Mom’s Daily Zen

Hi there! Boy, have I been busy. If you haven’t checked out my new blog yet, I’d love for you to visit! I call it Etsy in Real Life.

In my travels around blog land, I stumbled across a really neat site. It’s called Mom’s Daily Zen, and it’s shaping up to be a great on-line boutique. This is what I saw when I first entered the site:

Cute, right!?

I got in touch with the head of Mom’s Daily Zen, Tiffany, and asked her to tell me about how her site works and why moms will love it. This is what she shared:

Mom’s Daily Zen features the best in handmade products, deals, and giveaways for moms, babies, and kids. We’re a moderated submission website, meaning artists submit their products to us, and we filter and publish what we believe represents the cream of the crop. We also announce deals and sales a few times each week, as well as featuring handmade sellers who cater directly to moms, babies, and kids. Several times a month we host giveaways. Products featured in our giveaways range from pampering mommy to baby essentials to kids apparel.

What makes this website appealing to shoppers is that it is easy to use and brings everything together. Mom’s Daily Zen is one website featuring superior products, ways to save, and freebies! Another reason to choose Mom’s Daily Zen is the fact that it is moderated. Not just any child’s boutique can feature their products, and you can’t “pay your way in.” Only top quality, relevant products, deals, and giveaways are featured, so moms know that we’ve personally screened everything to make sure it is something our moms would love.”

I’m neither a child nor a mom of little ones anymore, but I think I might just have to have one of these!

Featured on Mom's Daily Zen

Stop by Mom’s Daily Zen and see all the other cute things that are there!  Nice work, Tiffany!


Tools of the Trade

Courtesy of Urge Studio

I was wandering blog-land yesterday and came across one post that was purely photographic.  It was a photo of a book binder’s tools, all laid out on a white background and numbered.

I LOVED the idea, so, I decided to try a few layouts of the tools of my various trades…

Mom Tools

  1. Various first aid and medicinal supplies, for when I need to play nurse.
  2. Bible, for those times when I need a survival guide, to teach a lesson, or offer comfort or counseling.
  3. Cleaning supplies, for when it’s time to be the maid.
  4. Cooking tools, for when I put my chef hat on.
  5. Car keys, for my taxi and errand service.
  6. Cell phone, AKA, the Bat Phone…you know…the one number to call when you don’t know who else to turn to.

Sewing Tools

  1. Sewing needles…um, yeah, gotta have ’em, otherwise you can’t sew.
  2. Lots of different color threads…goes along with the “gotta have ’em” group.
  3. Sewing gauge – to make sure I’m measuring up.
  4. Various sewing machine maintenance tools.
  5. Rotary cutter – time-saving cutting miracle.
  6. Cast metal fabric shears and embroidery scissors – timeless, essential, and cherished.
  7. Pins, lots of them.  You can never have too many pins!
  8. Jean-a-ma-jig (TM) – mysterious and wonderful tool…I’ll have to do a tutorial some day 🙂
  9. Bobbins – your machine won’t do a thing for you without them!
  10. Plexiglas straight edge – paired with the rotary cutter, and you’ve got the dynamic duo of fabric cutting.

Blogging Tools

  1. Laptop computer – gotta have it.
  2. Cup of coffee – gotta have that, too.

Well, there you have it…those are my most important tools.

What are some of your most important tools?

Maybe, if you have a little time to play, you might think about taking your own “Tools of the Trade” photo.  If you do, share it with us, won’t you?