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Ashlen "the Kidspert" Sheaffer

Halloween Decorating With Kids

Decorating the house can be challenging with kids. You must find decorations that aren’t breakable, that can be squashed, stepped on, even chewed on, and still cute and festive. Yes, I promise this is one task that can be completed and for very little money. Here are a few things to keep in mind when choosing decorations to put out each season or holiday: READ MORE

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Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - Homemade Mouthwash DIY
Allison Goines

DIY: Homemade Mouthwash

As I work to replace all of the conventional, store-bought hygiene products in my home with natural ones, I have given up some products that I once used because I can’t find a suitable replacement.  Mouthwash was one of those products.  I hadn’t considered making a homemade mouthwash before now, but I had checked out a popular brand of natural mouthwash only to find that it contained sorbitol and xylitol, both of which make me feel sick when ingested in even the smallest amounts.  So, I gave up mouthwash altogether, and I’ve missed it. READ MORE

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  • Losing My Kid

    Although misplacing my nine-year-old son has become a commonplace experience, it is nonetheless still unsettling. The first time, he was eighteen months old, in the yard playing one moment, and nowhere the next. I found him in the dark gara...

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  • Grapefruit And Lemon Cleaning Spray

    In the past when I’ve cleaned—and I admit it’s not as often as it should be—I usually like to bleach the crap out of everything. Then I feel like things get really clean. But now that I’m trying to be more environmenta...

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    Halloween Fun For Grownups

    Do you like pumpkins? (the correct answer is yes).

    Do you like beer? (again, yes).

    Then we have the perfect Halloween DIY for you. READ MORE

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    Felicity Huffman's What The Flicka - 37 Easy No-Carve Pumpkins
    What The Flicka

    37 Easy DIY No-Carve Pumpkin Ideas

    No need to wield a giant knife, risking injury to yourself and others. These no-carve pumpkin ideas will help your pumpkins last longer, too! READ MORE

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  • Felicitations For January: Open For Business

    My mother sent me every self-help book there ever was, the good ones too; Women Who Run With the Wolves, Trapped in the Mirror, The Undiscovered Self, Intimacy with God, etc. I kept them. I put them on my nightstand....

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  • Anatomy of the Perfect Mother

    I’ve been spending a lot of time thinking about the outsized expectations that we tend to have of women in general and mothers in particular. As I once again beat myself up for not being the perfect mother in a perfect size 4 designer out...

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    Lisa Witherspoon

    10 Spooktacular ideas for Trunk or Treat Decorating

    One of the latest big Halloween trends is Trunk or Treat, where people park their cars, decorate their trunks, and children go from vehicle to vehicle collecting treats. However, if, like me, you are not a very good DIY-er and don’t feel you have good crafting skills, the thought of decorating your trunk is a bit intimidating. So, here are 10 ideas to help! READ MORE

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  • Kids’ French Braid: Simple Hairstyle How-To

    Keeping it simple.  All you need for this easy french braid is a pair of hands and a hair elastic....

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  • Mini Tiger Woods

    Whether or not she was aiming for her dad, we’ll call this a hole in one. ...

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    Elle Davis

    10 DIY Ways To Treat Yourself This Fall

    Once upon a time, I used to be an Esthetician and although I’m still licensed, I’d like to go back to school to update my skills. I love making my own skin care products and hope to someday have my own small skin care line that I can sell on Etsy or even my own blog. READ MORE

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  • Ten Recipes To Try Out This Month

    I often seem to have a theme running through many of my posts in any given month. I don’t do this on purpose. I think that I get inspired by an ingredient, have a few ideas in my head and want to execute them all. Sometimes I end up with ...

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