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Awesome, ethical fine jewelry pieces to invest in

I would like to buy a few pieces fine jewelry — and I’m willing to save up for them — but I also have strong ethical concerns about the industry. Where can I find semi-fancy to fancy ethical (non-wedding) jewelry?

The ultimate treasure hunt: My 5 secrets for thrift store shopping

Going shopping at the thrift store is like the ultimate treasure hunt. I buy most of my clothing, furniture, and home décor items used from second hand stores. Not only does it save me a ton of money but it’s great for the environment as it reduces waste. Here are my best tips for thrift store shopping…

Vintage kid’s clothing for almost every budget

I am a bit of a vintage fanatic, so it makes sense that my interest in clothing from other time periods extends to what I dress Jasper in. Etsy is always my first go-to for all things vintage and kiddos, but I recently found myself a little overwhelmed. To help out, I talked to vintage fashion guru Jenny Mitchell of Frecklewonder about some of her favorite vintage shops.

Crafty teens are rocking Etsy

The Internet has done some great things for teens — like giving them a place like Etsy to sell their eyeball pendants, bright blue plastic star earrings, and more.

Prom gown shopping with an offbeat teen

My offbeat teen doesn’t know what she wants in a prom gown, but she definitely knows what she DOESN’T want — what to do?

Halloween costumes for kidlets and big kids

This post features offbeat affiliates, meaning that if you buy something featured (or click on a link here and buy something else that isn’t featured!), you’ll help support Offbeat Mama’s mission of bringing lifetime awesomeness to mamas, papas, and everyone else. For those of you who don’t know, Halloween is my favorite holiday, and probably […]

Super awesome crayon-themed Etsy round-up

It’s been a while since we’ve shed some love on Etsy! So check this stuff out. Three words: Education. Chemistry. Crayons. Now say it with me! Educational chemistry crayons! These beauties come from Que Intersante, which also sells bags and clothing, but these crayon labels have my heart. A set of 24 is only $10, […]