I know it’s Wednesday.

I know you are busy.

I know Valentine’s Day is a hot minute away.

I know you may or may not have had your first cup of coffee this morning.

BUT I COULDN’T WAIT ANOTHER SINGLE SECOND.

(total aside:  please note that the upper case on the previous sentence should not be construed as yelling.  I’M JUST SO EXCITED THAT I DON’T KNOW HOW ELSE TO EXPRESS IT BUT IN UPPER CASE!!!!!!!!!)

This is a 50 zillion exclamation point post because those sweet little twins? The ballerinas? The twirly whirly skirts? The fifth-grade salsa dancers?  We’ve been working on it together for over two years and those sweet girls have poured their heart into every page and I can’t wait for you to see it.

Seriously.

It’s called 52 DIY Crafts for Girls and it has a lot in common with you.

It’s full to the brim of amazingness. 🙂

But wait.

Before we get started—I don’t want to do all the talking.

The twins have plenty to say.

We filmed this super short intro video about the book.

And here’s a note from them:

Do you like crafting?  Do you like making things?  Do you like giving gifts to your friends?  Do you like glitter and paint and banners and parties and decorating your room?

Oh, good.

We do, too. 

We’re Whitney and Westeigh.  We’re twins who live in Texas with our mom and our dad and our  brothers and our golden retriever, Buddy.  We’ve been making and creating and drawing and painting for as long as we can remember and we’re so excited to share this book of some of our favorite projects with you.

But before we start creating together, here’s a little more about us.

I’m Westleigh.  I’m older than my sister by one minute.  I know it’s only a minute, but it’s a very important one.  I love to watch romantic comedies.  I love happily-ever-afters.  I love popcorn and ranch dressing and strawberries and smoothies.  I love calligraphy and I love hand-written anything.  And I love Jesus.  I love him more than bagel bites—and that’s a lot.

I’m Whitney.  I’m the younger sister.  Just in case I ever forget I’m younger, Westleigh reminds me.  I love encouraging other people.  I love my family and I love it when Buddy takes me for a walk.  I love flowers.  I love macaroni and cheese with hot dogs.  I love dancing and twirling and spinning through life.  And I love Jesus.  And post-it notes.  In that order.

And the best part?

We get to craft with YOU.  We’ve designed projects you can make in an afternoon.  There’s stuff for your locker and stuff for your friends and stuff for your family and stuff for your room and stuff you can make just for you.

We know we’ve just met, but we can already tell that you are amazing.

And wonderful.

And special.

And incredible.  And creative and funny and joyful and full of life.

Let’s be friends.

Crafting is a little scary sometimes.

You might be worried you’ll make a mistake.

You might be worried it won’t look right.

You might be worried someone else won’t like your choices.

And that is EXACTLY why we all wrote 52 DIY Crafts for Girls.

Because crafting is SO MUCH BETTER WITH FRIENDS.

It’s full of 52 projects that are simple and easy to make with step-by-step instructions and a supply list.

There’s stuff you can make for your friends.

And stuff you can make for your locker.

And stuff you can make for your family.

And on and on and on and on.

 

Each craft has a time estimate.

And a supply list.

And it’s ranked by difficulty with different paintbrushes.

In exciting news, the book launches on 3/3/2020 and it’s now available for pre-order. If you want to reserve your copy to make sure you get one while we still have them in stock, you can pre-order 52 DIY Crafts for Girls here.  Also—did you know that when you pre-order—you are guaranteed the lowest price between now and when the book releases. Amazon will just adjust it for you and mail you your book when it launches.

And now?

I need your help.

The publisher is putting together a book launch team.  I’m so excited about this, I can’t even.  Each member of the launch team gets access to an exclusive behind-the-scenes Facebook group, where the twins and I are going to be creating TOGETHER.  We’ll walk through the book together and talk crafting and random things and have coffee together and discuss why we should all make nests out of twine.  We’ll have giveaways for the group and exciting promotions and tons of crafting ideas.  The goal of the group is to help get the message of the book out there to everyone who ever needed a little crafting encouragement.

I’d LOVE to have you join us.

All you have to do is fill out the form below if you are interested.  The publisher will select 75 launch team members from the entries.  All team members will be notified by e-mail as soon as they are selected.


Thank you SO much for all your support and encouragement.

Here’s to creating and crafting together and making all the things that we truly love. 🙂


Also, in hilarious news—I have this outtake from the video shoot. I thought you might like to see who’s really in charge. 🙂

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Comments

  1. Image for Beth Y Beth Y

    Girls!!! This is fabulous!! I am so excited for you both!!! Yay!! This looks absolutely adorable, and I will be pre-ordering at least 2!! One for my teen (she is 13), and one for my friend's daughter to have, as well!! I love the whole look of the book, and the fact I am supporting young entrepreneurs (who are girls...yay!) is even better! Congrats on this huge, special accomplishment!!

  2. Image for Nancy Nancy

    Wow, just wow! Young ladies, you go for it! What an awesome book! I preordered and can’t wait to craft along side of you and your Mom!

  3. Image for Lynn W Lynn W

    First off young ladies, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE BOOK!!!!!!!! What a great accomplishment 🎉. The book looks amazing and fun, just like both of you and your Mom⭐️ Secondly.... the out take video just cracks me up 😂. Sisters are awesome!

  4. Image for Heather Anne Heather Anne

    This is awesome - definitely an ALL CAPS occasion sweet mama! Congratulations girls - what an awesome idea! You might consider marketing to the homeschool community - lots of homeschooling mamas have girls who love to create and they feel like they don't have a creative bone in their body! I'll bet they would snap this up at a homeschool book convention!

  5. Image for Sara Sara

    THIS IS SO EXCITING!!! Congratulations to you and the girls. And the outtake video cracked. Me. Up. I love their dynamic. Amazing how one minute really does make sibling birth order. Sending love to you all and praying blessings!

  6. Image for Dee Dee

    That is so awesome! I am not surprised because they are your mini you in so many ways, yet the Lord has made them, and created them to be uniquely their own individual selves, but how could they not help and be creative and absolutely darling? Of course he did!

  7. Image for Cindy Lucarotti Cindy Lucarotti

    Oh I am so happy for you Whitney and Westleigh AND mom! I pre ordered! EXCITED to give this to my grand daughter 💗

  8. Image for DeAnna DeAnna

    So exciting, Girls!! Mine is pre-ordered, but I think I need another for my 8-yr-old great niece! And I don't think you two are anything like your mama! ;)

  9. Image for Laura Harrie Laura Harrie

    KariAnne, your girls are the best, naturally, having you as their inspiration and mother! The perfect gift for my teen granddaughter!

  10. Image for Cindy J Vojanec Cindy J Vojanec

    So excited about this! I have a soon to be 12 year old granddaughter who lives to craft and sew. This was a no brainer for her birthday! Your girls have been taught well by their beautiful mom and I wish them much success with their new book!

  11. Image for Diane Sudhoff Diane Sudhoff

    AWESOME (and yes, I'm yelling that), girls!!!! We're all about Girl Power and empowerment and creativity!!!! It just doesn't get any better. And tell your mom, I already have packed for Waco a bag of burlap twine from my studio that I was hoping to have my BnB roomies make a nest with some Waco found twigs to bring home with me. I reminder of their nurturing support. No matter the age, making is empowering. Creativity is powerful! Thank Our Lord that you have been blessed with a Mentor Mother!

  12. Image for Jo ONeal Jo ONeal

    Congratulations and well done! I think you would be great on Hallmark’s Home And Family TV show talking about your new book and doing one of your DIY crafts on the show!

  13. Image for Be Be

    Congratulations girls!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How exciting to have this great DIY Crafting book available by young women. It's sooooooo uplifting and will encourage so many other to strive for their dreams. I will be passing it around in my family. Thanks for all of your hard work.

  14. Image for Val Val

    I just ordered three books for my granddaughters! We love to craft together. Now they’ll have their own craft book created by your wonderful daughters. Congratulations to all of you.

  15. Image for PJ PJ

    This book is a great idea! My adult daughter would have loved it when she was younger because she was always crafting something. I hope this is a huge success and congratulations on all your hard work. Bless you.

  16. Image for Gale Gale

    Talent runs in your family!! So happy for your sweet girls. Can't wait to give a copy to my 16 year old granddaughter, Olivia.

  17. Image for MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!) MARY-ANN (FROM CANADA!)

    Whitney & Westleigh, you gals are so gifted -- just like your precious Mom! Congratulations to you! So happy that all your hard work in putting this book together is finished. You now need to start on another book! What an accomplishment for you both -- so wonderful! I have ordered 2 of your books for my great nieces who just love to craft. They are going to love their book. Wishing you two gals all the best! I know your book will be a sell out! God Bless you two gals!

  18. Image for june june

    Congrats girls on the new book!!!!! I just ordered my copy. Can’t wait for it to arrive. Love the video😍. The two of you are sweeter than sweet tea.

  19. Image for SuZeQ Kosec SuZeQ Kosec

    OHMYGOSH … I loved that video. I see you in them sooooooooooo much. Good luck, girls, with the book! xo SuZeQ

  20. Image for Michele M. Michele M.

    GREAT news! Just pre-ordered one for my cheerleader crafty-pants niece! Out-take was hilarious! Can't stop giggling - so cute. Great idea making this book!!!! Best of luck in sales! ♥♥ GRATS and BIG HUGS!!

  21. Image for sandi sandi

    I absolutely LOVE THIS KariAnne! How exciting! I'm creating groups at our church for our girls and this just gave me an idea for one of my groups! YEAH!! Congratulations y'all!

  22. Image for Susan Susan

    The out take? That's why twins are DOUBLE THE FUN! Westleigh and Whitney- best of luck on your book. The promo is darling. I just have one question, what does a member of the launch team do?s KariAnne- all I can say is... the apples don't fall far from the tree! Congratulations to you proud momma!

    1. Image for AnnTN AnnTN

      The information about being on the launch team is listed above. ::) " Each member of the launch team gets access to an exclusive behind-the-scenes Facebook group, where the twins and I are going to be creating TOGETHER. We’ll walk through the book together and talk crafting and random things and have coffee together and discuss why we should all make nests out of twine. We’ll have giveaways for the group and exciting promotions and tons of crafting ideas. The goal of the group is to help get the message of the book out there to everyone who ever needed a little crafting encouragement. I’d LOVE to have you join us. All you have to do is fill out the form below if you are interested. The publisher will select 75 launch team members from the entries. All team members will be notified by e-mail as soon as they are selected."

  23. Image for Kim Beidler Kim Beidler

    Whitney and Westeigh are adorable and so smart and poised!!!! I am buying their book for two young friends of mine! Love the outtake video, hahaha. You go girls!!! Congratulations and best of luck to you both.

  24. Image for Beth Minger Beth Minger

    The littles wrote a book🤗!!!!!! So great they are following in their mama's footsteps. I think that outtake video should be the official video - all the info in half the time with an entertaining head/eye roll !!!!!

  25. Image for DanceMHT, DanceMHT,

    Oh, my goodness!! This makes my heart soooooooo happy! Congratulations to the twins and their sweet Mama for inspiring them!! Can’t wait to get my hands on this for some sweet girls in my life!!

    1. Image for Leslie Watkins Leslie Watkins

      Oops! For some reason it changed my name to Dance MHT! This is actually Leslie Watkins...cheering you on from Kentucky!!🥰

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