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Beeswax Wraps | All your questions answered

Entering left field is plastic wrap… versatile, indestructible, mindless, and easy… a destroyer of the environment and filler of landfills.  Entering right field is beeswax wrap… the new kid on the block, ready to go head to head with our old time standard and armed with a gold ribbon in eco-consciousness.  Who wins? Imaging this.  You’ve been gifted an infant-sized zucchini.  You’ve made 4 loafs of chocolate chip zucchini bread,[…]

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Ice Lanterns: 4 creative ways to celebrate winter

Winter sometimes gets a bad rap.  Frozen windshields, slippery walks, grey skies, and red noses.  But, it happens.  It’s going to happen again next year.  Let’s learn to celebrate it and take advantage of this snowy cold season.  You can’t make ice lanterns in July, right? So, when that temperature falls, get out your tubs, round up some of nature’s treasures, and take your littles outside to help you put[…]

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Invite nature to dinner with these simple fall table decorations

Bring nature inside and make it the centerpiece of your thanksgiving dinner with these simple and inexpensive fall table decorations. Below you’ll find a collection of diy tablescape ideas perfect for your thanksgiving table or mantelpiece. (This post contains affiliate links for your convenience. If you make a purchase through my link I receive a small commission at no added cost to you. I only recommend stuff I use and[…]

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Healthy Instant Oatmeal Recipes | The perfect camping breakfast!

Do you like secrets?  Do you also like oatmeal?  Well, for all you oatmeal-eating, secret-lovers, this one’s for you:  Did you know you can stop buying those overly processed and overly-sweetened pre-packaged instant oatmeals and instead start making healthy instant oatmeal right in your own kitchen! No worries, it’s easy!  You can do this.  These healthy instant oatmeal recipes below are quick, very adaptable and easily transportable for single-serving meals.[…]

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Cuddle-worthy winter books for preschoolers

Looking for some kids books to cuddle up with?  Here’s a list of some of our wintertime favorites.  Below you’ll find a mix of fun books and educational books, some new books and some classics.  But, they’re all great winter books for preschoolers and early elementary-aged children…. oh, and you might enjoy them too! For your convenience all the images link right to the book on Amazon.  Any purchases you[…]

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Yummy Campfire Apple Pie with a Twist!

Do you consider yourself an outdoorsy person?  If I made you a hobo pie would you know what that is?  Well, I’m almost ashamed to admit that I had no idea these things even existed until about a year ago when my cousin treated us to campfire apple pies made with pie irons. And, wow!  They were so yummy! Since then, we’ve purchased a few campfire pie irons of our[…]

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Campfire Camping Pizzas – easy and tasty!

Here it is… two favorite things smashed together:  camping and pizza! When you’re thinking about meals for the campsite, chances are you’re looking for recipes that are quick, low prep, easy to cook, and popular with kids.  Well, these camping pizzas fit all those criteria. Read on down below to find out how we make our camping pizzas.  It’s pretty straightforward and you can probably figure it out by the[…]

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Best Bear Books for Kids

Are you a book loving family?  Here’s a collection of bear books for kids and preschoolers.  Books are such an easy and fun way to help kids learn about the world around them. You’ll find books with fun bear characters, some fun books that combine both bear learning with a fun story line, and a few books which lean heavily towards being informative bear books with a child-friendly narrative.  These[…]

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Handmade and Unique gifts for gardeners

Are you on the hunt for some beautiful gifts for the garden lover in your life?  This collection of Etsy handmade and unique gifts for gardeners is is sure to give you a few great ideas… maybe you’ll even see a few things for yourself! All these items have been found on Etsy (an online marketplace for small crafters and businesses to promote and sell their work).  You’ll find gardening[…]

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Beautiful Handmade and Eco-Friendly Gifts for Mom

Looking for gifts that any woman would be happy to have in her kitchen?  Here’s a collection of beautiful, reusable, and practical gifts for mom that didn’t come from a factory half the world away. Here it is: Your eco-friendly gift guide, the kitchen edition All these items have been hand-crafted by small business crafters.  The best part is you won’t have to spend hours hunting in over-crowded craft markets. […]

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