This page showcases some of Carolyn’s (and many others) favorite videos!

visit her youtube page by clicking here to see all of her videos!

Carolyn’s first how-to video debuted in January 2008. The video? How to Make a Baby Diaper Cake. The inspiration? The upcoming birth of her beautiful niece, Aubrey. A former art teacher, Carolyn loves teaching others how to be more creative, and her how-to videos allowed her to do this on a larger scale. She even made one for HGTV and was featured on their show That’s Clever!


Turning the Ordinary Into the Extraordinary: ARt and Craft Video Samples

HOw to make a baby diaper cake

With over a million views on YouTube, this video has helped many create a cute and helpful gift to give new parents!

Carolyn created it in 2008, inspired by the upcoming birth of her niece. At the time, there weren’t any other YouTube videos on how to create this craft. Carolyn found a step-by- step blog about how to create a baby diaper cake, but it wasn’t as easy to follow as she would have liked. She experimented and figured out how to create one on her own and wanted to share what she learned with others in a big way. Therefore, her first YouTube video was created!

How to make a Fascinator-under $25!

This #CBTOIE video was inspired by a Kentucky Derby event Carolyn was going to. She made one, wore it and was the talk of the night. She even won “best hat” at the party! She figured others may like to know how to make one for a party or their wedding, so she made a tutorial. She was right, as many creators have watched the video and created their own—inexpensively! Her video was also featured on!

Make one to wear to a wedding, for your wedding party, for the Kentucky Derby or for any fun event! Fascinators are beautiful and can be made so many ways! Get creative and then share your images on social media with the hashtag #CBTOIE so Carolyn can see them all!

Carolyn’s Beauty Advice: Cruelty Free Beauty Video Sample

Cruelty Free DIY Hair Dye + Brow Tinting

Carolyn has been dying her own hair and tinting her own brows for a while now and wanted to share some tips and tricks that she’s learned with anyone wondering how to do it!

American Eskimo Life: Pet Video Sample

American Eskimo Life: Training Time

In this video, Carolyn’s miniature American Eskimo completes one of her daily training sessions. She loves to learn, as all pets do! Try teaching your dog these basic training methods.

It’s a Bradenful Life: Travel Video Sample

Unique Gatlinburg, TN Cabin + Tour

In this video, Carolyn and Tommy review their favorite Gatlinburg, TN getaway cabin group and give a tour! It’s a pet friendly cabin group too!

T.I.P.S By Tommy

How to Install Shiplap

Tommy (Carolyn’s husband) loves to learn and wishes to share his knowledge with the world. In T.I.P.S by Tommy videos, he shares his technology intelligence and professional skills tips and tricks. Happy learning!