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There are some things we just need to make sure we always have in our home. I know, we are spoiled, and these are first world problems, I get that.
That being said, here are 10 things I ALWAYS make sure we have in the house. Be sure to read to the end for some tips on making sure you don’t end hollering for some paper!
10 things you never want to run out of
toilet paper – this one is self-explanatory. Always buy ahead. Don’t wait til you are to your last roll! (I keep a box of tissues [...]
Has your American dream turned into a nightmare?
A house, a car, or even 2 or 3 cars!
A riding mower.
Stainless steel appliances.
Flat screen TV, Wii gaming system.
Swimming pool, designer landscaping.
Four wheelers, dirt bikes.
Guns, paintball, airsoft.
Dinner out several times a week.
Checkups, sick days.
Vacations in high gear.
Portable DVD player, iPad.
Paying bills, balancing checkbook.
High speed DSL, HiDef TV.
Doing laundry, cleaning the bathroom.
Taking care of pets, taking care of parents.
Shopping for Christmas, paying taxes.
As if our lives aren’t already busy enough, then the holidays get here and the amount of things we have to do seems to double. Or at least that is our expectation that we have of ourselves, that we NEED to do all these THINGS. Let me encourage you to take a step back, examine your life and calendar AND your expectations and see if you can’t have a more relaxing and meaningful holiday.
8 Ways to Relax and Enjoy the Holiday Season
Here are 8 ways to slow down over the holidays and make the most of the season:
1. Focus on the meaning of [...]
What a great gift idea for teachers! Something they can definitely use and not clutter up their desk or room.
Stove-top Potpourri Kits Clear plastic gift bags (non-zip) 1 orange 1/2 cup cranberries 1 Tbs whole cloves 3 sticks of cinammon grated nutmeg Festive ribbon
Instructions: Quarter the orange, place all in a small saucepan filled with water and simmer on lowest setting. Refill water as needed.
Click below for a downloadable tag for gift-giving (4 to a page)
As we head full swing into the holiday season, with all its hustle and bustle, it is easy to get caught up and lost in our list of things to do, our events and activities to go to. We may get so busy just going, that we don’t even realize that we are not enjoying ourselves.
In America, especially, there is huge cultural pressure to do so much. I mean, this is the Land of Opportunity! We have so many things available to us, and wouldn’t it be a shame not to take advantage of all of them? And if you live in or near [...]
Doing my research again, for my grandkids, and I came across the Rainbow Loom. Now if you look on the wrist of my grandkids at any given time, chances are you will find a bracelet or hair band or rubber band. So when I heard about the Rainbow Loom, I knew I had found a goldmine for a perfect Christmas present. And for a price under $20!
The loom uses special rubber bands that are latex-free and BPA-free. Even though they are manufactured in China, they have been tested and meet the US CPSIA and California Proposition 65 toy safety [...]
My only son loved building sets as a child. He had Duplos, Legos, K-nex, Rokenbok, and anything else he could build with, including Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and Erector Sets. Funny thing now is, he works for a private corporate amusement company and manages a team assembling, disassembling, and transporting roller coasters and ferris wheels!
Now that my youngest grandson is almost 18 months old, I want to introduce building sets to him. I was researching what is available for the younger age and decided to share here on my blog, just in case my readers might be interested in [...]
Looking for something to keep the little ones busy while you prepare for Thanksgiving this week? Or maybe want to spend some quality time crafting with them while cooking your turkey?
I have gathered just a few of the THOUSANDS of Thanksgiving craft ideas out there.
Grateful Paper Plate turkey
Grateful turkey with patterning
Paper plate turkey wreath
Thanksgiving sensory tub
Number turkey learning game
Turkey finger puppet
Painted name turkey pumpkins
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