Ask Design Mom

I love Ask-Design-Mom questions! If you’d like to submit one, you can do so by emailing gabrielle@designmom.com. I typically post answers to one or two Ask-Design-Mom Questions on Mondays. And twice a year, I host an Ask-Design-Mom-Week where I post answers to as many questions as I can. Below, you’ll find a directory of all the Ask-Design-Mom Questions I’ve answered so far, organized by category.

Need an answer in a hurry? You can search my site in the right-hand sidebar, or browse the questions below to see if your topic has already been covered.

ORGANIZATION
Favorite vaccuum
Displaying heirlooms
Where to find a pretty wall calendars for 2010
Where to find good-looking file cabinets
Dinner planning
Displaying holiday cards
Custom self-inking stamps
Sticker chart
Budget closet organization
Photo storage
Children’s artwork storage
Pretty binders
How to spruce up a closet
What to do with children’s artwork
Day planners
Good looking 3-ring binders
School supply labels
Toy storage
Jewelry organization
Fabric storage
Notebooks for storing decorating ideas
Bookmark storage
Recycling containers
Cool pushpins
Organizing childrens school work
Seasonal clothes storage
Organizing kids’ art supplies

DIY/CRAFTING/MAKING
Teacher gift: DIY custom soap dispenser
How to take DIY photos of your baby
How to have custom wrapping paper made
Homemade gift ideas that kids can make
Preserving your blog
Embroidery on stockings
Homemade vanilla
Sew-in labels
Crib bedding pattern
Book-binding service
Online fabric sources
Toddler dress pattern
Where to find ric rac
Cupcake liners
Felt crafts and paper embroidery

CHILDREN’S CLOTHING
Wedding Clothes for Boys
Toddler shoes
Flowergirl dress sources
Kid size legwarmers
Boy clothes
White dress for a girl
Classic girls nightgowns

WOMEN’S CLOTHING
What to wear to a German Wedding
Bras for flat chests
Affordable maternity clothes
How to wear shortish dresses
Accessories for mom
Swimsuits

PARENTING
Letting Kids Decorate
Preparing siblings for a new baby
Harry Potter and Age Appropriateness
Siblings sharing a bedroom
Kids & Allowance
Announcing a pregnancy
How do you decide how many kids to have?
Baby names
Tips for taking family pictures
Tips for being artsy-craftsy with your kids
Urban family photos
Lunch ideas for 2 year olds

GIFTS
Bedrest gifts
Ideas for making gifts
Sources for Foreign Newspaper to use as Wrapping
Gifts for New Dads
Teacher gift: DIY custom soap dispenser
Housewarming gifts
Matchbox car playmats
Where to Find Striped Socks for my husband
Homemade gift ideas that kids can make
First Christmas present
Teacher gifts, 2nd version
Family Christmas gift
Swingset commemoration
Thank you/welcome gifts
Last minute hostess gifts
1 year old baby gift
Preserving baby’s first shoes
Daddy-to-be gift
Bike ideas for a 9 year old
3 year old gifts
Gorgeous chocolates
Maternity gifts ideas
Graduation gifts
Birthday present for Mom’s 50th
Housewarming gifts
First Father’s Day gift
Books for toddler boys
Retirement gift ideas
Mother-in-law gifts
Stocking stuffers/little gifts for my wife
Employer gifts
Hostess gifts
Holiday neighbor gifts
Baby gifts
Teacher gifts
40th birthday watch

BABY & KID GEAR
Books without words
Cool clocks for kids
Rocking Chairs
Kid friendly dishes
Growth charts
Matchbox car playmats
Preparing for Baby: Layette
Preparing for Baby: Mom’s Needs
Preparing for Baby: Bathing/Diapering
Preparing for Baby: Feeding
Preparing for Baby: Sleeping
Playroom mats
Journals for children
Stroller advice
iPhone apps for kids
Good looking baby walker
Baby books
Sticker chart
PBA free bottles
Nursing covers
Baby memory books
Cradle bedding
Play makeup
Bike ideas for a 9 year old
Organic cotton bedding
3 year old gifts
European toys
Twin-size bedding
Baby slings
Waterproof bibs
Jogging strollers
Lunchboxes
Crib bedding
Toy storage
Children’s placemats
Dinnerware for kids
Orbit Baby
Antique rattles
Books for toddler boys

HOME DECOR
Alternative uses for formal dining rooms
Letting Kids Decorate
Roman shades
Decorating above wainscoating
Getting Interior Designer help on a small budget
Displaying heirlooms
Adjustable stools
Interesting wallpaper
Upholstery fabric
Kitchen throw rug
Fabulous bedding
Antiqued mirror
Preserving/displaying bits of nature
Wallpaper sources
Wall quote
Cabinets: price vs. style
World map ideas
Organic cotton bedding
Twin-size bedding
Nursery design inspiration
Rocking chair fabric
Painting the banister
Sideboards
Alphabet decorating
Too many paint colors?
Kitchen light fixture
Round rugs
Sleeper chairs
Guest room
Craft room paint color
Making computers look cool out in the open
Bathroom lighting
Name display
Simple doormats
Found furniture
Window coverings
Rocking chairs
Child’s playspace
Tablecloth sources
Decorating the mantle
Home office furniture
Hip shower curtain
Stylish shower curtain
Refridgerator art

PARTIES
Birthday Party resources
10 Year Reunion party favors
6 year old birthday party ideas
Graduation party
Spa birthday party
Couples baby showers
Housewarming party
Baby shower ideas

HOLIDAYS
Coordinating Halloween Costumes
Seating for Thanksgiving Dinner
Too many Christmas Gifts
Dealing with Halloween Candy
Potted Christmas trees
Putting Christmas away
Homemade gift ideas that kids can make
Embroidery on stockings
Stocking display
Advent calendars
First Christmas present
Family Christmas gift
Christmas tree decor
Thanksgiving invitations
Holiday card display, version 2
Thanksgiving prep
Easter baskets
Christmas stockings
Holiday dresses for girls
Puppy Halloween costume
Holiday card display
Christmas and Chanukah together
Christmas decorations for a small space
Christmas music
Stocking stuffers/little gifts for my wife
Holiday employer gifts
Holiday hostess gifts
Holiday neighbor gifts
Holiday dresses for girls
Valentine exchanges

MISC
Dinner ideas
Products for curly hair
Shopping online as an Expat
Topless at the beach
Favorite anti-aging products
Form vs. Function
DSLR camera bags
Granola recipe
Caring for curly hair, version two
What kind of camera do you use?
Blogging advice
Salt and pepper shakers
Caring for curly hair
Cool man blogs
Headbands
Hip laptop bags
Tea pots
Books for expectant mothers
Planting flowers
Funky wallet
NYC don’t miss list

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