Category Archives: Crafts & DIY

‘Tis the Season for Donating: Consider Giving to Local Schools!


Have you thought about making a holiday donation to your local school this year?

It’s the first week of December, and that means your local malls are probably filled with wish trees and bell ringers, and you’re probably being asked by every cashier you see if you’d like to donate a dollar today. All these requests for donations can be a little overwhelming, but there truly are so many people out there who need help. The problem is, the need doesn’t seem to lessen once the holidays are over. Continue reading

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Project Envolve™ Mission One: Save Energy with your Holiday Lights!

I’m writing this post as a Project Envolve™ Ambassador. I have not been compensated for this post, but I did receive the items shown below to facilitate energy savings in my home.

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The approaching new year has me thinking about positive change. I’m welcoming new ideas, for sure, but also revisiting those things that are important to our family and strengthening our resolve to do better in 2014. Eating habits, exercise, living a little more consciously. We could use a brush up on all of those things. And now, as a Project Envolve Ambassador, I’m going to do just that with a REcommitment to saving energy every day! Continue reading


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Boost Your Immunity with Homemade Elderberry Syrup

Winter is approaching, and sniffles and sneezes are already starting in our house. But this year we’re ahead of the game with an early batch of homemade elderberry syrup. Elderberry is an immunity-boosting plant that has been used for centuries as a remedy for flu, colds, sore throats, inflammation and a ton of other ailments. While it’s hard to find definitive proof that it will keep you well, the history of its use speaks for itself. A quick Google search will yield page after page of information about this highly regarded berry. Continue reading


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Christmas Craft: Egg Carton Advent Calendar

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Egg Carton Advent Calendar

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Thanksgiving Gratitude Tree for Early Readers (Made with #Alphabits)

As a member of the Mom It Forward Blogging Network, I will be compensated for my participation in this campaign.

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We’re not a big cereal household, but Alpha-Bits sure do bring back some great childhood memories for me. I was a big word nerd, so I remember spelling out words in my bowl (the longer and sillier, the better.) Continue reading


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