About Me

Hi! I’m Marie

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I am a busy stay-at-home mom who has been exactly where you are. I’ve cried over our finances and tried to figure out how save money while still being the cook, cleaner, confidant, activity organizer, support system, and more that my family and friends need. I struggled to find balance for years and worried that I wasn’t bringing enough to the table. Then I discovered that the best way I could save us money was through DIY projects and homemade food staples. Game changed.

My mission at DIY Adulation is to teach you how to live a balanced do-it-yourself lifestyle on a budget.

In 2012, my husband had just returned from a deployment and returned to his civilian job at a warehouse. Suddenly, our income plummeted and due to poor planning on our part, we had nothing in savings. Within months, I was pregnant with our daughter and scared because I didn’t know where our next meal was coming from. I remember applying for assistance and crying. I never wanted to be in this position again. We were on food stamps for 6 months and were able to turn our life around.

A DIY lifestyle wasn’t only a creative outlet but a necessary part of life.

DIY Adulation began in 2015, a year after we bought our first house. Our youngest was turning 1 and life seemed to be on track. Then, suddenly, my husband lost his job. This time, it wasn’t devastating to our family. We were able to make it through the 2 months until he found his next job without worrying about losing the house or not eating. Things were tight, but we had put ourselves in the position to be able to handle it and I still had my DIY skills to save us even more.

Having been on both sides of the coin, I realized:

I don’t ever want anyone else to feel like I did.

I want to give you the tools to get through it with your marriage, family, and sanity intact. More so, I want to help you never be in that place again.

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Get Started Living a Do-It-Yourself Life on a Budget

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Dig into your creativity with easy DIY tutorials from sewing projects to recycled crafts!

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Find everything you need to conquer your finances, get organized, and prepare delicious meals.

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Whether you’re looking for DIY gift ideas or handmade holiday décor, you’ll find it here.

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Make rainy days stuck inside a breeze with awesome crafts or plan a birthday on a budget.

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Balancing your roles as wife, mother, friend, daughter, and more is challenging. Here you find ideas and tips for frugal date nights, parenting, and balancing it all.

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