Sewing A Purse

sewing a purse

Sewing A Purse I decided that I wanted to sew a purse, after I found Best of Stitch Bags To Sew at the local library.  I chose to start with the faux leather slouch bag.  I will be honest that I found this project stretched the limits of my sewing capabilities, and I did spend […]

Petbrosia Review

quality pet food

Disclosure:  We received Petbrosia pet food in order to facilitate this review. As a family that sees quite a few dogs come through our doors, we tend to take  our dog food seriously.  Some of our foster dogs have had severe food allergies as well as compromised immune systems due to neglect.  Our own dogs […]

Back To School Tech Sweepstakes – 21 winners!

BTS Giveaway

Welcome to the Back To School Tech Sweepstakes! At Mom Powered Media, we believe in higher education and want to help our network readers get there. To help you do just that, we are giving one lucky reader a $500 Visa Gift Card and HP 14″ Chromebook PC. There will also be 20 second place […]

Lined Makeup Bag Tutorial With Gussets

make up bag tutorial

Sewing a Lined Makeup Bag With Gussets The powers that be demanded politely requested that I reduce my fabric stash to manageable proportions prior to the onset of cold weather. Accusations were made that I had commandeered the family coat closet for my sewing machine, serger, notions and fabric stash, and that this made the coat […]

I’m The Guinea Pig: Dyeing Jeans


In this fun installment of “I’m The Guinea Pig,” I am dyeing jeans to bring them back from fading oblivion.  You know that you’ve thought about it, and you’ve wondered if it was worth all the trouble.  My favorite regular old blue jeans style was discontinued by Kohl’s and I despise shopping.  I spent 6 […]

Parenting: Sometimes story time ends badly.

When Story Time Ends In Tears… Many of us with small children, and older children as well, have a nightly story time ritual.  Ours began many years ago with board books, and we have since graduated to novels.  Tonight’s story time began as all others do, with much anticipation from myself and the boy as we […]

Flying With Kids


Flying With Kids Traveling with kids is at best nerve wracking, but can be a complete disaster.  I’ve spent the last 9 years flying by myself with our children.  Yes, that includes having three children in car seats on a plane.  I’ve traveled 7 months pregnant with two kids alone [a toddler and a preschooler].  I’ve […]

Pet Safety – July 4th

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Petfinder: Keeping Your Pets Safe This July 4th Keeping your pet safe is one of a pet owner’s highest priorities.  I don’t what I’d do if I lost any of my dachshunds.  There are some important things that you can do to increase the likelihood of your pet being returned to you in the unfortunate […]

Tea Sweepstakes and Extra Savings on Semi-Annual Sale


Additional Savings on tea Don’t Miss Out! Additional 40% Off at Tea’s Semi-Annual Sale**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.  I was compensated for sharing this sale with you.This is it, Tea Collection’s Semi-Annual Sale is going all out and marking sale items down […]

Wedding Cake…


Does the wedding cake exchange reflect a couple’s relationship? I recently read an interesting article, How to Predict Divorce (Hint: It Involves The Wedding Cake) written by Kevin A. Thompson, a long-time pastor.  If you haven’t had a chance to read it, I highly recommend the article.  Divorce predictions aside, it has some excellent advice for engaged […]

Dana Daytripper from The Bumble Collection Giveaway


  Welcome to the Dana Daytripper from The Bumble Collection Giveaway! Hosted By: Sweet Southern Lovin Co Hosted By: Life of a Southern Mom Sponsored By: The Bumble Collection The Bumble Collection is all about Family. Since 1999, their diaper bags have been all of the pages of the magazines, and you have even probably […]

$500 Fun in the Sun Cash Giveaway


Welcome to the $500 Fun in the Sun Cash Giveaway! We have joined forces with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you this great giveaway. One lucky person will win $500 cash. Nothing beats cash in your pocket, especially during the summer travel season!  Do you have a trip planned, or a dream trip […]

Guylian Chocolate Giveaway


Welcome to the Guylian Chocolate Giveaway Sponsored by Guylian Chocolates Hosted by Tales From A Southern Mom Nothing beats delicious, smooth, and rich chocolate!  Well, maybe this amazing prize package of Guylian Artisanal Belgian Chocolate does!  I adore chocolate and one of my favorite ways to eat it is melted on toasted bread – some […]

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles

whole wheat snickerdoodles

Disclosure:  This recipe posting is sponsored by Wondermill, maker of the WonderMill and Wonder Junior grain mills. Whole Wheat Snickerdoodles I used to have an amazing recipe from a pre-1900′s cookbook for snickerdoodles, unfortunately, somewhere along the way of 3 moves I lost my recipe.  I’ve been searching for a replacement recipe ever since.  In […]

#SummerDreams KitchenAid Decision Sweepstakes

KitchenAid Decisions Sweepstakes

Hosted by Mom to Bed by 8 and Iowa Mom High performance meets designer style with the KitchenAid Artisan Design Collection 5qt 325 Watt Stand Mixer. Finished in a smart, jewel-toned color, this tilt-head Artisan Stand Mixer boasts 10 speeds and a 325-watt motor that keeps up with you in the kitchen. Whip up everything […]

Kitchen Tips and Tricks: Waffles

whole grain waffles

Waffle Catastrophes?  No more! You gingerly pour the batter in, and then,  it overflows down the sides of the waffle iron creating a batter puddle on the counter.  It’s happened to me more times than I can count, because I make hundreds of waffles a year [and I have a minimum of five short distractions […]

Let’s Talk Money Comment Giveaway


It’s already a hot summer!  Sit down, relax, and grab yourself an ice cold lemonade. Let’s get talking! This giveaway is special because there are no pages to “like” or “follow”. All you need to do is visit a one or a few of our favorite network sites and comment once a day or once […]

Lack of Sleep

lack of sleep

There was never a child so lovely but his mother was glad to get him to sleep.  - Ralph Waldo Emerson Our child suffering from a lack of sleep has: poor behavior lower quality of schoolwork difficulties with others (especially siblings) inability to focus destroyed routines in general a negative impact on the entire household. […]

Embellished Dog Bandannas

dog bandanas

Easy Embellished Dog Bandannas Are you looking for a simple way to make your dog’s bandannas stand out?  Here’s an easy way to personalize them, that even kids can do! These dog bandannas were donated to the rescue that we foster dachshunds for, DREAM Dachshund Rescue.  If you would rather sew your own bandannas, here […]

Crane Humidifier Giveaway


Welcome to the Crane Humidifier Giveaway! Hosted By: Life of a Southern Mom Co Hosted By: Sweet Southern Lovin Sponsored By: Crane Crane USA was founded in 2005. They believe as a company that personal expression in the home should reflect an individual’s lifestyle. They want to improve the health and the home environment at […]