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Back To School With ECO Lunch Box

  Did you know, that if you switched away from using disposable lunch ware such as plastic baggies and paper napkins, that you could save about $435 a year? Yep, our friends at ECOlunchbox did a study in 2009, that calculated the savings for a family that had two kids and one adult packing lunch five times […]

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Shopping Solutions to Help You Save

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking through my links.  There are very few of us who aren’t feeling the effects of gas prices that are rising ever higher, higher food prices and higher prices on just about everything else. Pair these with a slowing […]

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Make a Nature Collage With Your Child

Well it is almost the end of summer, and has it ever gone by fast this year!  Doesn’t it do that every year though?  Winter here comes very quickly upon us, and it is long.  So I am trying to have my children outdoors as much as possible right now.   They love being outside. […]

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Toddler Crafts Ideas (Not Requiring Scissors!)

  Crafts are so good for kids.  They can keep them productively occupied while you’re doing work around the house, or give you something to do together.  Crafting helps kids learn new skills and gives them a wonderful sense of accomplishment.   Crafting is especially good for smaller children.   Crafts help them gain fluent […]

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ModSummer Memories Contest & Giveaway

    While the end of Summer is fast approaching, ModCloth is taking a moment to celebrate all of the fun that’s been shared this season with their #ModSummer Memories Contest!   Entering is simple — just upload your best summer outfits to their Style Gallery and jump over to Submittable to tell them why […]

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Tea Collection KinderCone Giveaway!

  **The links in this post are affiliate links and I will receive a small commission if you make a purchase after clicking on my link. Tea Collection KinderCone Giveaway: $4k Grand Prize! The first day of school can be a bit nerve wracking, and to alleviate some of the anxiety and put a little […]

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8 Benefits of the Barefoot Experience

It is well into summer now, and many people enjoy the sandal season – I love sandals too, but I have to say, I am a huge proponent of barefoot season!  It used to be customary for children especially to go barefoot in the spring and summer, I know I sure did, and I still […]

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5 Fabulous Benefits of Color Therapy

  What’s your favorite color? Most of us get asked that question at various points throughout our lives.  It is worth considering why we ask this – could it be that what color we associate with the most has some sort of effect on us, or says something about our personality? Color therapy taps into […]

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10 Houseplants That Clean Indoor Air

In the late 1980s, NASA researched indoor plants to see if they would cleanse the air in tightly-sealed space stations.  The good news is, you can benefit from their discoveries in your home. It is true that houseplants improve indoor air quality. They absorb some of the toxic chemicals that out-gas from building materials. Some […]

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Smoothie Heaven

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Blueberry & Greens Smoothie

It has been such a long time since my children have indulged in a nice, cold glass of healthy smoothie with me. Perhaps this is because I have been making lots of green smoothies the past while, including ingredients such as parsley and dandelion greens. Not always such a hit with the little ones! Today […]

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Beat the Breakfast Blues

Breakfast is the most important meal of the day.  Unfortunately, many of us neglect breakfast.  And there’s a lot of evidence to suggest that your body and mind will suffer unless you have a healthy breakfast each morning. With the increase in GMO foods racing onto supermarket shelves, I have begun to spend a lot […]

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Carrot Apple Ginger Smoothie

This afternoon, I decided to use two slow cookers.  One for the scalloped potatoes, and the other for the main course of pork with green curry.  And as they are wont to do, the little ones were squealing for something yummy BEFORE dinner. Alright, I thought … we are going to create something for the […]

Christmas Trees & Power Shakes

Yesterday was a fabulous Saturday.  We got all of the Christmas decorations up, with much thanks to Hubby who left the tree mostly intact from last year by covering it with a hoodie and storing it that way in the basement.  So it was really just a matter of reorganizing the ornaments and pulling out […]

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Feng Shui Inspired Style for the Bedroom

  This post has been inspired by a prompt at the Daily Post, about style – any kind of style.  I thought this would be a great time to write about my adventures with Feng Shui, as my children are growing and spending less time in the grown-up bedroom and I have been attempting to […]

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How to Make a Fashion Book with Blurb

How to make a fashion book with Blurb: Blurb is a cool company that lets you make books about anything that interests you. And if you’re interested in fashion and style—and love to show it off—making a book of your personal fashion is a fantastic way to capture your sartorial genius for all time. Whether you […]

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Decor We Adore at One Kings Lane

**This post contains affiliate links and I will be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links. It’s that time again, another weekly sale at One Kings Lane!  This is one that I jumped on straight away to let you know about, because of all the crystal and gemstone items available in […]

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