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One of the things I love most about my home is that it has a front courtyard.  It is the perfect outdoor area to decorate for the seasons and it is gated, so I don’t have to worry about anything going missing or being broken.  For fall, I decided to go

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This DIY snow cone station and cactus kids craft post has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #WhereFunBegins #CollectiveBias Here in Palm Springs it already feels like summer.  Last week it popped up into the triple digits, which was a bittersweet moment

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DIY reusable upright snack bag #ThisisWholesome
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Before I had kids, I never thought much about on-the-go snacking. Granola bar, water, good to go. Once kids hit, it became a serious daily concern. Every little excursion, I’m packing snacks for both kids like their lives depend on it. Then that day happens when your child goes to

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ghost screamers ring toss

This post is part of a social shopper marketing insight campaign with Pollinate Media Group™ and Cottonelle, but all my opinions are my own. #pmedia #CottonelleTarget   We had a Halloween party this weekend and it was totally spooked out.  Black Widow Martinis, Frankenstein Raviolis, Graveyard Cookie Cupcakes…. did you

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I have to be honest, when I was first asked if I wanted to review a jewelry foil art kit, I had no clue what foil art was and clearly no idea what kind of craft kit I would be receiving. I have to say that I was pleasantly surprised in so many

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purple cows laminator

The decision to homeschool my kindergartner this year was a big one, one I did not take lightly.  Many factors were at play, but ultimately we decided homeschool was the right choice for our daughter and I have no regrets!  It has been such a success that I am contemplating

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DIY holiday tabletop trees

(top row) BHG Felt Rosette Trees    In My Own Style Ornament Trees   Good Housekeeping Pinecone Trees (bottom row) Pink Suede Shoe Cardstock Advent Trees   Sparkle Pants Girls Layered Ribbon Trees   BHG Tinsel Piper Trees (top row) BHG Glass Ball Topiaries   My Home My Stye Wire Trees   The Celebration Shoppe Glitter

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Mona Melisa Haunted House peel and play

Make Halloween decorating more interactive with the Peel and Play Haunted House from Mona Melisa Designs.  These fabric decals can be stuck and unstuck to create spooky scenes on your wall year after year.  The adorable, modern design lends well to your existing decor, creating a backdrop your kids will

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Every car trunk should be armed with a fantastic picnic roll.  Picnics can be held anywhere, not just in grassy park but also at the beach, at an outdoor movie — and they are simply one of the best ways to enjoy the weather with your family.  Sheets and large

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DIY Burp Cloths
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I have found that cloth diapers make some of the best burp cloths but look a little boring just as is. What I love about this DIY project is that it is super simple and fancies those plain cloth diapers up so it doesn’t look like you just have a diaper

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