Shop Local and Let’s All Stay Off The Fiscal Cliff, okay? See ya at DownEast.

Holy cow everyone. We’ve got a week. Just. One. Week. You ready? Have you been recycling old shirts, chopping up boxes and turning cake pans into stars? Have you found awesome deals on line and scored some great deals? I hope so. But if you’re like me and still have a few items on your … Read more Shop Local and Let’s All Stay Off The Fiscal Cliff, okay? See ya at DownEast.

Sandy Hook Elementary Day of Remembrance …

If you’d like to join us in donating to the families of Sandy Hook Elementary, donation links are listed below. United Way of Western Connecticut Newtown Parent Connection Donate craft supplies, money or cards for creative kits for the Drawn Together initiative. Emilie Parker Fund (former Utah family) HERE Additional ways to help HERE

Make a Tree Skirt out of a Girls Dress in 10 minutes flat!

Do you remember this little Easter dress that I refashioned for Christmas last year? Well baby girls has grown  a lot this year and it’s too short now. I set her dress aside in the donate pile until my older daughter freaked out. “Mom! You’re not recycling this??!” And I love that she wanted to recycle this. Plus the kids … Read more Make a Tree Skirt out of a Girls Dress in 10 minutes flat!

Christmas Tree Decorating – Gangnam Style

As I mentioned in my last post, me and my kiddos are excited to share what we’re going to BAKE, MAKE, DECORATE and also SHOP this holiday season. This week we’re in DECORATE Land and, true to my word, I’m letting the kids call the shots.  And I gotta admit … it’s tough. Why? Is it because I’ve … Read more Christmas Tree Decorating – Gangnam Style

Holiday 2012 Game Plan + GIVEAWAY!

Hey everyone! The Christmas season officially starts in t-minus 48 hours. Christmas is only a few weeks away. Holy cow. Time to get chopping. I’m sharing the quick and dirty version our Christmas game plan below for everyone who’s making the most of their holiday budgets this year. I’m also excited to announce that the THRIVE … Read more Holiday 2012 Game Plan + GIVEAWAY!

Halloween Refashion: The Candy Corn Ruffle Skirt

And it begins. My daughter’s convinced that she needs an extensive Halloween wardrobe. I’m convinced that it’s not gonna happen. Luckily for her I have a closet full of  these ripped, stained and worn out gems. Toss in some thin elastic and scissors and I came up with this candy corn themed, ruffled skirt refashion … Read more Halloween Refashion: The Candy Corn Ruffle Skirt

Super Duper Cheap Back To School Clothes

Happy Back To School! For the first time in eleven long years, all six of my kiddos are in school—five in elementary and one in preschool! (Please pause for Party Rock Anthem) That means that I now have dedicated time to get back to spending some quality time over here at Thrive while my kids have a blast … Read more Super Duper Cheap Back To School Clothes

Girls Tights Update: Video How-To Awesomeness

Remember that girls’ tights tutorial from last year? Well I’ve had several questions from viewers about trying variations of this project and had a chance to film a video how-to with Megan from Brassy Apple over at MyCraftChannel.com. I hope you’ll stop by and check out the video version as well as the other great episodes on MyCraftChannel.com. If you like … Read more Girls Tights Update: Video How-To Awesomeness