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Thursday, November 21, 2019

This gift guide contains both affiliate links and sponsored placements.

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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Wednesday, September 4, 2019

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Draper Valley Farms.
All opinions are 100% mine.
Garlic white wine mushroom instant pot recipe

Do you have a favorite part of the chicken that you use over and over again in multiple recipes?

For me, my favorite are chicken thighs.

Meaty, tender and full of flavor, what's not to love?

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Solar phone charger charging iphone laying in the sun on the beach

This is a post from Kyle at Green Coast, a renewable energy and green living blog focused on helping you live a more sustainable life.

One constant worry for every long-distance traveler is how they will charge their gadgets while on the move.

When going to remote locations, it's important to have a reliable and portable power supply. A solar power panel is an ideal choice. 

In this article, we will explore a few tips for using solar while traveling. 
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Friday, August 23, 2019

This post contains affiliate links and sponsored placements.
Adult Stocking Stuffer Ideas for grown ups from Creative Green Living

In many families, long past the time they give Christmas gifts from Santa, adults still get stuffed stockings on Christmas morning. 

Of course, filling Christmas stockings for adults can be a little trickier than filling stockings for kids. 

Anyone can buy cheap toys or plastic doo-dads at the Dollar Store but what kinds of things will they actually use?

If you are looking to find great stocking stuffer ideas for your adult children or stocking stuffers for your wife or husband, I've got lots of ideas for you!

This list is full of great stocking stuffers for men, stocking stuffers for her, stocking stuffers under $5, consumable stocking stuffers and extra special stocking stuffers that are a little more.

Of course, because we're Creative Green Living, our primary focus isn't going to be on plastic toys or cheap trinkets that will break quickly or things that will wind up in the landfill in a week.

What are the best stocking stuffer ideas?

The best stocking stuffer ideas are things that:
  • Aren't junk
  • The recipient will actually like
  • They can really use
  • Won't break in less than a week
  • Aren't candy (by all means give candy - but you want more than that!)
These are my best stocking stuffer ideas to help you fill their Christmas stockings with great gifts that meet those criteria! 

The last thing most of us need is "stuff." I love things that I can really use (and even better, use UP).

Just say no to cheap junk and give gifts they will love and really can use.

Ready to get all my best stocking stuffer ideas for adults? Let's go!
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Thursday, August 15, 2019

Two weeks worth of bento box lunch ideas

If you need easy gluten-free bento box lunch ideas for school, work or picnics in the park, I've got you!

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Saturday, August 10, 2019

Outdoor Jenga

If you have ever wanted to make a giant Jenga style yard game, you're in the right place!

This jumbo Jenga project had been on my list for two years - since my husband and I played it at an outdoor bar and decided we needed a giant Jenga yard game set for our house, too. 

But you know how life goes: first we forgot about it.

Then when we remembered we were like, "Oh yeah, let's make that giant jenga game soon!" 

And then "soon" turned into another year. 

Whoops! It's finally done, though. 

Giant jenga (or as some might call it life size jenga) is the perfect yard game to play outside at BBQs, picnics or family get togethers! 

It's a great beginner woodworking project and it's super affordable, too (less than 10!). It also makes a great gift for outdoor, BBQ and tail gating enthusiasts.
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