Easy Notebook Paper Totes!

Simple teacher gifts - cute personalized tote bags that are easy to make!

I love cute projects. I love personalized projects. I really really love cute personalized projects that take 5 minutes.  Wait? Am I trying to tell you that these cute personalized tote bags that would make the perfect library tote or easy teacher gift only takes 5 minutes to make? Why yes. Yes, I am.  If you're needing a last minute thank you gift for a teacher or other person that has impacted the life of your child this year, these are the perfect easy crafts to make.  Here's what you'll need to make these 5 minutes tote bags. To start you'll need a basic … [Read more...]

Neapolitan Rice Treats – Summer Fun Begins!

Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats - fun and full of summer memories!

Neapolitan is just one of those things that screams childhood.  It's the messy ice cream that melts down your hand from your ice cream cone in the heat of summer.  But neapolitan deserved more, it deserved better. So why not take it up a notch? This week I made Neapolitan Rice Krispie Treats.  They won't melt and yet still have the yummy chocolate, vanilla and strawberry flavor.  Plus they're cute! Who doesn't like that?  Honestly these Neapolitan Rice Crispy treats really do taste like the same old ice cream flavor we all love and adore.  They're easy to make … [Read more...]

Helping the Tornado Victims of Van, TX

Van, Texas Mother's Day Tornado

I grew up in East Texas. There were pine trees, red clay mud and the beauty of nature surrounding us. It was an amazing place to grow up especially for a little girl that grew up dreaming about the fairies that lived in the woods around her.   Van was a small town not far from where I lived then and very close to where my dad and sister currently lives.  My small high school played them in sports. There were Friday nights spent at their football stadium and UIL band competitions held in their gymnasium.   This past Sunday night, Mother's Day, I happened to check Twitter … [Read more...]

The End of The Year

DIY super easy Mason Jar Travel Lids from Clumsy Crafter

The end of the year is getting to me. Every year we have the same thing where I feel like I'm meeting myself coming and going. It never ends and we homeschool! We won't even finish our school year for another month or more! It doesn't seem to matter though that we'll keep going for a little bit longer. The girls are in activities that are ending so they're going nonstop trying to get everything finished while other summer activities are just beginning.  We don't let our kids have an overload of extracurricular activities but the few things that they are in are overlapping right now … [Read more...]

The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself for Mother’s Day

The Best Gift You Can Give Yourself for Mother's Day

Mother's Day is this weekend. It's a day where if you have young children you'll be awakened to giggling kids delivering you burnt toast and spilled coffee in bed. You'll get up and clean up the mess and go about your normal mom duties because moms still have to be a mom, no matter the special day.  Maybe you'll treat yourself to a frappacino that day or maybe your significant other will send you off for a pedicure. But there's a gift that as a mother of young children, you can give yourself that will top any other gift. For Mother's Day this year, give yourself the gift of … [Read more...]