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8 Simple Crafts and Recipes To Bring Spring Indoors

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Spring just cannot come fast enough! After months of freezing temperatures, hazardous roads, and layers upon layers of clothes, we are more than ready for sunshine and warmth! It’s time to watch the weather forecast eagerly for those warm temps, to scan the skies for sunshine, to peek in those flower beds for the first buds of springtime. It’s time to rush spring. If only we could make the season change a little faster, hurry the process so we can get all the enjoyment we...

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Composting for Beginners: Yes, Compost Your Paper Plates

Whether you are a seasoned at-home gardener, or just wanting to try to raise a few tomato plants for fun, maintaining a healthy compost pile can be vital to the success of your garden. Home compost bins are one of the best ways to generate fertilizer for your garden, and take care of things that would have otherwise gone to waste away in a land fill. If you’re just starting out your compost pile, there are a few things you might want to know.

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Kids’ Crafts To Keep Summertime Boredom At Bay

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  Most kids rejoice when the school bell rings for the final time in May or June, because they know they have 3 months of playtime before they have to be back in that classroom again. Not every parent shares this sentiment, though. 3 months of kids’ playtime likely means 3 months of activities for parents to think up! Kid’s crafts are a time-tested way to keep kids busy, so here are a few for you and the kids to try out!

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Fun DIY Outdoor Games That Will Entertain Your Kids This Summer

DIY Games

The summer will fly by when your children play these fun summer games! It is no secret that summer is a favorite season for kids all over the country. No school, no homework— just long afternoons full of fun in the sun and play dates with their friends! However, once the excitement and the freedom from school has lost its freshness, it’s easy for kids to fall into a summer rut of playing video games and watching TV all day long. However, why not break...

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Fun DIY Ideas For Your Upcoming Memorial Day Party

Memorial Day

Decorating tips to make your Memorial Day party more memorable. Memorial Day weekend is right around the corner, and many people all across the country are planning backyard barbecues, long sunny days spent on the lake or even celebratory holiday parties to kick off this favorite holiday. After all, Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer and all of the fun events and parties that accompany it, so you want to make sure you are kicking off the season right! However, if you...

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DIY Easter Projects For Kids That Will Get Your Party Hoppin!

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These fun Easter activities will keep your kids entertained all afternoon. Now that we have entered the month of April, it is time to start planning out your annual Easter party. Whether you are having a classic Easter brunch filled with tasty treats and happy conversation, or an all-out Easter egg hunt for all of the kids (and let’s not forget the grown-ups) in your family, you also want to make sure that you are adding a little bit of fun into your Easter afternoon!...

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How To Make Lent Fun For Kids

Lent officially begins next week on Ash Wednesday (March 5th); this gives us six weeks to prepare for the celebration of Easter. This solemn time in the liturgical calendar can oftentimes be difficult to explain to kids and so it is an opportunity for us adults to shed some light on this period of preparation. Lent is observed by the majority of Christian denominations during which we use prayer, penance, almsgiving, self-denial to get ready for Easter. Because explaining the passion of the Christ is...

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Halloween Classroom Craft Ideas

Halloween has always been my favorite holiday –the whole season. Everything from art projects at school, to the Fall themed foods at restaurants, to brainstorming costume ideas, to actually getting ready and going trick or treating, is SUCH a blast! I think it’s so exciting when you’re a kid and even more exciting to share the fun of it all with either your young siblings or children. We can always relive our younger years through the children’s grins! Here are a few arts and crafts...

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Closet Swap Luncheons with Style

They say the economy will get worse before it gets better. I’m sure the news (not to mention reality) has definitely rearranged a lot of your priorities. Things that seemed imperative before, all of a sudden seem so silly. Being on a tight budget can also inspire loads of creativity in the fashion department. After all, women are wild about keeping their look “fresh” and getting photographed in the same outfit too much can defeat the whole purpose of a picture. Right, ladies? A popular...

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Make Dining Out Fun For Children!

Having an 8 year old and a 2 year old makes for interesting choices when we dine out.  More often than not, our choice has an indoor play yard and a value menu, but sometimes my husband and I get lucky and manage to squeak in a “real” meal, complete with menus and waiters!  And, when those chances occur, we are eternally grateful for the activity placemat, helping to make dining out fun for children. A paper placemat created with children in mind or better...

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