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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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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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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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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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Join the Wild Week Challenge to unplug and reconnect!

Find out about this new, exciting challenge for you and your family each month.  Join me on this 7 day wild challenge!  Let’s unplug, rewild, and start reconnecting! So here’s the deal.  Are you ready to face that over-filled family calendar?  Are you ready to challenge yourself?  Are you ready to take back the responsibility of letting kids be kids? Are you ready to disconnect:  put your phone down, and[…]

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How to teach creativity outdoors

How do you teach creativity to kids?  In this nature connections story Addie Broussard shares a few of her own tips and suggestions.  For starters, she takes them outside. Read on to learn more about teaching creativity in the great outdoors. (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[…]

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Mom’s guide to exploring nature with babies

One of the most precious things in a parent’s life is to have the opportunity to re-live the joy and wonder of childhood.  Did you know you’d be given this gift when you had your first child?  I didn’t know how much I would appreciate and enjoy this second chance.  Also, I didn’t know how easily I would forget and let this opportunity go to waste. Slowing down and exploring[…]

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How to make any vacation a nature vacation

Have you ever specifically planned to take a nature vacation?  Do you intentionally include nature appreciation when you’re on vacation? According to Becki, in this latest edition of the nature connections series, you can find and appreciate nature at all destinations whether you’re visiting the beach or the big city. How to fit nature into your family vacation by Becki Svare Hey there!  I’m Becki Svare and I blog over[…]

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