About Me

10498018_10152993396251165_7711068089388457154_oAn Introduction To The Woman Behind Desperate Craft Wifery

I have decided to change my business name to Dane + Laurel Designs as we relocate and I relaunch. Here’s the story…

The Great DANE is the state dog of Pennsylvania. We have 2 Danes, Greta (our special deaf girl) who is 5 and Barkley who is 1.

The Mountain LAUREL is the state flower of Pennsylvania. A few sentimental ties here…I am a PA native who grew up on Laurel Drive. In fact my parents, brother and his family still live on Laurel.

I always have a million DESIGNS running through my head. I’m happiest when I am creating. I love to create spaces that work efficiently yet are aesthetically pleasing.

Who is behind the blog?????

I’m Kristen and I’ve been married my Matt for 26 years. We traveled around the world with the USMC and have 4 beautiful children. Our oldest daughter attends West Virginia University and our 2nd daughter attends the University of Pittsburgh.  We have 2 sons- one is in the USMC boot camp and the other is a 7th grade snowboard/skater who keep us on our toes. 

Our family has lived in Pensacola, FL, Jacksonville, NC, Oceanside, CA(twice), 29 Palms, CA , Iwakuni, Japan, Tampa, FL and Roanoke, VA.  We are relocating to the suburbs of Pittsburgh July 2020 and I’ll be making our house into our home one project at a time.