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4th of July

What Does Sustainability Mean to You?

How do YOU define 'sustainability'? ‘Sustainable’ is one of just a few words being tossed around in the current cultural salad to enlighten us about how to create a more conscious way of living on th…

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Easy Essentials for Homemade Tortillas

Handmade and delicious, fresh, puffy corn tortillas are simple to make.  Here's what you need: Above: Keep your tortillas warm in a clay pot, such as this Pomaireware Clay Tortilla Warmer; $32. Th…

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Surprisingly American Foods for a 4th of July Feast

Fourth of July is one of those holidays that has incredibly precise traditions. Almost everyone shoots off fireworks, nearly everybody spends a good portion of the day outside and it is completely unh…

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21 July 4th Crafts for Summer Fun!

Here in the U.S., Independence Day is coming up later this week. Check out some of these fun July 4th crafts that you and the kids can make together! Aren't holiday crafts fun? Crafting is such a f…

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Cheap & Fun Party Decorations for July 4th

When I think of the Fourth of July, I think of arts and crafts, like little wooden boats and cakes involving red, white, and blue frosting topped off with sparklers. I also think of beer cozies, and …

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5 Fun Recipes for Your 4th of July Party Menu

Last week, we celebrated the upcoming July 4th holiday with eight handmade crafts to decorate your home for the occasion. This week, I thought I'd round up edible handmades to inspire you for your BBQ…

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Bottles and Jars as Vases: 3 Unique Looks

Grab an old vase or recycled bottle, pick a few flowers, and add water: instant beauty for your home. Here are three ideas for showcasing fresh blooms in glass. Perhaps the most simple to start: Th…

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8 Handmade Crafts to Celebrate 4th of July

For the past few weeks, I've been traveling in Australia. I had a blast, but there is one thing they don't have that I can't wait to get home for: fireworks! (Okay, they probably do have fireworks but…

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Fireworks Safety Tips for 4th of July

Fireworks are fun, but it's more fun if you can keep all your body parts intact. The 4th of July and fireworks go together like, well, the 4th of July and fireworks. Unfortunately, there are more than…

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6 Summer Vacation Destinations to Avoid (Slideshow)

It's finally summer! It's time to ditch all those heavy layers and come out from our caves to enjoy fun in the sun. But some of the most popular summertime activities are not the greatest for your hea…

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