Hello CROQzine! I’m Melinda!

DECOR8RgirlHi everyone! My name is Melinda Hileman (aka DECOR8Rgirl). You may know me from Dollar Store Crafts. I’m the one who posts things from Iron Craft and the crazy holiday roundups.

What you might not know about me is that I’m the owner of Hileman Design; a graphic/web design, public relations and desktop publishing company of one. I also have two shops – Grounding Stones Jewelry and DECOR8Rgirl on Etsy. Grounding Stones Jewelry has wire-wrapped earrings, necklaces, pendants and bracelets while DECOR8Rgirl has accessories, jewelry and office items. Check them both out!

On the personal side, I graduated from the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee with a degree in Journalism and Mass Communications focused in Public Relations, a focus in English and a certificate in Digital Arts and Culture. I live in the Jacksonville, FL area with my husband Ross and our rottweiler Kona. We don’t have any kids since Kona is enough of a handful. You’ll see her in some of my roundups and crafts since she’s a constant source of amusement around here.

I hope that I can bring you guys some awesome craft and DIY projects and I can learn as much from you as you do from me!