The Crafty Working Mom

The Crafty Working Mom

The life of a working crafty mom

Beauty and the Beast May 25, 2016

Filed under: Disney,Videos — admin @ 11:26 am

I just saw the new trailer for the brand new version of  Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. First thought was wow. I remember as a kid watching it over and over. I think I even wore out the VHS tape a little. Cinderella was up there as well. Every time I was home sick from school it was in the VCR playing over and over, back when you had to rewind your movies. Kids are so spoiled now a days.

I came across this trailer on facebook first. It just compares the 1991 version trailer to 2017 version.

Pretty great. I may be doing a girls night for this movie. My almost teenage son thinks Disney movies like this are boring or stupid. He’s been trying to break me down to let him watch Deadpool. Not sure how I feel about that yet. I then went to the Beauty and the Beast  facebook page just to see the trailer alone.

I believe I saw that this trailer beat Star Wars: The Force Awakens’ trailer in views. So what do you think? Will you go see it?

Here is the cast:

Emma Watson (Belle), Dan Stevens (Beast), Luke Evans (Gaston), Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Audra McDonald, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson.

Not a bad cast either. The release date is set for March 17, 2017.  Just a little over a year to go.


10 Patriotic Desserts May 24, 2016

Filed under: 4th of July,Desserts,Memorial Day,Patriotic — admin @ 8:48 am


  1. Red, White, and Blue Cupcakes Served in Wine Goblets
  2. Patriotic Trifle
  3. Jello Pudding Pops
  4. Patriotic Whoopie Pies
  5. Red, White, and Blue Cheesecake
  6. Red, White, and Blue Brownies
  7. Star Spangled Shortcakes
  8. Red White and Blue Muddy Buddy M&M Mix
  9. M & M Blondies – Red, White & Blondie
  10. Red, White, and Blue Strawberry Shortcake

Chewbacca Mom May 23, 2016

Filed under: Videos,Viral Videos — admin @ 2:05 pm


I usually don’t post viral video type posts but this one is hilarious. I did see it last week before it went all viral. I was just sitting at work bored out of my mind and stressed like usual and I saw one of my friends post a video. I love Star Wars, so I figured I’d watch. So funny. It was funny because I would actually do something like that. How often do moms actually buy something for ourselves, that we think our kids would like? Never! Even when the lightsabers were coming out years ago, I think when Revenge of the Sith came out in 2005. I actually still have them, I bought three of them one for my son and two for me. Maybe it was a little later because in 2005 my son would have only been 2 years old. So I think I bought them in 2008 when he was five, but still, they were mostly for me and for him to play with as well. I actually just took them out of the shed, so next project will be cleaning them and getting them working again. Sorry I got off topic a little. I found the original post from Facebook, so if you haven’t watched it yet I am posting it. Have you posted a video, not thinking anything of it and it became viral? So enough rambling on, here’s the video from the very funny Candace Payne. Leave a comment and tell me your thoughts.


My Son’s Favorite Show May 19, 2016

Filed under: Cartoons,Kids — admin @ 1:42 pm

Steven Universe

Ok I’m a sucker. My son just loves the Steven Universe cartoon, it shows on Cartoon Network. He will talk about it and draw pictures. He’s actually quite good. I’ll have to share some when I get my hands on them. So last night he was talking about a few of the episodes and I was just sitting there like uh huh. I’ve never really watched them. I’ll watch a YouTube clip with him. So I’m sitting here at work and figured I would watch one. Just so I can actually understand what he’s talking about. It was pretty good. It’s hard to share what the show is actually about, so here’s what Steven Universe Wiki says:

First airing on November 4th, 2013, Steven Universe is a coming-of-age story told from the perspective of Steven, the youngest member of the group, the Crystal Gems, a team of magical guardians, and protectors of the Universe. The animated series was conceived as part of the shorts development initiative at Cartoon Network Studios, and is created by Emmy and Annie Award-nominated writer and storyboard artist, Rebecca Sugar. Sugar is Cartoon Network’s first solo female show creator.

It has actually made me want to watch more. Does that make me a strange parent or a parent that is actually into what her kid does. Yes he’s my only one and he’s turning 13 in July! I just embeded the episode I just watch called Super Watermelon Island.

I would like to know. Have you watched a show that your kid(s) have watched to know what they are talking about or have you just faked it? I’d like to hear your thoughts on this one.


6 Easy Ways To Earn Extra Money May 12, 2016

Filed under: Apps,Cash,Earn,Money,Offers,Saving,Shopping — admin @ 10:29 am

The following are some reward sites that I have joined.Piggy_on_Money1

Vindale Research

This is free to join. They will email you survey opportunities. It takes 30 seconds to sign up and they payment is through your paypal account.  If you want to get paid for your opinion go and join. They also have codes if you follow them as well.

Opinion Outpost

Another free opinion site. Just take simple surveys. They also pay out with PayPal. You need at least 100 points or $10 to redeem.


I just love Swagbucks. I really started using it last year and I was able to get my son a free subscription for Xbox live gold for a year. Just by doing what I always do. Online shopping, watching videos, daily poll, searching the internet, printing and using coupons and others.

From SwagBucks is the web’s most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online. Earn points when you shop at your favorite retailers, watch entertaining videos, search the web, answer surveys and find great deals. Redeem points for gift cards to your favorite retailers like Amazon and Walmart or get cash back from Paypal. Swagbucks has already paid out over $120 million in cash and free gift cards.

Put cash back in your wallet. Join for free today.


Ebates like SwagBucks  but all you need to do is shop. You get a certain percentage back for every order you place. Well depending on if they offer it or not. Joining both Ebates and SwagBucks together are another choice. I did it.

CheckOut 51

Get money back, like using a coupon, for doing what you always do. Going shopping. Lately I have seen diaper rebates. You can request payment once you hit $20. They send it as a check. No big deal. Join CheckOut 51.


Like CheckOut 51, but I have actually earned more back. I have gotten back since joining Ibotta over $100. They have teamwork which earns you extra cash back for completing it and they sometimes also offer cash back if you complete certain tasks. They make payment through PayPal once you hit $20.



Zest Body Wash Deal! May 12, 2016

Filed under: Coupons,Deals — admin @ 8:32 am


Price: $2.48/ea

Coupon: $1.50 off 2

MobiSave App – $1.00 off one

Ibotta – .25 off one but all 4 there. So up to .50 off 2

Final Price:  $.98 each