Melanie Porter

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How To Build A Tiny Home On A Tiny Budget

You aren’t alone if you are dreaming about a tiny home. One part of the attraction is living a more minimalist lifestyle that has less impact on the …

Cost of Living

20 Steps of a Toddler's Morning Routine

1. Wake up before everyone else.<p>2. Loudly announce that you are up, ensuring that everyone else in the house also wakes up.<p>3. Attempt to play with every toy you have, making sure to spread the clutter to multiple areas of the house.<p>4. Ignore your parent's request that you eat breakfast.<p>5. Twirl.<p>6. …

This Toddler And Duck Are Best Friends And It Will Warm Your Heart

"From day one, they've never been apart."<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>View this post on Facebook<p>Young and her husband, Christopher, had about 10 pet ducks at the time.<p>Christopher left to a supply store for duck feed one day and came back with Beaker. The store, which requires …

DIY Party Poppers

Learn how to make your own confetti & poppers from scratch to add a little glitz and shine to your party!<p>54<p>221

Strawberry Glitter Playdough

Little hands will love this soft, sparkly and pretty playdough. The best thing about it is smells like strawberries and cream!<p>106<p>689

Upcycled Cardboard – Faux Metal Letters Holiday Decoration “JOY”

I love to make holiday decorations this time of year especially when I can make them out of something I would otherwise throw away.Read Upcycled …

Decorations

Monkey Noise Makers

Celebrate the Chinese New Year with noise makers commemorating the Year of the Monkey. Use craft supplies you already have on a hand along with paper …

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Creativity

12 Unexpected DIY Flooring Alternatives

Would you like to give your home a funky and youthful look? You can start with replacing the flooring and creating some really cool patterns using …

DIY

15 Secret DIY Hiding Spots In Your Home

Keeping your goods safe from potential burglars is important. Whether you have a security system installed in your home or not, there is nothing …

The Importance of Playing Like a Kid

<b>Prioritizing pretend play in childhood -- and beyond:</b><p>It's a cold Saturday, my husband's at work, and my two children and I are holed up in the house.<p>We break out the play food that the girls' aunt made for them. I'm blown away by these handcrafted, wool-felted pieces -- pepper rings, pepperoni, a …

Early Trauma Linked to Poor Outcomes in Kindergarten

Traumatic experiences in early childhood, such as abuse or the incarceration of a parent, negatively affect learning and behavior development in …

The Brain

Garden Planning for Preservation: Best Foods to Freeze, Can, Dehydrate and Ferment - Organic Gardening

Our vegetable gardens offer us beautiful, fresh bounty during the growing season — and they also have the potential to increase our food security the …

Articles about 6 homes plywood interiors on Dwell.com - Dwell

Seaside or lakeside, waterfront houses evoke a sense of peace.<p>From repurposed shipping containers to cabin retreats, we look at a range of prefabricated, modular homes in Colorado.<p>A renowned architect transforms a 1920s home, drawing upon a palette of plywood and glass to dramatic effect.<p>If you …

Prefab Homes

10 best things about having daughters

Before the birth of our first child I honestly didn’t have a preference – boy, girl, I was happy with whatever came along. Not that you get much …

Parenting

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How to Make the Best Baked Jalapeño Poppers

Jalapeño poppers are almost certain to make an appearance at any party I'm hosting. But since I don't want to deal with the mess of deep drying, I always baked or grilled mine, and instead of breading them, I wrap them in bacon.<p>Those are great, but I'll admit I have a soft spot for the breaded …

Why This Simple Craft Project For Toddlers Has Been Viewed 7 Million Times

It's a typical parental lament: you buy your toddlers fancy toys that whir and light up and blink and speak and giggle and use WiFi, but they inevitably find the boxes they came in far more entertaining.<p>So maybe that's why this quick-and-easy DIY toy made out of a used Pringles can is taking over …

How to Organize Your Kitchen So It’s Easy to Cook In

We’ve shown you how to find more kitchen storage. Now we’ll show you how to organize your kitchen to make cooking easier. Making it tastier is up to …

5 Questions to Ask Before You Fall in Love

Is falling in love worth the risk? Should I guard my heart? These are questions every man asks when he thinks he's falling in love.<p>When my wife and I began dating almost twenty years ago, I knew there was something different about her. My best friend was marrying her best friend and, although she …

A Cat-Eye Tutorial With a Colorful Twist

Holiday party style is an explosion of all things fun and festive -- sparkles, bright colors, snazzy silhouettes... ugh, we can't even.<p>The best part? What you wear is only part of the equation. Makeup this time of year can also get extra creative and vibrant, especially if you're heading to a …

20 non-toy holiday gift ideas for kids

Children everywhere have already begun to give serious thought to their holiday wish-list while parents everywhere have already begun to cringe with the realization that in just a few weeks more toys will be invading their home.<p>The good news is that not all gifts need to involve toys.<p>There are …

Kids

How to Take Care of Your Cast Iron Pan

Author: Gordon Gottsegen. Gordon Gottsegen Gear<p>Date of Publication: 12.01.15.<p>Time of Publication: 8:00 am. 8:00 am<p>Today’s cookware technology …

15 Fun Activities For Kids That Are Cheap!

One of the absolute best frugal ways to have fun with your kids is to pick up an “end roll” of paper from the offices of your local newspaper. When a …

The 7 Most Common Bootstrapping Mistakes Entrepreneurs Make During Their First Year

You may find yourself quickly burning through all your cash with these unnecessary expenses.<p>What’s the number one reason why startups fail? They run out of money. When you’re bootstrapping your business, cash is king. You need to make sure your runway extends as long as possible before the revenue …

Small Business

infinity mirror

Infinity mirrors are awesome. They’re great conversation pieces, and even more fun to stare into forever and ever and ever and ever… They can be …