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Disney Frozen Spring & Summer Olaf Birthday Party Ideas

June 21, 2014
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Disney Frozen Spring & Summer Olaf Birthday Party Ideas In February we had a Disney Frozen Birthday party for my 8 year old. I shared ideas from that birthday party in my Disney Frozen Birthday Party post. Of course, when May rolled around, my soon to be 4 year old decided that she would like […]

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How to Build a Square Foot Garden

May 3, 2014
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How to Build a Square Foot Garden This is a guest post written by Kristi. Square Foot Gardening is the answer to that age old question of how to grow a lot of fruits and vegetables in a relatively small space. Using enriched potting soil, 6-8 hours of sunlight, and good watering techniques you can […]

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How to Build a Flower Bed

April 29, 2014
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How to Build a Flower Bed This is a guest post written by Kristi. Flowers are nature’s way of making people smile as they open up their blooms and produce a soft scent. It’s hard to be sad when surrounded by beautiful flowers! Having a flower bed around your house or as a part of […]

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How to Grow an Organic Garden

April 28, 2014
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This is a guest post written by Kristi. Note from Marcy: My husband is the gardener in the family, and this is our first year buying all heirloom seeds. We have two raised/square foot garden beds and make use of our flower beds for our fruit and vegetable gardening. We also collect rainwater in a […]

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Great Plants for a Shade Garden

April 27, 2014
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Great Plants for a Shade Garden When we bought our current home 3 years ago, our backyard landscape was completely new to us. Our entire yard is bordered by a very mature patch of woods, and that means we get a lot of shade. Shade is welcome during the hot days of summer, but we […]

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Disney Frozen Birthday Party Ideas

March 5, 2014
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Disney Frozen Birthday Party Ideas Recently we had a Disney Frozen Birthday Party for my 8 year old, and I had no idea when I agreed to this theme how difficult it would be to find Disney Frozen Party Supplies! Thankfully with the help of Pinterest, Etsy, Amazon and a local party shop I was […]

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11 Frugal DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas

January 16, 2014
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Frugal DIY Valentine’s Day Decor Ideas A few years ago I snagged the 2 apothecary jars seen in the photo above for FREE. Since then, I have had fun experimenting each holiday or season with various vase fillers. You can see an example of how I fill them in the fall here. This past Christmas I […]

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Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Heart Wreath + 10 Heart Wreath Ideas

January 15, 2014
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I know that I have mentioned before that I’m not the craftiest person around, but I still love to decorate my home for the holidays. Occasionally that means that I find myself wielding a glue gun in the attempt to mimic a project or idea that I found on Pinterest (check out my Valentine’s Day […]

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Quick and Easy DIY Holiday Christmas Card Display Idea

December 21, 2013
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I used to have Christmas card guilt. I love receiving photo cards from friends and family, but I always felt bad putting the cards in a basket. It seemed like such a waste! Then, a couple of years ago I found this super cute, quick and easy DIY Holiday Christmas Card Display Idea on Pinterest […]

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Easy DIY Christmas Gift Idea for Teachers, Friends + More

December 8, 2013
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I just finished putting my daughters’ DIY Teacher Christmas Gifts together and thought I would share this fun project! My girls are 3 and 7, and this is the first year that both of them are in school. When I add in bus drivers, gymnastics teachers, piano teachers and more, I had a total of 10 […]

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