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Top five excuses for spending money when you really shouldn’t

We’ve all been there. It’s Friday night and you’ve just gotten home from a horrible, traffic-filled commute after a dreadful, long week of work. The house is trashed, the kids… Click to Continue »

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Vintage Stockings

Shabby Chic Dollar Store Stockings

Here’s an easy, inexpensive craft project that is super cute and festive for the holidays. These sequin stockings are from the dollar store…specifically Dollar Tree. Our old stockings needed to be updated and they can be pretty expensive and I almost attempted to sew my own, but then spotted these white ones for a dollar. And […]

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toddler bed

Transitioning Your Baby’s Room to Suit His Big-Kid Mentality

While it won’t scar your preschooler for life if his room is too babyish, the constant complaining from your tiny tot could do irreparable damage to your last nerve. It’s not rare for new parents to drag their feet on updating the child’s room, but be warned — once your tot has his first play […]

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DIY Stamped Clay Christmas Ornamnets

Thinking about making some festive and personalized handmade ornaments with the kids this holiday season? A few years ago we made these hand stamped ornaments and they turned out so beautiful! For this craft you’ll need: craft clay (We used Crayola brand air dry clay.)craft paint or spray pintalphabet letter stamps (craft store)holiday shaped cookie cuttersdrinking straw (to […]

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Mossy Monogram

DIY Framed Mossy Monogram Wall Art

Here’s an easy and fun way to personalize a room. This framed mossy monogram letter was so easy to make and looks great as wall art. I found an old gold frame at a thrift store, and painted it white. Glue moss from the craft store to a monogram letter with a hot glue gun […]

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baby organizing

DIY Bookcase to Baby Hanging Storage

Are you having a baby and low on closet storage space? Or are your kids sharing a room? My sister in law is having her third baby girl soon and busy getting organized. She shared this photo of a bookcase turned baby hanging space and organizer on Instagram and I thought it was such a […]

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Decorating for Fall with Real Pumpkins & Gourds

Thank goodness for October! The weather is finally cooling down and we are excited for Fall! Today I’m sharing photos of my dining room table that’s all dressed up for the season. This year I was going for a white and cream look with some more subtle natural fall colors. I love the idea of […]

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Fancy Frugal Halloween Wreath

DIY Whimsical Halloween Wreath

I haven’t started decorating for Halloween just yet, but I did just revamp my daughter’s Olivia birthday party wreath into an easy Halloween wreath! Do you make a new wreath every year or redo what you have? My hubby’s been trying to throw away this in the garage for months, Ha! I took everything off […]

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DIY “Give Thanks Always” Pallet Sign

Crafts that up-cycle ordinary pallet wood into homemade wall art are pretty popular lately! I’ve painted a couple pallets signs for my home and here is one perfect for Fall and Thanksgiving. I like the rustic look they can have and you can’t beat the price on free pallets! All we did on this one […]

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Fall/Winter Vegetable Gardening in the Central Valley

This week I had the opportunity to attend the fabulous Central California Woman’s Conference. After working the Central Valley Moms booth. I sat in on a session titled “GET YOUR HANDS IN THE SOIL – SUCCESSFUL GARDENING IN THE CENTRAL VALLEY.”  taught by Dr. Cynthia Eayre who teaches Biology and Horticulture at Fresno City College, and gardening […]

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Christmas Music: What’s your favorite holiday tune?

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