Top 50 Mom Craft Blogs, 2012
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Who isn't something of a DIY enthusiast these days? Whether your interest (and aptitude) is more Martha Stewart (the queen of "from scratch") or Sandra Lee (the princess of "semi-homemade"), Babble's 2012 list of the 50 best mom craft blogs has something for everyone. DIY doesn't just give you inner satisfaction; it can save you money on everything from your children's wardrobes to baby shower gifts, all while making them that much more special. Plus, you don't have to be Mary Poppins to realize that DIY can take a rainy day on a weekend or during a school vacation from drab to fab.
This is Babble's second annual compilation of the craftiest blogs on the block. In addition to recommending their favorite sites, our panel of industry insiders and craft lovers looked at last year's winning list and reader nominations and painstakingly narrowed down the abundance of talent to 50 total winners for 2012. (It was no easy feat!) Winners are organized in the following categories: Best DIY Projects, Overall Presentation, Best Projects for Parents, Best for Kids, and Most Beautiful (based on the quality and creativity of the pages and photography). If you see something else inspiring out there on the inter-webs we've missed, by all means nominate it here. Get ready, get set .... get creative! - Amy Levin Epstein
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Say Yes to Hoboken | Liz Stanley
The What’s What: It’s hard to pick a favorite part of this site, from the tutorial roundups, the style ideas (precious spring dresses, swoon), and the fresh photography that binds it all together (photos of a Puerto Rico spring break have us dying to dip our toes into some salty water and say hello to the sun). Liz’s hip, sunny style leads to creative ideas you’ll bookmark (or want to try immediately), like gold-dipped bangles, perfect to wear with a sun dress or jeans.
The Mama: Liz is a San Franciscan but started this blog when she was a newlywed living in – yes – Hoboken, New Jersey. As she says, “the name just kind of stuck.” In the last six years she’s taken blogging from a hobby to a full-time job (she also blogs for us at Babble.com) and started a family (her son Henry is 4).