De-stink Your Shoes Naturally!

De-stink your shoes naturally

We have all been there, you smell something funky, and soon enough realize it’s coming from you and your adorable flats that you wear everyday. There is nothing worse than stinky feet and stinky shoes. The embarrassing feeling that everyone around you can smell your stench. Luckily, there is light at the end of the tunnel, there is a way to rid those smells coming from your shoes for once and all. You could simply toss out your stink shoes and get new ones OR you could try our 3 natural ways to de-stink your shoes!

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DIY Ornaments for All Ages

DIY Ornaments for All Ages

With the holidays in full swing there is no better time to start crafting and creating traditions. It pretty much goes without saying that a huge part of the Christmas tree is the ornaments we adorn it with. Why not make those ornaments yourself? Gather everyone in the family (no age is too young or too old) to make these fun and creative ornaments with minimal supplies. 

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DIY Body Butter


Winter is here and you know what that means right? Dry, itchy, white, flakey skin. Rough, cracked, chapped, dry skin. Need we go on? Using a simple store bought moisturizer will do, but wouldn’t you rather know exactly what is going on your skin? There are tons of hidden chemicals found in your everyday moisturizer so we have come up with a simple and easy way to make your own body butter right at home in your own kitchen. Read on to find out how.

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Holiday Baking: Montessori Style

Holiday Baking Montessori Style

Holiday baking can be difficult to accomplish while trying to keep your toddler occupied at the same time. Thankfully, you can make it into a fun and educational activity for your toddler by including them in the baking process. You can present the cookie baking as a string of Montessori activities. Not only will this enable you to get your baking done, it can be a very fun and educational experience for your child. You can discuss the steps together and make it a sensory exploration. Plus, the cookies will taste better if little hands help prepare them! 

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DIY Yarn Candy Cane Tree

Looking for a new way to dress up your table or mantel this holiday season? Why not spend a few minutes making this incredibly easy candy cane yarn tree that is not only so easy to make, but also adds a beautiful hand-made touch to your home? Holiday decorations can get expensive, and between parties, special foods and presents- it’s always great to save a little money when you can. This candy cane yarn tree takes around a half hour to make, and for under $10 total- you can’t go wrong!

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10 ways to reuse Glass Baby food jars

10 ways to reuse glass baby food jars

If you choose to use pureed baby food when it’s time for your baby to start eating solids, you may have a ton of glass jars destined for the recycling bin. They’ve served their purpose, right? What other use could they possibly have? Believe it or not, quite a few! In this post, we’ll break down some ways you can reuse those jars around the house and ultimately get more for your money. Sound good? 

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10 Ways to Washi: Holiday Edition

Washi tape is still a trendy favorite in the crafting world. There are so many creative ways to use this Japanese based tape that washi tape has essentially become a household name. The beautiful and countless designs, the strong-hold and reusability, and the natural materials that make up washi tape have made this crafting essential perfect for all aspects of your life.

With the holidays right around the corner, picking up a few rolls of washi tape will give you a chance to try your hand at some easy, cheap, decorating and crafting. Give your holidays a unique and fun touch this year, from slapping some washi tape on your gift wrap to the kid’s walls! We’re sharing with you 10 ways to washi this holiday season.

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DIY Ornament Wreath

DIYOrnamentWreath

An ornament wreath is such a pretty addition to any holiday decor because it can be customized to any color scheme. It can also be dressed up in additional ways, such as using a bow or a nice visual piece that captures the eye. This wreath is also a good choice because it can be used either indoors or outdoors, it’s simple to make, and the materials are reasonably priced. We hope you have as much fun making one as we did! 

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3 DIY Advent Calendars

3 DIY Advent Calendars

For many families, using Advent Calendars during the Christmas Season is a tradition everyone looks forward to. Whether the calendar is filled with chocolate, stories, toys or activities, each day is special and anticipated. There are some beautiful Advent Calendars on the market, from stunning tapestry-like calendars, to sturdy treasure box types, to delicate glass displays. Or you may feel that making your own is the best option for you. If you’re finding yourself preferring the latter, you’re in luck! We have 3 simple but sweet DIY Advent Calendar options to choose from.

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DIY: Turkey Finger Puppets

Let’s face it: the holiday gatherings are more for the adults in the family than the kids. We decorate with our most festive garlands and wreaths, we set the table with our finest dishes and silver, we plate the food as beautifully as we can. The kids don’t care about any of that. So let’s give them something they can appreciate- a fun, simple and inexpensive Thanksgiving themed craft they can enjoy and entertain themselves with while the grown-ups are preparing the meal or watching football. 

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Helping the Homeless: Blessing Bags

Many people probably wonder–what is the best way to help a person who is homeless? For most of us, day-to-day interactions with the homeless are brief. You might see someone soliciting while pulled up to a stoplight, while walking to work, or out shopping. Probably everyone is guilty at some point of just averting their eyes, pretending not to see, or just straight up ignoring the person soliciting, but deep down you think, there has to be a better way. While some of you might gladly pull out a few meager bills or a handful of change, there are probably others of you wishing you had a second option prepared. If this is you–looking for something helpful to provide the homeless and is even (bonus!) a family friendly community service activity, then blessings bags are your answer! Read on for instuctions on how to put together a kit with useful materials–those often recommended by food pantries and donation centers as much needed items.

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10 Kid-Friendly Ways to Show Thankfulness

Thanksgiving is almost here and during this time of year we try to focus on recognizing the things we are grateful for. Did you know that gratitude doesn’t always come naturally to kids? It’s something that we, as parents, need to teach them — so doing this should be at the very top of our parenting to-do list. Children who express gratitude are often kinder, more appreciative, empathetic, and happier. Grateful children also have an understanding that other people have needs and they look outside themselves. They often are more polite, usually better behaved and generally more pleasant to be around. We all aspire to have kind, well-rounded and happy kids, and teaching them gratitude is one of the first steps!

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DIY: Haunting Halloween Ghosts

DIY Ghosts

Halloween is just around the corner.  You have seen the decorations for weeks (sometimes months in some stores)!  Purchasing several things to decorate can add up.  It helps when you find a do it yourself idea that doesn’t cost a lot and still looks great!  We are here to share a great tutorial on how to make haunting Halloween ghosts.

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Got Worms? All About Vermicomposting

Chances are you haven’t given much thought to worms as anything other than fish bait or on rainy days when they congregate on the sidewalk.  Did you know that worms can make tea??  No, not the kind of tea that anyone would want to drink, but a very useful and nutritious drink for your garden.  Read on to find out more about how you can put those little creepy crawlers to work toward beautifying your yard and making your garden grow.

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