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Hello, I’m Dinah! I’m the creator of DIY Inspired and a work at home mom in Southern California that loves to craft, decorate, repurpose and create. I especially love trash to treasure projects. My inspiration comes from several people including Martha, to my 8 year old and 3 year old daughters, and my extremely talented older brother. I spend hours getting inspiration from swap meets and flea markets, thrift stores, garage sales, and books and magazines. In this article, I tell a personal story that I think helped shape who I am today.
Deciding to be a stay at home mom was not easy for me because, first, I had spent the last ten years working my butt off. In addition, I spent several years in college getting degrees and even teaching a little at the state college level. As a result, working hard was in my blood. Ultimately, everything changed when my amazing husband and I had our first beautiful little girl.
Why I Started DIY Inspired
Becoming a parent, as many of you can attest, flipped my world upside down, and there was no way I was going to miss the first laugh, the first word, the first step, or any milestone in between. Staying at home not only meant quality time with my daughter, but also allowed more time to do what I love… get DIY crafty on the cheap.
With the support of my family and friends, I started this blog to simply test and challenge myself to start new projects, share my inspirations, and hopefully inspire a few others along the way.
It’s been a crazy (and fun) few years, check out some of my accomplishments. I’ve been lucky enough to…
- appeared on FOX News LA and KTLA 5 Morning News
- be published in a couple magazines like, Real Simple and Parent’s Magazine
- named one of Mashable’s Moms Full of Inspiring Advice
- partnered with over 50 fabulous brands including Jo-Ann Fabric and Crafts, Home Depot, and GMC
- been a brand ambassador for several notable companies
- filmed some pretty cool professional videos
Looking back on the past year, I put together a 60 second video clip to remember what a great year I had!
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