About Create and Find


Thanks so much for joining me at Create and Find.  This is a blog about creating a life you love and finding what makes you happy.  A little DIY, decor, family fun ideas, budgeting, food ideas, and more.

Why did I start this blog?

I have a home decor and DIY blog that I started last year.  However, I’ve found over the last year and a few months of blogging that I enjoy writing about different subjects.  And I found that more and more, I’ve been searching for what really makes me happy in life.  I’m married to a saint of a guy that puts up with all my “new ideas”.  We have two children together and a big goofy dog.  Since I turned 40, I decided that was my year to start something new.   So my first blog was “born”.  And I still love writing about home and DIY, but I want to branch out.  So here we are.  Branching out.  Finding ways to create a life I love and find what makes me happy.  Here’s hoping you can do the same!

A little about me:

  • My degree is in pharmacy, so this blog was way out of my comfort zone
  • I’ve got two kids at home and I’m definitely not the “fun” parent
  • I like doing projects to an extent.  Once we complete a big project, it’s a while before I want to pick up a paint brush again. 
  • If I don’t have coffee in the morning, I’m not very pleasant.  And I didn’t even start drinking coffee until a few years ago. 
  • It’s hard for me to be idle.  I’m always doing something. 
  • I’m very frugal (or cheap if you prefer).  I like finding ways to save money and I’m kind of a dork about it.  I like spreadsheets and lists.   

Here’s a little sample of what you can find here:

Money Tips

How to Save an Emergency Fund

10 Budget Tips You Need to Know

Home Decor Ideas

$100 Kitchen Makeover

DIY Farmhouse Table

Lifestyle Tips

Getting Fit at 40

Do You Really Need the Kon Marie Method?

Gardening Ideas

Fast Growing Privacy Trees

Plants that Love Shade

Food and Recipes

Instant Pot Pork Tenderloin

The Best Chicken Fajitas

And this is what makes me the happiest:  Me and my peeps.  They make my world happy.

Ideas for posts – send them to me at melissa@createandfind.com