Archives for June 2008

Winners of Our Messy Baby Contest


Our featured mom is Crystal.  Crystal is the founder of Chrysanthemoms, and a mother of 3. She is a graphic designer, specializing in wedding invitations, baby announcements and photo greeting cards. I visited Crystal’s site, The Invitation Atelier, Crystal designs everything from wedding invitations to baby announcements.

She is also an avid blogger and loves to write. Chrysanthemoms (previously Two Moms In A Blog) is a blog written by moms for moms. Crystal states that the name: Chrysanthemoms, was chosen by one of our readers and is a play on “Chrys and the moms”. Why? Because she’s Chrys, and the founder of Chrysanthemoms!
Chyrsanthemoms has three sister sites: Moms in Business, written by eBay Powerseller and WAHM, Suzanne – brings you advice on business: from getting started and building traffic, to finding balance between the business woman and the mother. In The Kitchen, with Watkins Rep, Eleisia – is an astounding resource for recipes, kitchen tips, cooking with your children and more! And last but not least, our talent Birthday Parties & Themes writer, Annette Yen, brings you theme ideas, games, activites, menu plans and more for a affordable, creative, memorable birthday celebration for your child of any age.
If you’re looking for invitations visit The Invitation Atelier. Crystal has a large selection, and she’s still adding designs. Her blogs are filled with interesting and diverse posts as well.

Mamita’s Creations

Our featured mom is Vivian Nelson Melle. Vivian is a third generation Mexican-Danish-American. Vivian states that she takes great pride in her cultures, and loves crafting. Vivian makes crafts and sells them so she can be a stay-at-home mom. Vivian’s work is generational. She learned crafting and a love of herbs at a young age because her mother was a stay-at-home mom who taught her the skills she learned from her mother. Vivian’s grandmother learned from her mother. Vivian is currently passing these skills on to her daughter.

All of Vivian’s work can be found at Her favorite hobby is redoing t- shirts. Vivian takes old t-shirts that have lived a good life, but needs a redo and gives them a complete make-over. Or, you take a brand new shirt and make it a one-of-a-kind creation.

One of my favorite items from Vivian is the bracelets made from old clothing. Vivian stated these bracelets are made from clothes that were headed for the thrift shop. While most of our clothes are given away, some are just too meaningful to give up. I found a way to reuse old clothes into new fashions. Is this not crafty? You must also check out the crocheted pursues. They are adorable. These convenient little purses are great when you need only a few items and are not looking to lug your purse around. They are large enough to hold a wallet, cell phone and a few lipsticks, but are small enough to hang effortlessly around your shoulder.
Vivian also has a blog, Mamita Staying Home, Stop by and take a look at Vivian’s post. This lady has great and crafty recipes that you may want to try!

Are You Interested In Working From Home?

Our featured Mom is Danielle. Danielle is a mother of two children, and feels blessed to be able to work from home and spend time with them. Are you interested in working from home too? Danielle can help you succeed.

If you need:
To earn extra income or get out of debt?
To replace your current income?
To have more control of your life?
More time for your family?
To save for college or add to your retirement?
To work part-time or make your OWN hours?
Do you need to get rid of daycare costs?

Visit Danielle’s site, Danielle can provide the training to help you successfully work from home achieving YOUR personal and financial goals. Danielle also has a blog,, which features great Work At Home and Stay At Home Mom Sites.

My Baby Should Be In Pictures!

Are you interested in getting your child into commercials or modeling? Our featured mom Sibylla Nash can give you insight on how to accomplish that. Sibylla Nash’s daughter, Kortney, started modeling at four months old. She has appeared in a variety of magazines and commercials including Rice Krispies and Tostitos.

Sibylla has written hundreds of articles that have appeared in a variety of newspapers, magazines and websites including Vibe, Essence, The Chicago Tribune and She has written about subjects ranging from entertainment to parenting issues to topical matters. As an entertainment writer, she has interviewed celebrities such as Academy Award winning actors Denzel Washington, Russell Crowe, Academy Award nominee Will Smith; comedians/actors Dave Chappelle, Jamie Foxx and Kim Coles; and actress Constance Marie.

For information on how to get your little angel through Hollywood’s doors, visit Sibylla’s site at: Sibylla also has a blog. Be sure to visit her at

Featured Ebay Seller

Today’s featured Mom is Suzanne Wells. Suzanne resides outside of Atlanta, GA, she’s a Power Seller on eBay and has been selling since 2003. Suzanne has sold over 13,000 items to buyers all over the world. Suzanne said her new mission on ebay is to Help Other Entrepreneurs Find Success on eBay and Enjoy the Freedom of Working From Home. My book, “The Stay-at-Home Mom’s Guide to Successful eBay Selling,” is in paperback and available on,, and
Suzanne has a BA in Business Administration from Queens College in Charlotte, NC. She graduated Summa Cum Laude. Her background is in banking and credit marketing. She spent 10 years working for national companies including Wachovia Bank and Equifax. She is now a stay-at-home mom of 2 children.
Suzanne’s site lists tips on selling, resources, and information on how to contact her. Her blog, eBay Selling Coach, can be found at: Suzanne lists yard sales, the Unclaimed Baggage Center in Scottsboro, Alabama, and clearance sales as great resources to find inventory.
If you’re interested in pursuing a career as an eBay Power Seller, this is site is worth visiting. I personally found the information helpful and interesting reading. Suzanne has e-books on How To Sell Used Clothing, How To Ship Internationally, etc. Be sure to visit Suzanne at