Hi, My Name is Kayla.

Hi, my name is Kayla. (This is where the Kay in the MissKay comes from.) I love my husband (pictured), Jesus, french toast, and I’m obsessed with my cat. And I’m so glad you’re here!

If you have found yourself on my blog wanting to know more about how to create things with your own two hands while still keeping money in your account, you have come to right place. My passion is to help people like you realize your potential in your DIY endeavors. You CAN create nearly any project you put your mind to, and there is ALWAYS a solution for doing it on the cheap.

little marioWhy do I know this? Ever since I can remember, I had a childhood of making things. Yes, I could go buy clothes for my Brat dolls, but I wanted to try my hand at sowing them their own fleece pajamas. Why? Because they would be one-of-a-kind. Oh, and I wouldn’t have to beg my parents to spend a ton on me. Yes, I could go buy a restaurant play-set for my Polly Pockets, but would that really be as fun as making them a beautiful Burger Barn restaurant out of construction paper and cardboard? I think not! (Don’t worry, I still have the barn and will post about it later for your amusement.) I was so young that I couldn’t even write the words “Burger Barn” on the front yet, my hand writing wasn’t good enough. That’s why you will see my mom’s lovely handwriting plastered on the front.

The point is, I know what I am talking about when I say where there is a will, there is a way to create things on your own on the cheap. And often, they can be even more gorgeous and special than if you had found them at Hobby Lobby. (Gasp, I can’t believe I said that! But I still believe it, especially the part about it being way more special.) And if you create a bunch of pieces for your own events and avoid hiring others, you will save significant amounts of money while also taking pride in making it beautiful on your own. In my opinion, making things is so much more fun than buying them, as long as there is a useful purpose for what you are creating. (Translation: I don’t like making bead bracelets or crocheting a sweater that literally no one will wear. It is the opposite of the joy I am craving. So I try to create crafts for events and other purposes in my life as they come along and I/my friends/my family have a need for them.)

But that’s not to say that I don’t have a lot to learn. I’m not going to sit here and pretend that I have made everything known to man. That’s why this blog is going to be great for the both of us. You can soak in as much as you want about the lessons I have learned about crafts and events through trial and error (Pinterest fails are a real thing in my life too) and I will experiment more than I would have without it, therefore learning even more lessons. And I think the reflecting of each project will help me deepen my knowledge even further. So it’s a win-win in my book!


And please, don’t be shy. Connect with me and let me know what you want to see more of! (Especially if you are a Harry Potter fan.) I am happy to try anything as long as it will have a purpose. Let’s be friends that make each other’s lives more colorful, a little simpler, and above all—craftier. (But seriously let’s be friends!)

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