Essential Oil Love: An Essential Oils Primer and How to Use them in Your Life

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Guest post by: Bethany Frazier + Emily Kittrell, owners of RVA-based product line, Maven Made Recently, essential oils seem to be quickly gaining both popularity and exposure. From multi-level marketing companies such as DoTERRA, to holistic resources and even to Pinterest, oils are finding their way into mainstream knowledge. Personally, we couldn’t be more excited! […]

10 Earth Day Crafts and Activities


Earth Day is a great time to teach your kids a little bit about science, or a little bit about art, or a little bit about both. Whether you want to focus on recycling, repurposing or just appreciating how beautiful our planet is, here are a few crafts and activities for kids to celebrate the earth: […]

How to Grow a Garden in a Small Space

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By Tricycle Gardens Farm Manager, Soizic Ziegler There are so many reasons to grow one’s own food: taste, freshness, cost, curiosity, connection to nature and life cycles, availability of ingredients- the list goes on.  However, the image of the rolling farm or sprawling garden often keeps urban would- be gardeners from getting started.  Joyfully, there […]

13 Creative Stamps Made With Stuff From Around The House

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Snow is fun but even the best snow bunnies like to come inside. Here are some easy stamps you can make with your kids where it’s nice and warm (with a mug of hot cocoa).  No need for a run to the store, these are items you may have around the house. Toilet paper rolls […]

All That Candy! What To Do With Leftover Halloween Candy


  3 days before Halloween I came across something in my son’s room that I couldn’t help but find disturbing: a piece Easter candy. It seems like after most of these candy holidays, Valentine’s Day, Easter and of course, Halloween, we end up with a bunch of extra stuff left over, the stuff we don’t […]

Displaying Photos at Home: The Dining Room


Guest blogger: Allison Patel Everyone has their favorite vacation spot. Whether it’s OBX or Smith Mountain Lake, Atlantic City, Key West, or Myrtle Beach, you know that certain place that makes your soul happy every time you visit. That spot for me is New York City. As cliche’ as it is, I really do heart […]

Re-Growing Vegetables: A fun at Home Experiment

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I was inspired recently by an article from  Wonder How To about how to re-grow vegetables.  It looked like a fun and easy experiment to do at home with my girls. You can eat your vegetable, save a part of it, and re-grow and then eat it again! The vegetables re-grow very fast so children can […]

DIY: Cheap and Easy Stamps (Perfect for Little Hands)


Confession: I made these for myself. But when choosing the spool, I realized they are perfect for toddlers who are still working on their fine motor skills. Supplies: – Foam sheet (about 50 cents per sheet) – Wooden spool (or re-purpose old building blocks!) – Glue (I had Mod Podge but I think Elmers would […]

Craft Time: 12 Egg Carton Crafts

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The snow day staples: milk, bread and eggs. We already addressed what to do with all that milk… so now, how can we keep the kids entertained with the eggs? Well, to go along with that you’re going to need some snow day activities. So, here are some crafty “sides” to go along with your […]

Easy Peasy Fall Leaf Crafts From Around The Web

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My kids and I LOVE doing crafts, especially as the weather gets cooler.  The cool weather, autumn colors, and falling leaves are very inspirational!  However, rarely does our craft team (i.e. me, the 3-year-old and the 5-year-old)  have  (a) the patience or (b) the materials to make laborious  but beautiful things.  I’m many things, but Martha […]