About Me


Hello There!

I’m Karina! Welcome to my blog, Lovemade Handmade. I am a wife, & mama to 4.  I married my high school sweetheart, Ashton on 07.07.07 and have since welcomed 4 beautiful children whom I currently homeschool.

You’re probably wondering why I named my blog, Lovemade Handmade.  And you’re probably curious about what it means. Well, let me tell you what it means to me…

Lovemade is the word I use to describe the culmination of all God’s goodness towards me… and the life I’m living as a result of that LOVE. Everything I am, everything I do, and everything I have is the unmistakable result of what unconditional love has made & can make.

Handmade because I enjoy creating things and working with my hands… while pouring my love and heart into it all.

I’ve spent the past 12+ years of my life celebrating marriage, having babies, basking in motherhood, and practicing the art of homemaking and homeschooling. Along with that, I’ve spent the past 8 years teaching myself how to sew, creating my own sewing patterns, and mastering the ins and outs of photography.

Handmade represents love as it requires a person’s time, energy, ideas, heart, and knowledge to be poured into whatever it is they are making at that moment. Simply put, Handmade is a product of someone’s knowledge & experiences through life.

My husband and I try our best to raise our children surrounded by love and creativity because if we can’t create a life we love, what is living anyway?

When it comes to creating a life we love, a huge part of that includes homeschooling our kids. We have been homeschooling since our eldest, Addi, was born. It’s a lifestyle we believe is best for our family and I’m gladly welcoming the opportunity to do it.  I don’t mind having my children around every moment of the day – in fact, that is the part I love most! I love their company… and they seem to like mine and each other’s just as well.

Every day, my kids inspire me to embrace the gift of life and to love those around me whole-heartedly and without reservation.  They inspire me to go after my dreams – even if it’s one second, minute, hour, or day at a time.

They’ve inspired me to learn how to sew, to launch a photography business (Perfect Seven Pictures), and to finally create this blog that you’ve stumbled upon…

Through them, I’ve learned to let love be the standard of my life.

If you love someone, make that love clear as day. And if you love something, learn how to do it… AND DO IT. Be obsessed with the things you love and people you love. Why the heck not? Life is way too short! It’s about living now, not tomorrow or years from now…

If you’re into handmade things like me or you’re a woman wearing many different hats & trying to juggle a bunch of things while raising your children, come back around here often because I’m just like you! Feel free to comment on my posts & share your life with me also because I’d love to get to know you as well…

All my love,




PINTEREST pinterest.com/lovemadeblog
BLOGLOVIN’ @ Lovemade Handmade
Sewing/craft INSTAGRAM @ lovemade.handmade
Lifestyle INSTAGRAM @ lovemade.life

Want to Collaborate?

Feel free to email me at [email protected] so we can chat!