Crafting/DIY


Growing Organically | Great Plants to Have in Your Home

Thursday, July 28, 2016 By Nina Spears
indoor plants, nursery, growing organically

The summertime is always a slow time of the year for me. Families aren’t thinking about hiring a doula, signing up for a childbirth class, or getting a prenatal massage. They’re relaxing, taking time off and going on vacations! And I don’t blame them. But because of this, I have been spending even more time in my office sending out emails, calling people, and hustling even harder. You gotta do what ya gotta do, ya know? Now that the hours are getting longer and I’m having less time to get out and move, I figured that this month for my growing organically series (my New Year’s resolution)…

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Try This: Celebrate Earth Day with These Cute DIY Herb Planters

Friday, April 22, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

When I’m cooking, I love to incorporate fresh herbs into my various recipes. (I am part Italian. It’s kind of in my blood.) But I don’t always have what I need on hand. And I will be honest — sometimes I fail to plan ahead and make a quick run to the grocery store before nap time, so then I’m stuck. I am (admittedly) guilty of texting my neighbor girlfriends to see if anyone has whatever ingredient I need in their pantries. So embarrassing! So this Earth Day, I decided to celebrate in a unique and festive way. While I have neither the time or the…

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Try This: Easter Egg Bath Bombs

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

Can I make a confession? I am a lazy crafter. Even though I am a “mommy blogger,” I tend to shy away from projects that look too complicated or time consuming. I prefer crafts (made with or without my children’s help) that serve a practical purpose. You know what I mean; a school project, a seasonal gift for family and friends — not a sandwich shaped like Olaf. Not gonna happen. I am NOT a crafter for craft’s sake. But I do love Easter. I also happen to love bath time. So when I found a recipe for DIY Easter Egg Bath Bombs (obviously on…

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Handmade Valentines | Savannah’s School Treats

Wednesday, February 10, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

Here comes Valentine’s Day! Are you ready? I admit I only (finally) put my Christmas tree and decorations away a few short weeks ago. By February first, I am usually ready for a tropical vacation sans children and maybe even husband. (I would settle for a bubble bath, a package of Girl Scout cookies, and a large bottle of wine.) We don’t really make a huge deal about Valentine’s Day in our house. We usually try to have something special for breakfast (donuts or pink pancakes) and exchange small gifts (candy or fun jewelry and maybe a new stuffed animal for the girls) — but we…

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Try This! Adorable DIY Jewelry Dishes

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 By Jessica Tomes

I am always on the lookout for cute, practical craft ideas. I am also (currently) all about organization. I am guessing this may have a little something to do with the munchkin growing inside my ever enormous tummy. So when I found this idea online, I just knew I would have to give it a try. I am notorious for leaving my jewelry all over the house. And then blaming my family members for moving and/or losing my favorite bling. So hopefully these adorable jewelry dishes will help me do a better job of keeping up with my rings, and watches, and earrings. Fingers crossed! I…

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DIY: Wreath Making Holiday Party

Wednesday, December 23, 2015 By Nina Spears

Photos by Jacki from Water Oak Studio It’s that special time of the year. It’s the holiday season! You’re busy shopping, decorating, going to holiday parties, wrapping gifts, and more. We’ve been super busy here at Baby Chick too and this holiday season, I wanted to do something extra special for our Blogger Chicks for our holiday party. Instead of having a regular party or going to dinner, I decided that we should do something different and fun. I knew that I wanted to work with one of my favorite florists, Holly from Flower Vibes, since she is super talented at all things crafts,…

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A Handmade (Toddler) Christmas

Monday, December 21, 2015 By Jessica Tomes

My busy toddlers love making crafts. (I think it may have something to do with their fascination with getting dirty and messy.) 😉 Handmade crafts and gifts always make the best family presents for the holidays. Don’t you think? Especially from the little ones. So when I found this idea online, I just knew we would have to make these ornaments for all of the grandparents this year. I also intend to make one of each for us to keep — we allow the girls to decorate their own tree in their playroom every Christmas. I think these “handmade” ornaments…

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Teaching Toddlers to Give Thanks

Friday, November 6, 2015 By Jessica Tomes

In the name of full disclosure, I must admit that explaining a concept like Thanksgiving to my two toddlers kind of makes me want to pull all my hair out, strand by strand. But I know that as a parent, it’s my job to teach them these things. Things like thankfulness, appreciation for all that we have, the value of hard work and having a family to love, not to mention a bit about our country’s colorful history. Because while the big turkey dinner is an integral part of our modern day celebrations, there’s so much more to be gleaned…

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DIY :: Birth/Baby Shadow Box

Thursday, July 16, 2015 By Nina Spears

Those first moments when you get to see and hold your baby for the very first time are so precious. That first day and few weeks seem so long yet such a quick blur. And since your baby can’t stay little forever you want to remember him/her in those moments forever. And as they say, the days are long but the years are short. So don’t you want to preserve those special memories? I would think so. Well, something that I absolutely love (and that I’m slightly obsessed with) is when I’ve seen my clients make shadow boxes of their baby’s things. It’s the cutest thing ever. Honestly,…

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A Mother + Daughter Date :: Laura Hooper Calligraphy Workshop

Monday, July 6, 2015 By Nina Spears

One day, while perusing Instagram, I saw on my feed that one of my favorite calligraphers, Laura Hooper, was going to be in Houston teaching a workshop! I was so excited!! I could not miss this opportunity. When I looked at the calendar as to when she was going to be in Houston, I quickly realized that my mother was going to be in town that very same weekend to help me with wedding planning. I thought about it for a moment and thought, wouldn’t this be such a fun activity to do with my mother? Like a fun mother +…

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