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...]

The Epitome of Clumsy Crafter

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Oh let's hope that this Monday isn't like last Monday.  It is Monday so we do have a few strikes against us to begin with but last Monday.... wow... it was a long day.  It started out pretty innocent enough. I woke up, stumbled to the coffee maker and then retreated to our quiet office to consume coffee and wake up. Sounds great right? And then my oldest came in complaining of pain from a chipped tooth she had. We knew it was chipped but it was a baby tooth and she had told me the night before that it was loose so I was hoping it would fall out soon.  But since it had … [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...]

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...]

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