Amanda FormaroAmanda Formaro is a published author and professional blogger with over 18 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.

Just popping in here to say that while this is in fact my portfolio blog, I don’t use it much. You can find me at Amanda’s Cookin’ most of the time and on Facebook at Things I Love by Amanda Formaro. This blog is the home of Amanda’s Creative Studio, Inc. See you soon!

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Amanda Formaro's Four Season Button Tree Woman's World Magazine Feature

I was recently featured in the March 20, 2017 issue of Woman’s World Magazine in the “Borrowed from the blogs!” section on page 39. I expected to see a small 1/4 page piece and was floored to open my copy and find that my tutorial takes up the entire page! Thanks so much to Woman’s […]

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Welcome 2017

2016 was an extremely hectic and busy year for me. I experienced a lot of changes in both my personal and business life. On January 1st I hired my daughter Kristen as my editorial manager. She’s taking on everything that the blogs can throw at her. That means that I will be able to focus […]

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How to Start a Blog - from Amanda Formaro, 20 years working from home earning a 6-figure income from blogging!

This question: “How do I start a blog“? I receive questions all the time about crafts, recipes and blogging. One of┬áthe most common is how to start a blog. So I thought it was high time to address the question and help get you started on your own path to being a blogger and earning […]

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Amanda Formaro - HP My Printly Ambassador

I just returned from a quick trip to San Diego where I met with Hewlett Packard and the My Printly team. It’s amazing the passion and spirit that the team at HP has for print! I’m super excited to try some of the products I learned about and can’t wait to share projects with you […]

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Amanda Formaro in her studio

I have been working closely with Prime Publishing for several years now. They are located just an hour south of my studio and we try to meet in person at least once or twice per year. About a month or so ago they came up to my studio to interview me and share my space. […]

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Crafts by Amanda Craft Kits Are Here!

I’m super excited to announce that the Crafts by Amanda craft kits I’ve been working on are finally here! I worked exclusively with a great company called S&S Worldwide to develop these fun kits for kids. While these kits are not available for individual sale, they are IDEAL for teachers, scout troop leaders, camp directors, […]

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DIY Network Interview: Creative Genius , Amanda Formaro of Crafts by Amanda

Recently I received an email from Scripps Network saying they wanted to interview me for their Creative Genius series on their blog, Made + Remade. To say the least, I was honored, but after going through previous interviews I was really excited. See, previous interviewees were artists, business owners, etc, but I didn’t see any […]

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Crafts by Amanda, Amanda Formaro, interviewed by Crafts by Courtney

Every blogger knows that every OTHER blogger they encounter is busy. Busy. Busy. Busy. It’s hard to find time to get all the things done that you need to, and you may even find yourself hiring others to help you complete those tasks. Being that busy also means that it’s difficult to answer questions from […]

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Star Wars Mania! by Amanda Formaro

It’s almost here, my fifth book in the Mania series – Star Wars Mania! I had fun with all the books, but this one was by far my favorite. I had such a blast coming up with all the different character ideas. You will see appearances by Chewbacca, C-3PO, R2-D2, Greedo, Admiral Ackbar, Jabba the […]

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