Valentine’s Day: What Is Your Definition of Love?

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Sitting with a gang member, I'm reminded of what love really is. It's a question we all tend to think about around Valentines day, and perhaps the reason we celebrate. It's a day of love. A time to show it, live it, and receive it. If I brought Amber along…

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Going Green: Easy Ways to Recycle Household Items

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Going green begins with three easy steps: Reduce, Reuse, and Recycle. We've talked about ways in which we can reduce and reuse everyday items, so today we will explore the wonderful world of recycling. Recycling used to be complicated and time consuming, but those days are over. In 2012,…

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Setting Goals: Creating a Life List or a Bucket List

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This was first published in 2011 and we reshared because of the fabulous tips that are extremely relevant. I attended Camp Mighty this last year in Southern California for a fun retreat with fun and creative people. The camp was kicked off by doing a group service project for Charity

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Sweets: Giving Out Candy Canes as a Thank You for Kindness

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What are the holidays without sweets? And what is Christmas without giving? One of the family traditions we've found most memorable, not to mention fun, this time of year is passing out sweet treats throughout December to thank people for their kindness. How to Make Reindeer Candy Canes Below…

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Thanksgiving: How To Give Thanks During the Holiday Season

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As we enter a season of holiday cheer it's easy to breeze past the real meaning of Thanksgiving and forget the things we are thankful for.

All around me here in Texas neighbors are installing massive Christmas decorations. Their homes are lit up like the Macy's thanksgiving parade. Today though,…

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Thanksgiving Neighbor Gifts: Pastries Are a Delicious Way to Show Gratitude

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Thanksgiving—I have been busy on Pinterest lately, pinning all my favorite holiday desserts and neighbor gift ideas to a board I created called "Holiday Yummies." I have found cute hot chocolate stirring spoons, creative cookies, fun fudge, and more. As I was looking through my board, I…

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