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Sunday, February 23, 2020

How to make homemade popcorn in the microwave

As a kid, one of my very favorite snacks was popcorn.  In fact, my mom used to buy these giant packs of microwavable popcorn from the grocery store, and I would make one every day for morning snack time. 

At the time, I thought they were delicious, but as an adult, I cringe at the thought of all that fake butter, and way it coats your mouth for hours after eating it. 

Monday, February 17, 2020

How to make an envelope out of paper magazine pages
While envelopes aren't exactly expensive, making envelopes out of paper - like scrapbook paper, junk mail or magazines - is a fun way to recycle and get super cute envelopes at the same time!

This sample envelope, for example, was made from the paper cover of Real Simple magazine. Beautiful!

Once you learn how to make an envelope, you'll want to do it all the time!

There is no better way to make your mail stand out and feel special than sending it in a cool envelope.

Making envelopes from paper is easy enough that elementary-age kids, preteens and teens can do it as a fun rainy day project. And who wouldn't love to get mail in a special, custom made envelope?

Ready to learn how to make envelopes out of paper you have at home? Let's do it!


Friday, February 14, 2020

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Draper Valley Farms. All opinions are 100% mine.
cast iron asparagus stuffed chicken recipe
Are you looking for an easy chicken dish you can make for dinner tonight that won't take long to make and your family will love? Look no further!

This easy dinner recipe uses Draper Valley Farms organic chicken breasts together with asparagus and Italian cheeses to make an easy skillet dinner!

This is a great way to use seasonal asparagus! You might be surprised how much your family loves eating it this way.


Wednesday, February 12, 2020

How to make a bug jar with a ladybug lid - easy STEM craft for kids!
I made this easy recycled ladybug bug catcher craft with my son almost seven years ago for Earth Day when he was in preschool!

It's a great way to turn an empty glass jar into something cute your kids will use and enjoy.

The lid of this jar is painted to look like a ladybug and includes fun 3D features like eyes and antennae.

Catch bugs in the jar to observe through the glass - just be sure to let them go when you're done!

This is an easy kids craft to make with your preschool or kindergarten class to encourage them to get outside, looking for bugs and exploring in the garden!

Sunday, February 9, 2020

How to make bath bombs with sprinkles for valentine's day

Bath bombs make a perfect gift any time of year but especially at Valentine's Day.

Valentine's Day bath bombs are perfect because it's one of the holidays where we often buy or make small gifts for our friends.

Skip the conversation hearts this year and make your own candy heart inspired bath bombs that smell sweet but are great for your skin.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Easy iced tea recipe for making ice tea at home
If you want to learn how to make iced tea at home, you are in the right place!

Iced tea is surprisingly easy to make from scratch.

I'll admit that I had NO IDEA how to make iced tea until I worked at Starbucks in college. Which was, ahem, a while ago.

Before I knew the secret for how to make iced tea at home, I thought if you wanted iced tea at home that you had to mix powdered tea mix into water or buy a gallon of ready-made tea.

Sunday, February 2, 2020

More than 55 DIY gift ideas for your valentine on Valentine's Day.

Cute Valentine's Day gifts don't have to be hard! You can make any of these DIY Valentine's Day gift ideas in an afternoon and be ready to surprise your love on V-day.

I have lots of DIY Valentine gift ideas for your boyfriend, girlfriend, husband, wife and even your kids.

You get a Valentine's Day gift! YOU get a Valentine's Day gift! EVERYONE gets a Valentine gift!!!

(I feel like Oprah!)

But seriously: These fun crafty Valentine's Day gifts are all easy to make and will make you feel extra clever while you're at it. 

Because while flowers are nice, the very best Valentine's Day gifts have love infused into them by being handmade.


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.


Monday, January 13, 2020

This post is brought to you by Boiron.
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.

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! 

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