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Tips on making the *perfect* Fairy House

Tips on making the *perfect* Fairy House. Welcome to the neighborhood. Fairy Houses are the latest craze in connecting kids with nature, and they are super fun and totally cute! Building Fairy Houses are simple and require only natural supplies and big imaginations! And of course, you have to believe...
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15 End-of-year teacher gift ideas!

15 End-of-year teacher gift ideas! As a teacher, I should have a good idea about what my child’s teachers would like for teacher appreciation, end of the year, holiday gifts. And yet, this is probably the exact reason that it actually makes gifting to teachers so intimidating. I conducted a...
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DIY Edible Sprinkles Ice Cream Bowls!

DIY Edible Sprinkles Ice Cream Bowls! Deliciousness x 1000! Check out these DIY ice cream bowls that any kid will love! Recipe Information Makes 4 Prep Time: 5 minutes Total Time: 1 hour, 5 mins Ingredients 4 small balloons 3 cups chocolate or white chocolate melts 1 cup rainbow sprinkles Directions...
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Famous Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipes Revealed!

Neiman Marcus, Martha Stewart, Doubletree Hotel? You’ll want to add these classic Chocolate Chip Cookie recipes to your portfolio! 5 Famous Chocolate Chip Recipes Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookies Almost everybody has heard the one about the woman lunching at the Neiman Marcus Cafe in Dallas, who enjoyed the chocolate...
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Pizza Dough Desserts: Yummy Hot Pretzels!

Pizza Dough Desserts: Yummy Hot Pretzels! Looking for some delicious, indoor fun? Try your hand at making sweet soft pretzels. Super easy to make with store-bought pizza dough and it’s a great activity for the kids—forming the twisty shape is a fun activity for little helpers. Ingredients 1 lb. store-bought...
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Easter Candy Rationing 101

Easter Candy Rationing 101 – How to Successfully Limit Candy Without Much Grief Worried about how to keep your kids from eating their body weight in candy on Easter? See our tips for stretching out the holiday treats and keeping that sugar rush (and crash) at bay. The Big Guy...
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Post-Holiday Tips. Making Easter 2025 Super Easy!

I have a Holiday Closet at home. In it, you can find anything from plastic Halloween spiders to heart shaped melamine plates for Valentine’s Day. I’m often teased for holding onto this stuff, but hey, when Fourth of July rolls around and people need Uncle Sam hats, they know exactly...
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Easy to Bake Breakfast Cookies

Easy to Bake Breakfast Cookies that the Kids Will Love! Breakfast bars are popular in my house and when I came across a recipe for breakfast cookies, I had to try it. I altered it a bit based on my own kids preferences (no raisins for the five year old!)....
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Non Candy Options for Easter Eggs

Non Candy Options for Easter Eggs Get ready to hop into the Easter spirit because the egg-citement is just around the corner! My children love egg hunts but it is tough to get into the spirit of egg hunting knowing they are going to beg for just one more jelly...
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Indoor Activity: Pretend Vacation!

Indoor Activity: Pretend Vacation! Need an indoor activity? Send those kids on vacation! There’s no reason you have to actually leave the house to go on an adventure. Destination? Somewhere hot and sunny! Dress for the Weather First up, have them get into the summer spirit by changing into some...
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Rainbow Cake in a Jar! Clever little leprechauns.

Rainbow Cake in a Jar! Clever little leprechauns. Here’s a fun, decorative treat for your little leprechauns this St. Patrick’s Day. Give them away to friends or keep them yourselves! Rainbow Cake in a Jar What’ you’ll need: 1 box white cake mix made according to package instructions Neon food...
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Lucky Shamrock Cookies

Lucky Shamrock Cookies (Culinary.net) It’s your lucky day because you don’t have to search for the pot of gold under the rainbow for this winning recipe. Throw out the old Irish classics and sweeten things up this year with some mint chocolate chip fun. If you’re in a crunch for...
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Inside Activity: Green Bowling!

Inside Activity: Green Bowling! With Earth Day around the corner, here’s another inside activity that you can set up within minutes using every day items that you have around the house. First, gather up ten pieces of recyclables (cereal boxes, milk gallons, water bottles—no glass!) and set them up in...
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Home Depot’s “How to Make a Box Playhouse”!

Home Depot’s “How to Make a Box Playhouse”! Remember that time that your toddler stepped over the plethora of well thought out toys you’ve provided for his educational stimulation and played with that empty furniture box for days and days like nothing else existed? Take it to the next level...
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Heart-shaped Valentine’s Day Food

Heart-shaped Valentine’s Day food because it’s tasty and looks so pretty Valentine’s Day is around the corner and I’m in the mood to get totally corny on my kids with this festive food. A quick look around Pinterest brought up these culinary beauties. Who wouldn’t want an egg yolk shaped...
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Small Ways to Celebrate Kids on Valentine’s Day

Small Ways to Celebrate Kids on Valentine’s Day We often associate Valentine’s Day with romantic gestures and expressions of love between partners, but it’s also a wonderful opportunity to celebrate the pure and innocent love that children bring into our lives. However, celebrating Valentine’s Day with children doesn’t require grand...
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DIY Beautiful: Valentine Craft

DIY Beautiful: Valentine Craft! My daughter is completely nutso about decorating for the holidays. All the holidays. Visit my house around St. Patrick’s Day and you’ll be bombarded with giant shamrocks and glittery leprechaun traps (in her room anyways, I can’t be having the stuff conflict with my décor mojo.)...
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4 Delicious Valentine’s Day Edibles

4 Delicious Valentine’s Day Edibles: Treats for your sweethearts! Ready to say “I love you” with food? It’s the best way. Try out these sweet treats on the ones you love. 1. White Chocolate Valentine’s Popcorn Popcorn and chocolate? Yes! These two recipes for sweetheart popcorn will melt anyone’s heart....
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Local Charities Accepting Your Donations

Local Charities Accepting Your Donations Ahhhh, it’s almost spring cleaning time. It sure doesn’t feel like spring is around the corner, (thanks Phil), but it is! Here are some local charities that are happy to accept your lightly used clothes and household items. Abby’s House Thrift Shop 52 High Street...
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