Cricut Explore Air Machine & Bundles – Holiday Special

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Want to be able to easily make pretty décor, personalized gifts, and fun cards for upcoming holidays? Then you need to treat yourself to a Cricut Explore Air™ — Cricut’s very popular electronic cutting machine. It’s the best DIY crafting tool to be developed since the sewing machine! 
The Cricut Explore Air is versatile, easy to use, and allows for very precise cuts. It’s also incredibly affordable, especially since Cricut generously discounted the cost by up to $200 on the machine and bundles — just in time for the holiday crafting season! 
With the Cricut Explore Air™, you can cut over 60 different types of material, including paper, fabric, plastic and vinyl to name a few. The Explore Air also features Cut Smart™ technology, which allows you to cut a wide range of shapes and sizes with exceptional precision, from ¼” tall up to 11½” wide x 23½” tall. 
This Cricut Explore machine is called the Air because it has built-in Bluetooth® capability. This means you can use Cricut’s free iPad app and design anything you want from your iPad, just like you would on your home computer, but with the convenience of being able to take your projects with you anywhere. Then, you can just wirelessly send your project from your iPad to your Explore Air to bring it to life.
While the Cricut Explore Air is impressive on its own, purchasing it with one of Cricut’s bundle offerings makes it even more valuable. Each bundle comes with different accessories that allow you to expand your creativity and make your crafting projects even more simple and fun to create. Plus, by purchasing your Explore Air with a bundle, you’re able to save a bundle in the process! 
Go to and check out the savings Cricut is offering on their Cricut Explore Air™ and bundles today so you can get your very own in time to make this holiday season your most creative one yet!
Happy Crafting!!



DIY Exfoliating Sugar Lip Scrub


This time of year my lips take a beating and regardless of the amount of lip balm I use I still feel the capped, cracked lips. Just like the rest of your skin, the skin on and around your lips need exfoliation every so often.
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Snowman Bottlecap Ornament



– bottle caps
– white, black, and orange acrylic paint
– paintbrushes
– ribbon
– hot glue gun and glue sticks
– scissors
STEP 1: Paint the inside of each bottle cap white.  You will probably need to so several coats, letting it dry in between.
STEP 2: Glue three bottlecaps to a piece of ribbon.  Form a loop with the top of the ribbon and glue in place.
STEP 3: Use the end of a small paintbrush to paint eyes, a nose, mouth and buttons on your snowmen.
STEP 4: Tie a ribbon or yarn between the first and second bottle caps to make a scarf.

Thanks it!! You can embellish this of course as you like but this is a great simple addition to the tree and a fun craft for kids as well.

Happy Crafting!!



The Bouqs – Review


If your like me, you’ve probably experienced the joy of giving or getting flowers. And with so many companies out there that are direct order sent directly to the recipient – it can be difficult to find one whose price and quality match. I’ve had my share of getting poor quality flowers and have thus not shopped at those companies who will remain nameless any longer.
So you can imagine when I was given the opportunity to see for myself, and I was pleasantly surprised.

The Bouqs

As you can see from the image above I received a gorgeous bouquet. All was perfectly wrapped, fresh, healthy and the colors were breathtaking. I was happy with the care and respect that the company took to insure I would receive my flowers as intended cut straight from the fields. By far this company has changed my mind on ordering flowers online, and I will be happily ordering through them going forward!!

If you’d like to see for yourself check out the website here, The Bouqs.



DIY: Fold Over Elastic Hair Ties & Headbands




So I liked most women use elastic round black hair ties, but I found that they almost ALWAYS left creases in my hair. A few months ago I saw that you could purchase these flat hair ties at clothing boutiques. Now I broke down and spent $7-8 for a of them to try them out and I was BLOWN away how they didn’t damage my hair, no creases, and didn’t slip off. Now, the only thing was I couldn’t warrant spending that amount of money for only a handful of hair ties, when I need to replace them – so I found out by looking online that you can purchase the exact material (fold over elastic) and make them yourself at home, PLUS you can customize and have different designs based on what material you purchase online.

While I was doing my research I stumbled upon a WONDERFUL selection of DIY items on Etsy, DIY Supplies and Kits . DIY Supplies and Kits on Etsy, is your place to get all your do-it-yourself crafting supplies. They carry elastic by the yard, shabby chic flower trim, chiffon and tulle flowers, grosgrain ribbon, metal and acrylic buttons, resin and rhinestone embellishments and so much more. All of their products are ideal for so many projects including hair bows and headbands, scrap booking, and wedding and prom accessories.

I was able to try out a bunch of their fold over elastic (5/8″) and chiffon and tulle flowers, as you can see from the image above.

To make your own this is what you need:

  • A Yard of 5/8″ Fold Over Elastic
  • Scissors
  • Ruler
  • Lighter

Now once you have your 5/8″ Fold of Elastic, you’ll need to measure it to either a headband length or hair tie length. Now I measured that original ones I had and it appears that a hair tie should measure 8-9″ when you cut it, and a headband should measure 18″ when you cut it (of course you can change this depending on our comfort).

Once the fold of elastic is cut, you will fold it in half and tie the end into a knot. From there it’s as simple as taking a lighter and sealing the edge so that it doesn’t unravel (do this carefully and fast).

That’s it!! Simple as that. Now as you can see on the last image above – I took one of the headband and added one of the chiffon and tulle flowers to emblesh it. Super easy, just use a fabric glue from your local craft store – find out where you want it placed before you use the glue and then glue on flower.

I love that I can do this at home, now the only thing I need is a daughter to wear there.

If your ready to get your craft-on and make your own hair ties, headbands, etc – head on over to DIY Supplies and Kits via the links below (let them know that SavvyChicMama sent you!)



Etsy: diysuppliesandkits

Happy Crafting!!



 (Disclosure: This complimentary item was sent for review purposes. As always, all opinions are my own and no compensation was received.)

Unfinished Wood Co. – Review


I love craft projects and Pinterest has been an addiction of mine for a while. That said, I have seen numerous posts of monograms on Pinterest – whether they are on the front door on a wreath or simply placed on a wall or fireplace mantle. I searched high and low to find one I liked, and low and behold I have found my new favorite wood DIY shop …. Unfinished Wood Co.

Unfinished Wood Co. was born in 2013 with the goal of becoming the first website you think of when you have the urge to paint, craft, or decorate. We keep up with the current trends and give you the DIY (Do it Yourself) alternative to what’s popular. That way you can say: “I made this!” We love being a part of this creative community and get inspired to see how you finish our unfinished wood products.

You name it they have it from letters to shapes, even seasonal wood pieces – the sky is the limit all you need is your imagination. As you can see from above, I was able to get to review the  15″ 3 letter monogram – which I have painted mint chip green. Currently I have it inside my shadow box coffee table but am exploring where to place it on the walls soon with some nice ribbon.

The lovely people over at Unfinished Wood Co. have been extremely generous and want to help your DIY side that they have offered a discount of 25% off  your order on their website until April 30th 2014, just use the discount code FREE.

So make sure to stop on over and take advantage of this great offer before it’s too late!!

Happy Crafting!!



Darby Smart ~ February TO DIY FOR box Giveaway


Darby Smart helps leading designers launch simple DIY projects based on the latest fashion and home trends.
They turn their projects into kits that include chic materials and simple instructions, and send them to you. Helping you to create a unique design and show off your style. They offer a selection of more than 50 kits at a time, and new kits are unveiled every three days.

They offer monthly subscriptions for the TO DIY FOR box of the month, or you can choose for various other DIY project boxes. Kits start at around $20 (including Fasy & Free Shipping) and are available up to 60 days or until supplies last.

Darby Smart has offered my readers a chance to enter and win the current February TO DIY FOR box

(P.S.– it’s currently sold out online).

Just visit the link below to enter for your chance to win.

February To DIY FOR BOX – Giveaway

(Giveaway ends – Monday 2/17 at 11:59pm EST when a winner is automatically chosen! )

Good Luck!!