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7 Ways to Lighten Your Bug Out Bag

In just a couple of weeks a lot of you are going to be making New Year’s resolutions and according to our good old government (not sure why they have …

Emergency Preparedness: Survival Fishing Techniques

Fishing can be a very rewarding pastime, but it can also be a life-saver in a survival situation, as fish are a great and healthy source of protein. …

DIY Boot Socks and cozy winter sweater ornaments

This 50 cents thrift store toddler sweater was recreated into two different projects. First are the DIY Boot Socks and cozy winter sweater ornaments. …

DIY Finger-Knitted Scarf

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Lovely Rainbow Patch Knitted Socks

Spring is here, but the weather is still not that great, so you will need to keep yourself warm and avoid getting sick. For this we have a great and …

Garter Ear Flap Hat

This Garter Ear Flap Hat was an engineering feat to get me back on my feet. You see, I didn’t exactly have that quintessential fresh-start feeling …

5 Empowering Ways to Get Your Kids to Listen

Having a hard time getting your children to follow directions? Me too. So my friends and I decided to try our own group therapy. Don't laugh -- it works!<p>A few months ago I crashed headfirst into my most frustrating parenting problem to date: My daughters were ignoring me. I could tell them five …

Parenting

The 10 Best Nail Colors To Try This Fall

From disco glitter to major metallics...<p>Take your manicures and pedicures into autumn with these 10 new nail color shades.

Royal Bobble Crown Knitting Pattern

Got your own little royal running around this fall? Give them a wooly coronation with this cozy bobble crown knitting pattern from just crafty enough. This looks like a great way to keep small ears warm throughout a chilly evening of trick-or-treating!<p>[via All of the Making]

Knitting

The One Move That'll Help You Get Strong, Toned Abs FAST

A trainer shares her go-to exercise for a flat tummy.<p>Shutterstock<p>It's time to stop cranking out endless crunches if you want to achieve killer abs. Holly Perkins, C.S.C.S., recommends one basic move that you can do in your living room: the single-leg holding plank. "It's a bit challenging, but it's …

Stick Bombs (Exploding Kinetic Art)

The term “stick bomb” is used to describe a broad category of kinetic art. A stick bomb can be almost anything that is constructed from flat sticks that are woven together and held under pressure. When a key stick is removed, the entire structure flies apart. Designs range from simple, single-cell …

10 Pumpkin Smoothies to Kick Off Fall RIGHT

Get a behind-the-scenes glimpse of what it takes to make this beauty: fresh pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, honey, ice, and vanilla almond milk.<p>This refreshing delight is perfect for those random, why-is-it-hot early fall days. All you need is pumpkin purée, pumpkin spice, unsweetened …

Breakfast

Simple Sewing for Preschoolers

Samantha, from Stir the Wonder, gets together with some blogging friends weekly to share fun activities for young children that help them build small …

How Soda Destroys Your Body

You may never hit the vending machine again.<p>Shutterstock<p><i>This article was written by Mike Smith and Leah Zerbe and repurposed with permission from Rodale News.</i><p>It seems like not a month goes by without a new study condemning sugary, bubbly sodas, but seeing all the data in one place does not paint a …

Oatmeal Creme Pies…Creme Pie

If you’re a big fan of recursive dessert recipes, then this mind-bending creme pie made from Little Debbie Oatmeal Creme Pies by Becky McKay of FOODBEAST should be just the ticket!<p>This is stupidly good. It’s Oatmeal Creme Pies, butter, frosting, and Cool Whip, how could it not be? And excellent …

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Spiral Knot Wrapped Headphones

Give your headphones a personalized touch with this charming spiral knot wrapped headphones tutorial by Agus Yornet.

Headphones

Back To School Crochet?

I love this nifty, easy to work up crochet pencil case. But, wait, there’s more! Wouldn’t it also make a nice travel case for your crochet hooks, …

Making a Paper Rose

How to make a crocheted Barbie hammock

Sometimes crafting toys and doll accessories can be a great way to try out projects on a small scale like when you are learning new knit or crochet …

How to Make Folded Paper Bracelets

We love our water colour paint sets. I mean, we <i>really</i> love them.<p>I don’t think a week ever goes by when someone doesn’t get out the water colours for …

TP Roll Super Hero Cuffs

This is a sponsored post.<br>We recently had a chance to preview the movie Disney Super Buddies from the creators of Disney Buddies. Our entire family …

10 Things I Want to Tell My Kids Before They're Too Cool to Listen

This week, my daughter turns 10, and two things occurred to me about this:<p>How the hell do I have a 10-year-old? Is a real adult going to show up and help out with this sometime soon?<br>• There are so many things I want to tell her -- now, before she is in the onslaught of middle school and too cool to …

Relationships

How-To: Build a REALLY Big Dollhouse

Dolls too big for a standard dollhouse? If you’re looking for the coolest ever DIY accessory for American Girl or other 18″ dolls, you’ll definitely want to check out this awesome three story dollhouse project from designer Ana White!

Make a Milk Jug Shovel

I spotted a <b>milk jug shovel</b> online. Gasp! Given that I adore all things DIY, especially if they involve my recycling bin, I had to try this.<p>I dug and …

Furniture

This 50-Something Woman’s Journey

<i>By: Shirley J. Loomis</i><p>There is a lot of hub-bub today about tiny houses. I can only tell one story, about one tiny house, and the one woman who built …