Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Mum Mum's Crafts Made the Front Page!

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Happy Face Try Me Set

I've been so busy the past few weeks! Phew! Christmas is in the air huh? :) To celebrate I am offering FREE SHIPPING in both of my online shops until 12/15/11!! To get the code all you have to do is "like" my Facebook page. Easy peasy! This is a great way to get some last minute Christmas shopping done! I have LOADS of great gifts and stocking stuffers available.

I also wanted to officially announce the winning for my drawing, Karin was the lucky winner. My 5 year old drew her name out of a hat and her gifts have already shipped! Thanks to all who ordered during the contest period!

I am working on some more new products, so stay tuned! I hope to list 4 new things soon! ~Lucy

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

How To Win a $50 Gift Certificate!

I mentioned the other day that I was going to have a give away for $50 worth of Mum Mum's Crafts goodies. Well, here are the details! Starting TODAY (11/23/11) and ending Monday evening (11/28/11) everyone who makes a purchase from Mum Mum's Crafts (Etsy or Hyena Cart) will be entered to win automatically! Tuesday (11/29/11) I will randomly pick a winner from all the customers I have between now and Monday, and one lucky person will win the $50 gift certificate!! It's that simple! So all you have to do is buy something and you could win!!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Black Friday is Coming!!

I have been thinking about doing something special for Black Friday through Cyber Monday.... Something super special that any of my wonderful customers could enjoy... So I will be having a give-away!! I've decided to celebrate this year by offering you a chance to win a $50 shopping spree!! Yes, one lucky customer will win $50 worth of Mum Mum's Crafts products, what ever products they choose... More details on how to enter will be posted in a few days ;) Oh, and this yummy set of lip balms is currently available at Hidden Element, check them!

Friday, October 28, 2011

The Very First Etsy Scavenger Hunt

Mum Mum's Crafts will be a part of the very first Etsy Scavenger Hunt! Find out how to play by clicking here. It should be loads of fun and is a great way to find new shops on Etsy. There are also prizes to be won! So join in the fun! Starts November 1st through the 6th. Mum Mum's Crafts will be offering a 15% discount to scavenger hunters as well!

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

To Stink or Not To Stink?

That is the question! Let's talk about deodorant again, shall we? I was surprised to read recently that even some "natural" deodorants on the market today contain aluminum! Namely, those "crystal rock" deodorants that have been popular for many years, yup, they still have aluminum in them. Read more about it here! We already know aluminum increases the risks of developing Alzheimer's, but did you know it can also contribute to breast cancer!! This article found on Dr. Mercola's website explains recent findings linking antiperspirants and deodorants containing aluminum to breast cancer.

The thing is many people will go ahead and take the risk in order to avoid offensive stinking. I mean really, who wants to smell bad?? About 4 years ago I was still using big-name antiperspirants and I started developing majorly swollen glands under my arms. It was painful and alarming and I knew it was because of the antiperspirants. So, I started buying "healthy" deodorants from the health food store....I tried every single one they had on the shelf and I still stunk. I mean, you know you really need something better when you stink 30 minutes after getting out of the shower!!

So I started my quest to make a natural, aluminum free, paraben free, phthalate free deodorant that would actually WORK!!! I spent around 4 months of trial and error until I perfected my No Offense Deodorants. I worked on consistency and finding the right combination of ingredients to last without stinking and without toxic chemicals! I have to say, my deodorant is my invention I am most proud of. And when I closed my shop for maternity leave it was the one thing people were stocking up on in a big way! Why? Because it works and no one wants to smell bad!

If you haven't tried my No Offense Deodorants you can find them on Etsy and on Hyena Cart. My deodorant may take a little getting used to, it isn't clear! It goes on white and feels like a thick lotion. But in the long run it is so worth it! You don't have to feel like you have to risk your health in order to avoid stinking, alternatives are available ;) I make my No Offense Deodorants in men's, women's and unisex fragrances so that anyone can have a healthy alternative to stinky pits and toxic chemicals!


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Off to a Walking Start

So I've been back in business about a month now. Things have been sllllooooowww, both on Etsy and on Hyena Cart. I know a lot of that is because I've been so busy and haven't been listing things as much as I should. I am making new things and having a ball though!!

Lipstick has been my new creative outlet! So far I've come up with 4 colors and I'm trying to come up with names at the moment so I can list them :) I have many more color ideas running through my head too. The trouble with being creative is that many times all the ideas running around in your head keep you awake at night... *yawn*

I also am trying to work on new photos for my items. I would love some catchy ideas for photographing makeup if you have any! I have to work on capturing the colors accurately and artistically. My pics look blah to me right now, but maybe that's because I've been looking at them for years already! Time for some updated pics ;)

Anyway, all that to say I feel like I am off to a walking start, not at all a running start. It's a very slow walk LOL, but at least I am not standing still ;)

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Oh My Happy Face!!

I've been working on some amazing things over here, and let me tell you my skin is very happy about it! I have the joy of testing out all my new formulas and slathering them on my family members to see how wonderful they are. Man do I love my job!! I completed the core skin care products in my Happy Face line, now totally paraben free and better than ever! Most of the items are listed here at my new Hyena Cart shop.

I've already completed the Deep Cleanser, Astringent, and Lotion for normal, combination, oily and acne prone skin as well as the Gentle Cleanser, Toner and Cream for normal, dry, sensitive and mature skin types. These are the core of the skin care set, for use twice a day. The Toner and Gentle Cleanser are not listed yet because I still need to take their photos ;)

I also have luxurious eye cream and serum listed and ready to go! Both of these products will benefit people with any skin type. These are so pampering!! I feel like I've had a spa facial, but I didn't have to shell out the big bucks to get the results, and neither do you! These are available for great prices, and really you will love the results. People are noticing and commenting on how my skin, as well as my tester's skin, looks firmer, more even and younger!

I'm also working on some simply amazing masks!! Four to be exact, two gel masks and two clay masks. I'm not quite done with these, but I've almost got them just right. More about these later ;)

As I mentioned, I now have a shop on Hyena Cart! Since I came back to Etsy things have been very slow, so I wanted a site that I had more control over. Hyena offers me that! I'm working on putting up all my items over there and giving the page my own look. It's not finished yet, but it will be soon! If you haven't checked out Hyena Cart you should stop by, they have some lovely products available over there :)

Thursday, September 15, 2011

In My Spare Time...

Hahaha!!! Yup, even as crazy busy I have been with three kids and homeschooling, I sometimes have a spare moment. This week, in my spare time, I managed to reformulate my No Offense Deodorant, came up with names for all the new products I have been working on, re-organized my work space, went through old paperwork and even designed a few new labels! Phew!

I have some No Offense Deodorant up in my shop... 5 available in Oakmoss Sandalwood :) Enjoy!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Back in Action!

Yesterday I reopened my Etsy shop, and it feels SO good to be back in action! Yes, my kids and new baby keep me extremely busy, but my little side business provides me with some "me" time to express my creativity.

Upon returning I had to reorder some supplies, and sadly discovered that many of the ingredients in my No Offense Deodorant were much more expensive then when I closed. I am currently reformulating and trying to get the price more reasonable, because if I kept making the old formula I would have to more than double my old price. Ouch!! Don't worry though, I will make sure it works as good or better than the old one and I will try to keep the price as low as I can. :)

I also have been dreaming up a new skin care line and will introduce it soon!! I am so excited to have a full skin care line for my customers! This was something I didn't really have time to work on while I was open before, so I used some of my down time to work on it. I will have a set for normal/oily/troubled skin and a set for normal/dry/mature skin as well as a few things for any skin type. Sounds complicated, but really I will be streamlining and keeping things simple for you, and for me!

Other new things in the shop are that I am no longer doing custom orders, what you see is what you get! In order to keep up with my 3 children I will only be making products on Saturdays and listing only what I have available. This will allow me to ship faster than ever though, so you will get your goodies ASAP! I will most likely be able to ship on the next business day from when I receive an order :D I will also only be making small batches of everything so that you are insured fresh products.

I am going to eliminate many of my Mineral Eye and 3-in-1 colors also, but will keep the best ones. Let me know if there is a color you gotta have and I will try to include it in the line! I'll also be revamping my Lip Tints, but am offering my all original colors for now. Get them while you can!

You may be wondering what the baby picture has to do with any of this...nothing actually ;) I just think she's adorable and had to share!

Blessings and I look forward to serving you again! ~Lucy

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Cloth Diaper Sewing :)

Just wanted to let you all know that baby girl is growing well and I am taking it easy as I am supposed to. I am spending some time sewing cloth diapers, wipes, wet bags and other goodies for cloth diapering her. I'm using a pattern from Ubber Domestic on Etsy, and love it! It's pretty much a one-size-fits-all pattern that can be adapted to any type of diaper you could want! I am doing fitteds with snap in soakers, wool covers, PUL covers, and a few pocket diapers too :) Pictured here are a few fitteds!