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DIY Fruit Pomander Tray

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Nasty weather is settling upon us in Eastern Iowa and it’s getting harder to kick my kids out of the house to play. A friend recently had kids making apple pomanders and I loved the idea so much, I created a DIY Fruit Pomander Tray… at my house, too. A

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5 Hottest Nails for the Holidays+Christmas Nail Art

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It’s that time of year-Holiday parties a plenty! And of course you have to be looking right all the way down to your nails. Whether you are headed to a family, office or infamous Ugly Christmas Sweater party……I have the hottest nail trends for you! Today I am sharing

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Gift Giving: 5 Grandparent Gift Ideas and Giveaway

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On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me … Can you tell that I have gifts on my mind? Are you making a list and checking it twice? Your gift list is probably full of presents for the kids, spouse, in-laws, nieces, nephews … but what…

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10 Up Do’s for Medium Length Hair

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Now that Thanksgiving is over we can start thinking about the Holidays! And whether the Holidays mean I’m too busy to do my hair or I have a zillion and one parties to go to… this post is for you!  From Up Do’s that will get you out the

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Gifts for Gardeners – Gardening Tool Set

lifestylegreen living

What do you get for the gardener who has it all? I always have a hard time shopping for my Dad. This year, we decided to make him a gift for gardeners – since he’s an avid gardener with a huge, productive garden in Central Missouri… - and give him

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10 Ugly Christmas Sweaters you can Actually Wear

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Today I am talking about everything Ugly Christmas Sweater!  You’re welcome! No longer are ugly Christmas sweaters only allowed at that office Holiday party…they can be worn all season long.  Today I am sharing my picks for ugly Christmas sweaters that are

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Painting Rocks – Garden Art DIY

lifestylegreen living

My kids love to paint all kinds of things they find in nature, like acorns, sticks, and rocks, and I thought painting rocks for garden art might be a way to kill two (or three) birds with one stone! First, painting rocks is a fun way to add some color …

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Shopping for Teens: Five Must-Follow Tips

beauty & fashionlifestyle

There are two kinds of parents: those that enjoy shopping for teens and those who can’t stand it. I fall somewhere in the middle. But, whether it’s holiday, back to school…, or any other time of the year shopping, it has got to be on my own terms.

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Winterizing Your Garden and Porch

lifestylegreen living

Winter is almost officially upon us, and it’s time to one last look at gardens and porches to make sure they’re ready for snow and ice and arctic temperatures. Hopefully, you’ve already done a lot of these tasks, but if you’re a last minute person like I am, here are…

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How Can I Tell What Breed My Dog Is?

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Meet Zeke. Zeke joined our family when my high school son brought him home one day and surprised us all with his recent purchase on KSL.com. After we got over the shock of him buying a dog without asking, we instantly feel in love with this fuzzy little guy. One…

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