About Us

Home Sweet Homebodies is a blog that shares inspiration for projects, living, and making your home.  It is an outlet for us as sisters to share our ideas, our faith, and our creativity, and to showcase our finished and in-progress projects.   We want to be a resource to other women who love their families, their homes, and themselves. 

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We are sisters by birth and marriage, and we each have different interests and strengths. But the thing that ties us all together is a love of home and a desire for creativity. To us, that’s what a Homebody is. Are you a Homebody too? 😉 Read on to meet each of the Homebodies.

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Meet Rochelle:

I am the oldest of 6 kids (4 girls and 2 boys), and I like to describe myself as a social introvert.  My husband BJ and I have been married for 11 very happy years, and we have three busy but delightful boys. I am a Christian, a feminist, a lover of “crunchy” pastimes, and an avid reader. I also love puns, using parentheses (as you will find out), nature, music, quirky humor, recycling, DIYs, meditation, sewing, natural approaches to wellness and beauty, and prepping. I don’t like 80’s movies, sarcasm, eating slowly, being late, or watching the news. Recently I turned thirty, and was surprised that I didn’t feel more “grown up” (when is that supposed to happen, anyway?).  I am a registered nurse and I worked as a cancer screener and women’s health nurse at our local health department until a bit before my third son was born. Now I am blessed to be able to stay home to take care of my children.  I started writing after I had my first son, as a way to document and share my creative endeavors. Over the past 7 years, as I have evolved as a person and as a mother, this blog has evolved right along with me (and it will continue to do so). Some of my favorite projects I’ve shared on the blog from the past few years are the Infant Scratch Mitts Tutorial, a fun Shower Cap Tutorial, Styrofoam Wall Hangings for my master bedroom, the ever practical Potty Training Pants Pattern/ Tutorial, and these adorable No- Socks- Slipper- Mocs.

Email Rochelle at rochelle@homesweethomebodies.net

 

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Meet Marissa:

 

Email Marissa at marissa@homesweethomebodies.net

 

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Meet Cara:

I got married a year and a half ago and I graduated from BYU in April 2014 with a degree in Public Relations. I now work as a graphic designer/marketing coordinator/creative communications coordinator/social media manager at a small health professions university.
I love shopping and fashion, especially finding good deals and great classic pieces! I’m a firm believer in buying things that make you feel strong and powerful immediately. None of that “it’s on sale, so maybe I’ll wear it someday” business. If you don’t love it now, you won’t love it in a year. (I’m a reformed shopaholic).
I love to create things. Especially now that I’ve been married for a little bit and its socially acceptable to craft again. 😉 As a little girl, I always had tape, scissors, string, paper etc. stashed under my bed, just in case I needed to whip up a little something. It drove our mom nuts (because I always stole the tape and scissors), but she loved that I was creative and she always encouraged me to create, no matter how many new tape dispensers and pairs of scissors I stashed.
I love to be active and to exercise. I love to run, hike and play volleyball. I’m even learning to like Softball! This Christmas, I also got my very first bicycle, so I’ve been learning to do that as well. Rochelle and I started taking swimming lessons (who knew it was so hard when you’re a grown up and never learned..) I’m a little nervous about all of it but I’m excited to try new things too!
I love to cook and bake- the healthy way. My husband Jeff is a personal trainer, so we don’t keep junk food in our house. I have a lot of fun finding healthy, delicious recipes to try out on him. I also have found some great recipes for guilt-free treats that satisfy my (huge) sweet tooth, and are sugar and grain free! I’ll share some of my cooking wisdom in my posts!

Email Cara at cara@homesweethomebodies.net

 

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Meet Heather:

I’m a first time mommy of 1 {my precious little boy} and a wife to my handsome hubster. Tayler and I met and fell in love at Brigham Young University–Idaho in 2011, and were married 5 months later. We moved to Washington last year, had our baby boy, and are absolutely loving being parents.
I have always found joy in crafting and sewing… and pretty much all things “homemakey”. I have discovered, lately, that building furniture my passion. I love the feeling of making something from scratch with your own two hands, which is why I also love spending time in the kitchen baking. I love refinishing and distressing furniture and decor. I love my family, painting, vintage and farmhouse decor, and all things DIY.
Decorating on a budget is one of my ultimate goals. I’m not always perfect at it, but I love to look for good deals on ways to beautify my home. Turning old things into new again is one way I curb my hunger for buying new things.
I am nowhere near perfect at what I do, but I love attempting to be a good homemaker and striving to be the best mama I can be for my little munchkin. I also love learning and trying out new recipes and tutorials from other fellow bloggers!
I also blog at Drill Bits and Oven Mitts! And when I’m not blogging, I also sell digital prints on Etsy. Check out my shop Christensen Digitals!

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Email Heather at heather@homesweethomebodies.net

 

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Meet Anna:

My name is Anna, and I’m the last and youngest of the Homebodies sisters. I’m currently 17 and going into my senior year of high school in Oregon. Like each of my sisters did in high school, I work for my Dad as a Veterinary Assistant at our Veterinary Hospital. I love working with animals and seeing the behind the scenes of a medical practice.   I love to paint, sing, act, and dance. I’m involved in many choirs (including an A Capella and show choir) and have participated and starred in many musicals like “Into the Woods”, “Beauty and the Beast”, “Fiddler on the Roof”, and “Once on this Island.” I’m really into fashion and wearing boring old clothes in new and exciting ways. The Earth is BEAUTIFUL and I love adventuring through its landscapes by hiking, backpacking, riding horses, or just exploring. My goal is to go to college and become a nurse. I love to help people and apply my knowledge of the amazing human body.

These are all things you might see me post about on this blog! So get excited! You will also frequently find me on Instagram @homesweethomebodies and @annaleachristensen. If you’re looking for a way to regain “hip”ness, find a way to wear that ugly old sweater you love but never took the tag off of, or just try a new painting style, I’m your girl. As your resident teenager my advice is to look at the world through a kid’s eyes, don’t be afraid to take a selfie (you’re beautiful), document your life, try new things, talk to the old and young, be bold, pray, make new friends, eat ice cream, do your self up fancy once in a while, have sweats/lazy days, and never let fear get in the way of trying something new.

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“The desire to create is one of the deepest yearnings of the human soul. No matter our talents, education, backgrounds, or abilities,we each have an inherent wish to create something that did not exist before. Everyone can create. You don’t need money, position, or influence in order to create something of substance or beauty… You may think you don’t have talents, but that is a false assumption, for we all have talents and gifts, every one of us. The bounds of creativity extend far beyond the limits of a canvas or a sheet of paper and do not require a brush, a pen, or the keys of a piano. Creation means bringing into existence something that did not exist before–colorful gardens, harmonious homes, family memories, flowing laughter…Don’t let fear of failure discourage you. Don’t let the voice of critics paralyze you–whether that voice comes from the outside or the inside.”  -Dieter F. Uchtdorf (emphasis added)