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Summer Boredom Busters

Oh, how everyone looks forward to summer when the pressures of “everything school” are set aside for a couple of months.  Our schedules become a little more relaxed, and we can let out that big sigh we’ve been holding in.   Then, before we’ve even caught our breath, comes the well-known and often heard words….”I’m bored. […]

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Dollar Tree Easter Centerpiece

Dollar Store Easter Centerpiece

I really can not explain how much I love to decorate for holidays! I love getting into the spirit of each holiday and I enjoy making decorations from scratch. My latest project is an Easter centerpiece made entirely out of dollar store products and things that I had around the house. How cute is this?! […]

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Why I Can: Preserving More than Food

Every year, the conversation is the same.  My husband insists that I am wasting my time canning. I’m talking about good, old-fashioned canning.  You know, the kind with the water bath canner, the glass mason jars, the old screw top lids.  Canning.  The art of preserving food.  I argue that canning is a lost art, […]

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Fun and Easy Christmas Crafts for Kids

Looking for great ways to entertain the kids and maybe even end up with some gifts to give? Checkout these great Christmas craft ideas for kids! Popsicle Stick Christmas Trees This child friendly craft is perfect for a Sunday school or class activity. Glue popsicle sticks into a triangle, use pom-poms, scrapbook paper, ribbon, or tinsel to […]

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Best Homemade Gifts for the Holidays

With Thanksgiving and Christmas around the corner, gift-giving is on my mind already. Now I know store-bought gifts and gift cards are often the first things that come to mind. But, I also like homemade gifts that really come from the heart. There is just something about receiving (and giving) something that is homemade! Here […]

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