I am thrilled to introduce The House of Wood 2018 Creative Team! We’re hard at work, bringing you amazing DIY projects, delicious recipes, and inspiring ideas this year! Get to know these amazing ladies by reading their bios below. I hope you’ll take a moment to check out their sites and follow them on social media, where they share even more inspiring content!
Aniko Levai, Food Contributor
Hello! My name is Aniko and I blog over at Place Of My Taste. I am a wife, mother, and business owner by day, and DIYer by night. I love all things design, décor, and photography, but I also have a passion for cooking, wine tasting, dancing, and creating beautiful things. I am so happy that I’m able to share all of my joys and passion on my blog and now I can share it with Jen’s readers as well. I also run an online shop and you can find my photography e-book filled with tips to achieve beautiful photography and styling. I hope that you’ll come visit and find something that inspires you!
Jaime Costiglio, which focuses on building, painting, and sewing. She builds, paints, and sews just about everything in true DIY fashion and posts her projects in a tutorial format to share her experience with readers. Jaime lives just outside of New York City in Westchester County, New York with her husband and three children.
Jaime Costiglio, DIY and Crafts Contributor
Jaime is a DIY project enthusiast who writes the self-titled blog,
Shelly Shepherd, DIY Contributor
Shelly is the creator of the widely popular blog 100Things2Do.ca which features DIY tutorials, craft projects, refinishing, repurposing, and home décor for the ‘every man’. Her tongue-in-cheek style and quirky sense of humor has been touted as “charming and down-right funny” (The Londoner) and “promises an entertaining read every day” (Snapd London). Her projects have been featured on other blogs and social media like BuzzFeed, Country Living, Good Housekeeping, Woman’s Day, and London’s Lifestyle Magazine.
Kristi Haight, DIY Contributor
Hi, I’m Kristi from Chatfield Court. I’m a self-taught DIYer, decorator, and home improvement enthusiast, all working on a budget of course. Basically, I am a lover of all things home, with a little bit of real life thrown in, and our goal at Chatfield Court is to encourage and inspire others to turn their own homes into a space they truly love.
Sara & Pam Brand, Food Contributor
Sara and Pam are the Southern mother-and-daughter duo blogging at Biscuits and Burlap. You can usually find them in the kitchen – they love preserving old Southern family recipes just as they’ve been made for generations. They also like to have some fun updating old classics with a kick of spice or a splash of bourbon.
Anika Gandhi, DIY Contributor
Anika blogs at Anika’s DIY Life where she documents her DIY adventures and shares inspiration to fill lives and homes with DIY. She loves building and creating home décor projects and has a special place in her heart for woodworking. Starting out 6 years ago, with only ever having held a hammer and a screwdriver, she discovered the world of DIY blogs and power tools and has never looked back. Her goal is to inspire and encourage other beginner DIYers to be fearless, pick up that power tool, and create a home they love by infusing their unique personalities into it.
Hazel + Gold Designs since late 2016. She works in various mediums such as painting, crocheting, woodworking, resin art, sewing, vinyl crafts, and more. When not working on projects, Sheri enjoys spending time with her husband, four children, perfect dog, and ornery cat.
Sheri Kimlinger, DIY Contributor
Sheri has always found a passion in making and being creative, and has been documenting her projects online at
River Rose Flower Company, is a freelance floral designer, workshop teacher, and supporter of local flower farms. After working many years as a florist and event coordinator, Carrie wanted to find a way to share her professional floral design knowledge. Her goal is to make floral arranging accessible, fun, and affordable for everyone. Carrie and her husband Brandon live in Richmond, Virginia, where they raise their three kids. River Rose Flower Company donates a portion of its proceeds to support abandoned babies, orphans, and foster children throughout the world.
Carrie Bishop, Floral Contributor
Carrie Bishop, owner/founder of
Maritza Lisa was born. A DIY enthusiast for all things pretty, Maritza’s goal is to share her craft projects and to encourage you to create with her too.
Maritza Nunes, DIY Crafts Contributor
Maritza was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago, then moved to Toronto, Canada to go to university where she met her husband. Two kids later, they moved to Maryland and that’s where her creative blog,
Shara McCuiston, DIY Contributor
Shara is a math nerd with a passion for do-it-yourself projects, woodworking, and furniture building. She works in a factory by day and in her woodshop by night. She lives in Kentucky with her husband, dog (Lucy Lou), and three cats. Shara started woodworking about three years ago and enjoyed it so much, she wanted to share her tutorials and experiences with others on her blog, Woodshop Diaries. When she isn’t working, building, or blogging, you can find her daydreaming about her next project or watching reruns of The Office.
Abbey DeHart, Food Contributor
Hi friends! I’m Abbey, a full-time working wife and mother who is in accounting and customer service by day and blogging/crafting/creating by night. I love all things crafty, colorful, and fun and enjoy writing about DIY projects, home décor, crafting, recipes, and parties on my blog, The Cards We Drew.
Jenny Kavanagh, DIY Contributor
I’m an Ohio artist, wife, and mother of two teenage boys. When I’m not driving my boys to every sports practice on the planet, I’m a painter, furniture refinisher, seamstress, art supply collector, laundry avoider, and power tool lover. I share my décor, design, and DIY adventures on a little blog called Paint Yourself a Smile in the hopes that I can empower other women to tackle their own creative DIY ideas.
Angie Wilson, DIY Contributor
Angie Wilson has worked as a portrait and wedding photographer for the last decade, but over the last several years has fallen in love with all things home improvement: renovating, furniture-building, room-updating, and home projects. She lives in northern Colorado with her husband Jim and four children, loves searching for new recipes, traveling, the process of creating, studying art history, running 5K races, and family movie nights with popcorn! Currently, she continues her work as a photographer and mom of four, and loves to share her projects on her blog, House Becoming Home