Meet the 2014 Creative Team!


I am SO excited to announce the 2014 creative team! You are going to be blown away by these talented women! I had such a hard time narrowing it down this year. There were so many great applicants. Thank you so much to everyone who applied.

2014 creative team on I Heart Nap Time

We thought it would be fun to have them all share a post over the next two weeks and then you’ll be seeing more from them throughout the year. Don’t worry, I’m not going anywhere. ;) These ladies are all so creative, and I cannot wait to introduce them to you! I thought it would be fun to have them share a little bit about them. Make sure to click over to their sites to check out all of their amazing tutorials and recipes. I know you are going to adore each one of these ladies!



Abbey- Link Party Top 20

abbey dehart 125x125Abbey is a working mom and wife to her hubby and toddler son in Ohio. Working in accounting by day and blogging/creating by night, she loves all things creative. Her blog, The Cards We Drew, was started in 2009 and is devoted to unique crafts, home decor, and recipe ideas.

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Jenny- Party contributor

Jenny from Bloom Designs OnlineJenny Raulli is the editor and everything else of Bloom Designs Online.   Her passion for parties, paper, personalized, pretty came from being a stay at home mom to four little ones under eleven.  They have lots to celebrate at their house!  Party styling is the perfect combination of Jenny’s former life as an art history major and elementary teacher and her most favorite roles- mommy and wife to her husband of 14 years.  Her  blog is filled with holiday ideas, party planning tips and ways to make each day bloom.

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Erin- Printable contributor

Erin from Strawberry MommycakesI’m Erin and I’m the owner and designer behind Strawberry Mommycakes. I design fun and adorable printables for parties and crafts that can fit any budget. I have two adorable kids and the most supportive husband in the world.  I am truly blessed to have this life!

If I’m not designing or watching my kids, I’m probably cleaning, cooking, reading, playing on Pinterest, or going for a drive and drinking a Pepsi…because Pepsi is awesome.



Stefanie- Sewing contributor

StefanieStefanie Knaus blogs over at Girl. Inspired. where she shares sewing projects and tutorials, her latest adventures in cake decorating and sugar consumption, and any sort of DIY crafty thing she can squeeze into her day.  She loves throwing parties and decorating her home with a little vintage and a lot of homemade.Stef and her husband are raising three little girls on their “farm” in Northern California.  She loves dance parties with her girls, laughing with her husband, hoarding fabric, photography, and, of course, coffee!  Stop by Girl. Inspired. and say hi!



Marie- DIY contributor

Marie from Blooming HomesteadHello! I am Marie from Blooming Homestead and I have a passion for all things crafty, this includes home decorating, organization, digital design, DIY, and cooking yummy comfort food! As a recent first time home buyer, I enjoy making our house into a home while sticking to a budget (gotta love those student loans!)  This usually requires me to think outside the box and get creative. I love sharing my tutorials and projects in hopes that I can inspire others. When I am not crafting, I like to read, shop, watch movies, and visit with family & friends. Most importantly, I love spending time with my husband of 11 years and our little boy who is growing up way too fast.



Lindi – DIY contributor

LindiGraphic designer Lindi Haws is best know for her unique take on DIY parties, printables and crafts found on Love The Day. Her work can be seen in Parents Magazine, Cottages & Bungalows,, POPSugar and she interacts with brands including Home Goods, Michaels, Martha Stewart and Plaid Crafts. Lindi lives in Austin, TX with her two daughters and husband. She loves to bake, run, do crossword puzzles, read, learn knew things and meet new people. She also has an intense love for treats, Target, Diet Coke and all things glittery.  Specialties include: Event Design & Styling, Graphic Design, Printable Designs, Business Branding, Food Styling.



Liz – Crafts contributor

Portrait 1 Hello! My name is Liz, and I’m the creator of Love Grows Wild, a blog full of ideas to beautify your home and feed your family! My husband, two adorable little boys, and I are a young family on a budget, so I love finding ways to decorate our home with a designer look for a discount price! I’ve become good friends with my power tools and sewing machine to create things for our home the DIY way. Most days I am knee-deep in sawdust and cans of paint (in between preschool drop-offs and pee-wee football games, of course!), but when I’m not in project mode, I am in the kitchen whipping up delicious, homemade meals for my family of hungry boys. You can find quick, easy dinner ideas, slow cooker recipes, healthy breakfast options, and of course, plenty of sweets over at Love Grows Wild! Stop by and say hi anytime!



Heather – Design contributor

heather-dalton Hello! I’m Heather Dalton, the owner of Chickabug, an online boutique specializing in high-quality invitations, stickers, water labels, and DIY printables for parties. A graphic designer by trade, I founded Chickabug in 2009 and it quickly grew from a side hobby to a small business with a full-time staff. It makes me happy to be a part of my customers’ most special celebrations, and to make a living doing what I love! When I’m not designing something new for the shopblogging, or indulging my obsession with Instagram, I love doing yoga, baking anything that involves chocolate, and spending every minute with my incredibly loyal rescue dog, Charlotte.



Krisha – Kids crafts contributor

Krisha Hi, I’m Krisha from Jacks & Kate! I’m a stay at home Mom to three kids Jackson 4 {Jacks}, Savannah Kate 3 {Kate}, and Annabelle Louise 1 {Annie or Lulu}. As you might imagine, things can get a little crazy. I sew to keep myself sane! The funny thing is, I used to not like sewing. Even funnier, I still don’t like it all that much. I do however, LOVE creating and designing. That’s where the real fun happens!!



Kristin – Recipe contributor

kristinHi! I’m Kristin and I’m the creative mind behind Yellow Bliss Road, where you’ll find tons of recipes, free printables, and a little decor and DIY thrown in for good measure. Life can be complicated, so I am all about simplifying wherever I can – from food to decor to DIY – because I believe that it doesn’t have to be elaborate or extravagant to be amazing. I am a single adoptive mom with a daughter in Preschool and a son in Kindergarten. My kids are a handful, I’m exhausted and most days my house is a mess – and I’m okay with that!



Crystal – Top 50 contributor

Crystal Hello! My name is Crystal McNutt and I am a stay at home mom to 2 wonderful boys, Jackson and Logan. My husband and I are from the Midwest, but we like to joke that we had to travel halfway across the country ( in Utah) to meet each other! I have a passion for many things, namely cooking and baking. I turned that passion into a way to share the yummy recipes I find with others on I am a learner of life and believe it is an unending process. I am a bookworm, I love quotes, crafting, home decorating, DIY and photography. I am so excited to be joining I Heart Naptime’s Creative Team!



Alicia – Recipe contributor

baker_upstairs_profileHi! I’m Alicia and I blog at The Baker Upstairs. I am in love with all things food! I love to bake bread, cupcakes, cookies… you name it! When I’m not baking, I am running after my two adorable little girls, working as an RN, knitting, reading, and trying to squeeze in time with my husband every day. I’m also into photography and graphic design, and I love learning new things. I’d love for you to stop by The Baker Upstairs and say hi!



Amy – Printables contributor


Hello!  I’m Amy, a blogger {@ Ink’d Design}, shop-owner {Olive Lane} & graphic designer.  I love finding new ways & mediums to express myself through design.  I typically re-paint rooms while my husband is out of town & have been known to wing it on most projects…but I only write about the successful ones!  I spend most of my ‘working’ time creating custom wedding suites for clients & designing tees for my shop, Olive Lane.  

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Jennifer – Recipe contributor

JenNikolaus 1Hi! I’m Jen from Yummy Healthy Easy (YHE). I’m a diet coke fiend, cookbook collector, and all-around lover of food! I’m also a mom to four crazy boys. My blog chronicles my everyday life in a household full of testosterone while also focusing on sharing yummy, healthy and easy (emphasis on YUMMY) recipes that any parent can make!




I also want to give a shout out to Coleen and Michelle who work extra hard behind the scenes. Coleen manages the creative team as well as works on several of our designs and Michelle has been helping me answer questions and run the social media accounts. There is no way I could do it without them! They are awesome!!

Coleen- Creative assistant

Coleen HeadshotHi, it’s me…Coleen! I grew up in Northern California. I am the second of four children. I went to college at Chico State where I met and married the love of my life 10 years ago. We have two wonderful, amazing, loving children! I am a bit of a crazy bike rider/barefoot runner! My favorite past time is to go for a run…barefoot! I am also passionate about design!! I have been an independent creative consultant for 6 years.  Life is so good!


Michelle -Social media assistant


Hi! My name is Michelle! I live in sunny Arizona with my husband. I am a graduate of Brigham Young University where I studied Human Development and met my sweetheart. I am a lover of yummy treats, the color turquoise, uplifting quotes, and comfy sweatpants. I think life is absolutely wonderful. I am lucky to be Jamielyn’s sister and am excited to get to know all of you better!




I am so excited for you to get to know these ladies more through out the year. Make sure to come back next week, they have some fabulous things in store! Have a great weekend!

XO – Jamielyn



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Jamielyn Nye

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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  1. Allison Smith posted on January 18, 2014 at 7:21 pm (#

    So much talent all in one place. Thanks for introducing me to some new fabulous blogs!

  2. Liz Fourez posted on January 19, 2014 at 12:28 am (#

    So excited to be part of your incredible team this year, Jamielyn! Here’s to a great 2014! : )

  3. Gina posted on January 19, 2014 at 11:20 am (#

    LOVE them ALL!!!!!!!!! So excited to see what they share here Jamielyn!!! How exciting!

  4. Kayre posted on January 19, 2014 at 6:23 pm (#

    Wow…such talent…I can’t wait to play!

  5. pattie h posted on January 20, 2014 at 1:57 pm (#

    WOW I am so impress by everyones credentials and looking forward to all the projects yet to come. Welcome and happy creating!

    • Jamielyn posted on January 23, 2014 at 10:44 pm (#

      They truly are amazing! There will be some fun projects and recipes this year…I’m excited. :)

  6. Layla @ Brunch Time Baker posted on January 31, 2014 at 8:14 am (#

    What a wonderful team! Keep the good job up guys! :)