Maria is a lifestyle expert who loves inspiring others through crafting and unique recipes. She believes in all things homemade and hopes to encourage others to add a bit of creativity (and fun!) to every day.
As a new family member on Hallmark Channel’s "Home & Family," Maria shares her love of homemade crafts, food, and DIY projects. As a mother, she also loves to inspire families to come together through crafting with kids.
Maria is also the creator of the site FromScratchwithMaria.com and has had recipes published in magazines including Taste of Home, Luxe Life Magazine, and Focus Magazine. She has also been featured on such sites as LaurenConrad.com, Refinery 29, CafeMoms, and Giada DeLaurentiis' Giada Weekly.
A native of the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Maria graduated from Florida State University with a B.A. in Theatre and moved to Los Angeles after completing her degree. She is also a wife, mom to a happy, busy 4-year-old son (with baby brother soon to join!) and loves yoga, a great cup of coffee and spending time with her family