Category: Family & Parenting

How to Love Your Laundry Room

Have your ever thought about how many hours you spend in your laundry room if you added them up at the end of each week? If you’re like me there are very few days that go by without doing at least one load of laundry. This being the case, it makes perfect sense to decorate …

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3 Minute Pumpkin DIY

Pumpkin carving has become a traditional activity used to celebrate the upcoming of Halloween for many years now. The uprising of pumpkin patches in local neighborhoods and grocery stores have made finding a perfectly plump pumpkin an easy task. However, the actual carving part is another story. Cutting through a meaty, bulky pumpkin can be …

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How to Make Halloween Potion Bottles

Whether you’re throwing a party or just like decorating you house, a simple witchy Halloween-y décor project is making your own potion bottles. Not only do they give the place a spooky vibe but are also incredibly easy to make. Halloween Potion Bottles What you’ll need: Empty glue bottle or medicine bottles Hot glue gun …

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A Ghoulishly Scary Halloween Dessert

If you have read a few of my other articles about Halloween, then you probably know that I recommend not giving out anything that is home-made.  This can make Halloween a bit of a disappointment for those of us who love to make some devilishly delightful treats for the kids in the neighborhood, but before …

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How to Make Cute Halloween Grab Bags

People often say, “Halloween, it’s just about the candy,” and although I often agree with them on some level, I don’t really think it is a bad thing. To me, Halloween is one of the truly whimsical holidays around. There is no deep meaning, although there is a history, and children and adults alike, can …

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How to Make Halloween Tissue Paper Ghosts

Some of the best craft projects can be made from common household items, and here we’ll learn how to make this fun Halloween craft project from tissues or coffee filters and a few other items. This is an easy project that children and adults of all ages can enjoy! And not only are they fun …

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Complete How-To Guide for Creative Pumpkin Carving Using Stencils

Can you imagine Halloween without a funny faced pumpkin on the porch? That’s just my point. Pumpkin Carving is the main event that makes it feel like Halloween. And as far as Halloween crafts go, it’s most likely the only one that a lot of families make time for. So it’s very special not to …

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Halloween Treat Recipes: Candy Apples & Popcorn Balls

Halloween is a great time for all kinds of treats—and they’re definitely not hard to find!  Starting in August and September, most grocery stores and convenient stores put bags and bags of candy assortments up for sale.  Everyone has a favorite traditional, store bought treat, but why not take your Halloween offering to the next …

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Treat Yourself to an Unplugged Day

It’s difficult to imagine life before smartphones, but I’m fairly certain it existed. Now our attention spans are shorter, our mental faculties – memory in particular – have been dulled like a knife used to cut frozen spareribs, and we let strangers make our decisions for us when they review products we’re considering purchasing or …

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Crafty Recipes: Paper Mache

I love, I mean LOVE, paper mache (aka papier-mâché) but unfortunately, my kids do not feel the same. For some reason, they act like paper mache paste is an acid that once it gets on their skin it will begin to burn. I’m not sure why this is, but the same kids that hate the feeling …

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