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Amanda FormaroAmanda Formaro is a professional blogger with over 16 years online experience. Her work has appeared on websites and in magazines such as Parents, Family Fun, PBS Kids, Disney's Spoonful, SheKnows, Redbook, Mixing Bowl and more. Please contact Amanda to inquire how she can provide fabulous crafts or recipes for your site or brand. You can visit her blogs here.
own your own name before someone else does

There are many reasons that you should own your name as a domain. It doesn’t matter if you work for yourself, for someone else, or don’t work at all. Yourname.com is not just for businesses. In 2007, I sold my website of ten years and shortly thereafter bought the domain AmandaFormaro.com. It wasn’t until after […]

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Amanda on display via Prime Publishing

In January I attended the Craft & Hobby Association trade show. It’s not open to the public, but rather to craft industry professionals, manufacturers, vendors and the press. Hundreds of booths decorated to the hilt with all of that company’s new and existing products they want you to see. It’s a great way to see […]

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100,000 Likes: A Milestone for Crafts by Amanda

On December 30, 2013 the Facebook page for Crafts by Amanda reached a great milestone. 100,000 likes from craft lovers all over the world! I’m so happy to see so many people enjoying the art of crafting the way that I do. Thanks to all of them who helped me reach this milestone. Here’s to […]

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My crafts on ABC Family @amandaformaro

I had the opportunity to provide a couple of holiday craft projects on ABC Family’s website. The first one, the Blue & White Coffee Filter Christmas Tree, is live now. The second one should be up soon, which is the adorable snowflake apron you see pictured here. I’ll update this post with the link to […]

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Amanda Formaro heading back to create kid's craft projects for Spoonful after Kaboose roll up

Back in the fall of 2003 I was approached by Kaboose.com and asked to create kid’s craft projects for their website. On average, I created 10 craft tutorials per month for the first year. It later increased to 15 crafts per month and then a couple years in, Disney bought the Canadian company. I continued […]

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Visit to the Pillsbury Test Kitchens @amandaformaro

Last week I flew to Minneapolis to visit the Pillsbury Test Kitchens in the General Mills offices. I’ve worked with General Mills several times over the last few years, including the crafts I currently make for their Kix Cereal brand, so it was great to finally visit and put some faces with names. There were […]

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Two Craft Books in the Works! @amandaformaro

I’m excited to announce that I have signed with Reader’s Digest Children’s Publications in the development of two kid’s crafts and activity books, with possibly more to come! I’ll be working hard over the next couple of months to get the projects together and hope to be able to divulge more details soon. Special thanks […]

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Crafts by Amanda in MidSouth Family Classifieds

If you are located in wester Tennessee or western Kentucky chances are your’ve seen the MidSouth Family Classifieds publication. Inside that weekly publication you’ll find one of my craft projects each week. Thanks for sharing Crafts by Amanda with your readers MidSouth!

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Amanda Formaro is Crafting for General Mills & Kix Cereal

If you follow my craft blog, Crafts by Amanda, you may already know this. Back in July I started working with General Mills to create crafts and recipes for their Kix Cereal brand. You can see the tutorials and recipes at KixCereal.com. I’ll be sharing a new project or recipe every Wednesday. Mine will have […]

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Craft Stick Farm Animals in Family Fun Magazine

If you happen to pick up a copy of Family Fun Magazine, the August 2013 issue, and turn to page 20, you’ll see my Craft Stick Farm Animals. The crafters at Family Fun used my instructions to make their own and included them in a collection of other craft stick crafts. Thanks to Family Fun […]

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