Health Benefits of Goldenrod

Foraging and Using Goldenrod

Summer is starting to come to an end when roadsides and fields are covered with the beautiful yellow glow of the Goldenrod flower. The insects seem to love these flowers, but did you know they also offer health benefits for us. This is also the time when most people start noticing their allergies acting up …

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How to make an herbal infused oil

How To Make An Herbal Oil Infusion

Today I want to talk about herbal oil infusion. A lot of the recipes I create do involve an infusion using herbs. The reason is that you can get some of the same great benefits from plants and flowers that you’ve grown in your garden as you can from essential oils. You may also like: …

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How To Make Sea Salt Spray

I’m sure by now that most have heard about sea salt spray for your hair. My husband is the one that mentioned it to me many months ago. He has longer hair and was looking for a way to get the hold he wanted without having to add a ton of product. So after many, …

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Gymini Deluxe Playmat

Into the Forest Gymini Deluxe Playmat

Summer can easily get packed full of fun family activities. Add in twin boys and a newborn baby, and let’s face it…it can quickly become hectic. However, we aren’t the type of family that will three, under three prevent us from heading out and enjoying the beautiful weather. Planning ahead of time is a must, …

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YWAM Publishing: Laura Ingalls Wilder

Our family was first introduced to YWAM Publishing a few years back as recommended read alouds and during that time quickly fell in love. This year we chose to kick off a year with YWAM Publishing: Laura Ingalls Wilder, and so glad we did! As They Grow Up was sent a product to help facilitate …

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National Root Beer Float Day

Celebrate Root Beer Float Day with A&W Root Beer

Summer is winding down and before long, we’ll be back to hitting the books. It seems like we are always on the go. Since today, August 6, is National Root Beer Float Day, we decided to slow down and enjoy one of our favorite summertime treats…Root Beer Floats! The product, information and gift card have …

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Red, White & Blue Can Knock Down

With the July 4th celebrations around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about games for the kiddos.  One of my boy’s favorite games is this easy DIY July 4th Can Knock Down.  Not only is it fun to play, but it’s a great way to up-cycle and get the kiddos involved. You may also like: …

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DIY Bottle Ring Toss Game

Who doesn’t enjoy a little friendly competition with the family? With this DIY  Bottle Ring Toss Game, the family is sure to have a fun time! We are looking forward to pulling it out for our July 4th celebrations. You may also like: DIY American Flag Pallet 4th of July Layered Drink for Kids DIY …

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Summer Reading: Niblet & Ralph

My little guy loves all things cats, so when the book Niblet & Ralph arrived, he couldn’t wait to read it. You may also like: Peanut Butter’s First Day of School How to Code a Sandcastle Niblet & Ralph Niblet and Ralph may look a lot alike, but they are very different. Niblet loves noshing …

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DIY American Flag Pallet

I have wanted to attempt an American Flag pallet project for some time now. My dad did some really cute Christmas trees for my mom to display at her house, but ran out of time before he could do some for me. While I am not skilled in that area, my husband is. It was …

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Ways To Help Prevent Ticks and Lyme Disease Using Essential Oils

Summer has arrived and it seems to have brought along an abundance of mosquitoes and ticks with it. There are tons of information out there on tick removal and how to prevent ticks and Lyme Disease using essential oils. While I do use essential oils to make my own bug spray, and for treating tick …

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How To Code A Sandcastle

This summer, Pengiun Young Readers will release the first picture book collaboration with Girls Who Code, called How To Code A Sandcastle by Josh Funk and illustrated by Sara Palacios. Penned by a professional software engineer and illustrated by an award-winning illustrator, the picture book is a perfect building block for readers learning about computer …

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Hewitt Homeschooling Lightning Lit

Hewitt Homeschooling Lightning Lit Set – Grade 2

We’ve reached that time of year again where it seems like I’m adding 100 gray hairs a day.  It’s the time to start picking our curriculum. With so many choices available to homeschoolers, it can quickly turn into a stressful situation. One of the subjects that I had been going back and forth on was …

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2018-2019 Student Planner

2018-2019 Free Student Planner

That time of year is fast approaching. As we wrap up our current school year, we’ll soon start planning the next. Whether you take a summer break or school year round, one thing is for sure. Planning ahead helps a school day run smooth. That’s why I have redesigned our student planner for the upcoming …

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DIY Upcycle Dinosaur Planter

Since planting season has arrived, we thought it would be fun to make a DIY Upcycle dinosaur planter after reading The Itchy Book. There was a lot of discussion on what to use, and how to design it. Since our family loves upcycling when it comes to crafts, we decided on this planter. Here’s how …

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