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Crafts

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Kids

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Sewing

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Green

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Organizing

Time savers

Time savers

Money savers

Money savers

Quick tips

Quick tips

Decorating

Decorating

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Food

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Gift ideas

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All about Chica and Jo

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Who are these cartoon ladies?

We are alien life forms from the planet Zorg, here to take over the Earth using only a glue gun and a pair of Cutter Bee scissors!  Until we have built up our army, we have decided to entertain ourselves by creating this Web site and writing a book.

No, not really (except for the writing the book part)!  We are actually family-oriented, fun-loving women who enjoy life to the fullest. Part of what allows us to do that is our creative minds and our clever solutions to everyday problems. Some of these solutions are quick and easy and help us save time. Sometimes they are affordable alternatives that save us money. Sometimes we come up with neat ways to track and organize things in our lives, so that we can focus on the important things. Then there are the times where we do outlandish things simply because we can and we want to. But no matter what the purpose, the outcome is always clever and our friends can’t stop talking about it.

Our mission is to inspire you. We want to give you ideas and guidance, and maybe help you think of unusual solutions to common problems. We want to help you use your creative side and “wow” your friends with some clever solutions of your own.

Want to know more about Chica?

ChicaHi, I’m Chica!

I’m a thirty-something girl who literally married the boy next door.  We live happily in a mid-sized city with our large-sized (120 pound) German Shepherd dog named Jack who rules our worlds and our hearts. We don’t have any children, but we have a niece we adore, and she loves to craft with me. She’s the one who gave me the nickname of Chica and it quickly stuck with my whole family.

I am constantly on the go and live by my lists (something Jo relentlessly teases me about). I have a full-time job and also do the books for my husband’s business, so I greatly enjoy any time I can spend on this site, exercising my creative muscles!

Never one to back down from a challenge, I’m quick to learn a new skill in order to get/make/do something I want, so as to ensure quality and save money. My hobbies include cooking, crafting, home improvement, and photography. Most of all, I love to create.

Please send me an email (chica@chicaandjo.com) if you’d like to talk about anything crafty. I especially love to come up with solutions to everyday problems, so if you’ve got a challenge you want ideas for, bring it on!

Want to know more about Jo?

JoHi, I’m Jo!

I am a wife to my high school sweetheart and a mother to the world’s two cutest little girls (in my opinion, of course). I own a small horse farm and I enjoy puttering around my house, shopping, crafting, throwing parties and traveling as often as my wallet allows.  I also freely admit to watching lots of really bad reality television. It’s the American way, what can I say?

I am employed full-time (besides being a mom and wife) and love my work. I also love being crafty and happily take any chance I can get to create. Fortunately for me, my 4-yr-old daughter is turning into a crafter just like her mom. I’ve started calling her “Little Jo” because she is really taking after me!

Please send me an email (jo@chicaandjo.com) if you want to chat about your latest party plans or craft project or if you have advice on juggling full-time life and motherhood. I love meeting new people even if it is just through this vast void of the internet!

We love receiving mail…

Do you have questions, suggestions, problems, or ideas? Or would you just like to say “Hi”? Well, we’d love to hear from you! Just drop us a line at one of the following addresses:

Want our opinion on something?

We love trying out new products that would be of interest to our readers. Our readers are mostly female and handy with all things found in the aisles of craft stores or the local discount store. Our reviews are honest, and we only review items that we think are outstanding. We are constantly on the lookout for the next big thing in the world of crafting, organizing, kids, or entertaining. If you would like for us to consider featuring your product or book on our site, please contact us at: info@chicaandjo.com

It’s not Armani but close…

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