Episode 32 - Amy with Her Tool Belt

Amy is a wife, mom of 3, part-time mechanical engineer, woodworker, and part-time blogger.  Phew!  That made me tired just writing it! Amy has been working with her hands from the time she was small, working on her family farm.  She built her first project when she was six, a table for her kittens. Now she builds things from small to large.  The largest being a full house replica playhouse with pop-outs and all.

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Episode 31 - Carson with @itotallyhaveaworkshop

Carson is a wife, Mom of 3, and beginner woodworking.  She is not however a beginner maker. She has enjoyed making in several different areas, including quilting.  Her and her husband and oldest child moved just a week before her second was born.  Being away from a community she knew she struggled with postpartum depression.  With her husbands urging and encouragement she took a couple of classes at a local community college and fell in love with woodworking.

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Episode 30 - Sarah and Rachel with Sticks, Inc.

Sarah started Sticks almost by accident.  She is a degreed artist who really enjoys creating abstract paintings.  A friend of hers aske her to create a nativity set, and basically the rest is history.  As a Mom of 3 young girls she built up Sticks from work she was creating on her own, to now a company that employees 50 people, most of them artists continuing that work on. Her daughter Rachel joined sticks first as an events coordinator 16 years ago, and now is the CEO of sticks and has helped get Sticks through the recession and continue to grow the business.

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Episode 29 - Alma with Pink Soul Studios

Alma is a wife, stay at home boy Mom, and amazing woodworker. She has always had an interest in art and creativity that eventually became focused on woodworking. She uses those woodworking skills and creativity to create custom mallets, push sticks and other items for other members of the maker community.

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Episode 28 - Jen Woodhouse

Jen is an Army wife and homeschooling mother of two. She and her family call Nashville, Tennessee home, but are currently stationed at Fort Hood, Texas. The House of Wood is Jen’s creative outlet for all things DIY and design, a place where she documents her adventures in designing and building furniture and tackling home renovation projects. A self-taught carpenter with a fearless DIY spirit and a penchant for problem-solving, Jen offers in-depth tutorials that inspire and encourage readers to build their way to a more beautiful home.

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Episode 27 - Jess Crow with Crow Creek Designs

Jess is a Mom of 3 and artist extraordinaire. She started her maker journey as a child of humble beginnings who learned very early that if you want something, we have to make it.  She has carried that spirit with her and taught her children the same value of handmade items.  Originally she gained momentum in the beading world, and then eventually transitioned into furniture as her art.

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Episode 26 - Brittany with Pretty Handy Girl

Brittany, wife, mom, and demolition expert??  She is a DIY blogger, home renovator and house flipper.  Brittany got her start working with tools as a young child when her parents renovated their house on their own.  So I guess you can say its in her blood.  Now she is passionate about spreading knowledge and making sure every woman out there has access to that knowledge to learn to do and make and fix things all on their own.

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Episode 25 - Dyan Thomas with Thomas Ten Projects

Dyan is a Wife, Mom of 8, and woodworker.  As if it isn't extraordinary enough that she is a Mom of 8 and how that came to be, she has also been woodworking since early childhood thanks to her Dad.  Both of her parents are creative people and have shared their love for creativity along with their skills with Dyan and her 6 siblings. Now Dyan gets to share that creativity and passion with her children through making projects for their home.

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Episode 24 - Charlee with Build and Create Home

Charlee is a wife, mom of 4, and maker/DIYer that lives in Hawaii. She started her journey down the road of DIY when her and her husband were in a house that needed some serious renovating.  She has grown from picking up a tool for the first time for her first home project to now being a DIY blogger as well as woodworker.  She enjoys both making furniture and making her home more beautiful and functional one project at a time.

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Episode 23 - Jenny with Sacred Cinder

Jenny is a Wife, Mom of two boys, and a maker.  Currently she is a stay-at-home Mom, but with her youngest starting Kindergarten in the fall she is looking forward of entering the workforce again.  She mainly makes signs and other home décor out of wood, but she has started venturing into the world of furniture for her own home.  What started as a way to keep her sanity as a stay-at-home mom has grown into something she never imagined.

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Episode 22 - Alicia Jackson

Alicia Jackson is a wife, mom, full time engineer, and woodworker and builder.  Alicia grew up exposed to building and construction, but it wasn't until a need for a project at home did she venture into the world of woodworking and building on her own.  She concentrates on making projects based on things her and her family need at home and makes video tutorials that she posts on YouTube.  She has a 5 year old son and another little boy on the way in about 4 weeks.

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Episode 21 - Britt with Overalls & Powersaws

Britt is a wife, Mom of 4 and natural born woodworker.  She grew up with two parents who were rather crafty.  Her Dad had his own shop. It wasn't until she had a need for a large dinning room table that she decided to take the plunge into woodworking herself.  Now she makes furniture, home décor, mosaics and mountain art while being a stay at home Mom for her 4 kiddos.

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Episode 20 - Brad & Susan with Fix This Build That

Brad has been the face of Fix This Build That and the co-host of Made For Profit for a few years now.  Toward the end of last year his wife, Susan, joined full time into Fix This Build That.  During this episode they share about how they both played a part in the journey for creating Fix This Build That, how family has to come first, and how working together all day as a married couple has seemed like a natural fit for them.

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Episode 19 - Char with Wooden Maven

Char is a wife, Mom of 4, two of which are twins, and a natural born builder and woodworker.  Char and her husband were both in the height of their careers when they found out they were expecting twins.  After the initial shock wore off, Char realized this was her opportunity to leave the corporate world behind, stay home with her kids and build things. And now she is a work from home Mom who is building her business as a woodworker and maker.  She has even landed a spot on TV!

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Episode 18 - Anika with Anika DIY Life

Anika is a wife, mother of two and DIY blogger living in Southern California.  Anika has her doctorate in Electrical Engineering and was succeeding in that career when she started her woodworking journey.  It all started with the need for a fun set of table and chairs for her oldest kiddo.  She looked everywhere, but just couldn't find what she wanted.  With some encouragement from her husband she started on her DIY woodworking journey.

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Episode 17 - Martina with Knotty By Nature (KBN) Decor

Martina is a woodworker and Mom of two teenage boys. Her and her wife run KNB Decor where they work with clients to create custom designed furniture. Martina has an array of skills from traditional woodworking methods to CNC. An injury caused Martina to go full-time with her custom furniture business sooner then she expected.  She shares some of the challenges she has encountered and tips she has picked up along the way of growing her business.

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Episode 16 - Brandi with Eternal Harvest Decor

Brandi is a Mom of three, homeschools her kiddos, and makes super awesome tables and other stuff out of wood. Brandi has had quite a journey from phycologist to stay at home Mom and maker. With her background as a phycologist she knows very well the benefits of working with your hands to keep yourself grounded and in the moment.  Something she really needed right after making the decision to stay home with her kids.

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Episode 15 - McKenna with Neat & Navy Blue

McKenna is a Mom of two who started refinishing and painting furniture as a way to have something just for herself.  As a stay at home Mom its very important to have something that is just for you.  She started posting her projects online and before she knew it she was a legit business.  Over time her business has transitioned from furniture to homemade candles which are really taking off, though she hopes to get back to furniture some day.  Learn all about her journey!

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Episode 13 - Courtney with The Sweetest Little Life

Courtney is a Mom of 3, maker, entrepreneur, and author.  She truly is doing ALL the things and totally rocking it!  Courtney shares with us her journey from make up artist to maker to overnight Etsy success story! She also shares a bit of the highs and the lows of Mom life, including the difficult birth of the latest addition to the family.  So much packed into this episode you don't want to miss out on!

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