I am Iara (with i), the designer and scrapbooker behind the Baers Garten Designs brand.

I am a former scientist and working at home mother of three: the big girl, the boy and the little girl. They are almost exactly 18 months apart, being the big girl 3 years and 4 days older than her sister.

I am a paper lover who makes lots of scrapbook layouts, fills Project Life Albums since 2011, writes daily in her Bullet Journal, and makes 100 days of collages. I am also a digital designer and Etsy shop owner.

I was born in São Paulo, Brazil, and live in a small town near to Cologne, in Germany. I love to live here.

I am a minimalist at heart, trying my best to keep my home and my daily schedule uncluttered. It does not always work.

My Studio used to be our kitchen, but my lovely husband re-build the house and it is now my loving place. You can see how it looks like here.

I have currently completed 55 scrapbooks. That’s a lot! You can read about them here.

Thanks for stopping by!