The Create + Restore Brand sells new, vintage, thrifted and upcycled pieces, as well as home baked goods made with locally-sourced ingredients. We look for opportunities to connect style, sustainability and affordability. And we empower women and their families to curate wardrobes, homes and lives that give back to their environments. 

Living a Sustainable Life: Living Life with a Chronic Illness

When I look back 10 years ago, I was in good shape. I didn’t eat the best in the world, but I was active and I worked out often. Little did I know that 10 years later, I would be dealing with a chronic illness and that the life that I now live is vastly different than the life I thought I would be living.


Tired of store bought? Here's how to make your own hot chocolate.

I've been in a 'make your own' phase for a while now, and while I do feel like convenience is key, I also think that when it comes to something as easy as hot chocolate, it pays to make it yourself. After all, you know what's going into it and you can add (or limit) anything you want. So, here's the base recipe to make a hot chocolate mix that will give you between 8-16 ounces of custom made mix. Then, I'll give you some ways to add a little flare to it.


Simple and affordable ways to create a DIY charcuterie board for holiday entertaining.

My son had a Friendsgiving picnic at his school, and being the caring friend that he is, he decided that he wanted to create a charcuterie board for his friends to enjoy. Since this was his project, I gave him a budget and told him to research online how to make one. After googling and pinning all sorts of ideas, he created a board that would have rivaled any professionally created one. Nope, this mama didn't help him. He's a teenager and he wants to be a chef, so he needed to do this on his own. Besides, he kicked me out of the kitchen and didn't show me anything until he was done.


Need some quick Thanksgiving decorating ideas? Run to your nearest thrift store TODAY!

We are officially two days away from Thanksgiving, and while you might have been more focused on finding a turkey and getting your groceries for the big day, you're realizing that your home needs a little bit of sprucing up. Don't worry! You don't have to spend an arm and a leg to make things a little bit more festive. Here is a list of 5 things you can find at almost any local thrift store that will instantly add style to your Thanksgiving spread.

2022 is here and so is the opportunity for a fresh start. If your resolution is to live a more eco-friendly lifestyle, here's a curated selection of new, vintage, thrifted and upcycled goods to help your style become more sustainable.

Did you have a chance to check out our "Good Morning Texas" Segment?

The C + R Brand was invited to visit the set of WFAA's "Good Morning Texas" last June and talk about our mission of stylish, sustainable and affordable living, and although the event that we're promoting has passed, the words still ring the same. When we each take small steps to reduce the waste in our environment, it can make a big impact. Watch the video to see what we've remade lately!

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Don’t miss the recent Redfin article The Create + Restore Brand was featured in: “Top Tips and Tricks for a Zero Waste Kitchen”

If your favorite room in your home is your kitchen, then it’s likely that you’ve spent many hours cooking and cleaning up after a meal. Chances are you’ve also seen all the food scraps and paper towels that end up being thrown out. Whether you’re living in Austin, TX or Phoenix, AZ, find out what you can do to
take steps toward creating a zero waste kitchen.

To help you get started, we, along with other sustainability experts from across the country, shared some of our best tips and tricks for a zero waste kitchen with Redfin. Check out what we had to say so you can start your journey towards sustainability with ease!

Top Tips and Tricks for a Zero Waste Kitchen
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