DIY Doc McStuffins Costume

One of my favorite parts of Halloween is deciding what we will dress up as each year. But as much as I love it, the decision often devolves into a heated debate between my oldest daughter and I — especially when I’m planning to make the costumes myself. The challenge is that we have to hover perilously at… Continue reading DIY Doc McStuffins Costume

Easy, DIY Moby Wrap on the Cheap

You may recall me including the Moby Wrap in my list of winter baby essentials. Trust me when I say that we really do use it often. My breastfed baby loves being close to mommy, and it makes getting things done a lot easier when I can “hold” her hands-free. The problem? I needed a… Continue reading Easy, DIY Moby Wrap on the Cheap

Shea Moisture Hair & Body Products are at Walmart!

When I was asked to be a Walmart Mom way back in 2008, I wasn’t sure whether I should accept. At the time, I was writing strictly about all things eco-friendly, and I wasn’t sure if I’d be a good fit. But things like this remind me why I joined the group in the first… Continue reading Shea Moisture Hair & Body Products are at Walmart!

Make a 20-Minute Rope Scarf with Sashay Yarn

I consider myself to be a pretty crafty person, but if there’s one thing I’ve never gotten the hang of, it’s knitting and crocheting. Which is strange, because my mother is the queen of crochet. She makes hats and blankets and booties and all manner of cool things, but when she tried to teach me… Continue reading Make a 20-Minute Rope Scarf with Sashay Yarn

Empowering Women Together: A Reason to Shop

Every once in while, a cause comes along that makes you want to shop, and today, on International Women’s Day, I have a great one. Yesterday, Walmart launched Empowering Women Together, a section that offers goods from small businesses owned by women around the world. In other words, each purchase you make helps a woman… Continue reading Empowering Women Together: A Reason to Shop

Give the Gift of Craft

Each year, I pride myself on making a bunch of handmade gifts. But this year, I just haven’t had the time or the energy to do as much as I would like. I’m not the garden variety crafter who will give bath salts to every person on my list. I like to make elaborate, personal… Continue reading Give the Gift of Craft

3 DIY Jewelry Tutorials Using Unexpected Materials

For months, I’ve been wanting to try my hand at making jewelry. With the holidays coming up, I have the perfect excuse, as there are several women on my list who love jewelry and accessories and for whom I’d like to make gifts myself. I wanted to created pieces that were simple enough for anyone… Continue reading 3 DIY Jewelry Tutorials Using Unexpected Materials

Thrifting Haul: Goodwill & Consignment

My biggest problem with thrifting? I am tempted to buy SO much! No matter where I shop, I always manage to find at least a couple of things that would work well in my closet. This time, I shopped at Goodwill and Alexis Suitcase, and I wasn’t disappointed. What I Found: INC lace shirt (new… Continue reading Thrifting Haul: Goodwill & Consignment