DIY: Stencil your Bathroom

Stencil Your Way to a Personalized Bathroom Stenciling is a handy homemade alternative to fancy wall stickers, it’s easy and cheap to do, and it’s a great DIY way to add some interest to your walls. Stenciling works especially well in bathrooms, where personality is sadly often lacking. Bathrooms are usually fully equipped with modern bathroom suites and shiny accessories, so they’re functional and they look good. But with a little time, effort and paint in your hair, you can personalize your bathing space until it really feels like it’s yours – and your kids will love helping, too! For a coordinated look, choose a set of two or three complementary shades and apply them in … [Read more...]

The Basics of Sewing

If you have learned the basics of sewing, but want to find some projects to do, you may not know where to go. The truth is that there are many different things you can do. By knowing some of the options out there and knowing where you can find the information you need can help get you inspired and ready to start on your next project. Clothing Photo used Under Creative Common License | Credit: M1khael One of the nice things about clothing is that you can create items you or someone you know can wear again and again. There are many sites out there where you can find free patterns. All you have to do is find the pattern you are looking for. Sites like craftser.org offer free patterns or … [Read more...]

Guest Post: Lisa Jacobs of Marketing Creativity

I'm Lisa Jacobs of Marketing Creativity, and I'm a huge fan of Taradara's! I'm so excited to be here today, as I think Tara is one of the handmade community's greatest resources. I admire the work she does, and I love reading all about how she made it. I'm drawn to people who lead their lives from a place of passion and purpose, because I believe each of us has something extraordinary to offer. In fact, my motto is: Get Paid to Be You. I started my own handmade business in 2010; it's called the Energy Shop. I fell in love with my shop as a creative outlet: I could express myself and do something I enjoyed all at once. Consequently, I fell in love with Etsy and the handmade community. I … [Read more...]

Miss Me?

I feel like I haven't been here in so long!  It's only been 3 days. We took a little family trip up to the magnificent Mt Rushmore for a few days hence the lack of posts. I wanted to stop in quickly to point you over to 2 blogs that I was recently on.  Please go on over and visit them and take a look around, you'll be so happy you did!!! The first one is an interview by Marketing Creativity.  Lisa is an Etsy seller herself with a vast small business background and is an amazing resource for selling online.  If you have an online shop, she is one blog that you NEED to check out!  She also posted this interview on Craftgawker as well {you can heart it if you like!}.  This is a new … [Read more...]

You want to OWN your business?

I'm over at Flamingo Toes today!!! Talking a bit about OWNING your business. I give 4 tips on how to OWN your business and be PASSIONATE about it!!! xo Tara … [Read more...]

Come visit me over at…

The Tuckers Take Tennessee.... Come on over and visit!!!  I'm talking about decorating for the holidays and making holiday kid's crafts! How's your holiday planning coming?  Are you done? I'm not! AHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! … [Read more...]

Blogging Tips – Daria from Mom in Management

Blogging Tips I'm so pleased to have Daria here today!!!  Not only is she a local blogger and I like her, she and I just fit!  It's like we have been friends forever.  She has some AH-MAZING tips for you today!!!  I've learned a lot and hope you will too... ************     I've always been interested in websites and using websites as a means of sharing family stories and photos. In fact, I took a website development class from a local community college 12 years ago just for fun. I was lucky enough to have my company pay for it and I didn't have kids, so often took classes that interested me. I did a few things with my new found web knowledge: Put together a web … [Read more...]