I'm Jennifer!

I have been a crafter and lover of all things DIY for a life time. My mission here at Smart Fun DIY is to bring you smart, fun ways to get the most out of life.

If you're like me, you know the best way to get what you want is to do it yourself. The ideas I share are smart and ecological, help you save money, and help you get more for your effort.

I started selling earrings at craft fairs when I was nine years old. Over 35 years later, I am still DIYing and am honored to share my creations with you here.

A Home for Creativity!

I bet you started crafting or creating as a kid. Me too! I got my start in crafts by making jewelry. In my twenties, I had my first kid and started scrapbooking about her life. The next thing I knew, I was selling scrapbooking supplies and teaching paper crafting classes!

I started this blog to share my projects with students in my classes. A few years in, I expanded to sharing favorite recipes from my Mexican culture and LCHF/paleo lifestyle, home decor, and DIY projects from my first home and family travel adventures.

Now, 21 years later, my kids are out of the house, and I am sharing inspiring ideas from my new adventures as an empty nester in my 40s, living in the mountains of Arizona with my boyfriend and our crew of Frenchies.

A few of my favorite ideas to share are ways to organize and set up a craft room, how to cook healthy meals that will help you improve how you feel (I lost over 100 lbs without surgery!), using your Cricut machine, and creative ways to give gift cards.

I turned my passion for crafts into …

In my day job, I am a marketer and high-level coach for entrepreneurs. I empower online business owners (and bloggers) to create a business using their gifts for a purpose greater than themselves. One of the keys to this is something I learned from crafting:

“Always be curious for opportunity.”

Real inspiration comes from the possibilities! Every challenge or place we get stuck is an opportunity to learn and do it differently, outside of the “rules”. My goal is to inspire you to the same.

“Always be curious for opportunity.” – Jennifer Priest.

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