Holiday Ole Market – Shopping for Good

San Antonio Junior LEague Holiday Ole Market 2014

The San Antonio Junior League is hosting their annual Holiday Ole Market – a long weekend full of shopping, mingling and fundraising. From the JLSA’s site: “Proceeds from the event advance the Junior League of San Antonio’s mission to promote voluntarism, develop the potential of women and improve our community.  They help fund Junior League […]


Ginger Pumpkin Soup

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

Am I the only one who could eat soup every day of the week and twice on Sunday? If my little kids weren’t so messy we would eat soup a lot more often. I just love that for relatively little effort, I get a delicious and healthy meal. This soup takes an hour and a […]

Haeley’s Creative Spaces Magazine Cover Lunch


Our friend Haeley, who blogs at Design Improvised, is among other things an incredibly talented interior designer. She has an eye for things that *just work* together. Recently, her in-home office/craft space was photographed for Creative Spaces magazine – and she made the cover!   So what do you do when your friend makes the […]

Homemade Essential Oil Balm


I found a dream of a product at our local farmer’s market – a lavender skin salve (or balm). Meant, I think, for rough hands, dry patches, and fixing booboo’s, it very quickly became more of a lotion for me and “fix all” for Vivi. Its soothing for bug bites and small scrapes, it feels […]

Candy, Croissants and Crowns

Lolli and Pops + Handmade Mood Blogger Breakfast and Candy Crown Craft

What do you get when you add a handful of bloggers to a really cute candy shop, feed them breakfast and then let them loose with a candy based craft? You get a really awesome morning of laughs and cute Instagram pics! Lolli and Pops opened their doors early for us and set a gorgeous […]

Lolli and Pops : Purveyors of Sweetness


A step back in time, a special place to be and a true treat. When Candice stumbled across Lolli and Pops at La Cantera (our local outdoor mall) she wasted no time in texting us a picture of Sebastian in front of the giant bank of bulk candy with a “you’ve gotta see this place […]

So Sweet! A Week of Candy and Friends


Step 1: Adorable candy store opens in outdoor mall. Step 2: Three crafty girls dream up a crafting party for local bloggers. Step 3: Adorable candy store makes it happen. Step 4: Candy crowns are made, breakfast is eaten, and sweetness is had! When Lolli and Pops opened their San Antonio location we were smitten! […]

Deluxe Spa Themed Baby Shower

Deluxe Spa Baby Shower | Handmade Mood

When I first told my husband that my good friend Courtney was pregnant with her 7th child, he immediately said that she needed a shower where all the guests could spend the day floating down the lazy river at the water park. My husband has a hidden talent for party ideas, and as soon as he […]

H&M For Kids and Babies (and YOU!)

Grand Opening Flyer

Where is your “go to” baby kids, mom, maternity, everything wear store? The one store that has basics, trendy choices, casual option, dressy options… It’s hard to think of just one place that has it all, affordably, right? Which is why we can’t WAIT for the new H&M to open in San Antonio this week! […]

Shredded Chicken in the Slow Cooker

Shredded CHicken Street Tacos | Handmade Mood

This post has been brought to you by HEB, and it contains affiliate links. Since we’re talking Summer Staples this week, I thought I’d share one of my favorite Summer cooking tricks: The Slow Cooker! I know most people think of warm comfort food when they think of the slow cooker, but the slow cooker […]

Project Life – Art & Confetti

It’s been a while since we shared a new project life page – here’s two from my 2013 album – that use elements from the Sunshine Edition core kit and little else. Vivi loves to paint at school – but it’s a real treat to paint at home. She makes the biggest messes and ends […]