What’s in a Name?

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When I was little my aunt gave me personalized note cards. They were gorgeous. Delicate pastel flowers danced around the edge with my full name pressed into the paper with pink metallic foil.  I hoarded those cards only using them for the best notes and replies to people. They were so special that I still have one stored away in my childhood things.  If you ask my kids they'll tell you that I grew up in the early 1900's when the printing press was just invented. Truthfully I was raised in the 80's when you had to mail order personalized cards such as those.  You see, … [Read more...]

Does Ice Water Really Make a Difference?

I admit it - for awhile there I was in the naysayer camp when it comes to the Ice Bucket Challenges that you've probably seen all over Facebook.  Seriously I thought how can it matter when people are just dumping water on their head and probably not doing anything else?  And then I slowly started to realize that all the sudden these challenges for ALS were going viral and people that had never heard of ALS were talking about it. A disease that is not as recognized or rallied behind such as cancer or diabetes was finally getting a moment in the spotlight. Awareness for ALS was … [Read more...]

How to Make Wire Wrapped Bracelets

Make Wire Wrapped Bracelets from Clumsy Crafter!

Let's just say that I'm not joking when I say that I could kiss these bracelets on the lips. I made these this past weekend and you know what? It was fun and easy! YES! What else do you need to know? Oh you want to know how to make wire wrapped bracelets for yourself? Done. First you need to gather supplies. This turned out to be a little more difficult that I would have liked. I went to Hobby Lobby first but they had no beads that would work for this project but they did have the gold wire I wanted to use. So I decided not to buy anything at Hobby Lobby and snake my way over to Michaels … [Read more...]

Advice for the College Bound!

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It's that time when Facebook and Twitter are fully of weepy parents dropping their child off for the first year of college. I get it, I do because I got weepy dropping the resident 5 year old off for Vacation Bible School this summer. Don't worry - I made her eat Ramen Noodles and trash her room all week so she would get the full college effect (she was in heaven).  However looking back on my college years and the years since then, I have a few words of advice for those going off to college.  #1. Regret is going to happen but you have control of how much.  11 years … [Read more...]

A Day in the Life of Clumsy Crafter (cue ominous music)

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Today I'm going to periodically post what our day looks like so you can follow the daily life of Clumsy Crafter. It's thrilling!  Ok so it's really not thrilling, more like mediocre and sometimes boring.  BUT! this is your chance to be nosy and who doesn't love a good peek into someone's lives? I'm inviting you in, be prepared for mind blowing nothingness! I've sold you on coming back later to check back in haven't I?  7:30 am -  All the sudden there's dogs, kids and a kitten in my bed. Time to get up before they take over. 8:30am - The cereal … [Read more...]

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