Mom Behind the Blog – Clumsy Crafter


Yall, I am so excited to start this new series!  I love meeting other moms in the blog world.  Why?  Because they are so normal and down to earth and they make me feel normal too.  I think sometimes it hard to see a person as just like us when we are always showcasing the best parts of our lives.  My kids can be down right monsters some days and I hate putting my laundry away.  That kind of stuff normally doesn’t show up on my blog.  As bloggers we are story tellers, crafters, recipe creators and its easy to forget that we are all in this thing called motherhood together.  That’s the premise behind this new series – Mom Behind the Blog


Today I am sharing one of my blog idols with yall.  I met her when I went to Bloggy Boot Camp last year and then we met up again at Blissdom.  Bobbie Byrd is the voice behind the Clumsy Crafter.  She is awesome all around but here are a few things that you should know about Bobbie:

  • She is a mom to three beautiful girls
  • She homeschools all three
  • She is one of the founders of the Blog Elevated conference
  • She loves pencils and tries to push them on people
  • She is hilarious

A few things you should know about this video before you watch it:

  • This is my first time doing this
  • My intro was cut off.. oops
  • I didn’t realize I wasn’t toggling between us
  • I didn’t realize you couldn’t see the screenshare

Other then that, I hope you enjoy getting to know Bobbie!  She has some really great blogging advice at the end so make sure you watch out for it! 

Isn’t she fabulous?  And so down to earth, yall!  Make sure you stop by Clumsy Crafter and say hi!  She’s on Twitter, Facebook and Pinterest too! 

Ill be back in two weeks with another amazing mom to feature. 

And if you want more blogging tips check out:

Tips to Increase Twitter Followers

6 Tips to Beat Writers Block

Watching a Fat Girl Sweat

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program.  I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating in the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. My opinions are my own.  I am also a Shaklee Independent Distributor.  

Hey yall!  Im back with another Shaklee180 update vlog.  I have lost 14 pounds in 3 months and I love the results I am seeing.  I actually like going to the gym and sweating.  [Don’t tell anyone.]  I am sharing a few things about why I wanted to lose the weight and my motivation to keep doing in the video.  And in the second video [yes, there are two videos today.  You’re welcome.]  Im showing you how to make a fat girl sweat.

Video one –

And if you are interested in buying Shaklee, let me know!  I’m a distrubtor and can help you find the products that are right for you!  Check out my Shaklee site too.

Video two –


And here is little before and after picture I’ve been meaning to share.  Crazy to see tangible results like that!  I can’t wait to compare my day one picture to my 180 day picture!


What motivates you to keep going?  Do you hate burpees too?

5 Motivational Blogs to Follow

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating in the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. My opinions are my own. I am also a Shaklee Independent Distributor.

Hey yall!  Im back with another Shaklee update vlog!  Today Im talking a little about motivation and the 5 (or so) bloggers that inspire me to keep going!

So the five people that I mentioned were:

  1. Erin from
  2. Mama Laughlin, Skinny Meg and Big Holly
  3. Maribel from Stroller Adventures
  4. Candy from
  5. Tamara from the Workout Mama

What blogs motivate you to keep going?

Shaklee Smoothie Recipes + A Vlog

shaklee smoothie recipe 1

My mind is all over the place lately.  Between work, kids and home I am ready for a vacation!  Good thing Im heading to Blissdom this Thursday!  I can not tell you how excited I am to meet up with old friends and make new ones!  Im not nervous for this conference like I was for my first one; just beyond excited.  And ready.  Mama needs a break!  Today’s post is quick – Im sharing two new smoothie recipes and quite possibly the most awkward vlog of all time.
shaklee smoothie recipe 1

Peach Dandy –

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

5 frozen peaches

5 frozen mangoes

2 scoops Shaklee strawberry powder

Shaklee smoothie 1

Chocolate Spinach –

1 cup unsweetened almond milk

1 frozen banana

handful of frozen spinach

2 scoops chocolate Shaklee powder

Warning – turn down your volume and I make a lot of weird facial expressions.


Have you ever been to a blog conference?  I’d love to hear about it!

This is a sponsored post as part of the Shaklee Corporation blogger program. I have received free products, online support and incentives for participating. My opinions are my own.

People following the weight-loss portion of the Shaklee 180™ Program can expect to lose 1-2 pounds per week.

Get to Know Me Vlog!

Hi friends!  I betcha got worried when I didnt have a menu Monday yesterday right?  Well call back the blog search party.. Im here!  My husbands cousins have been in town and I have been having so much fun hanging out with them.  Family trumps blog.   
One day while we were shopping I started to wonder if people can tell who I really am through my blog.  I write honestly and try to show my sense of humor through my posts.. and lets be honest.. Im hilarious!  Well.. in my head I am, and man do I crack myself up!  [Seriously.. I do.. I just snortled reading this.]  
I had asked for questions on my facebook page for a get to know me vlog and got one question to answer.  [Thanks Jennifer!]  So I asked my cousins to give me some questions to answer.  I wish I could pick a favorite part of the video.. but I love the whole thing!  I might just watch it every day and laugh at myself.  
Thats me.. honestly and truly thats how I act.  Like a child.  I know.  And here is the link that I was talking about for the blogger tips.  And just in case the video wasnt goofy enough.. Grace and I leave you with these gems.. 

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