Crafts

Adorable Crochet LEGO Blanket

Every year, our school hosts a benefit auction and dinner as a fundraiser. School families and people from the community donate items that are either part of a silent or live auction. Our banquet coordinator saw a crocheted LEGO blanket pattern on Facebook and, knowing that I had crocheted goodies before for the auction, asked me to try my hand…

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Home & Garden

DIY Facial Cleansing Gel

A little over a year ago, I began using essential oil face cleanser and I haven’t looked back since! I began by using a face wash I purchased from a company, and I really liked it. I then decided to attempt to mix up my own. I used some of the ingredients from the original face wash I purchased, and did…

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Home & Garden

Shoe Deodorizer

Sometimes, our shoes stink. We may not want to admit it, but they do. No one likes to walk around in smelly shoes. And your family may not like it that much either! My husband’s dress shoes have recently developed an unpleasant odor. He has good Under Armour socks that have helped keep his feet from smelling for quite some…

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2017, Where Have You Gone??

I am not a big New Year’s resolution person. It’s totally fine if you are, it just doesn’t ever workout for me. Except twice. In 2015, a friend and I made a goal to run 15 races that year. We finished on December 31, 2015…in the dark…but we did it! The following year, she and I ran a half marathon…

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Crafts

Cinnamon Applesauce Ornaments

Every year, my favorite Christmas ornaments to make with my students are made from two simple ingredients: cinnamon and applesauce.  That’s it.  It’s pretty incredible how they set up, actually! Each year, we fill the rooms and halls with the warm, spicy aroma of cinnamon.  As we were making the ornaments this year, some of my former students walked by…

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Crafts

Salt Dough Christmas Ornaments

Every year, I love making Christmas ornaments with my students.  First, we decorate our classroom tree, and then they take their ornaments home and decorate their family’s tree.  One of the ornaments we made this year were salt dough ornaments.  I do not do this activity every year with my students, as it depends on the amount of time we…

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About, Family Fun

Christmas Gift Ideas for Coworkers

It’s December!  I hung up the Christmas lights in my classroom last Tuesday, but I made my class wait until today to turn them on!  Since I love Christmas lights, I think it actually may have been more difficult for me to wait than for my students! I am excited to start thinking about Christmas.  I love picking out our…

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Home & Garden

Essential Oil Facial Toner

Previously, I wrote a post about homemade facial cleanser using essential oils.  To accompany that, I created a facial toner recipe for oily skin. I had purchased some essential oil toner from a company, and I really liked using it!  But when I ran out, I decided to look at the ingredients, and figure out my own (much like I…

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Recipes, Uncategorized

Cold Brew Coffee

I have been noticing a cold brewed coffee trend at various coffee places, such as Dunkin’ Donuts, Starbucks, and even Sheetz. As I watch the commercials and read the signs, I question what this craze is all about. So, in order to find out, I did a little research on Pinterest. I love Pinterest; everything you could ever want to…

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