Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Pretty Pom Poms - How to wear them

Pretty Pom Poms & Tips For Wearing Them

Pom Poms and tassels are adorable and are EVERYWHERE, adding a fun and youthful element to any look. Wearing them correctly, however, can be a little tricky. If done wrong, you could fall victim to looking like you just stepped out of the circus. 

I've come up with a few tips to help guide y'all in the right direction.

1. Don't wear more than one tassel/pom item at a time.

(image from sincerelyjules)

2. Go monotone (only one color or shades of one color) or choose softer colors, if weary about trying the trend; this will help you ease into it.

(images from huntforstyles and ladylike.gr)

3. If you do decide to wear more than one item, choose one monotone and one colorful, so as not to appear as if you came from the circus.

(image from news.now.com)

Hope those simple tips help you navigate this darling trend. I'd love to see how you wear your pom poms and tassels. Use the hashtag #craychicpompoms to show me your take on it.

Pom Pom & Tassel Inspo Pics




Kit Kat

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Father's Day Gift Ideas, Part II: LAST MINUTE IDEAS

Hello Dolls, 

Last year, I gave you a list of things to get the wonderful men in your life for Father's Day (link to post). This year, since I'm a little late, and Father's Day is THIS SUNDAY, I have some last minute gift ideas to share. All of these are personal and easy to execute. In other words, you don't have to be a Pinterest DIY professional.


1.  Personalized Golf Balls (DIY)

No, I don't mean getting them professionally printed.  Go and buy a set of golf balls, and then write funny notes on them with a sharpie. I've done this for my father, and father-in-law many times, and they keep asking for more! 

Here are some ideas for you:

I once was lost, but now I'm found.
Help! I can't swim!
You're lost too?
Be the ball.
I'm not lost, I'm hiding from ___.
Not your ball.
Playing thru!
My wife has the other one.

2. Thoughtful art

Easy to create (using Word on a computer) and personalize by substituting words that describe your man. Can change Dad to Hubby, too.

3. _______ Of The Month Club

There are endless monthly clubs, that men will love.  Just sign up online, and print out a picture of the club to put into a Father's Day card.

* Beer or Wine of the month
* Sock of the month 
* Dive bar t-shirt of the month
* Tie of the month
* Whiskey of the month
* Coffee of the month
* Bacon of the month

4. Play On Words

Simple and witty.


1. Daddy/Daughter Frame

I did this for both my own Father, as well as for my husband from our girls. It was a hit with both! You can purchase scrabble tiles on Amazon, without having to buy a new game, or take from your existing one. 

2. Play On Words


Doesn't get more adorable than this. Especially coming from the kid(s).

3. ART



Create these adorable pieces of art by using painters/masking tape to create the words, then let your child finger paint or color on top. Remove the tape to reveal the white words among the lovely colors. 

Grab a photo mat and let the kids go nuts coloring it!

Kid version of the personalized golf balls. Now they can feel like a part of them is with Dad when he's on the course. 

FAMILY FUN - Things to do together for Dad

1. Festive dessert

What Dad wouldn't love these hamburger cupcakes? 
Get the instructions here.

2. Creative photography with kids

You can take pictures with your camera or phone, and have them printed at CVS or Target the same day. Get creative with your kids, and have fun with it! 

That's a wrap, ladies, on this year's tips for last minute Father's Day gift ideas. Hope y'all get some ideas, or inspiration for the wonderful men in your lives. Better get moving! Sunday will be here before you know it.


Kit Kat

Monday, June 12, 2017


I'm A Barbie Girl, In A Barbie World

Last holiday season, I was browsing a local resale site, and found someone selling a few vintage Barbies. So, I purchased a few thinking maybe someday soon Georgia would be interested in playing with them. Well...someday soon came much faster than I anticipated, and I now have a Barbie loving (bordering on obsessed) toddler. So, naturally, she wanted a Barbie themed 4th birthday party.

Once again I was faced with the dilemma of throwing a themed party for her, that she would love, without me feeling like it was a generic, cheesy, Barbie soiree. So, like any craft-loving, DIY Mom, I began Pinterest-ing.

 The plan was to try and find a local baker to make a cake, but while walking by the HEB bakery, the custom cake book was opened coincidentally to the perfect page: a Barbie dress cake! This is EXACTLY what I was going to pay a lot of money for, but there it was at a fraction of the price. Score! Georgia happened to be with me, so I asked her which colors she wanted. Purple and blue, with red flowers? Ok. It's your day pretty Gigi. Not exactly the colors I would have chosen, but I decided to use the cake as a starting point for the rest of the party. No pink and gold Barbie party for this girl!

Since we were having the party outside at her favorite restaurant with a playscape, in June, in Texas, over the top decorations and balloons just didn't fit the bill. Also, the price of food and beverages (mainly the adult bevs) was going to be higher than your average kids party, so budget needed to be taken into consideration. (Being responsible sucks sometimes.)
Even though it was early June, it was still WAY too hot to have a lot of balloons (they often pop). I love the big gold letters and numbers, which I used last year, so I chose to use them to spell out F.O.U.R.

The ambiance of the party location is quite rustic, with a lot of wood and metal, and a stone covered ground. Bold colors would actually bring in some modern accents, which would be a nice compliment. So, to spruce up the tables I found wooden frames at Hobby Lobby, and spray painted them sparkly turquoise. I then filled each one with a vintage Barbie image from the web.

There was a playground at the venue, so the kids were pretty busy, but I saw something during my Barbie party searches that I just couldn't resist making. A life-size Barbie photo booth box! It was actually quite easy to make, and all of the kids LOVED it.  It is now in our playroom, and Georgia still likes playing in it.


  • Buy a large wardrobe box and cut out the opening with an exactor knife
  • Spray paint it pink (you'll need 3-4 cans)
  • Print up the Barbie and Mattel logos - mount them on poster board and then cut them out. Glue to box.
  • Use wrapping paper to line the inside walls

There are so many ideas on Pinterest of what to put in the gift bags, but that can get quite pricey for a party of this size (24 kids). So, I decided to have a Barbie themed puppy "adoption" for the kids. Something different, interactive, and ended with a gift for the kiddos. You can buy the puppy stuffed animals in bulk from Amazon, and I used a wooden crate as the puppy pen. I also created, and printed off adoption certificates for the kids to have for their individual puppy.

Each guest received a little gift box to put their puppy in to take home, which also contained a ring pop and a small dress-up item (jewelry/nail polish for the girls, and a sheriff badge for the boys).

Luckily, the restaurant provided all of the glasses, flatware and plates, and we pre-ordered a ton of pizza and adult beverages to be served throughout. I brought Honest juice boxes for the kids, which actually complimented the existing colors of the decor nicely. (Hey, every little detail is important!)

All in all, the party was a hit with both the kids and the adults, and it stayed on theme without being obnoxious. Next year I'm hoping for a more intimate affair, so I can really get into her desired theme.


Kit Kat