Category Archives: crafty

Kollabora DIY Camp & Texas Style Council Mixers

TXSC Kollabora DIY Camp

Info about a stylish, crafty event happening in Austin March 8-10.

What I Wore: Fourth of July Fashion, Family, and Food

4th of July fashion

Food, fun, festivities, and fireworks are the stuff Independence Day is made of in America.  I proudly rocked the red, white, and blue in celebration of our country.  Opting for a classic, functional look that involved as little layers of clothing as possible considering the Texas temperatures. When it comes to dressing festively, I always…

Pinterest-ing Decor Ideas

This weekend my husband played (and took second place) in an annual tennis tournament at The Lakes Tennis Academy in Frisco, TX.  The Lakes just happens to be one of my favorite tennis watching venues and also just happens to have the most amazing little (not-just-tennis-stuff) boutique.  This knit crocheted headband seen here and here…

What I Wore: Let’s Celebrate Love.

Happy Valentine’s Day! Today, I am soaking up the love of all of my boys while simultaneously sporting this “tired mom yet trying to be stylish and comfortable” look.   It works for going back and forth to preschool (please excuse my tummy pudge, I’m out of practice when it comes to sucking in).  The…

What I Wore: DIY T-Shirt Into a Sporty Infinity Scarf Tutorial VIDEO

Last Sunday, I went to a Dallas Mavericks vs San Antonio Spurs game with my husband for our date night.  All of my old favorite Mavs shirts were freakishly small (from a time before I had any kids) but still cute and so I wanted to give one of them a new life….as a scarf. …

VIDEO: How To Add “Bling” Using Swarovski Crystals

I love bling. I love pretty things and I LOVE “special” things which might explain why I have been adding swarovski crystals to just about everything I own for the past six years. There’s just something about being able to reflect a million little rainbows every time the light hits my crystallized ipods, laptop, cell…

“Pinned” and Babbled Last Week

Interesting fashion, style, and beauty finds that I “pinned” on Pinterest and posts I wrote for Being Pregnant blog on last week.

Making Friendship Bracelets

Valerie rediscovers the lost art of friendship bracelet making with the help of the internet and toys made for tween girls.

Sew a Button, Save a Micheal Kors Peacoat

Michael Kors Peacoat & scarf

Two weeks ago, I bought this lovely Kors by Micheal Kors peacoat from Half of Half Name Brand Clothing* for $44 (originally $198).  With this bargain pricing came a small obstacle–it was missing a button.  I’ve sewn many things but never a button but it was totally worth learning, so I bought it. the scarf…

Dr. Seuss 3rd Birthday Party

For my son’s 3rd birthday, we hosted a Dr. Seuss themed brunch at our home.  Dr. Seuss is a favorite of the whole family (and Dr. Seuss went to the same college and was in the same fraternity as my husband…but not the same year ;)).  This post will also be sprinkled with some creative…

Fall 2010 printable Color Cheatsheet & 5 reasons why you NEED it #31DBBB

just click, print, & use this as a guide to Fall 2010

just click, print, & use this as a guide to Fall 2010 Are you in the mood for Fall Fantasy 2010 yet? Remember our old friend the Color Palette?  Well  here is the Fall 2010 version.  It plays very well with the Spring Colors (which is good news for your budget). Why is this list…

Guidecraft Kitchen Helper Makeover (VIDEO)


After being in our house for almost a year, I’ve finally started to really decorate and decided to start with things I already have.  These little projects were relatively simple and a great way to get the creative juices flowing to conquer the rest of the house There’s a video below with more explanation.  WIN…

29 Actvities to Keep Your Kiddos Busy for the Rest of the Summer

made by joel logo final pj

I was turned on to “Made By Joel” yesterday by babble (one of my favourite parenting resources) and just fell head over heels in love with Joel and his creations.  He is a very inspiring dad and one of the things I love about the internet is that everybody is an expert at something, and…

a simple, frugal, crafty Father’s Day idea for all you last minute shoppers

I never know what to get my father-in-law because he really is “the man who has everything”.  He does love to read and he also loves nature so I started there. Here are my tips: -start with something he likes and build the gift around that -get creative and USE WHAT YOU HAVE -use similar…

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