Posted in DIY, Mom Life, Not A Pinterest Mom, Ramblings Of A SAHM

The Great Cookie Debate

greatcookiedebate

Can you help us out here? There has been a GREAT divide in the Clark household since it all began…Seven years and counting.

We refer to it as “The Great Cookie Debate” and neither side seems to think they are wrong. I personally know I am not, and just wish my husband would humble himself and just admit HE is the wrong one here.

Have you ever heard of No Bake Cookies? I’m sure you have! They are DELICIOUS! One of my all time favorite treats as a kid. My husband feels the same.

Yet when it comes to the RIGHT recipe…we can’t agree!

You see HIS mom has her way, and MY mom has hers.

There is only ONE ingredient that separates these two cookies…

PEANUT BUTTER!

If you look below you will see that I have shared BOTH recipes. One is right…the other is ALMOST right *wink* wink*

Can you help us settle this great debate?

Whose No Bake Cookie is the RIGHT No Bake Cookie?

PS: If you are a Clark your vote does not count…unless it leans to the Peanut Butter side.

mammatina
Makala’s Mom’s Recipe
mammapam
Struan’s Mom’s Recipe

 

Cast your votes below!!

XOXO

Makala

Advertisements
Posted in Mom Life, Ramblings Of A SAHM

Bloopers Are The Best Part…

img_3293
Behind The Scenes Sneak Peek – This Is My Reality Show.

Where are my movie lovers at?

I absolutely LOVE movies…especially in the theater. The popcorn, the candy, the previews, the sticky floors, and the squeaky chairs. I laugh, I cry, I cheer, I clap, I enjoy every single second at the movies.

But my all time favorite moment, is when the credits finish rolling, there are very few people left in the theater, and they start the blooper reels.

You know what I’m talking about. The scenes where the actors mess up, play pranks, and in those moments you see them as HUMANS. Real human beings, who are exactly like you and me.

I soak that stuff up. I just love RAW & REAL life. The people I look up to and relate to, are those who share the nitty gritty of their lives. Those who aren’t ashamed to share their vulnerable side. Those who inspire others by living their lives OUT LOUD (the good and the bad).

I strive to be the same way. Because as we ALL know. Life is not all highlight reels, it has MANY scenes you wish could be deleted, scenes of sorrow, scenes that are scary, and yes there are those beloved bloopers.

But yet, as humans we have this problem where we tend to forget that others are just as HUMAN as we are. For some reason, we think WE are the only people on the planet who have issues, who have trials, who are failures, etc.

We forget one tiny detail, that NOBODY, I repeat NOBODY’S life is perfect.

No matter if they live in a 6,000 square foot home or a cardboard box down by the river. Each human on this planet HAS problems. Problems that are unique to each human being.

If I hadn’t told you before, would you have ever guessed that my family was completely broke? That our home was in foreclosure, that our boat was repossessed, and that our family had to split apart in order to survive?

Probably not!

The point I am trying to make is STOP with the comparison game. Stop looking at others WISHING you had their life, their body, their whatever.

Just because someone chooses to only show their highlight reel in life, does NOT mean life is all rainbows and butterflies for them.

The truth is. You have an INCREDIBLE life. Your life story is being written every single day. Every day your pages are being FILLED. You hold the power to CREATE the story.

So what kind will it be? A drama or an adventure? Horror story or inspirational tale?

I don’t know about you, but all of my FAVORITE storybooks contain a villain, a hero, a tragedy, some sort of inspiration, and a victory. All the ups and downs are there for a reason, they teach the hero (YOU) a lesson. Whether you will stay knocked down, or get back up.

I love this crazy, tragic, sometimes almost magic, awful beautiful life. So should you.

Oh, and do yourself a favor. Laugh at your bloopers as much as you possibly can. It makes life a whole lot easier to manage when you can laugh it off.  Life is way to short to take it so seriously.

XOXO Makala

highlightreel

 

Posted in DIY, Mom Life, Not A Pinterest Mom, Raising Kids

Corralling The Chaos

dresserbox1

Let’s face it…Kids = Chaos am I right?!

When Adeline started Kindergarten this fall…I knew we were going to have to make sure we made every morning as SMOOTH as we possibly could. Leaving by 7:30 am each morning is a RUSH!

That means lots of PREPPING. And one of my FAVORITE tricks that I have up my sleeve is the dresser box.

I don’t know about ya’ll but looking for outfits in the morning is NOT my cup of tea…

So every Friday after school, Adeline and I sit down and pick out her outfits for the following week.

It’s so fun to see what she chooses & to have that bonding moment.

dresserbox2
We have gallon zip locks with her name, the day, and number of the day on the bag. We place her clothes in the bag & put them in her basket in the bathroom closet.

Every morning when she wakes up she heads to the bathroom to get dressed. No fighting over what she wants to wear. No mad dashes around the house to find specific items of clothing. It’s all there, and ready for the week.

Another perk…all the clothes that you have folded…STAY folded in their drawers!! Which is a huge pet peeve of mine!

We also do a box for my four year old as well, because well..see above!

So if you are trying to find a way to corral the chaos…be sure to give this a try!

XOXO Makala

 

 

Posted in DIY, Mom Life, Not A Pinterest Mom

Move Over Lush!

img_1785

Move over LUSH! The Clark gals have figured out how to make DELICIOUS Bath Bombs in the comfort of our own home! Say WHAT?!

I don’t know about Y’all but I LOVE me some Bath Bombs and so do my kids! In fact the last time I went and splurged on these delicious treats…I ended up only using ONE because the kids used up the rest!

So I set out on a journey to find the PERFECT recipe! There were a LOT of mess ups on the way..we are talking exploding containers…dyed fingers…and powder EVERYWHERE!

But by golly we didn’t give up and we are excited to share with YOU our favorite bath time treat!

BombIngredients.jpg

Here’s What You Will Need:

2 Cups Baking Soda

1 Cup Citric Acid

3/4 Cup Cornstarch

1/4 Cup Dr. Teals Epsom Salt Milk & Honey

3 tsp. Fractionated  Coconut Oil

1 tsp. Essential Oils

8-10 Drops of Food Coloring

Rubbing Alcohol in Spray Bottle

Molds ( I use condiment cups to make mini bombs)

What You Do:

  1. In a large bowl, combine all DRY ingredients & mix well (makes about 3 cups)
  2. In a small container mix together coconut oil & essential oils ( I made Lavender & Breathe)
  3. Slowly add the oils to your dry ingredients, mix as you go (take your time so it isn’t lumpy)
  4. Next add your food coloring, get creative and have FUN!
  5. Spray your mixture with alcohol 5-10 times while mixing until it resembles the texture of damp sand (have you ever played with Crazy Sand? Kind of the same thing!) You may need to spray a few more times! CAUTION!!! Do not over spray! This WILL lead to EXPLODING bath bombs!! Trust me I know!
  6. Add a heaping amount of your bath bomb mixture to your mold. Press your mixture into the mold. Add more until it’s the size you want it to be.
  7. Let dry for a minimum of 10 minutes. If using condiment cups flip over the bath bombs onto a cookie sheet to finish drying. If using a mold, tap lightly with a spoon to get it to pop out.
  8. Let finish drying over night.
  9. ENJOY!

bathbombs

I would love to hear what flavor of Bath Bomb you make!

XOXO Makala