Welcome to my Pinterest Inspired DIY studio!

My story: 

I was born and raised right here in Burlington, Iowa.  I jumped into nursing when I was 19 and worked 14 years as a certified nurse’s assistant. My passion was working with Alzheimer’s and dementia patients. I was living outside Kansas City, Missouri, when my mom was diagnosed with Early Onset Alzheimer’s. My husband, son, and I moved back to the only place I always called home – Burlington, Iowa, to be her full-time caregiver. 

As I looked for some hobbies, I found crafting with a Silhouette machine. As my “craftiness” grew, I shared this experience with my friends and family. I would host mobile parties in my customer's homes, garages, even local restaurants, and bars. 

In 2016, I decided to apply for The Small Business Plan Contest. With no education or experience with art, I WON first place!  With the award money, I opened my first studio at 400 Jefferson in Burlington, Iowa. Fast forward to 2021 and I have a NEW location on Jefferson.  I also teamed up with my good friend, Chaz Myhre, and we have a second store in Monmouth, Illinois. 

When I’m not running around like a crazy woman, you can find me with my amazing husband and our 13-year-old son. Thank you everyone for all the amazing support and continued business.