16 Valentine's Day Gifts under $20 for the Whole Class (Preschool-12)
January 23, 2020

16 Valentine's Day Gifts under $20 for the Whole Class (Preschool-12)

Valentine's Day is coming up and when you have kids, you have a budget. To be blunt, we are looking for cheap Valentine's Day gifts. When you have more than one child, you budget even more. So, now that both my boys are old enough to participate in Valentine's Day and gift giving, I needed to come up with some ideas for cute, affordable Valentine's Day gifts. You don't have to spend a lot of money to make fun Valentine's Day gifts for the whole class. Here are 10 Valentine's Day Gifts under $20 for Preschool-12th grade. They are easy to find Valentine's day gifts and good for your pocketbook! I found some cheap Valentines Day gifts at Family Dollar and Target. All of these added …

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How to Make Non Candy Valentine's Conversation Hearts with Recycled Crayons
January 23, 2020

How to Make Non Candy Valentine's Conversation Hearts with Recycled Crayons

I'm not sure how long the Valentine's Conversation hearts candies have been out.  I've been receiving them since I was a little girl.  I never even liked the taste of them.  They always ended up going to waste. Every year the kids come home with candy for Valentine's Day and every year I take some and dump them.  Don't get me wrong, they get candy.  But we don't need more dentist visits so I'm particular about what they keep.  No chewy candy that can sit in their teeth.  This year I bought tiny heart lollipops for my little one's class. But for my older one who is six-year-old, I wanted to do something different. One of the great things about being a home room mom is having …

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Our New Year's Resolution Of Living A Healthier Lifestyle in 2020
January 13, 2020

Our New Year's Resolution Of Living A Healthier Lifestyle in 2020

With a 2020 on the horizon, it's time to begin making Resolutions! More importantly, a resolution that we can stick to, and keep, not just all year long. But forever! One Resolution for myself and my family is to live a healthier lifestyle. The boys are growing up, and time slows down for no one. It's important that together, as a family, we continue on a path towards a healthier way of living. We have tried in the past, but how do we live a healthier life in 2020? How do we plan on living healthy? Along with plenty of daily exercises, we want to focus on keeping our bodies healthy, with the nutrients we put in them. A healthy diet is ever so …

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26 Easy DIY Valentine's Day Gifts
January 13, 2020

26 Easy DIY Valentine's Day Gifts

It all started with How to Make Non Candy Valentine’s Conversation Starters with Recycled Crayons. That was my first time really trying Valentine's DIY gifts for my son's classmates. Now I want to make my own Valentine's Day Gifts for people.  Candy doesn't cut it anymore.  I guess this is what happens when you become a mother, right? I used to be happy with Valentine's chocolates and roses.  Now I just want to craft with my kids. Motherhood.  It's awesome. From making simple soaps, Valentine's printable crafts, mugs, DIY lip balms, body butters, Valentine's Day Cards, essential oil face sprays and valentine candy hearts with dark and white chocolate.  The list is endless. So, here are 26 Easy DIY Valentine's Day Gifts for anyone to try, not just …

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Top 10 Keto Game Day Recipes
January 10, 2020

Top 10 Keto Game Day Recipes

Super Bowl Sunday is approaching and although I am not a huge football fan, I am a huge food fan. The two kind of go together. The 2020 Super Bowl will be played at Hard Rock Stadium in Miami, Florida on Sunday, February 2, 2020. The Big Game will feature the AFC Champions and the NFC Champions. So, I'm always up for a Super Bowl Party! Game day is fun because it means community and getting together. Everyone is celebrating a game day tradition and it always involves drinks and game day food. But in my case, I like to eat Keto so I have to consider Keto game day food.  There are so many options to make Keto appetizers, side dishes, and …

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11 Top Instagrammable Places to Visit in Finland
January 4, 2020

11 Top Instagrammable Places to Visit in Finland

I had a chance to visit Finland last September and was overwhelmed by the beauty of this country. It is famous for its amazing Finnish architecture, visual arts, museums, churches, and beautiful nature. Finland, the happiest place in the world, is a photographers dream and if you are looking for the top instagrammable places in Finland, you've come to the right place. I love taking travel photography and I found the best pictures in Finland. Here are 11 of the top instagrammable places in Finland, including Hotel Katajanokka in Helsinki, Ranua Zoo, Arctic Igloos in Rovaniemi, Suomenlinna Sea Fortress, Uspenski Cathedral and more. Check them out! They can easily be taken on a quick day trip in Finland. 11 Top Instagrammable …

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Create Your Happy DIY Rock Painting with OOLY
January 2, 2020

Create Your Happy DIY Rock Painting with OOLY

How do your kids "create their happy?" Do they sing to themselves or jump in puddles? My boys are rough and tumble boys all the way.  Climbing, skateboarding, biking, jumping, playing in the dirt;  you name it, they will do it!  But they also LOVE art, painting DIY crafts, and fun DIY projects.  They take so much pride in their artwork and spend hours painting and making crafts.  I love watching them "create their happy." There are so many craft groups on Facebook and somehow I joined some rock painting groups.  Some of my friends were in them, so I was curious about rock painting ideas. Then I realized that there is a whole secret cult following and that people paint rocks or have story …

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5 Top Ninja Foodi Dinner Recipes
December 26, 2019

5 Top Ninja Foodi Dinner Recipes

Before the Ninja Foodi I didn't cook. Now I really enjoy cooking as along as it involves the Ninja Foodi. Now I want to cook dinner every night. The Ninja Foodi 7 in 1 is the world's first crisping pressure cooker that also air fries, bakes, roasts and boils all in one cooker. The pressure lid cooks food up to 70% faster than traditional cooking. I’ve never pressure cooked anything or air fried anything, for that matter. So I was so excited to find some easy Ninja Foodi recipes. Recently I’ve noticed a lot of buzz around instant pot recipes but didn’t understand why.  Now that I’ve used the Ninja Foodi, I know why. You can make more food in less time. …

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How to Make Easy Keto Bacon and Egg Cups
December 17, 2019

How to Make Easy Keto Bacon and Egg Cups

The New Year will be here in days and I've got Keto on my mind. I know that there will be slips and lots of cheating between now and then; in fact I planned them! It's the Holidays; a time to celebrate and with celebrating comes delicious food. So while I am celebrating, I am also preparing a menu for myself so that when I'm ready, I won't have to fumble for Keto recipes. Preparation is key. (New Year's Resolution). I came up with something delicious; breakfast egg muffins, using only 3 ingredients, bacon, eggs and chives. It's a simple as that. And they also work for Whole30, low carb diet, the Paleo diet, and are gluten …

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Best Vegan Beauty Products for Gifts
December 14, 2019

Best Vegan Beauty Products for Gifts

Last year I posted my favorite Vegan Holiday Beauty items. Not much has changed since then. I still love Bella Organics and EO Products and my favorite SPF 20 face moisturizer is still No B.S. Face Moisturizer With SPF 20. But this year I have found the best vegan makeup brands for holiday gifting for 2019. I'm so excited to tell you about the best eye brightener, the best beauty serum foundation, amazing vegan lip balms and beautiful vegan lipsticks. I know you will love all of these organic beauty items and I guarantee they make a great beauty gift! I don't know a single person that would say no to vegan and cruelty free beauty products. Lumene Invisible Illumination …

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