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Sunday, January 19, 2020

Declutter for the new year by finding a fresh use for old jeans and decorate for Valentine's Day at the same time with this clever heart garland!

This denim upcycling project took me about 1.5 hours to make (photographing in the middle slows things down a little). If you are already good at sewing, it might take you an hour.

This is an easy to moderate craft and could certainly be done all by hand if you do not have a sewing machine.

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Monday, January 13, 2020

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how to stay healthy while traveling on an airplane

To say I have traveled a lot is an understatement. Before I started traveling several times a year for work, I was a military kid.

That means I moved a lot. 

Which meant a lot of flying for moves. And flying to visit family because we didn't live near them.

And fast forward a couple decades, I fly multiple times a year for work (and sometimes vacation) and now that I'm a mom I am bringing my kids with me.

So much flying. All the flying.
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Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Get the best plant based superfood recipes that are both vegan and vegetarian
On Earth Day I mentioned over on the Creative Green Living Instagram account that I was starting a 21 day challenge to eat one plant based meal a day for 21 days.

I haven't gone vegan BUT eating more plants is good for humans and good for the environment so when I heard about the challenge with OMD, I was excited to play along! 

(This post is being brought to you by OMD - sign up for the OMD newsletter and learn more about plant based eating here. All opinions in this post are my own and may not necessarily reflect those of OMD)
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Tuesday, December 17, 2019

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best gift ideas for dogs featuring a chihuahua and presents

Are you a dedicated pet parent looking for great dog gifts? Have a paw shaped stocking to fill and are searching for the best gifts for dogs?

Look no further, pet parents! (And grandparents. And aunts, uncles, and dog lovers everywhere!)

From the tastiest dog treats to the snuggliest pet bed to things that make you go "who knew that was a thing?" I have twelve great gift ideas every dog will love. 

And if you're looking for a great deal, be sure to check out the MaxDaddy coupon code that will get you 20% your first order! These are my dogs' favorite treats, paws down!

Whether you need dog Christmas gifts, a dog birthday gift, or a custom dog gift "just because" this list will have something for you!
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Sunday, December 1, 2019

Advent Calendars you can make

The one tradition I was the most excited about starting when we finally had our first child was some kind of Christmas countdown or advent calendar.

I wanted to have a way to celebrate a little every day as we worked our way toward Christmas on December 25th. 

Whether you are new to the advent calendar tradition or just looking to mix things up, here are more than 25 great advent countdown ideas you are sure to love!
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Thursday, November 21, 2019

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Best stocking stuffers for her. This list has lots of ideas for the adult ladies in your life that she will really love. Perfect for mom, your wife or girlfriend. Lots of great store bought ideas and some DIY ideas, too!

If you are trying to find worthwhile stocking stuffers for your wife, girlfriend or adult daughters, you are in the right place!

Finding stocking stuffers for the women in your life can feel overwhelming, but it doesn't have to be!

I've put together a helpful guide to Christmas stocking stuffer ideas for her that she will:
  • Really love
  • Actually use
  • Not break in less than a week
She may even end up loving the stuff you put in her stocking more than what's under the tree!

If you have been scratching your head about what kind of stocking stuffers to get for your wife, girlfriend or daughter, here are some of my favorite suggestions.
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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Learn how to make this easy and fun unicorn ornament.

Making your own ornaments is always a fun Christmas activity and it’s even better if it’s a DIY unicorn ornament!

Christmas can be expensive and wasteful so we don’t want Christmas crafts to required us to purchase a lot of supplies or make a lot of waste. That’s why these unicorn ornaments are made using craft supplies you likely already have -- like a mason jar lid and scraps.

These unicorn ornaments are very simple to make and you can change them up in a lot of different ways to fit your own style.

These unicorn ornaments would also be a great craft to make at a Christmas party. Set out some different supplies and each person can make their own unique ornament. What a fun party favor!

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Thursday, November 7, 2019

Teacher gift ideas like cute printables to go with flowers, sticky note holders and bath bombs

If you are looking for easy, DIY gift ideas for teachers, you are in the right place!

If you have friends who are teachers you probably know: they have no shortage of mugs.

With the popularity of reusable plastic straw cups, most of them have started growing quite a collection of those as well.

So what's an appreciative family to do?

Most of us agree that we want to give our teachers something they will both like and actually use. 

Here are 21+ ideas for DIY teacher gifts that they are sure to love. There's a big variety here including things that are inexpensive, upcycled, personalized and more.

I'm sure you'll find the perfect DIY teacher gift idea for Christmas, the first day back to school, the end of school or just because!
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Starbucks knock off caramel apple cider hot seasonal beverage

What are your favorite seasonal Starbucks drinks? If you said the Starbucks Caramel Apple Spice (a yummy, hot apple cider drink with cinnamon and caramel!), you aren't alone!

If you want to learn how to make a Starbucks caramel apple spice inspired hot apple cider drink, this recipe is for you!

Starbucks calls their version of this recipe a Caramel Apple Spice.

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Sunday, September 15, 2019

non toxic lunch boxes and stainless steel water bottles

Just this week, a member of our Creative Green Living Community Group sent me a personal message asking about healthy lunchbox supplies that don't have sketchy chemicals like lead, phthalates, PVC, etc. 
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