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6 Uses for Your iPhone

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I know, I know. Undoubtedly, I’m gonna receive several messages from Droid users and people who literally HATE Apple. That’s quite alright. To prevent the riots and boycotts, we’ll be sure to share a post on Droid devices and some cool utilities available to those phones. I openly admit that, as an Apple phone consumer […]

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DIY: Lawn Mower Storage Caddy

Here in Texas, especially in the summer, if you’re gonna mow your own lawn, it’s best to do it early in the morning or late afternoon when it cools down. Lots of us have zero-turn mowers (AKA sit-down mowers) in addition to traditional gas-powered machines. Today’s DIY is a simple help to store a gas-powered […]

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Putting the Fun in Summer Reading

Summer is a prime time to be outdoors and approach learning with a proactive mindset. Our kids love trips to new museums, parks, events, and new bites. Perhaps most important, they crave being able to bring their book learning to life! For example, their learning about President JFK, and especially his assassination, took on new […]

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VIDEO: Home Cardio Workout

Gym memberships are great for some people. For me, not so much. I have plenty of heavy things to pick up around my house and office. I mean, I’m grateful to have scored an elliptical machine to put in my office. Yes, I literally have an elliptical machine right next to my desk. A digital […]

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DIY: Dryer Lint Firestarter Tube

I’m certainly not lighting a bonfire in this Texas warmth. But hey, when we find ingenuity, we have an obligation to share it…especially when it helps you get through a boring day at work! I like the simplicity of this DIY. Click on the image below to see how to create your own lint firestarter […]

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Strengthen Your Relationship with Your Child(ren)

I’ve accepted the fact that I’m never going to be a “perfect” parent. In fact, I know that it doesn’t exist. OK, now that I’ve got that confession out of the way, I found today’s article interesting for a couple of reasons: At times, I need to be reminded that my kids are simply kids. […]

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DIY: Squirt-Gun Painting

With so many fun things to do for/with the kiddos this summer, here’s one that is 100% DOABLE, especially for our family. We go through lots of NERF products in our home, TONS. So, buying the Super Soaker Alphafire Blasters, as Melissa recommends, is perfect. With a list of only four supplies (if you supply […]

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Upcycle DIY: Lamps to Solar Lamp Posts

We’re HUGE fans of upcycling materials. For those of y’all who aren’t familiar with the term upcycle, it refers to re-purposing or re-assigning use of a material instead of throwing it away as trash. Before it was “a thing”, I remember upcycling tons of things from the local CHOC thrift store (Children’s Hospital or Orange […]

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Happy Independence Day 2017!

As you and I celebrate today’s historic significance, let us take a moment to reflect on the wonderful opportunities afforded to each of us in these United States of America. Though we share divergent thoughts and dreams, we all have been recipients of fortune and promise. Today, we celebrate the right to declare independence from […]

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DIY: Citronella Tiki Torches

Tiki torches have always been a favorite feature of mine…but I could never bring myself to justify having them. Until now. With mosquitoes making their way into our lives, especially here in Texas, I was looking for a creative way to burn citronella without having to buy the candle thing. I found this post online […]

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