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Our First Backyard Garden Results

When we bought our house last year, one of the first things I wanted to do was plant a garden. We didn’t get it accomplished last year, but creating a garden was my highest priority this spring. Here are some of the good—and bad—things to come from my first gardening experience. Making the Garden I […]

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How I Date My Husband — At Home and Cheap!

Marriage isn’t always easy. My husband and I have been together almost 20 years and married for 13 of those. We got into a major rut a few years ago. We were focused completely on our young kids, and our lives together became almost like a business—no romance with lots of to-do lists. Marriage wasn’t […]

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4 Tips for Raising a Maker

4 Tips for Raising a Maker + YOXO Giveaway

We are living in an increasingly electronic world, and while that’s definitely not all “bad,” it does raise an issue that many of us parents are facing, and that is… raising kids who aren’t just sitting behind a screen and being entertained but who know how to MAKE fun. So today I want to share […]

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