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.
Custom Portrait: Maria and Caleb by AmandaFormaro.com

I have developed quite a few lasting friendships over the past 3-4 years due to my cooking and crafting blogs. One such friend is Maria of Two Peas & Their Pod. Maria and Josh have a gorgeous baby boy named Caleb, whom I have had the pleasure of holding, cuddling and oogling over twice this year. […]

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Custom Wedding Portrait by AmandaFormaro.com

My 18 year old daughter Kristen came to me on Thursday saying she had an idea. She would be attending her manager’s wedding on Saturday and had seen some photos of her and her fiance that would be great on a plaque. My daughter asked if I could create a plaque for Chantelle and her […]

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Custom Portraits on Wood - AmandaFormaro.com

Almost two years ago I created some wood plaques with family snapshots for my living room. I was recently contacted by Dawn from Nicoli Productions, a photography studio in the San Diego area of California. She hired me to create some portrait samples that she can hang in her studio for clients to see and […]

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Custom beach house signs - AmandaFormaro.com

Recently I was contacted by Scott Eckert, CEO of Buy Owner, Inc. I’m sure you’ve seen their yellow for sale signs around, they are everywhere! Scott was looking for three signs, each one for a different beach house. This was a gift for friends of his that own the properties to display on or near […]

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Chicago Tribune Crafts Column

If you live anywhere that you have access to the Chicago Tribune and get the Sunday paper, watch for me by the Puzzle Island section. My column comes out once a month on Sundays and features a fun and easy craft project for kids and adults. This past week’s column was painted strawberry pots and […]

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Craft Contributor at Ganz Parents Club

Recently I was hired to be the Craft Contributor for Ganz Parents Club. Ganz is a family owned company based in Canada that began in 1950 as Ganz Toy Company. They were a premier toy company for many years, then as more generations of the family came into the business, the company evolved into more […]

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Monthly Craft Contributor for Chicago Tribune

Beginning in May I will be contributing monthly to the Chicago Tribune and several of its sister papers with a fun family friendly craft project. For my first column I’ve shared a pretty flower project that’s perfect for Mother’s Day. If you are in the Chicago area and have access to The Tribune, the column […]

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New Column on Crafterminds

I’ll be writing a new column called “Ask Amanda” on Crafterminds.com. The column will answer questions from craft and DIY bloggers as it pertains to blogging as a business. Crafterminds.com is a site dedicated to craft and DIY bloggers who are looking for advice, ideas, and networking possibilities. It’s a great resource for advice on […]

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Amanda's Craft Show

Today was the debut of my monthly craft show on TheMotherhood. I will appear once a month, each month demonstrating a seasonal or holiday specific project that moms can make with their kids. For February’s show I talked about how you can adjust one craft for all different age groups, and focused mostly on these […]

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Amanda Formaro on martha stewart radio

Today I will be a guest on Martha Stewart Living Radio on Sirius Satellite for the Living Today show. We will be talking about easy crafts for kids and the show will air live at 1:30 EST. If you would like to listen but don’t have Sirius Satellite, you can sign up for a FREE […]

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