I was inspired by my story in my last post about my girlfriend who Mom-gyvered a diaper into a hotpack to soothe her mastitis on a long flight. It got me thinking about how creative folks are (and no, you don’t really have to be a MOM to be a MOMgyver, you just have to be an innovative person who thinks creatively – I just thought the term Mom-gyver was cute). Necessity is the mother of invention, after all, and how many times have you found yourself in a spot where you needed something different than you had, and had no time to get out and get the proper thing?
Here’s my example: I Mom-gyvered a dress once. Yup. I had just had my son (who is now almost four), and I was feeling less than thrilled with the way I fit into all the stuff in my closet. A month after his birth, we were going to my company holiday party, and I needed to make a maternity dress (from Target – which is how I roll) look… not-so-maternity. So, I raided my craft drawer, and found some embellishments in the form of ribbons and the like, and I pinned, basted, and stitch witchery-ed to my little hearts content. What came out of the deal was a not so bad, and in fact, kinda cute dress that I got at least one and a half compliments on (I had planned on zero). I wish I had a picture to show you, but I was not in the picture posing mood at that time post-partum, but you’ll have to take my word for it.
I’ll take your word for it… all you have to do is share your Mom-gyver story with me here to enter for YOUR chance to win some awesome goodies that my arty Mom-gyver friend Liv from Choosing Beauty sells in her etsy shop, and she magic-ed this up, just for you. Here’s what you’re Mom-gyvering for:
Set of 10 itty bitty thank you cards
Be sure to include your email address or a link to your contact info in your main entry. Enter by Tuesday (10/19) at midnight CDT. One winner will be chosen at random on Wednesday (10/20) at 8:00 CDT. Once you’ve shared your story – up your chances of winning this awesome art by:
(leave an additional comment to let me know if you do any of the following for each bonus opportunity)
following @coachcolleen on twitter = 1 entry
"like" Keeping Her Cool on facebook = 1 entry
link to this contest on twitter or facebook = 1 entry each
follow this blog (see followers in side bar) = 1 entry
Good luck and happy Mom-gyvering!