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Easy, Safe and Eco-Friendly Halloween Costumes for Kids

Halloween is one of the most thrilling days of the year for young children. And of course, the main focus of all the excitement is choosing a really fantastic outfit to dress up in. As a parent, you…

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DIY Bubbles Recipe (No Dawn Required!)

My toddler learned how to say "bubbles" a few weeks ago, and we have basically been on the back porch ever since. My son, Darrol Henry, likes to watch me blow bubbles, but even more than that he …

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How Did Your Garden Grow This Year?

Now is the time. While the events of this summer's garden are still fresh in your mind, take the chance to list the season's successes … along with not-so-stellar moments. A home garden record will he…

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How to Build a Safe Doghouse

While some building and animal supply stores carry adequate, ready-made doghouses, you and the kids have decided to build one special, just for your dog. Here's what you need to know before putting ha…

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Make Your Own Chemical-Free Essential Oil Diffuser

This DIY project is cheap and easy, and ensures that you won't have a room full of toxic fragrance. The purpose of an essential oil diffuser is to spread the aroma of essential oils throughout a ho…

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5 Non-VOC Paints for Crafters & Artists

You have probably heard of the dangers of decorating your home with paint high in volatile organic compounds which off-gas toxins that are harmful to human health. But what about the supplies you use …

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10 Back to School Crafts for the End of Summer

Is your kiddo headed back to school in the next couple of weeks? Send him off in DIY style with these upcycled back to school ideas! It feels like summer ends earlier every year, doesn’t it? My ki…

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12 Surprising Uses for Mesh Produce Bags

For years, I've wadded mesh produce bags into a ball and used them as scouring pads. But there are so many more ways to re-purpose these grocery freebies. 1. Bird Feeder: Fill mesh bags with birdse…

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15 Mason Jar Lid Crafts

We craft with mason jars all the time, but what about those lonely lids? Use them up with these fun mason jar lid crafts! The whole idea behind mason jar crafts is reusing instead of throwing away…

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9 Novel Ways to Reuse a Novel (or Any Other Book)

If you’re the type of person who could never imagine taking apart a book – removing its pages, cutting off its cover, etc. – then please stop reading now. This article is not for you. And I totally …

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