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Valentine’s Day Crafts

I love to do crafts! I especially love to do them with my kids. Sometimes I love the idea of doing them with the kids more than actually doing them, but you know what I mean. I try to keep things simple, so it’s easy to do a few minutes and stop if they aren’t […]

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Pinterest, a Love/Hate Relationship

So I don’t know about you, but I can spend HOURS scrolling through picture after picture on Pinterest. Of course when I sit down it’s supposed to be for only for 5 minutes, and then next thing you know, it’s been 2 hours! I love Pinterest for giving me the hope of being creative. I’m […]

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Popcorn

Home-Made Bagged Popcorn!

I don’t know about you, but my family goes through a TON of popcorn. We love it. My father-in-law got me one of those counter-top movie popcorn makers one Christmas because he knew I love it so much. While living in Italy, we were quite a way from the commissary, and as fast as we […]

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Making Apple Butter

My friends and I got together this fall to make apple butter.  It was my first attempt at this homemade, crafty thing, so I didn’t know if it would turn out.  But I’m so glad I did it!  It was fun to do something I never thought I could do, to spend time with my […]

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DIY Thankful Board

DIY Thankful Board

I don’t know about you, but I have a lot to be thankful for: a beautiful family, caring friends, a roof over my head, food on my table…so many simple things that I often take for granted. My husband and I, as many of you, I’m sure, want to raise our daughter to be a […]

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DIY Thankful Tree

It’s pretty easy to get caught up in the speed and chaos of life. I pretty much live in a state of stress most days. I’m not proud of that fact, but it is what it is. It’s so easy to focus on the negative things in our lives and forget to acknowledge the awesome […]

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Pumpkin Carving

Pumpkin Carving with Two Kids

So we finally decided tonight would be the night to carve our pumpkins!!  Or should I say this was one of the few nights before Halloween that we all would be home to participate in this fun filled family night.  Since I’m always up for a good sale, I had planned ahead last year and […]

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