Busy Creating Memories helps families create cherished memories each day.
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Odgen/Layton, Utah – Editor, Founder, Author
Welcome to BusyCreating Memories. I’m so glad you’ve stopped by today!
My name is Amber Edwards. I am the owner, editor, creator, and manager behind Busy Creating Memories.
I’m a known Whovian (lover of BBC’s Doctor Who) who married a Star Wars Fanatic with Kids who follow in our footsteps. We are one geeky, sci-fy, fantasy adventure loving family!
Besides my quirky obsession with BBC classics, Dystopian novels, DR Pepper, Chocolate, and Popcorn; I also love to create recipes, craft & crochet, enjoy tabletop games, dine out at new restaurants, travel, camping, and I have a passion for Photography.
I am a Wyoming born and raised and forever remain in my heart. Though I attended college in Idaho where I studied Communications and English/Creative Writing. It was here that I met and married my husband in 2002.
My Husband served as a Military Police Officer for 5 years which ignited my love of travel and experiencing new foods and cultures. We have lived in Idaho, Germany, Kansas, back to Idaho, but now we have settled in the Greater Salt Lake City, Utah area where he works as an engineer.
We 4 children, 2 boys and 2 girls all born between 2004-2015. It is because of them that I feel a stronger pull to emulate my mother more in my life. Albeit she wasn’t perfect, I was always in awe of my mother and hope one day I can be half the women and mother and wife that she was.
We also have a cat Wally and a dog Odin who make special appearances now and then. Wally is anti-social and Odin is just a chicken who is terrified of my Canon 6D camera. So it is really a treat when they behave for me.
When I originally started blogging in 2011, our site was called JadeLouise Designs after my oldest daughter. But I never felt completely settled. I felt directionless and didn’t really feel a purpose.
In October 2015, 5 months after my mom passed away, I had a heart to heart with myself. I felt compelled to change the directive of this site and rebranded JadeLouise Designs into Busy Creating Memories.
During my soul searching, I discovered what I really wanted to achieve. To inspire families to create lasting memories, because when all is said and done that is all we can take with us.
I want other families to be able to build the same cherished memories I had with my Mother. I want them to look back over their lives and relish in the memories of baking great food with their kids. Or spending a rainy day doing a fun craft together. I want to give them the support to know they aren’t alone in the struggles of parenting and that someone is cheering for them to succeed.
Busy Creating Memories is now a rebranded Family Lifestyle, foodie, and craft site. My purpose is to help families discover they can create cherished memories each day through food, crafts, and experiencing everyday family activities.
I invite you to join us in creating memories with your family to last a lifetime!
What you will Find on Busy Creating Memories.
Here at Busy Creating Memories, we encourage families to create cherished memories through ordinary life experiences.
Many of my cherished memories with my Mom include food. I spend many hours with my sister at my Mother’s side as she taught us how to cook, bake, and manage food. These memories and lessons have helped me grow up with a love of food, cooking and the knowledge to create for my own family!
So one of our favorite ways to help encourage families to create lasting memories is by offering many great family friendly recipes that they can recreate in their own home.
Why not take a moment to check out some of our most popular family recipes below!
Crafts & DIY:
All humans have an innate desire to create something wonderful. Thus why another great way you can create memories as a family is to create together!
Try out some of our more popular projects below with your own family!
If Mom is drowning in her responsibilities as a parent, she isn’t able to focus on creating cherishing memories. So we try to offer parenting tips and support to help other moms make their homes a happier place to create memories.
My Mom also firmly believed that children needed the freedom and resources to explore their imagination. From enjoying new toys, creating our own activities, playing on our own or spending time together playing games.
So you will find many resources for our favorite toys for kids, games, and fun projects to do together as a family.
Improvements for Mom
Mom also firmly believed that you never stopped learning. She knew the importance of always improving herself. I remember seeing my mom constantly bettering her mind and our lives by her checking out books from the library, attending community classes and asking others to teach her life skills she wanted to improve.
If there was a topic she felt could improve our family, she went out and found a way to learn about it and implement it. She didn’t let the fact that she wasn’t in college stop her from learning. Because of this, my mom became my role model.
We incorporate the same passion for learning and improving your family’s home here at Busy Creating Memories. Thus why you will also find many articles around homemaking and lifestyle topics such as home remedies, essential oils, gardening, emergency preparedness, health and wellness, and even a few of our trade secrets for blogging and photography. Find some of our more popular articles below.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Well, what about motion picture? We love to create videos to help emphasize our projects. Take a look at our YouTube page to see a collection of our work. Or view some of our most popular below.
My mom firmly believed in sharing our talents. Since I have a passion for crocheting, but I don’t have hte means to do projects for other people, I have decided to share this talent by offering our crochet patterns for sale in our Etsy store. Feel free to visit us there as well for more fun projects.
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Work with us!
We love to work with brands and companies to help bring new ideas for creating memories to our readers! We’d love to work with you! These are some of the projects we are open to organizing:
- Sponsored posts
- Press trips
- Recipe creation
- Craft/DIY development
- Restaurant Features
- Destinations to Visit
- Children Fashion posts
- Social Media Outreach
- Brand ambassadorship
- DIY or Recipe videos
If you would like to fashion any of these projects with us, visit our MEDIA Page or you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Facebook: BusyCreatingMemories
- Twitter: @2creatememories
- Instagram: busycreatingmemories and deborahandreasen
- Pinterest: 2CreateMemories
The Other voice of Busy Creating Memories!
South Eastern Idaho Blogger & Writer, YA Fantasy Author
Hello! I’m Deborah Andreasen. Pleased to meet you. I’m a bit of a jack-of-all-trades. I’m a mom and wife, first and foremost. After that, I’m a writer (with a few books published, and a few more in the works), photographer, reader, gardener, goofball, day-dreamer, and sushi eater. I love being helpful and making people laugh. I love chasing my kids up and down the halls and tickling them until they pee their pants. Ok, so I don’t love the pee part, but I do love tickling them. I love going for walks and riding Splash Mountain.
My husband and I have been married ten years. We have three kids, one of whom is an angel baby. We’re currently living our happily ever after. I’m thrilled to be working with Busy Creating Memories! Like, happy dance and shrieking thrilled. You can find me at my author website and my photography website. I’m also on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest. Catch me if you can!
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