If you have young kids, you have to check out My Mommy Style. Full of parenting hacks, fun projects for the kids, and personal development posts, it's a daily destination for anyone looking to embrace the mom that they are! For this week's Feature Friday, we chatted with Camille, part of My Mommy Style's blogging team and an entrepreneur. Camille has a passion for connecting people and uniting those around her to create more than could ever be achieved on their own. Read on to learn how My Mommy Style has grown into a successful blog, recently nominated for Blog of The Year (2015), and featured in People Magazine.
Tell us about My Mommy Style and how you got started.
I write My Mommy Style with my older sister Janae, and my cousin Melissa. We have now been writing together for three years sharing recipes, crafts, DIY, parties, travel, parenting tips, fashion, and our day to day lives as mothers. It began as something to fill the creative time I craved as a stay at home mom and has grown into a business that I absolutely love. We want women every where to embrace their unique styles of mothering and embrace what brings them joy.
How did you get started in crafting?
I have always loved to create. My mother made ceramics and porcelain dolls as I grew up so I am guessing I got my creative bug from her. I enjoy sewing, decorating, styling, and taking on a DIY project. I rarely would prefer to buy something when I know I could make it, and it is always fun to add my own twist. I also love to make parties an experience to remember and my husband lovingly asks if we can just buy a cake and eat some pizza, which sometimes we do too.
What is your favorite project that you have done so far and why?
My most recent project that I absolutely loved putting together was my family office. I was able to take a space that we rarely used and made it into an office I love and a guest bedroom in one. I loved mixing old with the new, creating exposed pipe shelving, and a large DIY frame for our United States map. It all came together so well and we love to spend time in the room as a family now.
A lot of different places. Sometimes it is out of need, other times it is being inspired by something that I see and wanted to make it for a lot less! ha! I love to shop at IKEA, Home Goods, Pottery Barn, West Elm and other places but often times cannot afford what I want, so I make it my own for a fraction of the cost. I also find things that I love on Pinterest and create folders for parties, decor, or crafts that I want to try for later. You can follow us on Pinterest here.
What is your biggest #craftfail?
Hmmm. Does cooking count as a craft? I tried to make homemade alfredo sauce from a block of alfredo cheese once and it turned out horribly wrong. That one is my favorite. Often times if I have a craft fail I try to make it look like its on purpose. Sometimes it works. :)