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Five Reasons to Adopt, Not Shop

I have these two friends in my life, whom I think you’ll agree are pretty special, and are worth talking about. Both of them are originally from Kentucky, and both spent the first part of their lives homeless. Eventually, they found their way to Illinois, with what little family they had. At this point in […]

Five Ways to Thank Your Dog

Photo Credit: Alicja Zmyslowska Photography They eat my shoes, they chew the TV remote, they turn walks into sprints, and they think it’s time to play at three in the morning. What are these things, you might be wondering? They would be my dogs, and I could not be more thankful for them. As frustrating […]

Five Ways to Make Your Home Feel Like Fall

As sad as I was to see summer go, I must admit that I love fall even more. Fall to me, means fresh-out-of-the-oven meals instead of barbecue and ballpark hot dogs, sweaters and scarves instead of shorts and tank tops, and bundling up next to a fire, instead of hiding inside from the summer heat. […]

Five Fun Nursery Ideas

There are a few things in this world that I feel that I can speak intelligently about. Of these, pregnancy is not yet one of them. However, home decorating certainly is! This being said, if I can help a few parents-to-be in any way, it will probably only be in the decorating department. So here […]

DIY First Aid Kit for Kids

If your kids are anything like I was when I was growing up, then they are a walking disaster and a poster-child for Band-aid. Summer to me meant more than not having homework for three months. Summer meant climbing all of the trees that mom told me not to, practicing gymnastics barefoot in the backyard, […]

Five Ways to Use a Custom Tote Bag

  Sometimes, the simplest things, are the best things. Let’s take tote bags, for example. All that they consist of, is some canvas with a couple of handles, yet it’s one of the most desirable accessories since the slap bracelet craze of the 90’s. Might as well move over Fendi, tote bags are coming through. […]

Five Easter Treats to Try

Baking is without a doubt one of my favorite past-times for two reasons: 1. I am a huge foodie, and 2. Baking is one of the easiest crafts to get creative with! Since this craft hasn’t gotten much attention thus far, I decided that in the spirit of the upcoming holiday, I would devote a […]

Five Crafts to Welcome Spring

  Despite the fact that Mother Nature keeps playing tricks on many parts of the country, leading us to believe that time has stopped in January, I am moving on from winter! I can finally see small patches of grass in my yard, which is as good of an indication as any for us Midwesterners, […]

Five Ways to Get Inspired

Even the world’s most creative minds, don’t have their creative juices flowing 100% of the time. Every now and then, everyone experiences a little artistic slump, whether they like it or not. Not being able to have your mind work instantly the way you want it to can be extremely frustrating. But sometimes we need […]

Five DIY Gifts For Your Valentine

  For some, Valentine’s Day is considered to be nothing more than a “Hallmark Holiday”. That is, a holiday that serves no other purpose besides boosting card and candy sales. To others, it is a holiday dedicated to reminding your loved one(s) how special they are to you! I can safely say, that I fall […]

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