My name is Amanda Formaro. Mother to four wonderful children, married to my high school sweetheart, living in the Midwest state of Wisconsin. I love to cook, bake and make crafts. I worked full time in finance until my third child was three months old. At that time I quit to stay home and raise my kids. As much as I loved being a mom, graham crackers and diapers just weren’t enough and my creative mind was going stir crazy.
So, back in 1997, I got on the internet. A month later I created a website called FamilyCorner.com. I developed it over the years, teaching myself HTML, networking with other webmasters, and growing it into a profitable business. I sold that site in November of 2007, though I still work as their Chief Editor. I write newsletters for several websites owned by Internet Brands and have worked as an editor and webmaster for several websites in the past.
I worked as the craft expert for Disney’s Kaboose.com, and created fun kid’s crafts for from 2005-2010. I have been published by many online magazines, including SheKnows.com and Family.com. I have been seen in print in Parents Magazine, Redbook, Mixing Bowl magazine and several others. Recently I became a designer for DecoArt. I also have a food blog where I love to share my recipe creations called Amanda’s Cookin’.
My hope is that I am successful in sharing my love for crafting and food through these blogs. I will continue to strive for better photographs so that you, the reader, will want to make the crafts, meals and desserts I blog about. I love to hear from all of you and hope you will continue to comment on my posts and share your thoughts!
I hope you enjoy Crafts by Amanda and will either follow the blog, or subscribe by email or in a reader. I would love to share with you what’s cookin’ at my house!