Raising The Not So Perfect Child


In all honesty, there are days that I can't figure out why I don't have my act together as a mom or why my kids aren't picture perfect. We've all seen the kids in the stores wearing perfectly matched clothes with their hair perfect and not an once of dirt to be found on them. Then I glance over at my kids with their sloppy hair, mismatched clothes, and the occasional (ok more than occasional) dirty face. Is it because I'm a bad mom? Do I not care enough to go upstairs each night and lay out the perfect outfit for my kids and iron out any wrinkles, scrub any spots? Why don't I fix their … [Read more...]

My Favorite Free Printables

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I like free printables. They're simple. All you have to do is print and then you have so many cute signs that you can either pop in a frame or use in various craft projects.  So out of all the printables here on Clumsy Crafter, which ones are my personal favorites?  1. Wicked Chickens Make Deviled Eggs.  Maybe it's my love of deviled eggs that makes this printable sign one of my all time favorites but I can't help but giggle a little when I see it.  2. Live In The Sunshine -  This printable just makes me happy. I love the saying, the colors and … [Read more...]

Definition: The Perfect Weekend

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24 hours spent in one of my favorite places. It's a magical place. Where apples grow in the Texas heat. The skies and water match. The girls get to swim in the same spot their dad swam when he was growing up.  The fish are biting and the bait girl is cuter than most. Where the boat goes in figure eights crossing from Texas waters to Louisiana and back again. Somewhere in that time and place you realize that even the hardest season of life didn't destroy you.  And then, God sang a love song dressed as a lullaby.  Perfect … [Read more...]

How to Make Watermelon Prints Using Sponges!

watermelon prints using sponges

Watermelon is one of those things that just screams summer.  It's one of my greatest memories of summers growing up. In fact growing up I had a sponge painted watermelon shirt just like this one that my mom made for me. So the other day I decided to bring back the 90's and make my daughter a watermelon shirt using sponges. If you add penny loafers, dorkier pants, geeky glasses and 5" tall bangs, this picture could have been me 25 years ago.  (BTW.... OUCH! It literally hurt today when I was doing the math to figure out that I'm old enough to say it was 25 years ago.) A lot of … [Read more...]

Life With Kids


Life with kids mean that you'll never know what photos you'll find on your phone.  Or what you'll find wound up in your vacuum cleaner.  Life with kids means that your pets will beg for mercy. And that one day you might have a pet rat.  Life with kids mean that sometimes you'll run into a little mess. And sometimes it means a really big mess. Life with kids is every adjective in the dictionary and then some.      … [Read more...]