House & Home

Dollar Tree Find: Strawflower Seeds for Twenty Five Cents

The Dollar Tree has so many amazing items in the garden section this year. I’m not sure if they’ve always had a garden section, but either way, I’m totally loving it! I’ve made more trips to the Dollar Tree than I’d like to admit – and it’s only February. Aside from all the amazing finds The Dollar Tree has to offer, one, in particular, caught my eye – the Helichrysum …

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Homemaking 101: The Ultimate Guide to Being a Homemaker

I wasn’t blessed with the gift of traditions and ancestors who passed down familiar heritages of past generations. I don’t have a family’s secret recipe to offer my children, nor do I have a Meemaw who lovingly ensured I learned all her homemaking tips and tricks. I do, however, have a ridiculously passionate drive to re-establish myself and my family in homemaking traditions, because I believe it to be much …

Activities Etc. Inspirational

10 Ways to Cultivate a Love for Books in a Child

I believe a passion for reading is one of the most powerful things we can teach our children. Having a passion for reading creates opportunities for our kids that we couldn’t even imagine! Think about all the ways that our kids will be able to entertain themselves, educate themselves, research, invent, create, bring justice, and fight injustices….all from a love of reading! Reading has positively impacted the person I am, …

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My Favorite 7 Scandi-Inspired Looks for 2021

I’m not one to keep up with trends. Usually I’m about a decade or so late on the trend train, because they just. keep. coming. Trends come and go too fast for me to hold on to. Take, for instance, the dance trends that have overcome our social media culture in the last decade. I remember in the early 2000’s when it was acceptable (and dare I even say “cool”) …

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5 Fun Ways of Having Your Kids Help at Home

Let’s face it, part of parenting is the neverending list of chores that you have to tackle every day. Taking out the trash, doing laundry, cooking dinner, and generally juggling all the things all combine to create an overwhelming amount of work.  Kids definitely add work to your list, but as they grow up, kids can begin to contribute to the household by helping with chores.  Often, kids are just …