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Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Babies, Kids, & Teens

Non-Candy Easter Basket Ideas for Babies, Kids, & Teens

Skip the candy and the junky toys!  Instead, try these non-candy Easter basket ideas for babies, toddlers, kids, and teens.

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11 Favorite Children’s Books About Seeds and Gardens

This year, as you prepare to order seeds for your spring garden, why not order a few of these children’s books about seeds and gardens, too?

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How to Do a Family Christmas Countdown

37 Ideas for Your Family Christmas Countdown

By year three of our Family Christmas Countdown, it had already become a firmly established tradition. Our oldest son, then six, talked about it all year long.  I guess when you’re six, a three-year-old tradition adds up to half your life, and all of your remember-able life.

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Yankee Homestead Gift Guide 2019

Yankee Homestead Gift Guide 2019

Ready to find the perfect gifts for everyone on your list?  You came to the right place!  I happen to be a fantastic gift-giver, and this great big homestead gift guide round up is filled with all my best ideas.

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How to Add Bluetooth to an Old Car

How to Add Bluetooth to an Old Car

If you’ve ever wondered how to add Bluetooth to an old car, you’re not alone. For years, my family and I have struggled through cable clutter, poor sound quality, and connection challenges.  All in effort to play music, audiobooks, podcasts, and even phone calls over the stereo of our Bluetooth-less 2011 Honda Pilot.

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How to Attach Knobs or Pegs to a Wall

How to Attach Knobs or Pegs to a Wall

If you’ve ever wondered how to attach knobs or pegs to a wall, you’re going to love this easy solution.

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How to Age New Hardware with Vinegar

How to Age New Hardware with Vinegar

Have you ever wondered if there was an easy way to age new hardware to give it a weathered patina?  There is!  That’s just what I did for the handle on our new sliding barn door in the master bedroom.

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Homemade Flubber with Essential Oils

Homemade Flubber with Essential Oils

Have your kids experienced homemade flubber with essential oils? They’re going to love this recipe! You’re going to love it too, because it’s simple enough for kids to make on their own and they’ll get hours of good old fashioned entertainment from their homemade flubber. A simple-to-assemble flubber kit makes a fun gift, too.

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How to Start a Jesse Tree Advent Tradition | Roots & Boots

How to Start a Jesse Tree Advent Tradition

A few years ago we decided to start a Jesse Tree advent tradition and it’s become one of our favorite parts of the Christmas season.

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Starting a Farm is Like Having a New Baby

Starting a Farm is like Having a New Baby

Starting a farm is like having a new baby. It was exciting and new and such a blessing to realize God had provided this land, this home, this adventure, but it has also been

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