About Me

A couple years ago around Christmas my 6 year old asked me what kind of toys I got from Santa when I was little. I thought hard and came up with nothing. I didn’t get toys. I got rubber stamps, craft kits, paint sets, beading looms, a sewing machine, a calligraphy set, yarn and crochet hooks. Everyone around me knew all I needed were some crafting supplies (and a good book and I was one happy girl.

A collection of sewing items including: thread, thimbles, pins, buttons, bobbin, sewing machine feet and material on a turquoise background

I was always into something creative. In elementary school modge podge was my thing. In middle school I fell in love with beading. In high school I loved to sew clothing and costumes. Instead of going out on Friday nights some friends of mine and I would have sewing parties and make skirts. We were cool like that. In college between studying and other activities, I knitted scarves. Super basic but it was very relaxing. After I was married, while still in college, I scrapbooked. Anways. Long story short, these hands like to move and make stuff. I just can’t help it.

After baby #2 I started this blog actually because I had made something, I can’t even recall what it was, and had so many people asking about it that I just decided to put it online so I didn’t have to tell them individually. Pure laziness. That and I wanted a place where I could put my favorite recipes, links and other tips and tricks.


The name On My Side of the Room came about because craft/work central has always been in a back bedroom split between my husband and myself. And this blog is all about what I do on my side of the room.


On my side of the room I started and continue to build my handmade jewelry biz Belleza Mia Jewelry. On my side of the room I dream and scheme about ways to decorate and improve my late grandmas 1970’s house we are in the process of buying. On my side of the room I plan menus, make up kids chore charts, organize a master family schedule. On my side of the room I plan fun birthday parties for my boys. On my side of the room I dabble in photography. On my side of the room I am just me, doing what I do.

Making a pearl necklace

To me on my side of the room is a place to create, which is what I was born to do. Create in form of projects, create fun memories for me and my kids. Create a business and share how I did it with those who want to know.


If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at kendrad.goodrich@gmail.com or use my contact form 

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