How to Make Melted Crayons

How to Make Melted Crayons

How to Make Melted Crayons

How to Make Melted Crayons Do you have a bunch of broken or old crayons around the house? Instead of tossing them, consider making melted crayons with the crayons! My girls saw a video about making melted crayons on YouTube Kids and we went to our art shelf and pulled out as many broken crayons as we could find. Then, we broke them down into even smaller pieces and melted them into these beautiful crayons! This activity is perfect for kids … [Read more...]



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Teaching Kids About Money

How to Teach Kids About Money

Teaching Kids About Money

How to Teach Kids About Money My girls are starting to show interest with money at a young age. They see me finding ways to save money and cut costs on a regular basis. My oldest daughter will be entering third grade soon and I feel that she is ready to learn about money. My youngest likes to do what her sister does and this is a great time to get both children involved. As a parent, I need to do the best I can to guide my children to make … [Read more...]



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How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder

How to Make a Pinecone Bird Feeder Spring is here and summer is fast approaching. The kids will be out of school soon and the summer will be in full swing. With many kids at home during the summer, parents can find themselves struggling to find things to keep the kids entertained while they are home. There's plenty of activities to do with kids during the summer and getting outdoors should be on everyone's to-do list. If you are looking … [Read more...]



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How to Make Shaving Cream Rain

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With the summer approaching, you can be sure I've stocked up on a few basic household items to keep my kids entertained during the summer! I love to find fun activities for the girls to do that don't require too many ingredients or steps. I like for activities to be as easy as possible. The more complicated something gets, the more turned off of an experiment I get. With that being said, I found an amazing summertime activity for your children to … [Read more...]



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Busy Boxes for Kids

How to Create Busy Boxes for Kids

Busy Boxes for Kids

School is out for many and the kids will be spending the days at home enjoying the A/C as well as the hot summer sun. Many parents look forward to summer as a way to be able to spend extra time with their children, while others may dread the summer fearing they may not be able to find ways to entertain their children for two or more months! If you are in need of a way to keep the kids entertained, try creating busy boxes for each child that … [Read more...]



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how to make flowers made with toilet paper

Switch to Scott Tube-Free + How to Make Flowers Made with Toilet Paper

how to make flowers made with toilet paper

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Scott Tube-Free for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine. Toilet paper seems to make it's way on my shopping list each week. It's just one of those items that we can't live without! With three bathrooms in our house and a growing family, soon to be a family of 5, toilet paper is something that we must keep in stock at all times. I try my best to keep a well stocked supply of toilet paper in … [Read more...]



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skin care tips for winter

5 Skin Care Tips for Winter

skin care tips for winter

Skin Care Tips for Winter One of the reasons I have a hard time during the winter season is due to the fact that my skin gets very dry during the winter months. When winter rolls around, the colder temps, dry air, and wind affect the look and feel of my skin and I do everything I can to keep my skin looking radiant all winter! I use the following tips below to keep my skin looking and feeling great during the winter months. 5 Skin Care … [Read more...]



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Money Saving Goal for the New Year

Money Saving Goals for the New Year

Money Saving Goal for the New Year

Another Christmas holiday has come and gone. As I think about a brand new year, I'm able to reflect on our December 2016 holiday budget. My husband and I went into December with a plan for every dollar. Our goal was to spend our money on practical gifts for our kids all while paring down the amount of gifts that we would purchase. Now that January is here, I can say that we did a good job of sticking to our budget, but there were a few areas that … [Read more...]



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decluttering

Four Surprising Benefits of Decluttering

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When you're so busy that you can barely keep up with the basic housework, much less the deep cleaning, decluttering can seem like a poor use of your time. After all, there are always tasks that are more pressing, and all of that extra junk that's lying around isn't really hurting anything, is it? As it turns out, living in a house that's full of clutter affects you more than you know, and finally getting rid of all the clutter will help you … [Read more...]



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Why I Gave Away Most of My Storage Bins

gave away storage bins

I was the queen of organization. At least I thought I was. I thought that organizing was simply a way of keeping all of your belongings tidy and in order, where everything had a home and a place where you could easily locate that item when needed. You see, organizing and decluttering are now two different things in my opinion. Organizing to me is moving around stuff in an orderly way so that when you need that particular item, you know exactly … [Read more...]



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10 Tips for Decluttering Your Home

Plaster wall with wooden parquet

I love to declutter. Call me crazy, but it's true. I find myself decluttering my home at the beginning of every new season. I feel that it helps me to enter each new season with a tidy home and a clutter free mind! Who doesn't want that? Why do I love to declutter? I love how "light" I feel after decluttering my home. I love how focused I am and how clear my mind is. The feeling I get after I "let go" of my belongings that I no longer use or … [Read more...]



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get rid of your stuff

Why I’m Giving Away Most of My Stuff

get rid of your stuff

The older I get, the more I realize I can't function well with a bunch of stuff around me. My husband feels the same way. Don't get me wrong, there's some "stuff" we love and some "stuff" we can't live without, but for the most part, most of the "stuff" in our life isn't necessary. After we had our two girls, we ended up with more stuff. You know how fast it can all add up -- toys, clothes, books, games, stuffed animals, art supplies, and more. … [Read more...]



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gift ideas for the coffee lover

Gift Guide: 10 Gift Ideas for the Coffee Lover

gift ideas for the coffee lover

Do you have a coffee drinker in the family? I love coffee. It's the first thing I look forward to each day! Here's a a great list of coffee gift ideas for the coffee enthusiast in your family! See all of my Holiday Gift Guides at the end of this post + stay tuned for more guides to be posted in the next couple of weeks! 1. Mr. Coffee 8-Piece Cafe Americano Mug Set with Spoons 2. Black Cup Coffee Wall Clock 3. Coffee Condiment and … [Read more...]



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Gift Guide: Top 10 Gifts for a Baker

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I love to bake for my family, so I'd be thrilled to receive baking gifts for the holidays! Here's a great selection of gifts to buy the baker in your family! Top 10 Gifts for the Baker in Your Life 1. Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus 2. Farberware Nonstick Bakeware 3-Piece Cookie Pan Value Set 3. Silicone Mini Muffin Pans, Makes 24 4. Wilton ColorSwirl 3 Color Coupler 5. Baker's Secret Nonstick Cooling Rack, Set of 2 6. Wilton … [Read more...]



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cookie gift tags

FREE Printable Cookie Tags & Cookie Coloring Sheet

cookie gift tags

This holiday season is full of fun and surprises. My girls will be out of school at the end of the week and we will have the chance to spend a lot of time together. I am looking forward to sleeping in and several days of no alarm clocks. I'm also looking forward to creating special holiday projects with my girls such as making gingerbread houses and baking cookies. Get your Free Printable Cookie Gift Tags here! Baking cookies is one of our … [Read more...]



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easy christmas decorations

Quick and Easy Christmas Decorations

easy christmas decorations

This holiday season, I wanted to use a bit of creativity and create some of my own Christmas decorations. After decorating our Christmas tree, I had several ornaments leftover. I decided to create these cute centerpieces to place around the house! They are easy to make and you can actually find the ornaments and the glass vases at the dollar store! I did find some of the larger vases at thrift stores around our area at an affordable … [Read more...]



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How to Make a Gumdrop Christmas Tree

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I can remember back when I was a little girl around Christmas time, my dad would always have a Gumdrop Christmas Tree around. Some years we made the gumdrop tree and other years, we used a Plastic Gumdrop Tree. It's been several years now that we haven't created a Gumdrop Christmas tree and while my girls are young, I wanted to carry on this special tradition that I remember and have my girls help us to create one to display at … [Read more...]



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Holiday Gift Guide Star Wars

Gift Guide: Top 10 Gift Ideas for the Star Wars Fan

Holiday Gift Guide Star Wars

See all of my Holiday Gift Guides at the end of this post + stay tuned for more guides to be posted in the next couple of weeks! 1. Jollylife Star Wars Silicone Ice Tray Set of 6 2. Star Wars Darth Vader Apron 3. Playskool Mr. Potato Head Star Wars: Darth Tater Toy 4. Exclusive Star Wars R2-D2 Measuring Cup Set - Limited Edition 5. Star Wars Darth Vader Toaster 6. Star Wars Darth Vader and Stormtrooper Salt and Pepper Shakers, … [Read more...]



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How to Simplify Gift Giving

How to Simplify Gift Giving this Holiday Season

How to Simplify Gift Giving

The holidays are approaching quickly and I admit that I do not have my holiday shopping completed. There's still gifts to buy, gifts to wrap, and stockings to fill. Time is running out. I need to get myself organized and plan for the holidays as soon as possible and start my holiday shopping soon. As a mom of 3 children, the amount of presents that each child receives during the holidays can add up. It seems that on each and every Christmas … [Read more...]



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Party Host Gift Guide

Gift Guide: Top 10 Gifts for the Party Host

Party Host Gift Guide

See all of my Holiday Gift Guides at the end of this post + stay tuned for more guides to be posted in the next couple of weeks! 1. Oster Electric Wine Bottle Opener 2. Chillz Ice Ball Maker Mold 3. Premium Vegetable Spiralizer Bundle - Spiral Slicer - Zucchini Spaghetti Pasta Maker - Black 4. 8 pc Cheese Board Set 5. Ultimate Wine Bottle Glass 6. Barmix Cocktail Shaker 24 Ounces, Stainless Steel, Jigger Included 7. … [Read more...]



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