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10 Last-Minute Christmas Ornaments to Make

Deck your tree with some super fun handmade Christmas Ornaments instead of buying new this year. You can save some money and reduce your holiday waste! This post is part of Important Media’s “More …

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7 DIY Centerpieces You Can Make From Fruit

Use fruit to create beautiful holiday centerpieces you can eat! Use a variety of platters, bowls, vases, boxes, tins, and baskets to create visual interest and to achieve the look you're going for, wh…

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12 DIY Christmas Tree Alternatives (PVC-Free!)

Uh oh. Did you forget to pick out a Christmas tree this year? The pickings are getting slim, but maybe that's for the best. Instead of a sheddy tree that you have to curb at the end of the month, you …

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6 Ways to Give Experiences Instead of Things This Holiday Season

The holiday season doesn't have to be all about physical gifts. There are countless reasons why getting away from that materialistic model is a great idea. Not only is it better from a financial persp…

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5 Favorite Ethical Shops Online

Like most people this holiday season, you’ll be doing a lot of shopping. While door-buster specials may be good for some items, you’ll want to shop online, and at stores that provide ethical service a…

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12 DIY Christmas Ornaments Made from Junk Mail

Is your mailbox stuffed with junk mail now that the holidays are here? Turn all of that paper into DIY cute Christmas ornaments! We've barely made it to Thanksgiving, and junk mail marketers are am…

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7 Gifts You Can Make in a Mason Jar

The holidays are just around the corner, and it's a good idea to get started if you're planning to have a handmade holiday this season. I'm not a big believer in "stuff," but I do love showing my frie…

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There’s a Lot to Love About Little Free Libraries

Little Free Libraries, those idiosyncratic book repositories, are springing up all over. Although many people claim that they look like birdhouses, I find the small cabinets more reminiscent of the ol…

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Support These Places: 28 Stores Thankfully CLOSED on Thanksgiving

Is nothing sacred? This Thanksgiving, a growing number of stores -- like Kmart, Walmart, Target, Gap, Macy’s, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and Kohl’s -- are planning to open even earlier for Black Friday s…

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7 Candles That Won’t Give You Cancer or Make Your Kids Sick

Candles make everything special – unless their wicks are made from lead and the candle itself is full of chemicals that could cause cancer. Sound too dramatic? It’s not. Candles with lead-core wicks r…

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my step-mom recently purchased an awesome six month old Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Convertible by working…