Amanda Kingloff

As Lifestyle Director at Parents magazine from 2007 to 2013, Amanda oversaw all D.I.Y. content for the print magazine, the iPad edition, and, including holiday craft stories, birthday party ideas, family activities, stylish home makeovers, and organizing solutions. In this 6-year post, she crafted, wrote, and art-directed over 40 middle-of-book feature stories.

Before joining the staff of Parents, Amanda worked as a craft, garden, and decorating stylist for Katie Brown, a nationally recognized lifestyle personality. She produced and starred in seasons one and two of Katie Brown Workshop on PBS and co-wrote and co-crafted two books, Katie Brown Weekends and Katie Brown’s Outdoor Entertaining.

Amanda has wielded her glue gun on Lifetime’s I Do Diaries: Beg, Borrow, and Steal, NBC’s LX New York, ABC News Now, Better TV, Parents TV, Good Morning, America! and various other local television news programs.

Originally from Atlanta, Georgia, Amanda currently lives in Brooklyn, New York with her husband Michael, son Oliver, and daughter Sommer.


Amanda started her lifestyle and craft blog, The Violet Hours  in 2010, and boasts a healthy readership. She has been linked to on blogs such as Apartment Therapy, Babble’s Family Style, Design Mom, Martha Stewart’s The Family Room, iDIY, a do-it-yourself wedding blog, and Ravelry, a popular knitting site.

Kids Craft Book

Amanda is currently working on the kids’ craft book to end all kids’ craft books due out in April 2014 by Artisan Books.

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