About Crissy

Photo of Crissy sitting at craft room desk

Welcome! I’m Crissy Baumann, and I’m so happy you’re here!

Do you find yourself craving a space to nurture your talents and creativity? Are you up for the challenge of learning a new skill or exploring a hobby you’ve always been curious about?

I started First Day of Home to motivate busy parents to tackle crafts, DIY projects, and recipes with joy and ease.

This site is about creating a home you love and finding fulfillment in the process.

Some of my favorite things

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10 Things About Me

  1. I’m a native Texan, so I like to share plenty of Tex-Mex family recipes.
  2. I have a hard time throwing things away because I see the upcycle potential.
  3. My twin boys refuse to throw away cardboard boxes because they can “make something with them.” (I wonder where they got that idea.)
  4. Gardening is in my blood. My family created a small DIY raised bed vegetable garden, and I often share my battles with insects on Instagram.
  5. I love sharing tutorials on my YouTube channel. Come join the fun!
  6. I sign up for way too many online crafting classes. I can’t resist!
  7. I own way too many scrapbook paper collections. (Same reason as above.)
  8. Some of my favorite projects involve a Cricut. You can see them here.
  9. All photography on here is my own with a handful of exceptions. I’m far from a pro, but I love expanding my skills.
  10. Most of my projects start with me thinking, “I bet I could make that…”
Crissy sitting at table with computer

Why “First Day of Home”?

Those of you with little ones know that “the first day” (of just about everything) is a big deal.  It’s thrilling, unpredictable, and even scary at times. That’s how I felt on my first day as a stay-at-home mom…like I was starting something different and worth celebrating. No more conference calls, spreadsheets, or presentations. I had two wide-eyed toddlers looking up at me and a vital job to do!

I decided to view my current gig as an opportunity to enrich my life, not struggle with career identity. So the crafting, cooking, and DIY journey began!

My hope is that you, too, will find inspiration here and discover your own hidden talents.

Join me for this fun ride, and treat each day like it’s the first day of something BIG!

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