About

Hi, I'm Carissa!

I want to show you that making healthier choices can be both BEAUTIFUL & DELICIOUS!

I started blogging about crafts and DIY in 2006 but when my first son was born in 2010, my heart turned green! When that happened, I started using my blogging platform to share about our journey to make healthier choices for my family. On Creative Green Living, you can find easy and delicious recipes, crafts, DIY projects, gardening tips and hacks as well as green product guides - all with a focus on healthier, green options!

My Family

I live near Portland, OR with my husband and two kids. I grew up in the Pacific Northwest but my husband is imported from New Jersey. We have two awesome kids that God blessed us with after years of infertility and heartbreak. Our first son, K, is a true miracle baby! You can read his story here. Our youngest's story isn't quite so dramatic but we still love sharing it. You can read Baby A's birth story here.

Meet the Team

While Carissa is the owner and lead writer for the site, the great recipes, projects and expertise don't just come from her! Creative Green Living has a great team of bloggers who contribute on a regular basis:
Paige is a professional designer and DIY expert. She blogs on her site: Little Nostalgia about DIY projects, decor inspiration, and personal style. She works with local design clients in the Chicago area through her budget-friendly interior design business, The Room Kit. You can see all of Paige's tutorials here! Follow Paige on social media through Twitter, Instagram or Pinterest.


Landen is a stay at home mom with a true culinary bent. She writes her own cooking blog, Measure and Whisk, which focuses on real food with a dash of minimalist living. Her recipes focus on how to make high quality, real food shine! She is also one of the main writers for the Cooking 101 series - which teaches you kitchen skills you should have learned from your mother or grandmother but probably didn't. You can see all of Landen's recipes on Creative Green Living here. Follow Landen on social media on Pinterest and Instagram for great pictures of food as well as her adorable baby.

Joe describes himself as a skeptical researcher and a hesitant convert to an eco-friendly lifestyle. (He's also married to Carissa!) A former auto industry insider, Joe has fallen in love with both the money-saving and planet-saving powers of electric vehicles and wants to empower as many families as possible to make the switch to electric car technology. Joe is Creative Green Living's main automotive contributor and focuses mostly on electric and hybrid cars. Read Joe's electric car articles here

Join us!

If you are looking for a place to connect with other like-minded parents or to ask questions about greener options for your home and family, then join us in the Creative Green Living Community Group on Facebook!

If you'd like to contact Carissa about sponsored posts, product reviews or other advertising opportunities, please contact her here.
I am a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com. My posts may contain affiliate links to products on Amazon. Thank you for supporting Creative Green Living.
Carissa's Creativity Space (creativecarissa.com) became Creative Green Living in February 2013. As such the watermarks on many of our old posts may reflect the previous site name.