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

BLESSED Thanksgiving Part 3: It’s All About The Food!

It’s the weekend before Thanksgiving so I’m getting my grocery shopping list together for all my holiday favorites. Here’s what’s on our menus for Thursday. #1 Edible Decorations: The Cookie Bunting The cuteness of a pennant banner + the yumminess of sugar cookies. This banner does double duty as holiday decorations and after dinner treat. You … Read more BLESSED Thanksgiving Part 3: It’s All About The Food!

BLESSED Thanksgiving Part 2: How To Make A Skirt From A Fitted Sheet in 10 Minutes Flat

I wanted to show you what my girls will be wearing for Thanksgiving this year and the funny, awesome way it all came together. Happiest little accident ever. And total tender mercy. I was digging through my stash looking for inspiration when I pulled out this torn, king size fitted sheet. We had this on our … Read more BLESSED Thanksgiving Part 2: How To Make A Skirt From A Fitted Sheet in 10 Minutes Flat

Holiday THRIVE: Brandi from Don’t Disturb This Groove

  Hey there Thrive readers!! I’m Brandi and I blog over at Don’t Disturb This Groove. I write about handmade projects, makeovers and a recipe here and there. I like finding creative ways to incorporate natural elements into my home.  Which is why I love Nike’s, “Rock-What-Ya-Got” approach to living and crafting.     Growing in my yard is a Sweet Gum tree.  Sweet … Read more Holiday THRIVE: Brandi from Don’t Disturb This Groove

Halloween Make-Up: The Candy Corn Cat Eye

The birthday giveaway is still going strong! Click here to enter one of SEVEN awesome prizes. And be sure to stop by my sponsors’ shops for great deals on early holiday shopping: you get a great deal and support other women entrepreneurs. ****************************************************************** Chalk this quick little post up to impulse shopping at it’s finest. Sheesh. I … Read more Halloween Make-Up: The Candy Corn Cat Eye

Upcycled Fall Wardrobe: BOYS hand-me-downs refashioned to make GIRLS outfits

It’s birthday week at THRIVE! Make sure you enter the drawing for a chance to win one of SEVEN awesome prizes HERE. ************************************************************************** After weeks of waiting, Fall decided to show up this weekend. {About time. Sheesh.} The only problem is that my little girl is awfully short on fall and winter clothes. So instead of … Read more Upcycled Fall Wardrobe: BOYS hand-me-downs refashioned to make GIRLS outfits

Wicked-Awesome Witch Hats

Thanks everyone for your patience this week while we got everything transferred over to the new system.(Thanks Jon & Eric!)  It’s soooo nice to be blogging on a computer that isn’t 8 years old.  Now back to the regularly scheduled programming. 🙂 ******************************************************************************** I believe the children are the future. Teach them well and let them lead … Read more Wicked-Awesome Witch Hats

Crazy Halloween Rice Crispy Treats

This week while my kids were off track, we drug out the food coloring, cookie cutters and went totally crazy with dessert staple. I mean holy-cow-that’s-a-lot-of-food-coloring crazy. Behold the Extreme Home Makeover edition of the basic Kellogg’s Rice Krispy treat. *EEK* I kinda love them. The end result was crazy-bright, marshmallowy mash-ups that are so stinkin’ cute … Read more Crazy Halloween Rice Crispy Treats