Tuesday, November 12, 2013

What is an essential oil?

Today we will showcase another Crafty Mom and her name is Elizabeth. Elizabeth is a distributor of doTerra. dōTERRA® (meaning "Gift of the Earth") essential oils represent the safest, purest essential oils available in the world today.
Essential oils are natural aromatic compounds found in the seeds, bark, stems, roots, and flowers of plants. They can be both beautifully and powerfully fragrant, eliciting profound emotional responses. Yet the use of essential oils goes well beyond their fragrant appeal. Used throughout history for their
medicinal and therapeutic benefits, essential oils can be used as natural alternatives in holistic self-care practices.
Elizabeth is sharing with us her favorite scents of the season and they are:
Holiday Joy~ More than just a Fragrance. ~ Holiday Joy is one of our most sought after oil blends during the holiday season because it fills homes with the aroma of the holidays. Some may think that dōTERRA’s Holiday Joy Blend can only be used as a fragrance, but remember that these are essential oils, after all, and each oil in the blend helps to provide many benefits. Let’s take a look at each essential oil in the blend and how they can benefit you: Wild Orange: Great for helping to energize and revitalize your mind and body. Wild Orange also helps uplift your mood and reduces anxiety. Who wouldn’t like those benefits around the holiday?
Pine: Bring the smell of a live Christmas tree into your home. It is antibacterial, which can help reduce the airborne pathogens in your home keeping your family healthy and happy.
Cassia: Historically, Cassia was used and mentioned in Old Testament literature. It contains properties to help maintain physical and emotional well being, and is known for its ability to calm one’s anxiety. Its spicy aroma is also great during the cold months.
Cinnamon Bark: According to a research study, cinnamon essential oil was found to have some of the strongest antimicrobial properties when compared with other essential oils. This oil has been studied to fight viral and infectious disease; and research shows it is difficult for microbes to survive in its presence. It is also one of the essential oils found in dōTERRA’s On Guard Protective Blend to help support your immune system.
Nutmeg: This sweet and spicy aroma does more than just have a wonderful smell, it also helps comforts and sooth your emotional well-being.
Vanilla: Helps calm and relax, uplifts moods, and can help reduce stress, anger, tension, and irritability. Every home could use a little more relaxation instead of tension during the holidays.
Holiday Joy is certainly more than just a fragrance! Make sure to diffuse it in your home to keep your family happy, healthy, and joyful this holiday season.
To learn more about dōTERRA or purchase essential oil, please visit

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Crafty Costumes from Crafty Moms!

Today our post is to celebrate the creativity of Crafty Moms 'R' Us. We are showcasing the wonderful creation of Kay from Stitched on the Avenue - This proud Crafty Mom transformed her two gals into two amazing vibrant super heroines.This crime fighting duo are not only cute but very stylish! Check out more of Kay's beautiful work by visiting www.stitchedontheavenue.com  She offers applique apparel, tie shirts, little leggies leg warmers, custom home decor, monogramming and so much more! Tell her Crafty Moms 'R' Us sent you!

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Easy to make ScareCrow Costume

Easy and CHEAP-
What you need for this Scare Crow Costume
1.  An Old Pair of Overalls-  (got mine at Thrift for $2)
2.  An Old Under Shirt-  (got this one for $1 at Thrift shop)
3.  Burlap- in 2 colors ( I used Green and Natural) -its about $7.99 a yard but you only need a bit
4.  A Fabric of your choice to add to the Scarecrow theme- ( I used a Sunflower Rooster theme)
5.  A Cool Hat-  I had a Great Crafty Friend Make this one ( Shelby Ryan Boutique )
If you don't have a Crafty Friend to make a Hat you can use a Simple Sock Hat and Add Burlap and Flowers- or make a simple hat out of left over burlap.
Now you don't have to have great sewing skills for this- because Messy is Best- 
I cut out a Piece of Burlap to hang over the select cut of Fabric- like the Rooster or Sunflower-
or the Great one that says "Everything Grows with Love" to keep with the Garden theme.
To make attaching easier I sewed the fabric to the burlap first- then sewed to the overalls.
I did the Pockets and a couple more with stitches...then I got behind....
So guess what Tool I finished with?
You got it-  The Old Hot Glue Gun-
I added Burlap to the cuff of Legs
I added Burlap to the Cuff of Sleeves
Then I added Burlap to the inside of front and back of overalls so it stuck out as if she was stuffed with straw-
Then I added accents to the Collar and rest of shirt.
I then added Buttons to spots of burlap and Izzy added some too-  So it was fun for her to get to help make her own costume-
The cost of this is so Low- and the best part is that its Comfortable and Wearable-  Not itchy or tight or loose as some off the rack costumes are-  She loves to wear it and can still run, jump, and play in it.


Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mommy Confessions- the Meltdown!

I am going to write about this for all the other Moms who may be going through what I am.
This is very personal and sometimes I am quite embarrassed about it.
Do you ever feel like your NOT A GOOD MOM?
Do you ever feel like you Caused your child to behave a certain way?
Do you ever wish everyone would quit telling you what you should do?

I have 3 children-
and some very Loved nieces and nephew-  I have been a big part of all of their lives.
I have Gordon- 13,  Sydney 6, and IZZY- 3 (can you tell the child I am going to talk about from this photo?)
I also taught primary and substitute taught for several years, ran a before-after school and summer program, etc... So I should be an expert at raising children right?

Well I am not-  It seems when it comes to my own children I am very challenged!

Izzy apparently LOOKS JUST LIKE ME at her age-  and apparently acts just like me too!
Its so hard to punish your child for acting like you - lol

But seriously she is a CHALLENGE-  She really controls every aspect of our family life with her behavior.
I know I should not allow a 2-3 year old child have that kind of control but what to do???

I put her in Gymnastic this year because she is a wild - active- and extremely flexible little girl.
But I am sure the teachers wish we had not.   She sticks out like a sore thumb-  maybe because she does not go to preschool or daycare- maybe because she is just SPIRITED-  but I think they say her name 50 times a class-  Then there was Hip Hop Class-
Lets just say-  Izzy is no longer taking that class.

When she gets mad- everything has to stop-  She usually drops to the ground and acts like she is paralyzed
She will not communicate so most times I have NO IDEA what is wrong.
I have tried waiting it out- when we can and are not in public-  but when we are in public- OH MY!
My pediatrician asked what I did when she has a meltdown-  I told him the truth-  
We have named her meltdowns the Izzy Tizzy- and her nickname is Izzinator
Her older siblings take any chance to be without her and fear he most of the time.

But don't get me wrong- When she is Happy we eat it up! As its not often or for long-  She loves to have her picture taken and wear lots of different shoes and Dresses!

But when she is like this-  I just want to scream-  and I have-  and then I feel Bad-
Then I have others who parent differently and think that I should spank (which I do) or do what they do with their kids-  I know some who Feed their 3 year old for them if they don't eat-  Whereas Izzy eats on the go and its OK- She does not starve and Some battles I have to pick and choose with her.

Some say maybe she just wants my attention.... but trust me she gets all the attention....this is her for no apparent reason meltdown at my 6 year olds pet day at school.!!!
It makes me want to never leave the house.  But that is not fair to my other children.

And taking her to a restaurant--uggggghhhh....
But it saves us money!
We are the people you sitting next to and your wondering why we don't control our toddler, and the mom does not get to enjoy her food!

So here is what I want to tell you-  No I do not want to raise my children to be robots-  the kind that does not know what to do if not told by a parent-  I know those kids-  their no fun lol
I do not want my children to fear me-  I have been there!
I do want my children to be HAPPY and Respectful
So I have to tell myself I am doing the best I can-  I do not beat, starve, or belittle my children-
I know parents who tell their children they are fat, lazy, etc...when they are angry with them-
I refuse to take that route!
I do yell more than I like-  and A curse word might slip every now and then-  I'm NOT JESUS-  I make mistakes-
But I have to be satisfied that I am doing the best I can-  And not let  those other parents (who I am sure are doing the best they can) make me feel bad or I will fail-  I have to stay strong and Keep at it-
Those tiny little cheeks need me-  And they love me unconditionally- as I love them-  So Don't feel bad but lets Share our experiences- and help one another out instead of judging one another-
Next time you see a child having a meltdown in the store-  Try not to think "OH MY, that mom needs to get that kid under control, etc..."  Think, "Wow that poor mother, I know its hard when your child melts down in public"  Trust me it will help that mom stay calm and collected!

Share with me your Mommy Confessions!

Tuesday, October 1, 2013


October 2013 - BLOG HOP

Add your blog to the October 2013 Blog Hop on Crafty Moms R' Us. Add your blog to the blog hop, then meet other crafty mom blogs and businesses!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

$1 Auction & Giveaway!

Win This Back to School Kit - From Magical Creations comes with notebook, 4 pencils, and a box that goes over a standard tissue box, and a school themed paper notebook. Visit Crafty Moms R' Us for more information. Winner will be chosen on Friday 8/30/13 at 4pm (central time).

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

$1 Auction & Giveaway!

Visit Crafty Moms R' Us for our $1 Auction plus we are hosting a giveaway from Love Letters for Gracie You can win this FREE Customized 8x10 custom baby stat sign. Any colors or theme available. We will choose a winner Thursday 8/29/13 by 4pm Central

Monday, June 3, 2013

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Friday, May 10, 2013

Shop and Win from Homemadecraftspt-crafts , Sew Divine Creations, and Vintage Vanessa's Gifts

At Crafty Moms'R'us if you SHOP you could WIN!
We have a Triple Prize this week in honor of our Triple Deal Sale

To Get your Chance to Win ALL THREE of these Prizes just Shop our Triple Deal Sale all weekend at Crafty Moms'R'us or the LIVE Game Sales on May 13th, 14th, and 15th- The items from those Live Game Sales will be moved to the Still Up For Grabs Album
Its so Easy Just Shop and Enter here on our Blog for your Chance to Win ALL THREE Prizes!

The First Prize is this Awesome Mom inspired Keychain from Vintage Vanessa's Gifts  this 1.5" double sided keychain/zipper pull.

 Everyone should Own one her here Qwerky- Vintage Style Keychains-  Put them on your keys- your purse, etc....   They make great gifts too!  She also makes Scrapped Frames that are so Unique, Necklaces, and Bottle Tags-  Check out her page and become a fan today!

The Second Prize is from Sew Divine Creations-  Win a Handmade Owl  Twirl Skirt in sizes 2T- 10 Girls.  You choose the size if you win!   
She is a Working Mom ( a Nurse) but she somehow finds time to sew up Beautiful Dresses and Skirts!  You will not be disappointed with her workmanship!  Become a Fan today!

Our 3rd Prize is from HomemadeCraftspt-crafts - a custom hand-painted Onesie or Child T-shirt Winners choice of theme hand-painted an a white T-shirt or Onesie from
She can Paint most any character or theme you desire-  The paint is not Stiff and Crispy like other Handpainted shirts you may have owned or seen in the past-  Become a fan today!  

Friday, May 3, 2013

Shop and WIN a Burlap & Lace Wreath

WIN this Beautiful Wreath Designed by Burlap & Lace!
Just Shop at Crafty Moms'R'us During our Ruffles, Lace, & Pearls OH MY! Sale or our Game Night Sales on May 6th, 7th, and 8th.  Its Just that Easy to SHOP AND WIN with CMRU
Must Be a Fan of Burlap & Lace and Have No outstanding invoices to WIN

You Will Love what you find at Burlap & Lace-  Everything on this page is handmade. The burlap that is used is "linen burlap", it has a smaller grain and is better to sew with (also doesn't have the burlap "smell") 

Monday, April 22, 2013

Shop & Win with Daysy Designs and Fluff and Bows Boutique

Its our 4th Shop and Win at Crafty Moms'R'us!
Shop any of our 3 Live Game Sales this week and the Still Up For Grabs Album
The Live Game Dates to shop to become eligible to enter are April 23rd, April 24th, and April 25th!
Just Shop- Pay your invoice- Enter to WIN!
This week is another great DOUBLE Prize Week.

Fluff and Bows Boutique is a Mom Boutique.  This Mom has two kids and Loves to Make Hair Accessories.  Her Prices are Irresistable and she carries a variety of Styles - like this Great Feather pice that you CAN WIN!
Be sure to LIKE Fluff and Bows Boutique and Shop the specific dates before you enter.  

Our 2nd Prize this week is from Daysy Designs. She is also a Stay at Home Mom-But she has Little Boys!  Her inspiration for her hair accessories were her beautiful nieces.  
She has a busy facebook page that will make you smile-  Especailly when you see her Minnie Inspired Shabby Clip- Which is also what you can WIN this week.  

How Easy is this-  You Shop- and Then Enter for a Chance to Win!

Monday, April 15, 2013

Shop and Win from Pipsqueak Growtique and Beaded Beauty Boutique

Shop and Win is in Week 3 at Crafty Moms'R'us.
This week we have 2 great prizes!
First is this Beautiful Sterling Silver Bird and Chain from Beaded Beauty Boutique-   Beautifuly Done with artistic wire that will never tarnish. Sterling silver bird and chain. Swarovski crystals in birthstone colors. You choose the birthstones and the chain size. Chain sizes 18,20,and 24 inch. 

Beaded Beauty Boutique is based out of Milan, Illinois.  She offers Hand beaded classy creations for everyday or special occassions. From flashy and glamorous to calm and causal, you're sure to find everything your looking for at the Beaded Beauty Boutique.

Don't Forget to Shop her Etsy page here-  https://www.etsy.com/shop/tammychilds

Our 2nd Prize for this week is from Pipsqueak Growtique.
Win this - Raw, Unpolished Genuine Baltic Amber Necklace, Infant/toddler size

They are commonly used for Natural Pain relief from Teething.  Many use them for migraines, achy hands, etc... 
What is a Growtique™?
A Growtique™ is a boutique that grows with your child. From infants to adults, we have the boutique items you are looking for.

To Be eligible to Enter for these 2 great Prizes you have to shop the April 16th and 18th Games at Crafty Moms'R'us-
or the Still up for Grabs album during this week- OR purchase an item from our Charactrer Sale that Starts April 19th!

Only those who have paid their invoices by April 23rd Midnight Will be eligible to Win-  So Shop and WIN at CMRU today!  

You Must Like The Sponsors Pages and CMRU to receive item!
Thanks for Supporting our Crafty Moms with a Purchase.

Monday, April 8, 2013

Buy and Win at Crafty Moms'R'us with Luku J Boutique!

Our 2nd Buy & Win Prize is from Luku J Boutique

The Winner will get to Choose between size 6/12 Month- up to Size 6-  And she is going to let you choose the Fabrics - WOW!

She has Tons of Fabrics in stock Here-  Available Fabrics-  This dress is valued at over $50 and you could get it for FREE-  Just for shopping at Crafty Moms'R'us!
Those who purchase items from Game Nights: April 8th, 10th, and 11th and have invoices paid by Monday Night Midnight are eligible to enter-
You can also shop our Still Up For Grabs Album Here:  Still Up For Grabs Deals and the
Weekend Sale- April Showers Bring May Flowers-  Shop Here Now
Thanks to Luku J Boutique- Handmade boutique style clothing for your girly girl! You can also check out her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LuKuJBoutique

Shopping Incentive Giveaway- Shop CMRU and WIN x2

Our First Shopping Incentive Giveaway is Sponsored by  Sweetie Marie Designs
Only Those who Shopped the April 2nd Game, April 4th Game, Still up for grabs through the 2nd-8th, or Moms and Teachers Sale AND have paid invoices by Midnight on the 8th are eligible to Enter and Win!
We will offer a New Prize every week from our Generous Crafty Moms so its a WIN- WIN
You shop and get great items and you also get a chance to WIN!


Our 2nd Buy & Win Prize is from Luku J Boutique

The Winner will get to Choose between size 6/12 Month- up to Size 6-  And she is going to let you choose the Fabrics - WOW!

She has Tons of Fabrics in stock Here-  Available Fabrics-  This dress is valued at over $50 and you could get it for FREE-  Just for shopping at Crafty Moms'R'us!
Those who purchase items from Game Nights: April 8th, 10th, and 11th and have invoices paid by Monday Night Midnight are eligible to enter-
You can also shop our Still Up For Grabs Album Here:  Still Up For Grabs Deals and the
Weekend Sale- April Showers Bring May Flowers-  Shop here starting April 12th
Thanks to Luku J Boutique- Handmade boutique style clothing for your girly girl! You can also check out her Etsy shop: http://www.etsy.com/shop/LuKuJBoutique

Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Sunburst Twig Wreath

So I FINALLY created something from START to FINISH that I found on Pintrest This Great Wreath Just looked Too Easy not to try. I planned to make one as a Gift with the kids help for my Mother In Laws Birthday- But Thought this would be a fun Mommy project during our toddler play date. It really was easy and a great NO FAIL Craft Project. We didn't want to spend money so everything but the glue sticks were already around the house! FREE!
Here is the original post that inspired me-  Original Sunshine Wreath 

We used the laundry detergent boxes  (FREE) to make our 2 cardboard circles- where we will glue our twigs.
We Went outside to collect twigs- FREE!
Then we broke the twigs down to size- The size will depend on how big or small you want your wreath. Now get a circle shaped something to draw out your cardboard forms- we used a regular
dinner plate- FREE!
We Picked out some old T-shirts (FREE) to make the rolled rosettes out of- she didn't have yellow but the two tones of Orange worked even better! How To Make A Rolled Rosette out of Fabric

We went around once and then went back around to fill in where needed.

  Then we Glued the 2nd Cardboard form on top of the sticks to give it more stability and a better
Surface to glue on the Rosettes.

And then the finished product! Quite impressive ya think?

Of course you could add more twigs and other extras if your even more creative!  Not too bad for a Crafty and a Not so Crafty Mom to put together in the same room with a 2 year old boy and girl- 2 instances of Diarrhea,, and more going on.    Please be sure to pin and share- and we would love to see yours after you try too!  Post Your Picture of your Creation Here!
  I think we could have picked firmer type twigs to replicate the original but I think its good for our first try!   And For FREE 

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Unclaimed Prize from Littlest Prince Couture

Its your 2nd chance to win $30 to spend at Littlest Prince Couture! Exclusive fashion for baby boys, ages 0 - 24 months. Each purchase helps save an infant's life!