Mom’s Sickness Fighting Basket for Cold & Flu Season

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It's 11 p.m. and we're home snuggled in bed, 25 minutes from the nearest store that is open.  I hear the whimpering from the kids' rooms and I know one of them isn't feeling well.  I can't count the number of times I've put everyone down for bed, seemingly happy and healthy, only to have someone ...

Simple DIY Wine Sleeve

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Wine makes the perfect holiday hostess gift (or stocking stuffer). Why not dress up just a bit and make it even better! I created this simple little wine sleeve and neck charm (that doubles as a Christmas ornament) to make a bottle of wine even more festive! With just a couple items from the craft ...

Chocolate Pen- Gift idea for creative tweens

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The girls and I had some fun while the boys were at soccer practice last week. We took out the much-asked-for the Chocolate Pen from Skyrocket Toys that they and their friends have been seeing in commercials and have all been wishing for and had some {yummy} creative fun! We were lucky that I'd been ...

Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein

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Two of my favorite things in the world are books and Christmas.  Naturally, when we see books relating to Christmas, we grab them.  We have a whole bin just of Christmas and December-ish holiday books that come out every year with the decorations. It's always fun to see old (and new) favorites to read come ...

Simplifying Date Night

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Date Night- So important, so hard to actually carry out. At least for us-with two that are only 7 and 4 getting time to ourselves is almost nonexistent. There is the arranging a sitter, making plans, and then getting out the door. It can also cost an arm and a leg to finance after you ...

DIY Pan Liners from Felt

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I love to cook and I love cooking gadgets, baking sheets, and cookware.  What I don't love is getting something new for the kitchen only to have it get damaged within a short time.  Most things for the kitchen are pretty durable but things can happen.  I recently received a set of  Farberware purECOok Nonstick Ceramic ...

How to Create a Popcorn Bar

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This post is supposed to be sponsored by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn via Mode Media A fun and affordable family night out at the movies is no farther away than your own backyard. With a sheet, projector, your favorite DVD, Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn and a few toppings, you can transform even your driveway into a theater that ...

Ham, Bacon & Roasted Apple Grilled Cheese Sandwich

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Sandwiches are beautiful, sandwiches are fine, I like sandwiches- I eat them all the time! I eat them for my supper and I eat them for my lunch! If I had a hundred sandwiches I'd eat them all at once... I'll give you a {virtual} nickel if you can tell me who sings that song! It's ...

Yarn Ghost Garland

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This no-sew yarn Halloween craft idea is a great one for everyone in the house. It's Kid Friendly (with supervision) and inexpensive. BUT, it's also something else...it's one of the Halloween decorations you can make with your kids that don’t attract pests. This DIY Yarn Ghost Garland craft and Halloween decorating tips brought to you by Orkin. A bonus ...

The Power of Clean Water – Health #PowerofClean

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When you live in the wealthiest, most developed nation on the Earth, it’s really easy to lose sight of how much of a struggle clean drinking water can be. When you live surrounded by 20 percent of the world’s freshwater, it is even worse. We do a lot of camping and backpacking, meaning we have to bring ...