Grand Legacy at the Park stay!


We had the best time at Disneyland this week....kidless. yes, we went solo! AND it was amazing!! Much thanks for the stay, Grand Legacy At the Park hotel! We loved staying here!  They have several businesses on the bottom floor that are handy! A Pizzaterian, Alpha Gift Mart, Creamistry, and Jimboy's Tacos, plus an office to book your tickets … [Read more...]

Girl Charlee Knit Fix review and giveaway

Girl Charlee Knit Fix review and giveaway

I am so excited to share with you this awesome new sale that Girl Charlee has created! it's called KnitFix, and it's a monthly sale that they've created with awesome UNIQUE and exclusive prints. Each KnitFix bag contains 6 knit fabrics in 2 yard cuts, so there's plenty of fabric for a tee or skirt for you, or dress, leggings for the littles! These … [Read more...]

ASH jewelry review and giveaway!

giveaway! gold dipped hexie necklace review  craftiness is not optional

Happy Monday! I am thrilled to share with you today an amazing new jewelry line-ASH- by Ashlee. She makes the most amazing pieces. truly stunning. Her pieces begin as porcelain clay and she shapes, glazes, and fires them until they are fantastic little wearable works of art. Seriously, I felt like wearing this gold dipped hexagon necklace elevated … [Read more...]

Sew Classic clothes for girls


I am so thrilled for my good friend Lindsay and her amazing new book, Sew Classic Clothes for Girls! (<--affiliate link) She's been a blog pal since we both were in the very first season of Project Run and Play together, and I admire her so much! She has worked so hard on her book,  and it shows. It is nothing less than lovely, charming, … [Read more...]

KCW: grey and mint greenpoint cardigan (and a button giveaway!)

grey & mint greenpoint cardi by craftiness is not optional

For day two of Kids Clothes Week, I finally, FINALLY sewed up a Greenpoint cardigan! and then quickly wondered why in the world I hadn't done so earlier! I've had the pattern ever since it came out, but for some reason it always got pushed to the back burner. It's a fabulous pattern-the instructions and tips are impeccable, and it sewed up … [Read more...]

Vinyl Crafts wooden sign review & $70 store credit giveaway!

 I have a great giveaway for you guys today...and I mean GREAT. You will love it. More on that remember the sign I had displayed at my sister's bridal shower, right? Becky from Vinyl Crafts was sweet enough to send it over, and I love it. big old heart it.  It is perfect for a wedding or master bedroom, right? I gave my sis this one at … [Read more...]

Back to school shopping with Kohls!

Sadie and I recently went back to school shopping-for the first time ever! She starts kindergarten next month (pause to hyperventilate), and she is SOO excited. So when Kohls contacted me about participating in their Back 2 School campaign, I was all for it! I don't let myself go shopping for the girls much, so it was really fun to let loose! Also … [Read more...]

Jo Totes camera bag review and giveaway!

So. We all love our cameras, right? I took the plunge and bought a Canon 5D Mark 3 (affiliate link) a few months ago. But holy crud not at that price thank the heavens...we got a good deal dad convinced me to upgrade to the umpteenth value, and Rory was surprisingly on so anyways. With this brand new-ish baby to protect, so … [Read more...]

shabby apple review and giveaway

This giveaway seems well timed since Vintage May just wrapped up....I got to review one of Shabby Apple's (affiliate link) lovely dresses, the Dressage (on sale right now!) They have soo many vintage style dresses that are on my want list right now. … [Read more...]

Lots of Buttons review and giveaway

Have you all heard of Lots of Buttons? It's a fantastic site, with hundreds guessed it! Buttons. Ohhh my gosh, you guys. You will die-they have SO many amazing buttons to choose from. Great prices, too! I had such a hard time choosing....but I wanted to add to my orange and purple stash...and I cannot keep away from the aqua even if I … [Read more...]