How to Repurpose Easter Baskets

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Baskets in all shapes and sizes make me happy. To me, there is no better medium with which to organize than using baskets. They’re so pretty, functional, versatile, and sturdy. Each year on Easter, we crack open the stored box of my children’s baskets, dust them off, prettify them while packing them with goodies to [...]

Recycled Wax Melts as Drawer Sachets and Fresheners

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I am ADDICTED to wax melts and warmers right now. My house smells like a bakery all.day.long with my HUGE collection of wax melts I’ve purchased from Scentsy and BHG. I love it so much! Here’s my box of wax melts so far. (I’m so addicted, I’m ordering and purchasing more as we speak! Eek!) [...]

Verizon Hopeline Donation Program #VZWHopeline #VZWSE #VZWVoices

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Every time we’ve upgraded our cellular devices, we’ve kept our old phones. I think there’s only been one occasion where my phone was so broken, it wasn’t kept, because I begged them to take it and give me a new one. Otherwise, we’ve got phones clogging up junk drawers and kid buckets here. The kids [...]

Kid-Friendly Craft: Recycled Yarn Cozi

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If you’re anything like me, you use toilet paper like it’s going out of style. Those paper tubes that are left seem craft-worthy, but what can you make from them? What about a pencil holder? Or an iPod holder on your desk? Or maybe a crayon holder for your kids while they color? Or new [...]

Make Your Own Crayon Nibbles

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In our pre-holiday purge, I came across eleventy-billion broken crayons, of course. I had the kids collect them all and bring them downstairs to peel. We then ran to the store, amidst our holiday shopping and bought two boxes of the cheapest crayons we could find. Dividing them up into like-colors after breaking them into [...]

How to Install a Printer, Kid Style

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First, you open the box: Then, while mommy fiddles with the install CD and settings, you discover you can sit and stand in the packing foam while ripping it apart. Cool! Also, the bag it came with makes for a good makeshift pom-pom. It makes a lot of noise! Sweet! Ooh, when you break off [...]

Organizing Children’s Clothes

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My oldest’s clothes are all in her room as we speak, since she’s first in line in the ‘mom’s-going-through-and-taking-out-clothes-that-don’t-fit’ mode for spring cleaning. Yes, I start early, cuz I have six kids. I have to. She has two closets that are packed. Yup, packed. And two totes and a box, along with two brown grocery [...]

Recycled Crafts – Valentine’s Day Chocolate Boxes

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I love to find ways to re-use and recycle. I also love to decorate, so combining the two is always a huge plus for me, as you end up with free decor! Did you get a pretty box of chocolates for Valentine’s Day? Don’t throw away the box! If you’re like me, and you like [...]

Honest Beverages Honestly Good

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I may talk about coffee often, but it’s a little known fact that I’m a super-big tea drinker as well. Kind of a big deal for me. Coffee powers my ability to function, whereas tea quenches my thirst and helps relax me when I go bonkers (c’mon, six kids + military = bonkers sometimes). Nothin’ [...]

A New Preschool Craft!

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This craft is ingenious. It helps them not only learn how to make things from recycling items, but it helps them grow things on their own, AND eat healthy with what they grow! Woohoo! Can’t get any better than that! As soon as we complete the activity ourselves, I will update the picture of what [...]

Rockin’ the Recycling!

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So this morning, I’m rinsing out a squeezy mayonnaise container (that’s probably the only non-organic/additive/preservative item left in our home) and I don’t know if it’s the fact that I’m awake with thought processes working already, brain synapses firing away furiously, or if it’s because I’m a genius *cough* but.. I suddenly realized that instead [...]