Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow

I now have a tree filed with beautiful one-of-a-kind ornaments from years of craft fairs and museum shops, and travels to cities everywhere. But if I can’t get around the world, I’m glad their ornaments can now get to me, via Etsy. This stunning porcelain...
Chewbeads – Mom jewelry for your main accessory

Chewbeads – Mom jewelry for your main accessory

I had not yet felt a great need for mom jewelry. For me, wearing my child’s name around my neck felt redundant because frankly, she is hanging around my neck.(After 15 months of breastfeeding and a total failure to ever accept a bottle, my husband has deemed her...
I just wrote to say I love you

I just wrote to say I love you

I don’t know about you, but I’m only a few months into school lunch-making and I’m running out with ideas to keep it interesting. Mostly for me. I try to create little surprises in my daughter’s lunchbox every day, from slicing her sandwich in...
Donating extra Halloween candy? Reader Q&A

Donating extra Halloween candy? Reader Q&A

Dear Cool Moms, I seem to remember you once wrote about donating used Halloween candy. I was hoping to get it out of the house a little earlier this year for a change! -Amanda R   Hey Amanda. We feel you. Really we do. Especially now that Kristen has four kids at home...
Have you virtually hugged a grandparent today?

Have you virtually hugged a grandparent today?

You may not have realized that today is Grandparents Day. And while yes, it’s a so-called Hallmark holiday, totally fabricated to maximize card-purchasing potential, I think it’s awesome. Maybe you can make sure to call your own grandparents if...
Party like it’s 1959

Party like it’s 1959

I think I’ve discovered party favor central. And much to my delight, it’s not in a mall or a half-abandoned shopping center, which is where those party favor stores seem to be in New York. In fact, this little party supply shop is not even in New York....
Art you can wear. Thanks Erica Rosenfeld.

Art you can wear. Thanks Erica Rosenfeld.

People who know me live and in person tell me they often think of me in terms of my jewelry – big, chunky, interesting, often made of glass. Yes, glass. And when they ask where I got it, I find myself saying, more often than not, “It’s Erica...
Tie one on

Tie one on

I always love reading through the Quit Your Day Job feature on Etsy’s Storque blog, which features all these wonderful artists and crafters who are making a real living off their passions. Most of them are so good, you can really see just why their artistry has...

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