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Create Your Own Handmade Gifts that Rock – Learn How! #CyberMonday

Ok – I love a deal as much as the next gal. And I love me some fun and festive holiday shopping trips too. But even more than all of that – I love creating handmade gifts that rock, are personalized for the recipient, and that save me a ton of cash. I’m a crafty type all year long, but really kick it up a notch around the holidays. But I know a lot of people are intimidated by crafting – they think it’s too hard, that they’re not creative enough… Or maybe you’re confident in one skill, but nervous about trying something new. If so – I have an awesome site for you, that’s also having a crazy-amazing Cyber Monday deal going on. Check it out:

Create your own handmade holiday gifts that rock - learn how!

My secretly awesome tip that helps me be a total handmade-crafting-ninja? It’s called Craftsy – and you are going to love it too, I know it. Craftsy is a community of people who love to make things. You can try out some super fun FREE mini-courses to get a taste of something new if you’re unsure about a full class. You get to see what other people have created, and show off your work too. You can ask questions & chat – everyone loves to share tips and techniques, and learn from one another. I just adore it. You sign up totally free as a member, and get access to all of the resources. And if you want to take a new class – Right now, just through Cyber Monday, EVERY.SINGLE.CLASS is only $19.99!! Awesomesauce, right? You’ll find classes in just about everything:

  • Cake decorating
  • Crocheting
  • Food Crafts
  • Gardening
  • Holiday
  • Jewelry
  • Knitting
  • Paper Crafts
  • Quilting
  • Sewing
  • Spinning
  • Weaving

And more! So what are you waiting for? Sign up for a new class or two, and get started creating some awesome handmade gifts this year. And maybe purchase a couple more as gifts – What could be more fun than a free course, along with a basket full of new supplies to get started? I know I would be over the moon with that as a gift!

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An Oh-So-Glamorous Update to Diaper Changes

Unique, designer baby wipes holders

“A new baby is like the beginning of all things; wonder, hope, a dream of possibilities.” – Eda J. Le Shan

Becoming a mom is the most amazing, beautiful, life-changing experience. It brings you new levels of love that you’ve never felt before, and fills you up with an amazing joy that you’ve never even imagined. It also brings you new levels of sleep deprivation, and more diaper changes and bottles then you ever imagined, lol. This whole motherhood lifestyle has some amazing benefits – but it’s definitely filled with some crazy daily challenges too!

designer baby goods

“A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for.” – Unknown Author

One way to make those daily challenges a little easier is to find some fun products to add to your routines – pretty things always make days brighter, right? And you will not find anything prettier than the seriously glam designs from Lilicouture!! I am so head over heels in love with her work, I had to share it with you guys – Lilicouture – Where an Everyday Essential Meets Hip, Stylish, Flirty, and Fun! – Their signature item there is their totally chic diaper wipes holders, but they also have super luxe changing pads, and incredibly cute hair clip holders. Everything is done in the most amazing prints and patterns, with so much attention to detail. Using their trendy wipes holders and changing pads will make your daily diaper changes fun! {Ok, not fun, lol. But much better. Promise.}

glam baby products

“Babies are such a nice way to start people.” – Don Herrold

This is my new travel wipes case, from the Girls Collection, called the Mini Mouse Wipes Container. All of Abby’s decor and gear is black & pink, with polka dot and damask prints. So this was an absolutely perfect addition – and is just the cutest thing ever. Each wipes case is handmade – and the quality is unbelievable. So good. I’ve had this one for awhile now, and throw it in the diaper bag all the time, and it’s still holding up perfectly. You can also purchase full-size Nursery Wipes Containers too, which would look SO much better in baby’s room than a plain old plastic box. And with so many colors and prints to choose from, you can find great options to fit the decor of other rooms in your house too – because you know it’s much more convenient to have wipes available in the living room, kitchen, and playroom too!


“Children reinvent your world for you.” – Susan Sarandon

These darling wipes cases are perfect for new moms, and would seriously be the best baby shower gift. But – they have tons of other uses too!

  1. Use it to create a mini first-aid kit for the diaper bag or in the car.
  2. Makes a super fun crayon holder.
  3. Holds make-up or other small essentials in your purse.
  4. Use it for tissues, or even get a cute one of the kitchen cleaning wipes!

There are so many uses for these glam little cases – they’d make great gifts for teachers too, since they’re always in need of something to clean sticky hands. And, this would also be cute as a fun clutch purse for a little lady to carry her goodies to play dates. What will you use your Lilicouture Wipes Case for?

Follow Lilicouture on Facebook, and connect with them on Twitter – to stay updated on fun new products and promotions!

{Big thanks to Rachel Florio PR – The Celebrity Baby Trend Expert – for introducing me to this amazing company, and sending me a complimentary product to review and share with you ladies!}


Unique Yoga-Inspired Handmade Accessories

I found a great company today on, and was so excited about them that I had to share with you! The company is called Flow Yoga Mats, and what first drew my attention – {besides the bee-utiful photographs!} was that they’re located right here in my neck of the woods – in Spokane Valley, Washington. And then… I saw that the woman who creates these pretty pieces was named Megan too! {Yes, I spell mine Meagan, but that’s ok. When I was born, my mom didn’t know how to spell it. It was a last minute choice. So this crafty lady actually spells hers the right way, lol.} I knew I had to check her out and learn more about her great designs.

Special Deal on Handmade Jewelry

Every Day Inspiration — “the Beautiful Style”

If you’ve never visited BelleChic before – I totally recommend signing up for an account. It’s free, and super easy. Then you’ll get an email each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday – featuring a great new handmade designer offering a selection of their work at prices up to 70% off. This is a great way to support other women in business, while getting some beautiful creations at sweet discounts. I mean, what more can you ask for, right?

About Flow Yoga Mats

Megan got started with selling her crafts when she searched out the perfect materials to hand-paint her own yoga mat. Soon, friends wanted one too! She started an Etsy Shop, and then branched out to her own website too, Soon she was creating jewelry and other accessories too, all inspired by Yoga. Read more…

“It’s been great selling my mats and paintings. I have somehow found myself. I always felt like before I was just a Mom and Wife, which is a huge job in itself. But now I am also a successful business owner and it feels really good to be able to do something for myself.”

You know how much I love to Support Women in Business. As women, and as moms, life can get pretty hectic. And it can be really difficult to get past the nay-sayers – the people who tell you that you can’t do it, who feel threatened when you want to make changes to your life, the people who tell you to play it safe. It can be hard to jump in, grab your dreams, and follow them. So I love to see women who are doing great things, and following their passion! I think it’s so important that we as women stick together, and support each other when we can. And shopping handmade is a great way to do that!

Shop Flow Yoga Mats Jewelry Sale on BelleChic Today!

Prices start as low as $4.50! See her full collection, including the hand-painted Yoga mats, on Etsy. You can also find her on Facebook & Twitter. She has no idea that she’s featured here today – so give her some surprise shout-outs and support today! I’m sure she’d love a couple of comments on her Facebook page, letting her know how awesome her work is!

You can shop & support more women in business by visiting my Directory too!

  • Love crafty stuff? Get great deals on indie patterns and other craft supplies.
  • Love accessories? Take a cool style quiz, and get deals on your perfect pieces.
  • Love deals? Get totally awesome discounts on kids gear & fashions for mom.

Win a $250 Sephora Gift Card!

Belle Chic

BelleChic – The Best of Handmade Goods

Sign Up Now- Click Here to join an amazing community of crafters, and find awesome deals on the best handmade home goods, accessories, baby items, and more!

Win a $250 Sephora Gift Card!

Right now, after setting up for a free account at BelleChic, you can enter to WIN a $250 Gift Card to my favorite shop for pretty cosmetics – Sephora! Click here, and enter to Win a Sephora Gift Card on the BelleChic Facebook page today!

Share & Win!

The best part of this giveaway is that you can get rewarded for sharing – If your friend wins, YOU win too! So, this is what you do:

  • Sign up a free account to check out discounted handmade pretties on BelleChic.
  • Next, visit them on Facebook and enter to win the Sephora Gift Card.
  • Then use the share buttons after you enter to post the giveaway to your own Twitter and Facebook.
  • If a friend clicks your link to enter, and they win – You’ll win too!

Good luck!


BelleChic – The Best of Handmade – Affordable Adorable!

Introducing BelleChic!

BelleChic is your place to buy handmade goods from the world’s best artisans. Be inspired by their artistry, passion, and creativity while you discover BelleChic – “the beautiful style.”

Not only will you find savings of up to 75% off, you’ll meet your new favorite designers. In short, it’s the best of the best of handmade. – This is quickly becoming a huge favorite of mine! I think you’ll love it too, so I had to share.

BelleChic – We handpick the best of handmade, and offer it at 50-70% off. Shop Now! Click Here to see their amazing selection!

Every Day Inspiration — “the Beautiful Style”

Each day at BelleChic brings a variety of product types, from elegant handmade jewelry to luxurious handcrafted bath and body products. They have amazingly adorably affordable tutu’s for little girls, bow ties for little boys, and the cuuutest baby accessories ever. You’ll find everything from candles for the home, to gorgeous one-of-a-kind gifts for your girlfriends. Love, love, love it.

  • Most sales start at 8am PT / 11am ET and last 48 hours.
  • Sales are currently happening Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays
  • Quantities are limited, so shop early so you don’t miss out!
  • More than just a sale, we’ll introduce you to the world’s best handmade artisans and how they do their craft.
Check out BelleChic today to find your new favorites!

Supporting Women in Business – A New Way to Shop Handmade!

Crafty Attic Daily Deals Site

Introducing a New Way to Buy Handmade…. Crafty Attic! is a brand new site that just launched in September. Their goal is to provide crafters a new venue for sharing their amazing handmade products – as well as give lovers of those crafty goods a way to purchase them at big discounts!

Women’s Small Business Month

Did you know that the month of October is officially Women’s Small Business Month? Shopping at Crafty Attic is a great way to show your support for other women in business! When you buy a handmade item, you’re using YOUR power as a consumer to help support another hard working mom, instead of just a big corporation. And in return you get one-of-a-kind, handmade, quality goods – not some mass-produced item. Love that.

Are you a Crafter?

Learn more about the great opportunities for handmade crafters that Crafty Attic offers by visiting their website.

You can apply to be a Featured Seller, offer to partner with them for a fun giveaway, and learn more about being a vendor. This is a wonderful opportunity to extend your reach, and share the products that you put so much heart into with a whole new audience!

Do you support Handmade?

Then you will LOVE Crafty Attic! They share some of the best crafters, artists, Etsy Shops, and Suppliers – and offer them at great discounts too! Plus, every week they have a brand new giveaway you can enter – and I know you guys LOVE a good giveaway.

More about the site:

“Crafty Attic offers daily deals on craft supplies, handmade goods, and vintage findings brought to you by artists, crafters, and independent suppliers. Our hope is to connect our featured sellers to new customers who will help their businesses thrive.”

What are you waiting for?

Head on over to Crafty Attic today, and sign up for their Daily Deals Newsletter today – so you can start shopping their great selection of handmade goods, and enter their weekly giveaways too!


Affordable and Adorable!! Check it out…

Let me introduce you to an amazing Etsy shop I’ve found…


I am so in love with this one…

Newborn Football Diaper Set

I’m even thinking about having her do this as a custom order in a 12 month size, for my little girl! I’m not much of a football fan, but it’s so stinkin’ cute and daddy would LOVE it! :)

Little Mister Hootie Hoot Owl Beanie in Brown Tones

I’m also madly in love with this little owl hat!! You know how I love owls…. Heck, I’d probably wear a hat like this myself!
And yes, I know, we’re going in to summer. But it still gets chilly at night for a baby. And she has TONS of other items like pretty headbands, blankets, and more. Check her out and find YOUR new favorite!

And… As a special just for you, she’s offering all Sunshine and Sippy Cups readers a 15% DISCOUNT on your purchase!! This makes the adorable, affordable! Use coupon code FBMOM15 at checkout to apply the discount.

And make sure to check out her Pink Pumpkin Crochet Facebook page too, and show some love from the Sunshine and Sippy Cups Fans!