Amanda Decastro

Amanda DeCastro has called Columbus, Ohio home her entire life. She currently lives with her husband and four-year-old daughter Samantha in Grove City, where they love to share everything there is to do south of Columbus and beyond on their Instagram handle @BusyInGroveCity. In addition to sharing their favorite things to do around town, Amanda and Samantha stay busy making kids crafts - and they truly live by the motto “the messier the better!” When Amanda isn’t shuttling her daughter from activity to activity, she can be found working part-time at Spectrum News 1 OH where she heads up community relations. An elementary school principal’s wife, Amanda is also involved with the South-Western City Schools Educational Foundation board and serves on the advisory committee for the South-Western City Schools Career Academy Interactive Media Design program. A Capital University grad, she is also involved with her alma mater serving as a frequent guest speaker and mentor for current public relations and marketing students.
St. Patrick's Day Crafts

Grab Your Wee Little Leprechauns and Let’s Get Crafty! {Round 2}

If there’s one thing my five-year-old daughter Samantha loves it’s Irish Dancing -- which means St. Patrick’s Day is a huge deal in our house. We’ve basically been doing green crafts since February 15....

Grab Your Little Pumpkins – It’s Halloween Crafting Time!

It’s the spookiest time of the year! Why not celebrate the impending Halloween holiday with some messy, spooky and fun crafts!  Halloween Rice! Making this rice is SO easy - and so fun! So the official...

My Year of YES

We are officially four months into the year - how are your New Year's resolutions holding up? Are you eating healthier? Working out consistently? Unplugging more? Me either. I stopped setting resolutions a few...
rainbow science experiment

Grab Your Leprechauns, It’s St. Paddy’s Day Crafting Time!

I decided earlier this year that 2021 would be the year of YES for me. Yes to everything - including celebrating all holidays in a big way. And that includes St. Patrick’s Day! Samantha...
Sensory Boxes

Roo Yoga Company’s Mindfulness Kits: fostering creativity, promoting calmness and making memories

Samantha and I have never met a sensory bin we didn’t like - and the darling kits from Roo Yoga Company are no exception! Founded by local mommas Ellie Price and Heather Pierro, Roo...
loving your husband

A Thank You Letter to my Husband

Happy Father’s Day, Happy 12 Year Anniversary: A thank you letter to my husband Matt, Our life is hectic and chaotic and messy and moves a million miles a minute. It’s also perfect and wonderful...
simple crafts for kids at home

15 Stay Home Activities and Crafts for Kids

Going nutty yet? Us too. While we navigate this “new normal,” my three-year-old daughter Samantha and I have ramped up craft activities at our house. Below are some of our favorite more-recent crafts we’ve made!...
The Murky Water of Miscarraige

The Murky Waters of Miscarriage

"You never know who is swimming in the murky waters of miscarriage" - this quote from an article I read last year still resonates with me today. You guys...I get it. Three times actually. Why...