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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The Celebration Shoppe | Kim Byers
The What’s What: The semi-homemade ideas on this blog give busy moms a reason to celebrate. TCS, a companion site to Kim’s handmade party goods shop, features DIY-party planning ideas that are affordable, beautiful, and – dare we say it – even as much fun for you as the little ones you’re throwing the fiesta for. If your kids are complaining about the lack of snow days this winter, spend a few hours making these uber-cute snowmen out of donut holes. And for little techies, a robot cake is sure to please. But what’s a party without photo props? Don’t worry, they abound on this site, too.
The Mama: Kim’s the owner and creative force behind The Celebration Shoppe. While she’s currently a Buckeye State resident, she considers herself a country gal. She was born in Alabama, attended college in Texas and Mississippi, and spent some time in Tennessee before finally moving up north to Ohio.