September Means….

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It's almost September.  You know what that means right? No it doesn't mean that I'm dancing around on a bus singing because my kids went back to school. We homeschool so that wouldn't really help me anyway. It also doesn't mean that I'm getting ready for apple picking and hay rides because we live in Houston where it's too hot to grow apples and also too hot to venture outside for the next 3 weeks.  What it does mean is that I'm hunkering down and getting ready for Blog Elevated Conference. Monday I stared at my laptop for a few hours straight, followed by more … [Read more...]

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...]

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...]

Concrete Craft FAIL!

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Everyone always asks if I ever have any huge craft fails. I just tell them to look up at the header and tell me what it says.  Clumsy Crafter - at your service. Usually I don't post my craft fails, I just rework them to something that does work or I find another use for the parts.  This fail though was hard to take. I was in love with the project from the get go and I was so excited that I rushed through it.  If you remember a few weeks ago I lugged home 100lbs of Portland Cement and decided to try a few different craft projects using cement.  The DIY Garden … [Read more...]

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