Profile

Cover photo
Verified name
Amanda Formaro
Works at CraftsbyAmanda.com
Attended Carthage College
Lives in Twin Lakes, WI
26,257 followers|57,513,477 views
AboutPostsPhotosYouTube+1'sReviews

Stream

Amanda Formaro

Shared publicly  - 
 
CRAFTS TO MAKE FROM ALL THOSE EGG CARTONS AFTER EASTER! http://goo.gl/FmiPEL
8
jennifer howei's profile photo
 
very beautiful ideas
Add a comment...

Amanda Formaro

Shared publicly  - 
 
9
Add a comment...

Amanda Formaro

Shared publicly  - 
 
Here’s a fun photo magnet project you can make for Valentine’s Day to give to your sweetie. These magnets are perfect for showing your love all year long. Get these easy step by step instructions.
5
1
Ben Franklin Crafts and Frame Shop's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
7 Dinners for Your Slow Cooker

Get all the recipes here - http://goo.gl/8cXDf8
12
Add a comment...

Amanda Formaro

Shared publicly  - 
 
10 Sweet Recipes for Valentine's Day

Get all the recipes here - http://goo.gl/C2lx5I
10
Add a comment...

Amanda Formaro

Shared publicly  - 
 
6 Colorful Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Turn paper plates into these fun projects with a few supplies and lots of imagination! TUTORIALS HERE ->> http://goo.gl/jQi4zt
16
MyFixitUpLife's profile photoKids Activities Blog's profile photoAmanda Formaro's profile photoSilly School Songs's profile photo
5 comments
 
Yes! That is the one. Thank you very much!
Add a comment...
Have her in circles
26,257 people
mdibrahim khan's profile photo
Vickie Aguilar's profile photo
Earl Fowler's profile photo
Redouane ayade's profile photo
Jocelyn Danque's profile photo
Diane Stefani's profile photo
JinMoon Kim's profile photo
ujal dey's profile photo
Kelsey Krueger's profile photo

Amanda Formaro

Shared publicly  - 
 
Fun and colorful kid's crafts for Easter!

LINK - http://goo.gl/j2BN8s
5
Add a comment...

Amanda Formaro

Shared publicly  - 
 
This step by step tutorial shows you how to turn ordinary comic books into a superhero worthy frame. A fun and useful projects parents and kids can do together.
7
1
MyFixitUpLife's profile photo
Add a comment...
 
Make adorable heart shaped magnets using your photos for a great Valentine's gift idea!
Here’s a fun photo magnet project you can make for Valentine’s Day to give to your sweetie. These magnets are perfect for showing your love all year long.
3
Add a comment...

Amanda Formaro

Shared publicly  - 
 
6 Colorful Paper Plate Crafts for Kids

Get all the tutorials here - http://goo.gl/jQi4zt
9
Add a comment...

Amanda Formaro

Shared publicly  - 
 
5 Fun Rainbow Crafts (that aren't even rainbows!)

TUTORIALS HERE - http://goo.gl/N41Y1i
10
1
Megan Griffin's profile photo
Add a comment...
People
Have her in circles
26,257 people
mdibrahim khan's profile photo
Vickie Aguilar's profile photo
Earl Fowler's profile photo
Redouane ayade's profile photo
Jocelyn Danque's profile photo
Diane Stefani's profile photo
JinMoon Kim's profile photo
ujal dey's profile photo
Kelsey Krueger's profile photo
Work
Occupation
Food and craft blogger, writer, managing editor, craft expert and guru in the kitchen.
Employment
  • CraftsbyAmanda.com
    owner, 2008 - present
  • Movable Media
    Editorial Account Manager, 2013 - present
  • AmandaFormaro.com
    owner, 2011 - present
  • FunFamilyCrafts.com
    owner, 2011 - present
  • AmandasCookin.com
    owner, 2008 - present
  • FamilyCorner.com
    Chief Editor, 2007 - 2013
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
Twin Lakes, WI
Previously
Richmond, IL - Henderson, NV - Deerfield, IL - Kenosha, WI - Lake Bluff, IL - Libertyville, IL - Hoffman Estates, IL - Zion, IL - Pleasant Prairie, WI - Antioch, IL - Las Vegas, NV - Palatine, IL - Mundelein, IL
Story
Tagline
Editor, freelance writer, craft designer, recipe developer, DIYer, mother
Introduction
Amanda Formaro is the crafty, entrepreneurial mother of four children. She loves to bake, cook and make crafts. She is the craft expert for FamilyCorner.com and Kaboose.com. You can see her crafty creations on Crafts by Amanda - http://craftsbyamanda.com and her delicious recipes on Amanda's Cookin' http://amandascookin.com 


Bragging rights
Married to high school sweetheart, 4 kids almost grown! Currently writing two kid's craft books.
Education
  • Carthage College
    Accounting, 1993 - 1995
  • Deerfield High School
    1981 - 1985
Basic Information
Gender
Female
Other names
Amanda Ovington
Amanda Formaro's +1's are the things they like, agree with, or want to recommend.
TURKEY CRAFTS FOR KIDS TO MAKE
funfamilycrafts.com

If you’re looking for some fun turkey crafts to make, you’ve hit the jackpot! We’ve collected over 170 turkey crafts for toddlers, preschool

Cardboard Tube Superman
craftsbyamanda.com

Make a fun Superman craft from a recycled cardboard tube and construction paper! A free pattern is included at Crafts by Amanda.

17 Easy Paper Plate Crafts for Kids - Happy Hooligans
happyhooligans.ca

17 inexpensive and adorable paper plate crafts for toddlers and preschoolers to make. Perfect for home or the classroom.

Royal Icing Googly Eyes
www.createdby-diane.com

Royal icing eyes to decorate any face. Perfect for Cookies, Cakes and Halloween treats. Edible Candy Eyes

13 Amazing Avocado Recipes - Amanda's Cookin'
amandascookin.com

Do you just love everything about avocados? They are truly delicious, and more and more recipes are popping up, proving their versatility. I

15 Beat the Heat Ideas for Outdoor Fun | FamilyCorner.com®
www.familycorner.com

During the winter, many people expect to be stuck inside for long stretches of time because it's too cold outside. In the summer we can run

Pina Colada Smoothies | FamilyCorner.com®
www.familycorner.com

Summer is here and things are heating up. What better way to beat the summer heat, than with a cold drink? And you're in luck, because today

Ocean Crafts & Recipes | Fun Family Crafts
funfamilycrafts.com

Welcome to Fun Family Crafts! Here you'll find plenty of craft projects for you and your kids. Crafts are sorted by type and by age group, y

Banana Chocolate Fab French Toast | FamilyCorner.com®
www.familycorner.com

Looking for a fun and tasty way to serve breakfast? French toast is always a favorite, kids love bananas, and Nutella? Say no more! The folk

Pork Chops al Pastor on the Grill
amandascookin.com

The 4th of July is upon us, and families everywhere will be grilling up a storm. Cooking on the grill is a favorite of mine, especially duri

9 Moving Tips To Help Ease The Stress | FamilyCorner.com®
www.familycorner.com

Moving is undoubtedly one of the most stressful experiences that families face. Globally, the average person moves once every seven years, a

Honey-Lime Grilled Shrimp and Avocado Salad
sandandsisal.com

Ever since I was a preschooler, I've eaten avocados. It was the groovy 1970's and we were living in Southern California. My mother adored av

Patriotic Cardboard Tube Bracelet
craftsbyamanda.com

Recycling cardboard tubes into fun craft projects is always a great activity for kids. With the 4th of July holiday coming up quickly, these

Homemade Onion Rings and Dipping Sauce - Amanda's Cookin'
amandascookin.com

Homemade Onion Rings and Dipping Sauce. I love onion rings and always order them in place of french fries when out to eat. I've made them at

Frugal Fun: 5 Ways To Save Money on a Theme Park Vacation | FamilyCorner...
www.familycorner.com

Thanks to the recession we've all had to cut back on frivolous spending. With summer fast approaching, all of those vacations to theme parks

Salt Dough Dad Magnets - Crafts by Amanda
craftsbyamanda.com

Father's Day is right around the corner, so gather the kids around the table for a fun afternoon of crafting. We are going to mix together s

Dad Rocks Paperweight: Father's Day Craft - Crafts by Amanda
craftsbyamanda.com

If you are looking for a last minute Father's Day gift your kids can make, this is it! It's fun to make, uses very few supplies, and there's

Red Raspberry White Chocolate Cream Hand Pies | FamilyCorner.com®
www.familycorner.com

Raspberries come in season during mid-summer and if you're lucky enough to have them growing on your property, can produce fruit continuousl

Have been going here since they opened. They closed for a short period and changed owners, but there were no hiccups. I have never had a problem with this location. The sandwiches are always good, produce always fresh, and the employees are always friendly and helpful. Restaurant is clean and service is quick!
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I used to go to Mandino's in Richmond, IL before it burnt down. When the owner decided to open in Twin Lakes I was elated! We love their food, though we have noticed that the Italian Beef doesn't seem as good as it used to be when they were in Richmond, not sure what they changed. The gyros are awesome as are the hot dogs and fries. For a while they were screwing up my take out order almost every time we picked up, but in the last 6 months that seems to have stopped. Was a bit annoyed when they refused to accept a gift card that the restaurant had given me because the employee neglected to sign it (it was only $10, and was given to me because they screwed up my order), but I blew that off. Overall we still love it, just hoping there Italian Beef eventually goes back to the way it used to be.
• • •
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I LOVE going here. It's one of those places that you drive past all the time and say to yourself "I need to stop there someday"! Do it. They have plenty of samples out to try, and you'll be hard pressed not to find one that you like, if not all of them! Tons of fresh, beautiful produce at really good prices. Lots of Wisconsin cheese, farm fresh eggs and plenty of other goodies. I live only a few minutes away, so I tend to stop often. They are open 364 days a year, only closed on Christmas!
• • •
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
5 reviews
Map
Map
Map
If not for the great prices, I love going here for the friendly faces. They have tons of fresh produce, plenty of bulk foods without needing a membership, and it's great for big families or if you are having a party. It's a no frills place, which I actually like, and as a food blogger, I really like that I can pick up restaurant supply stuff too. They are cash and carry, you can pay with cash or a check, but they don't take cards. However, there is an ATM right inside the door for your convenience. I love the dairy section, and the fact that they do sell a lot of locally grown produce, you never know what will be available. Great place!
• • •
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago
I'm a Twin Lakes local, and everyone that lives here knows Manny's. We go to breakfast there every Sunday morning and love it. Be forewarned, Manny is generous, so if you TRULY want two eggs, you need to order one, then you'll get two. ;-) The hashbrown servings are enormous, so consider sharing one. The cinnamon roll french toast is fabulous and the chocolate chip pancakes do NOT need syrup, there's so much chocolate in there, that's syrup in itself :) The view from the restaurant is awesome as it's right across from Lake Mary and the windows are nice and big. Manny's is open year round, so if you ice fish, be sure to grab a bite to eat first. Manny's has awesome lunch too, but they do close at 2:00, so be sure to get in before the doors lock! Definitely a must eat at little restaurant.
• • •
Public - 9 months ago
reviewed 9 months ago