Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Meet A Unique Jewelry Designer Jennybugdustin Handmade Jewelry

I Love Unique and I LOVE Handmade so Becoming a fan of JennyBugDustin's Shop was a WIN WIN for Me.
Colorful and Trendy Designs- I love the Wrap Earring and so will all the Teens and Tweens in your life.
Jennybugdustin Loves
to Dabble in lots of Different Crafts but you can def. see what her specialty is when you shop her Etsy Page. Earrings, Toe Rings, Clips, and More. I think her products have no Age Limit- I see many things I want to wear and Know that my nieces and daughters would love many of her items too- Like these PEACE earrings.!
If you Love Jewelry and Finding Items you don't see in stores visit her Etsy Shop or Facebook page today- and be sure to let her know You Found her on the Crazy Crafty Mama Blog!

Monday, November 26, 2012

Meet Designbymicka!

Designbymicka is a stay-at-home mom working hard to bring you something PRETTY! She had a beautiful baby girl and fell in love with Boutique items. This business is a way to stay home and still work. She offers Great Boutique Style Items at Great Unbeatable prices! Lace and Ruffles and Cute Baby Boots!
Choose from many patterns for Boys and Girls! And if you love Characters you will LOVE the Ribbon Sculptures! Rainbow Brite- Mermaids and More- And she is offering a Cyber Monday Deal Buy One Get One FREE!
And if you Love a Unique Shirt or Onesie Shop her Selection- The Prices are AWESOME!
She also offers Really Unique Bow Holders to Match the Look of your Child. Visit her page and Let her know you saw her on the Crazy Crafty Mama Blog today! And get some Great Cyber Monday Deals before it ends- I mean who doesn't like Buy One Get one Free! Support a Work at Home Mom Today!

Friday, November 16, 2012


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Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Make your Own Headband Holder for Shows

Its hard to find the perfect way to display your bows, headbands, and other Crafty Items at Craft Shows.
I try to keep it simple so that the Customers can see as they walk by and Hopefully want to come closer to see more.
I dont like to use wild prints as the colorful products I offer are enough to make you dizzy already.
For my headbands I have used a PVC Pipe in the past and still do but wanted a way to get more on and save space-  Not to mention that the Pipes sometimes stretch the headbands because you have to get it tight enough to hold them.  And PVC Pipe AINT Cheap!!!
PVC Pipe covered with a black textured fabric to help grip the headbands better- glued on a spinning base

So I found a pic someone elses husband made and it went up and would hold a lot of headbands but my husband just could not visualize how the other husband did it (he is not really a handy man)
So I had a Creative thought on how I could make  it all by myself- and cost effectively.
I went to Hobby lobby with my 40% off coupon and bought an 11x14 poster frame, 3 packs of elastic in navy for $1.49 each, and a Scrap piece of grey fabric for $1.50.  I already had spray adhesive at home so I was set!  I also bought 2 picture holders for $2.99 each to put my Headband holder on for display purposes.

Take the frame apart so you have the hard cardboard backing by itself.  You will not need the Clear acrylic top anymore.
I used the Spray adhesive to attatch the grey fabric to the hard board from the frame-  I did it in small sections at a time and smoothed out all the wrinkles (well most of them)

I stretched my eleastic across the board and held it in place with the Black Frame pieces - so they would be in place for Hot Glue
I turned it over and Used my extremely gross looking glue gun to glue both sides down.
I removed the edges before putting on each strip of elastic.  Notice I got the elastic with the button holes.  This was intentional.  Now that I have gotten all 3 strips attatched I go between each button hold and add a dab of hot glue-  If you had An electric staple gun that prob. would work here also.  Be sure not to skip any inbetween hole sections.  This is what will support the headband and keep it from falling over.
Now its ready for the Metal Easels
And for the color add your headbands-  Put them through the Holes in the elastic for a better hold.'
You can see the 3rd from the left on top is not through a hold so it wants to fall over-  I also noticed when putting these on that I need to put more glue between the holes for a tighter fit as I want the to stand up right so the customer sees the best part of the headband.
I like to organize my headbands by types too so for instance at a show I would have my felts on top, then satin, then Holiday- or any order you choose, it is more pleasing to the eyes than what I hgave done above-  If you use all three rows you can fit about 45 to 50 headbands on this one display!.

If you try it be sure to let me know-  Hop over to Crafty Moms'R'us on facebook and share your pictures.
I will post an updated picture after my next show to show you how it really looked on my table.!
I get about 10 on my up right pvc holders so the number I can get for the Space and cost is great with this new creation.  ~

Monday, July 30, 2012

Winners of Our Christmas in July Spectacular!

Precious Little Baby- Kelly Radka
Jollly Ol' Chap- Stacy Beach
Julies Pieces Designer Scrapbook- Julia MacEwen
Addy Lu Tutus- Shannon Davis
Button Scraps- Rebecca Lamprow-Atkinson
Deaper Cakes by Lilly- Michelle Butler Mayer
Lyrics Closet (#6) - Cindy Hodge
Bowlicious Bows by Abbie- Kerrie Stephenson Bachhofer
Lyrics Closet (#7)- Addison Kat
Lyrics Closet (#10)- Brittney Sadler Roberts
Blue Monkey Designs- Jamie Taylor
Purple Cupcakes Soaps- Joline Rose
Oak Street Embroidery- Tonya Dixon
Beaus and Bottle Caps- Heather Howard
Sunflowerradiantlove- Angela Harper
K.C.'s Accessories- Misty Bettis Newman
Moms Crafts 4 U- Rebecca Duckworth
Fab Eco Mama- Tiffany Oaks Thomas
Elle Couture- Charlia Rea-Ann Killingsworth
Kid -N Around Creations- Katie Byrd-Wright
Sassy Girls- Penny Hyde
Boys & Girls Glam Extraordinary Boutique- Kelly Caponi
Quote The Walls- Cecilia Ferrera Garcia
Steel Xpressions jewelry & Accessories- Tiffany Lynn Dale
Cookie Covers- Crystal North
Beaus and Bottle Caps #2- Christal Collier
Nature's Song Crochet- Shannon Reyneveld
Snuggle Bug Kidz- Danielle Parnell Shearer
The Beanine Queenie- Tina Puro-Douglas
ACE : All Natural Weight Loss- Sandi Perry
Adiflores- Tara Spencer Photography!
Silly Mama Quilts- Gina Fiorini Toothe
LilyBugBabyThings- Jennifer Rozanski
Cranky Cat Studio- Sabrina Whiting
Maura's Sweet Bowtique- Ashley Pfeifer
JessikiReeve Crochet- Jessica Davis
Little Miss Sassy Bowtique- Amy G Craft
IzzyDiane's Bowtique- Samantha Cleys
Made With Grace -#1- Amanda Tengler
Made With Grace #2 Gift Card- Stacy Beach
Short n Sassy Boutique- Jamie Taylor
Silly Goose Creations- Rebecka Pauline Lozano
Pixie Wonders- Jennifer Henderson
Designs by Meghna- Krista Binning
3 Tiny Blessings- Gina Fiorini Toothe

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Friday, May 4, 2012

Budget, No eating out, SCREAMING!

So Now
Dave has talked my Husband in spending $50 on this kit-  We NEVER have anyone to keep the kids and I am with them 24/7 but when its time to watch the Videos Hubby Gets rid of the kids!  WOW-  I think he is Hypmotized by Dave~  He drives a lot with his job and listens to the Dave Ramsey Radio Show Way to much LOL.
So while watching the videos it was so cheesy-
 everyone is cheering and clapping like dorks!
Most that he said we already knew-  most people just choose not to be responsible right?
But I do feel the Videos were worth watching and were good at really getting you in the saving mood-  No Clapping or cheering Necessary.
I did find out Hey, We dont have to cut off our phone and cable?  But my husband is under the influence and thinks if we are not SUFFERING we are not following the plan.
Our Main Goal is to Pay off ALL DEBT-  But we are not like most- we dont have credit cards and such- so our debt is the basics-  A Crappy House we are paying too much for cause its a DUMP- a Car, A Loan, and A student Loan-  I am sure there are some Hospital bills floating around too.
But when we struggle every month to pay everything already how do we save?

Well we sat down together and figured each payday and how much-
then What Bills to pay out of each payday
Then what extras to put on each paydays- like groceries, gas, toiletries, etc.... It was HARD to come up with an amount that we felt was right.
Hubby did not allow any for Blow Money even though Dave said to-  We are behind on a couple of bills so I told Him instead of putting whats left from each pay day into the emergency fund= shouldnt we catch up those bills so we are not always a month behind?
He fought me on it cause he is just dead set on getting this 1000.00 ef set up-
He is actually driving me crazy about it.

I was impressed , Yet embarrassed that it seems our budget isnt as tight as we thought-  A lot of money is gone without explanation-  BUT NO MORE with this plan-  you see everything~
OF course our budget has already had some kinks in May
A kid at School Wrote "I Love ____(something Ugly_) on the back of our 12 year old sons shoe so NEW shoes he needs...Thank goodeness the school got the kid to pay $40 (the shoes were $70) of the cost so Not too Bad-  Then Syd , our 4 year old has grown out of her tap shoes.  Its only one month till the recital but they are seriously not fitting-   BUT they are not in the budget so what to do?  My husband is argueing up and down with me about it and wanted me to solicit all the dance moms for their old shoes-  I said NO!
He said he would call the studio owner-  FAT CHANCE lol
Then of course its Mother's Day- so we did not budget any money for any of the MOMS gifts-
Next its our Nephews 2nd Bday, Nieces 16th bday, and Our son has been invited to a party.
He needs a Haircut and a White Shirt for his band concert too.
Hubby Needs tires on his car... Seeds and stuff for his garden...etc
SO there are many Holes this first month that we will have to work out.
ONE Great thing we did was sign up for the EMeals Plan.
I am a totally unorganized person-  I have extreme anxiety and My kids-  Especially my 1 year old is horrible to take to stores-
That kid thats SCREAMING
in the stores you hate is MINE-  She jumps out of buggy and cries and screams- then the 4 year old is going crazy too so I shop quickly and dont take time to coupon or price compare- My goal is just to get out in one piece-  I am usually red faced and sweating when I am done.
So the EMeals plan does it for you-  It gives you 7 days of supper meals to cook-  and an actual COMPLETE shopping list
We are not exotic eaters-  I dont eat onions, peppers, etc... so some meals will have to be touched up and some nights I will be eatting pb&J but so far the first 3 nights were ok.  Tonight is Mexican Chicken Rice- It has salsa in it so I will be sitting this one out-  Just hoping the Kids eat it.
Well- the whole 7 days worth of food is about $80  -  We budgeted $125 a week for family of 5 so the remaining money goes to breakfast and lunch items and staples like bread and milk.
It looks like this will work well-  
NO EATING OUT-  hard to do on busy nights such as dance night but we are really wanting to stick to this!
The EMeals was $7 a month but i think so far it will be worth it.  Otherwise I would be spending hours I dont have on making my own.
<a href=""><img src="" border=0 alt="SAVE TIME AND MONEY WITH EMEALS MEAL PLANS" width=120 height=240></a> Def Worth CHecking out.

My Family

So at the end of this month-  we prob wont have ANY saved but hoping for a REAL fresh start in June-  And prob. sticking to menu will help us all be a little Trimmer too~  Let me know if you have used this plan and how you struggled and succeeded!

My Families Journey To Financial Freedom !

Ok So Today it arrives-
2 VERY Thick Books but not the usual Amish Stories I love to Read
They are from Dave Ramsey
I think My Hubby Would Marry Him if he could
He works a lot and drives a lot and listens to him on the Radio all the time
We have recently decided that its time to BUCKLE DOWN -
Buckle Down Down Down.... OMG!  I am soooo scared!
We have to read, watch videos, and TALK TO EACH OTHER about MONEY!
Now I am really Scared.
So Have you used a plan like this before-  Have you been successful with it--- Are you debt Free?
We dont Use credit cards, and Have a Car and House to Pay off- along with some student loans.
Not too much but we already live on such a tight budget I just dont know where we are going to be able to CUT BACK at but we are going to try.
I hope you will follow me on this journey-  Now I will get cranky and Spaz Often as I love to Irrationally Spend Money-  I am an Emotional Shopper, and I want my kids to have everything I always wanted.
So the kids will be missing out too I am afraid so you may hear them screaming to!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Get it Made Especially for YOU!

Get it Your Way with a Great embroidered Shirt or Onesie from ABC Creative Learning-  
But she offers much more-  Have you heard of Jelly The Pug?  Its a great brand and is made Great!  
She is a retailer and is doing a preorder for the  Summer Line Now-  They are Drop Dead CUTE
and If your Not impressed with the Front-  Here is the back
Become a Fan of ABC Creative Learning Today

If your a Crafter yourself or just a Hopeful Sewer-  Try a Great Pattern from Petite Kids Boutique

zzy Bubble Tunic for Girls 12M - 8Y PDF pattern & Instructions-square neck-fully lined bodice-bubble hem

Put your own spin on a great Dress!   Her patterns are at great prices and she often runs specials.
Anya Dress 

She also makes great Custom items -  Check out this great Dress-
Become a Fan of Petite Kids Boutique Today--

Love the Great New Item at Amanda's Angels-  The Standing Bow Holder-  Get it custom made like this Snow White Inspired one made for my SYD!
Comes with a Custom Bow too.
Princess Hair Bow Holder's face is approximately 7x7 inch wooden base. She is about 42 inches tall and arm span is about 22 inches. Since she's handmade, these dimension will vary a little. She is hand painted and built. You can make her look like your little princess. She comes with two personalized bows. One for the bow holder and one for your princess to wear. You pick the eye color, hair color and skin tone. This one comes with a Snow White dress. 
Or just get one to Hang up and Save space!  What a great creative Crafty mom Item- offered by Amanda's Angels! 

Wedding Season is upon us and Great Photo Weather so get a Great Prop or Custom Tutu from Lil Angel's Tutu's 'N Things

Love the New Maternity Sash she has created!  
Get a Custom Multi Color Tutu Dress for your Cutie for Dress Up- Dance- Or a Wedding!
Dress to Impress with a great item from Lil' Angels Tutus 'N Things

A Crafty Mom about to become a NEW MOM AGAIN is Renee at Nae's Creations- and She makes and item that I am sure she is Glad to have
Diapers!  Save tons with these Handmade Diapers
Choose from several Prints

Get a Set with a Matching Wet Bag!

Hope you will become a Fan of Nae's Creations Today- and send her Well Wishes! 

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Spring is Springing!

Feeling in a springy mood? Want to be in a springy mood? Head over to some of our shops to help you get there! 

High Maintenance Bowtique:

Need the perfect accessory to the that spring outfit you have? High Maintenance Bowtique has LOTS to choose from. They are so very helpful and would love to help make something for that perfect occasion! 

 These are perfect for just about anyone! Little tote bags for your lil miss! These are adorable and would make cute grab/treat/favor bags for birthdays and easter!

 Wouldn't This be the perfect addtion to your little princess outfit for a birthday and or Easter? I'm just in love with the blingy center and the gorgeous roses that make a bow!

This is Distressed military cadet hat with three hand rolled rosettes in black, white and red with a beautiful blingy rectangle would be perfect for that busy mama on the go that would love to spice up the 'normal' outfit!

Make sure you check out High Maintenance Bowtique and let them know you saw them on the CMRU blog! 

With over a 1000 likes Elizabeth Alta Jewelry has some amazing reviews and beautiful jewelry pieces! 
They have earrings, bracelets and necklaces, all customizable to your needs.. check out some of what they have: 

 A nice pair of springy colored earring to match that outfit you have been dying to find the perfect pair for?

Or check out this gorgeous necklace that would be PERFECT for Mothers day for your mommy or even grandma! Can be made with Swarovski Crystals to add that special little touch!

Have a favorite saying and want to express it in some awesome spring colors? Put your toes in the sand and head over to Elizabeth Alta Jewelry where you can do just that!

After Visiting Elizabeth Alta Jewelry Let them know CMRU sent you! 

From a small town? or from a big town? Either way you will look great with these awesome creations from: Small Town Crafts

 LOVE this beautiful Lilac Flower attached to a metal headband, that can go with that simple spring outfit or spice up a new one! This would be perfect for a run to the grocery store and a night out on the town!

Black and white is my new favorite thing. It can go with just about any outfit and goes perfect in the springtime!

Look at this gorgeous little princess and how this head bands pulls out the lovely colors in her eyes! So simple yet so perfect to add to that cute little Easter outfit or even a birthday outfit! 

Head over to Small Town Crafts to show some love from CMRU! 

Before or After you do your spring cleaning remember to head to the awesome shops from CMRU and help support these awesome mamas!