Crafts By Amanda & Amanda’s Cookin’
Amanda is an entrepreneurial mother of four grown children living in the midwest state of Wisconsin. In 1997, she left her Corporate America career to raise her children and started a website shortly afterward.. She taught herself HTML, discovered email discussion groups and message boards to meet other webmasters, and grew her website by networking with them. After ten years, she sold her website and started a blog.
Amanda’s work has appeared in numerous magazines including Parents, Family Fun and Redbook. She has created over 500 craft tutorials for Disney’s Kaboose and Spoonful websites and is a former Chicago Tribune columnist. Amanda has written a series of craft books, developed three branded craft kits, and has worked with many brands over the years including Pillsbury, Hershey’s, Yoplait, Michael’s, Hulu.
Amanda has kept the business in the family, with her daughter as Editorial Manager running the day to day operations and of her two main blogs Amanda’s Cookin’ and Crafts by Amanda. She also runs Fun Family Crafts, a site with over 10,000 craft tutorials for kids. Amanda’s team has grown by leaps and bounds since she started and she continues to push forward doing what she loves.
“I’m so excited about Bloggers Tell All! This is how I learned to run my business, through networking with others. The amazing group of women that make up BTA are my friends, confidants and heroes. I can’t wait to continue this journey with them while helping others grow their businesses as well!”