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My First Anywhere Chair — Recycled

My daughter outgrew her My First Anywhere Chair just in time for my nephew to grow into it. So, I ordered a new slip cover with his name on it. Voilà–a perfect gift for his first birthday. My sister didn’t mind the recycled foam insert and it’s a nicer gift that I could otherwise afford […]

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Gift Ideas for Teachers

It’s that time of year again! Time to give gifts to the wonderful teachers who educate and take such good care of our kids during the school year.  Here are a few inexpensive and creative gift ideas: Potted Plant/Flowers: Have your munchkin help you put a flower or plant in a pot. This can be […]

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Happy Hearts at the Special Olympics Today

I volunteered with some dear friends at the Special Olympics in Sweetwater, Tennessee today.  It was a great way to spend the morning. I went to cheer on the kids. Since I am also taking a photography class, I took my camera with me.  They put me to work taking pictures of the competitors, and […]

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How To Make a Tutu

Following are instructions on how to make an easy and inexpensive tutu for the little ballerina in your life. It’s actually a great activity to do with friends, so consider hosting a tutu party.   What you will need: [pinit] 4-6 yards of tulle (Wal-Mart $1 per yard, JoAnn’s $1.50/$2.00 per yard depending on the sheen. I […]

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Great Baby Shower Idea

My pal, Rachel, went to a baby shower thrown by some really smart women, who had a great idea. Incorporate make-ahead meals for the mommy-to-be! They held the baby shower at one of those places where you go and make a month’s worth of meals and then they gave the freezer-ready food to the guest of […]

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Merry Christmas to Me

As a mom I spend so much of my time taking care of everyone and everything else, I need to remember to stop and do something for me every now and again.  So this year, for Christmas, my friend and I decided to buy each other a facial. It was our way (a great way) to take care […]

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How to Make A Bat Signal

My nephew loves batman, and I always try to make him something he will love. This year, I decided to make him a bat signal.  Here’s how to do it. 1. Buy a flashlight that comes with a stand. I got  this Task Force brand flashlight from Lowe’s for around $15. 2. Go online and find […]

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An Epiphany in the Dentist Chair

An Epiphany in the Dentist Chair

Had an epiphany in the dentist chair today. No, it’s not that I need to quit eating doughnuts (that’s the epiphany I have at the gym). The dental hygienist handed me a bag with the toothbrush, toothpaste and floss in it and asked me to wait for the dentist. I looked at it and thought […]

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