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#MumsNight – How to be a Crafty Mum

 

how to be a crafty mum

One of the things I always thought I’d be when I’d be a Mom/Mum would be to be a Crafty Mum. I’d have crafty fun projects for my kids to do, all organized and ready for them to express their creativity – and we’d display it with pride around the house.

The reality has turned out quite a bit differently. I don’t have some some wonderful storehouse of crafty doodahs, no tempera paints or supplies, I don’t have ideas on what to have the kids make, the time to organize or do it – or the energy to clean it all up.

That desire though – to be that Mum and do those Crafty things is still there though – so for this week’s #MumsNight I’ve enlisted the help and wisdom of Maggy – the crafty goddess behind RedTedArt the blog where she shares her crafty ideas and projects.  Maggy via @RedTedArt twitter account will be co-hosting this week’s #MumsNight

Please join us at our Twitter Party on Twitter Monday Nov 12, from 8:30 -9:30 pm using hashtag #MumsNight to share tips, ideas and stories on “How to be a Crafty Mum”

To help you be a Crafty Mum – we’re doing a giveaway of these craft supplies to help you get ready to be crafty!

A “Mister Maker Art and Craft Chest”

Mister Maker Art and Craft Chest

 
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Join us Monday June 11 for #MumsNight – Stock Your Pantry

Come join us for our next #MumsNight, Monday June 11th  to share your tips, tricks, ideas and learn from other UK Mums. Come for the advice, chat or just for fun!

Stock Your Pantry

We’ll be discussing how to

  • Organize your pantry
  • Create a pantry or larder with no storage space
  • Essential pantry items
  • How to make your own pantry items
  • How to cook from your pantry
  • How to properly store different items in your pantry or larder

We’ll be sharing tips, swapping personal stories and advice to help you stock your pantry!

Please join us on Twitter from 8:30pm -9:30 pm BST Monday June 11th.  I’m delighted to announce @crumbsfood and@clairemaccy are cohosting #MumsNight with me on Mon! Join us 8:30pm

Follow @TransatlantiMom and @crumbsfood and@clairemaccy and the hashtag #MumsNight to view the discussion – and be sure to add the hashtag #MumsNight to each of your tweets to join the conversation.

We’ll be giving away a FoodSaver V2860

(If you don’t win, it is available from www.amazon.co.uk RRP £119.99. )

Not familiar yet with a FoodSaver?

The FoodSaver™ System is designed to remove air and extend the freshness of food up to five times longer than conventional storage methods. FoodSaver™ has helped millions of households keep food fresh longer in the refrigerator, freezer and pantry.

With a Food Saver and accessories, you can freeze food (preventing freezer burn), refrigerate, store (food and non food), microwave, marinate, control portions and cook sous vide. Food Saver has the best technology in vacuum food storage, offering more options, control and ease-of-use than any other, with a broad range of products and accessories.

Visit www.foodsavereurope.com for more uses, tips and recipes.

(Disclosure – I’ve in no way been compensated for this giveaway, although I’d really really love one of these – Food Saver will be shipping the prize to the winner directly)
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I’ve been inspired by #MumsNight
Many of the #MumsNight guests have been inspired by some of the ideas and recommendations shared at the #MumsNight Twitter Parties and this has led to action. If you’ve blogged about something you learned or did following #MumsNight please let us now about it! We’d love to see what you’ve been up to. Inspired by #MumsNight

 

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Recap of the Great Ideas shared at #MumsNight – Money Saving Ideas

Here is the recap of some of the great ideas shared on #MumsNight – Money Saving Ideas Twitter Party

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Next #MumsNight – Declutter My Life & Get Organized

I don’t know if you have noticed – but babies and kids not only come along with a bunch of stuff, they also frequently make messes. Dealing with children’s stuff on type of my own shifting piles of stuff isn’t always easy when there are so many things on my to-do list.

When we moved from a large apartment in the city, to a much larger house in the suburbs with attic and basement you end up filling up as much room as you have. Over the last few years – we’ve been working on downsizing and decluttering as we’ve moved back to the city and then overseas to an even larger city with smaller places to live.

So we aren’t candidates for the TV show Hoarders, but we do always seem to move a box that we haven’t unpacked from our last move…

Come join us for our next #MumsNight, Monday May 14th to share your tips, tricks, ideas and learn from other UK Mums. Come for the advice, chat or just for fun!

Declutter My Life & Get Organized

We’ll be discussing how to

  • Get yourself organized (including mental prep!)
  • Decluttering your home, car & office
  • Help the schoolweek run more smoothly
  • Sharing your tips & tricks!

We’ll be sharing tips, personal stories and tools to help you declutter, get organized and have more fun!

Please join us on Twitter from 8:30pm -9:30 pm BST Monday May 14th

Follow @TransatlantiMom and the hashtag #MumsNight to view the discussion – and be sure to add the hashtag #MumsNight to each of your tweets to join the conversation. To go along with the conversation I’ve also created a Pinterest board you can visit here:http://pinterest.com/transatlantimom/mumsnight-staycation/

Please share in the comments some of the topics/ideas you’d like covered in this #MumsNight Twitter Party.

Also – I’d like to announce the #MumsNight  Before & After – Declutter & Get Organized Project/Blog Hop!

1. On Monday, at #MumsNight  we’ll discuss some Declutter & Organization pain points and tips – and at the end of #MumsNight I will share with you, the top 3 areas of the home/life etc seemed to be the most cluttered or disorganized – and some of the tips we shared on how to improve it.

2. These 3 super decluttered/disorganized areas will be separated into groups and include the tips of how to improve them.We will choose one/all/some of these that resonate with our own situations and implement some of the tips and take before and after photos , with no pre-cleaning or touch-ups!

3. #MumsNight guests and Transatlantic Mom blog readers can  post their photos and wrote about their experience on their own blogs, then link it to TransatlanticMom.com blog on the linky below and I’ll then upload it to our Pinterest Board for #MumsNight – Declutter My Life & Get Organized Before & After Photos.

 

 

Also, be sure to grab a badge and add it to your blog to let your readers know what you’re up to!

I’ve been inspired by #MumsNight
Many of the #MumsNight guests have been inspired by some of the ideas and recommendations shared at the #MumsNight Twitter Parties and this has led to action. If you’ve blogged about something you learned or did following #MumsNight please let us now about it! We’d love to see what you’ve been up to. Inspired by #MumsNight
 

 

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Chocolate Indulgence – #MumsNight Monday April 2nd 8:30-9:30 GMT

One of the best things about childhood are the holidays. The fun, the excitement and best of all – the treats! As a Mum, I do enjoy seeing my kids light up with joy over holiday fun, and treats. I love making the magic happen for them. But… since I’m the Mum, Santa isn’t filling my stocking with surprises and the Easter Bunny seems to have forsaken me.

Now Mums – here’s our chance! At #MumsNight, Monday April 2nd – we’ll be connecting on Twitter to dish about the upcoming Easter Holiday learn more about chocolate, share our favorite chocolate indulgences – and 3 lucky Twitter Party attendees will win their very own Artisan Du Chocolat Easter chocolates. Best of all they are all for you! No sharing with the kids – let them get their own chocolate – this one’s for Mums only!

Each of the three winners will receive an “Eggsplosion” Chocolate Egg. The description on the Artisan du Chocolat website says:

“Nothing beats a nostalgic chocolate blast from the past! Our adored milk chocolate UFO discs coated in popping candy (a popular childhood treat that pops in your mouth) have been transformed into Easter eggs to give an eggstraterrestrial surprise when savoured slowly!”

You can enter daily for more chances to win!

Required Steps: Click on the Rafflecopter prize registration below – it will ask you to follow the Twitter accounts of @TransatlantiMom and @ArtisanChocolat

If you’d like more chances to win – you can return daily to Tweet an update about the Twitter party – for which you’ll be given additional prize entries. This giveaway is open to UK Residents 18+.


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*I have not been paid or compensated in by any brand for this post or giveaway. Any questions please ask – or feel free to visit my disclosure statement.

Full Giveaway Rules

Prize Eligibility
Only persons residing in United Kingdom who are at least 18 years of age can enter.
Sweepstakes Starts
March 28, 2012 @ 06:30 am (BST)
Sweepstakes Ends
April 2, 2012 @ 09:00 pm (BST)

- Only those over 18, who reside in the UK may enter.
- Entrants must be over the age of 18
- Entrants must be based within the UK
- 3 winners will each win a prize
- Entrants must follow @TransatlantiMom on Twitter to qualify for entry.
- Entrants must follow @ArtisanChocolat on Twitter to qualify for entry.
- Entrants must either follow @TransatlantiMom to participate in the #MumsNight Twitter party.
- Entrants must also attend the #MumsNight Twitter Party on Twitter April 2, 8:30-9:30 BST to qualify
- TransatlantiMom will not share your data with 3rd Party companies with the exception of Artisan du Chocolat who will use the information you provide for the purposes of communicating with the winners and sharing info about chocolate. You can unsubscribe to emails at any time.
- This competition is run separately from Twitter and is by no way sponsored, endorsed or administered by, or associated with, Twitter.
Entrants can enter the Sweepstakes for free by emailing transatlanticmom @ gmail (dot) com and requesting details about alternate registration.

 

 

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