December 1, 2010


Hello my fantabulous followers! Wow it has been awhile since I have been on here. I would like to start posting again soon now that my little man has arrived! Caleb Ryder was born on November 18, 2010 at 12:40a.m. He came 3 weeks early so it was a nice surprise for Thanksgiving! We are so excited he is here and now that he is I am hoping to start crafting his cute little milestones and such. So look forward to some cute ideas! I hope you all had a fantastic Thanksgiving! Talk to you soon!!!

July 27, 2010

We found out the Gender!!!

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July 2, 2010

Fashionable Friday: Red, White & Blue!

Good Morning Ladies!
(Thank God It's Fashionable Friday!)
I am Amanda, your hostess from Fashionista On A Dime. I want to introduce an easy outfit that's playful and fun for your fun 4th of July weekend!

The 4th of July is a fun time to break out of your fashion comfort zone. Don't be afraid to use prints and patterns! They're so easy to wear and great for fashion flair. But, make sure to use prints in your non-problem areas. For instance, if you have a pear shape, you'll want to wear a printed top and solid bottoms (think denim jeans).  That way you bring the attention up to your best features! I hope you enjoyed another Fashionable Friday: Red White & Blue!
Have a safe and Happy 4th of July!
♥ Amanda

June 18, 2010

Fashionable Friday: Trend, Utility & Turquoise

Thank God It's Fashionable Friday! ♥

Good Morning Ladies! Amanda, here for another Fashionable Friday at One Crafty Mommy! I'd like to introduce another easy option to choose over your old sweats. Yep, you guessed it! Long dresses are back in! Old Navy is one of my favorite retailers for fashionable, affordable and comfortable clothes.

1. What's great about this particular style is the fabric. Soft jersey knits are always comfortable, especially on hot days. The fabric is airy enough to let your skin breathe. 
2. In addition to comfort, the top is constructed for added support for..let's say...bending down to pick up your little one, or picking up toys. You'll be able to relax knowing the 'girls' are secure and in place. =)
3. Last, but definitely, not least, choosing a fun print is essential to a stylish look.  This gives you the chance to pull out alternating colors in the print to use for accessories!


Plenty of storage and plenty of style! Not to mention the perfect POP of color to go with Old Navy's Long Maxi Dress.

Turquoise rings are very stylish this season. There's something about turquoise that brings out the Summer goddess in me! Rest assured the design is flat and very safe around children. =)

I hope you enjoyed another Fashionable Friday @ One Crafty Mommy! See you next Friday! ♥ Amanda

June 11, 2010


Hello my fantabulous readers! I know it has been way too long since I have been on here and I apologize for that. As you all know I am pregnant due this coming December. I just finished my 1st trimester which felt like I hit a brick wall and still does. Each day I barely get out of bed to get my daughter up and have a hard time staying awake. I take a nap when she allows me (so when she takes a nap) and am in bed shortly after she goes down. Even with all this sleep I am getting I am still exhausted. So I have had no energy to do any crafts which is why I made the decision to temporarily pack up my crafts and put them in storage. This was a sad decision but with no energy and our moving date approaching I decided it was inevitable and needed to be done.
On a more exciting note, my husband graduated today from the Verdugo Power Academy and is now a certified lineman.

Next step, find a job! This will be our main focus in the next few months as we find him a job, find a place, move out, and start our lives together. During this time I will continue to be on a hiatus from crafting but wil try to get on here every now and then to give you updates as well as feature cute crafts I discover. Amanda will still graciously give us Fashionable Fridays each week so even during this time of exhaustion and excitement, we can all look our best.
I want to thank you all for being such fantabulous readers and understanding that I need some time off. I am hoping in the future I will be able to get more energy and start crafting again once we have our own place. Thank you again for all your understanding and I hope to talk to you soon!!!!

Fashionable Friday: Leggings!

Hello Ladies & Welcome Back!
(Thank God It's Fashionable Friday!)
~That'll be our New Mantra!~

Okay, this week I want to recommend something you won't mind ditching your sweats for....I promise they are so comfortable, super affordable and will make you think this is just too EASY! What is this wonderful treasure I'm raving about? LEGGINGS!

The #1 place I recommend purchasing from is Victoria's Secret.
They have the best deals: Buy 2 for $20!
Plus...Vickie's always scored high on my quality check list.
But let me back track for a sec....what do you wear leggings with?
Just about everything. However, there are some rules.
#1 Make sure your top covers your hinney.
#2 Purchase neutral colors first: Black, Brown or Gray.
#3 Pair them with sandals for a casual, sassy look. Pair them with heels for an evening look. 
They are just so easy, simple, non-fussy and chic to wear during the day or at night!
So, what are you waiting for?
Go make your purchase! You'll love the way they go with everything!
Until next week, have a fabulous FASHIONABLE Friday!

June 4, 2010

Fashionable Friday: Stay Cool!

Well what do you know? It's time for another Fashionable Friday! With just a couple of weeks until Summer, I know we're all feeling the temperatures rise. What a great time to figure out some 'cool' anti-sweat options! Let's design an ideal outfit that's easy, effortless and stylish! Check out my pick for this week's Fashionable Friday: Stay Cool!

Breezy, lightweight gauze and a cute V-neckline with pintuck detailing make this top effortlessly easy. Featuring gentle elastic along back for a fitted look. - V-neckline with pintuck detailing and subtle shirring. Spaghetti string ties. Gentle elastic in back. Soft, lightweight gauze. Tiered hemline.

You never forget your first boyfriend! With Old Navy's new boyfriend-fit weekend jeans, every day feels like a saturday. Vintage washes and heavy abrasions put them on the cutting edge of shabby chic. Wear them cuffed 'n casual for a trendy look that never tries too hard or rolled down with your favorite tops and jackets. - classic 5-pocket styling abrasions vary by item.

Excellent and COMFORTABLE choice for your ideal day time look.  A rich mosaic of colorful seed beads graces the T-strap of these exotic leather sandals. Includes a buckled strap at the ankle, firm foot bed and textured rubber outsole. This piece acts as jewelry with beaded texture and fits in with the overall color palette of this ensemble.

This one is for you, Maryanne! ;) Use these wedges to add a fancier look for the evening.  Some of you may not know that matching your pant and shoe makes us shorter ladies appear taller.  :)

It’s only natural that you’ll adore these leaves-they make a statement due to their size yet have an airy, delicate feel.

Thank you for tuning into another Fashionable Friday! I am your hostess Amanda @ Fashionista On A Dime! See you next Friday! ♥

May 28, 2010

Fashionable Friday: Open for Questions!

Hello Ladies!Amanda from Fashionista On A Dime here.
Today there won't be a Fashionable Friday due to my laundry list of things to complete.
=( Instead of leaving this space blank, I'd love to hear back from you!
Do you have a particular outfit dilemma? Maybe a special occasion is coming up like a wedding  or you'd love to spruce up your daily outfit routine and need ideas on how to look great!

Whatever it is, leave a comment below and I'll feature it next Friday.  Wishing you and your family a fabulous weekend!

May 21, 2010

Fashionable Friday: Shorts!

It's about that time for another Fashionable Friday: Shorts! I am your guest hostess, Amanda from Fashionista On A Dime! The temperature is starting to rise and outdoor activities are multiplying.  Let's explore some comfortable and stylish options for you to enjoy. ♥



It's important to select shorts with durable fabric like, denim in order to keep up with your busy lifestyle with the kids.  Play up your tops with vibrant and colorful prints to welcome in Summer!  Old Navy has multiple choices to suit your taste and budget.  Last but not least, a neutral sandal (like the one above) perfectly blends print and denim together for a cohesive and fashionable look. I hope you enjoyed another Fashionable Friday: Shorts tutorial! See you next Friday! <3 Amanda @ Fashionista On A Dime

May 14, 2010

Fashionable Friday: Swimsuits

Good Morning, Ladies! Amanda here from Fashionista On A Dime! It's about that time again to dive into Fashionable Friday: Swimsuits. The weather is getting warmer and the kiddies are probably wanting to swim at the beach or play in the pool. Why not look fashionable while you're out playing with the kids?  Now, I know many of you out there want to skip this post altogether but trust me, you'll look like one hot mama once you learn how to conceal your problem-area and play up your assets!!

Big Bust? Use a Banded Halter!
Avoid Triangle Tops They Don't Provide Support!

Need to Camoflauge the Tummy? Use a Tankini w/Pattern!
Avoid Solid Colors

-Option #2-

Sexy Patterned One-Piece w/Draping Around the Hips!

Pear Shaped? Incorporate Flirty Tops & Casual Bottoms!
Avoid Boy Shorts & Detailed Bikini Bottoms

Small Bust? Use Bandeau Tops!
Avoid bikini tops with too much fabric or have a poor fit

I hope you ladies enjoyed this week's Fashionable Friday: Swimsuits! Now get out there and embrace your beauty and strut your stuff this Summer! You deserve it! <3 Amanda

May 7, 2010

SCS Favorites and Super Crafty Saturday 9!

Hello my fantabulous followers!!! I hope you had an awesome week and are looking forward to a wonderful Mother's Day weekend!!! I will make this short and sweet so you can all get to your weekend of pampering!!! Here are my favorites from last weeks party:

Mother's Day Glass Plaque @Cute As a Fox Creations

Salvaged Onesie @Bubbly Nature Creations

Diaper Box Transformation @Aly & Ash

DIY Headboard @Made by Stephie

Cupcake Bouquet @The Sew*er, The Caker, The Copycat Maker

This week I would love to see your Mother's Day gifts that you are giving! And next week I will show you mine! Now onto the party!

If you’re a new fantabulous follower, every Saturday we get together to share our newest creations. It could be just about anything crafty- a project, artwork, scrapping...anything you are proud of! Each week I will choose some of my favorties to feature and it might be you!

Some Simple Rules:

1. Link to your specific post, not the main page of your blog.
2. Include a short description of your creation and the name of your blog.
3. Grab our party button so everyone can get in on the fun.
4. This link party will start at 6pm Friday and end at 6am Tuesday PST.
5. Have fun!!!

One Crafty Mommy