksforbobbi.com
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Caley is from the Potato Capital of the World: Blackfoot ID. She literally married the man of her dreams: her high school sweetheart. Her other loves include interior design, blogging, photography, the color mustard, and surprise date nights.
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Andrea is mom to 3 blonde haired, blue-eyed toddlers and hundreds of cattle. City girl turned wife to a cattle rancher in the boonies, she’s slowly trying to prove herself as a pioneer woman. She enjoys reading, traveling (rather, dreaming of traveling), and legitimately wishes she were in the cast of the TV show “Friday Night Lights.”
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Ashley was born and raised in Boise, Idaho and now lives in Henderson, Nevada. She studied in Germany and created a hand knit hat business in 1998–Mutze by Ashley (meaning hat in German). She is obsessed with her Husband, three daughters, fashion, coconut desserts, and garden gnomes.
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Carina was born in California, grew up in New Jersey and followed her hunky helicopter pilot husband to Nampa, Idaho. She studied Jewelry Design at F.I.T. in Manhattan before having two cute boys who keep her busy, busy, busy! She loves pottery, reading a good book, running, and family pizza movie night.
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Carlee Kelson is a professional chef trained at the Cambridge School of Culinary Arts in Boston, MA and at Le Pavillon Elysée Lenôtre in Paris, France. She is currently working on her own food blog while enjoying her five spirited children and unassumingly charming husband. Using her colorful, fun and eclectic style, Carlee weaves this whimsy throughout her cooking and food photography. She is enthusiastic about creating colorful, and always flavorful, healthy fodder appropriate for today’s savvy cook.
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Expertise: Fashion and the Family. Mommy by day, family counselor, photographer, blogger, and fashionista by night. She’s in love with her extremely supportive husband and her busy toddler whom she likes to call “little man.” She admits to having an obsession with mint oreos and cake batter ice cream. You can find more of her on her fashion blog: www.trulymodlydeeply.com or her parenting blog: www.weedstowishes.com.
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Darleen Meier was raised a West Coast girl then turned a New Yorker for the past 10 years, and just recently moved to the South. She is a jewelry designer and owner of Darleen Meier Jewelry (www.darleenmeier.com). She’s obsessed with throwing cute and colorful birthday parties for her four kids, and entertaining friends through unconventional parties. Darleen likes to think of herself as a memory creator–finding ways for my children to capture the moment. She shares those pieces of her life over at her lifestyle, crafting and fashion blog Darling Darleen (www.darlingdarleen.blogspot.
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Emily is a stay at home mom of three boys and currently lives in a place she never thought she’d end up- Boise, Idaho. When she’s not doing mom things, she is a freelance writer and the head writer at Hearth Magazine. Emily loves to cook, read, camp, and snow-ski, she rarely goes to bed before midnight and is always up for some shenanigans.
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Kara, who is the mother to four active and outgoing children, can’t remember what it feels like to be bored. She claims all the power tools in the house as her own and receives new tools every Mother’s Day. At her core, she loves to create. You can find her tearing down walls in her house and building furniture, designing at the computer, shooting photos of her children or teaching her daughter how to cook. You can find more of Kara and her projects on her family blog www.lifewithfingerprints.com.
Kathryn Thompson is a writer and stay-at-home mom who lives outside Seattle with her computer genius husband and three frequently delightful kids. Her blog DaringYoungMom.com has been featured everywhere from The Today Show to the Seattle Times and she was a founding blogger at The Parenting Post, an award-winning blog run by Parenting Magazine. Kathryn’s fiction appears in agent and editor slush piles across the country and every once in a while, she throws a post at her food blog BiteUponBite.com. Before having kids, she worked as an Associate Librarian at the world’s greatest public library and enjoyed using the bathroom without spectators. Kathryn’s book Drops of Awesome is scheduled to be released in fall of 2013 through Familius.
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Kerri is mom to 2 sweet little girls and wife to a good ol’ country boy. A portrait photographer in a previous life but now works from home doing graphic design so she can stay home with her girls. She completely believes that crafting, running and yoga are the key to keeping her life stress free. She loves boho chic style, the color mustard and planning parties for the people she loves.
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Expertise: DIY projects (crafts and sewing). Lara is a stay-at-home mom who absolutely loves putting all her love, time and effort into raising her sweet kids (and husband) ;). She is very interested in healthy living, hairstyling and using her creative side doing photography, graphic arts and making her house a home.
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Misty is wife to the funniest man on earth and mother to four charming children: twin boys and nearly twin girls. She had all four of them within three years of each other and boy can they make noise! There is never a silent moment in their house and almost always a reason to laugh. Misty’s loves include late night snacks, hot baths, organizing anything, cheese, rain and thunderstorms and she is happiest when playing with her family, especially her husband and children. In her spare moments she works to help others become more self-reliant on her blog Your Own Home Store. Here at How Does She, Misty is our Thrive Food expert!
She has been a Thrive Life consultant since November of 2010 and hit the highest rank in the company (Platinum) 2 years later in Nov 2012.
She is one of nine consultants on the THRIVE Life Business Advisory Board and has been since Jan 2013. She has been a featured trainer at all Thrive Life Conventions since 2011 and at local meetings in Utah, Colorado and California since 2010.
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I am a high school English and Journalism teacher turned full-time mom of two sweet toddlers. I live in Meridian, Idaho where I love the outdoors, being active, reading, writing, and doing “projects.” My husband is getting used to me saying, “Now I found something at (insert: the thrift store, a garage sale, by a dumpster…) and it looks nasty now, but just wait ’till I’m done with it!”
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My name is Stephanie and I’m a blessed wife and mom of 2. My family is my passion but I also enjoy blogging, painting, yoga, and reading. I’m happiest when surrounded by family, craft supplies, & good food! I love helping people experience the joy of natural living through my website, facebook page and pinboards. I also write for PBS Parents as a contributor of eco friendly, upcycled crafts.
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Heather creates all of the fun free printables that are exclusive to HowDoesShe subscribers. She loves being a part of the HowDoesShe team – brainstorming about the next free printable or working on one of the HowDoesShe gals’ parties! She offers personalized paper goods and printables through her company, Chickabug, and blogs about all things party
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Expertise: The Family. Amy is keeping it real enjoying (mostly ) four kids, one husband and a busy life. She does a bit of everything but LOVES knitting, cooking global cuisine, every BBC period piece, and (as a mom of 3 adopted kids) adoption!
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Expertise: Fashion and Beauty
Darlene loves being a wife to her husband of two years. He is her best friend. She has a videography business called “Golden Moments Media” and specializes in weddings. Her favorite things to do are filming, traveling, snowboarding, shopping, eating, blogging at “dardame.blogspot.com” and doing anything outdoors. Her recipe board on Pinterest mainly consists of pasta dishes and Oreo desserts.
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Dawn: I’m a wife, mom, sister, daughter, and friend. On most days my house looks lived in and my hair and make-up aren’t done, but my kids are happy and I am usually knee deep into a project or two! I like cooking, designing / creating, early morning jogs, and capturing my family’s life in photographs.
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Expertise: fun ways to make memories with kids. Heather is a Canadian mother of 2 girls. She has a Liberal Arts degree and loves photography. She is always looking for ways to make fun memories with her girls and share them them online through HowDoesShe and her blog, Raising Memories.
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Kate is a mom of two crazy, curly haired girls, wife to a darn cute/overambitious law student/entrepreneur, a part time dental hygienist, and owner/creator of an online children’s/women accessory boutique. I love cleaning dirty rotten teeth, it just thrills me. I absolutely went into the right profession for me! But as much as I love dental hygiene, I’m absolutely obsessed with creating and crafting just about anything I can get my hands on! I love to laugh, and be laughed at, I always tell my husband that I’m the funniest person I know. And it’s a good thing I laugh at myself, or I might hear crickets quite often.
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Alysha first met her husband while in her college bookstore. After he followed her around for several minutes he finally worked up the courage to ask her out, and the rest is history. She and her family now live in Denver and she enjoys being a stay at home mom.
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Sarah’s expertise is in cooking and baking. Just wait till you try some of the fantastic flavors she put together for us!
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