Nicole Yontz is a stay at home mom in Arizona, a contributing parenting writer for WhatToExpect.com and a personal blogger at TheBetterHalfBlogs.com.
Once upon a time, I lived in a world where showers were daily, make-up was plentiful and a blow drier was a given. Nowadays it’s more like bleach-stained yoga pants and ponytails. So after being inspired by an article along the lines of ’10 ways to not look like a bag of hot mess,’ I decided to clean up my act.
Tip number one was “Add a few pieces of brightly colored
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Do you have to be away from home for some time and your kids will be left all alone at home because of that? You might be considering hiring nanny services already. That is a good solution especially if no relative or neighbor is available to take care of your kids while you are away. The following are some important details that you need to tell your babysitter before you leave home.
Who the emergency contact is
Basically, babysitters who come from nanny agencies have been trained on how to contact the proper authorities
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Sea Glass is appropriately riding a wave of popularity, thanks in part to the green movement which has made recycling and repurposing fashionable. It is also becoming less common and more valuable as societies improve their waste disposal habits and reduce the amount of glass used in packaging.
Taking consumer trash and creating something useful is the concept behind Step Originals new line of mosaic pacific coast sea glass belt buckles. Plucked from the beaches of Southern California, among the best for sea glass hunting due to the long continental shelf, consistent surf and historic maritime
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If you’re moving and you want to get the bicycle safe to its new destination or if you’re traveling to your new home with your car but you don’t have a bike rack then you’ll need to pack it for your moving company or just to ship it in any other way. Although most moving companies have their own ways of handling your bike you should always keep that in mind as a good alternative and a way to avoid having to deal with that. Here are some tips on how to do this the right way by making the
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I have been looking forward to this Guest Post for awhile…enjoy! Thanks Kathryn!
During Christmas week last year, yarnbombing crochet artist Olek sneaked out into New York City and wrapped the Wall Street Bull up in a bright pink camo cozy. It was her Christmas gift to NYC and it makes me excited to think about what she might do for the holidays this year. But Olek isn’t the only one doing some extreme crochet for Christmas. Here are five other holiday crochet projects from now and Christmas past to knock your stockings off of the fireplace:
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This week’s Guest Post is from Maggie. Thanks Maggie!
I’ve seen so many birds jewelry popping up all over Pinterest, and I decided that I had to try it for myself. I love crafting, and I love a good challenge, so I tried for myself. I think it turned out well!
What you’ll need:
One large bead Thin bead wire Wire cutters Pliers (optional)
Clip off a section of wire about 20” in length (don’t worry if it’s too long, you can cut off the excess later). Begin by placing one end of the wire inside the bead. Holding
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This week’s Guest Post is from Amy H. – Thanks Amy!
A pack of Christmas cards bought from a store are so impersonal, but even adding a family photo to a jolly greeting is becoming so trendy that the card could still end up in a basket with the rest. Creating a card from bits and bobs, scraps of fabric and anything you can find is one way to make your Christmas greeting special. However, the lead up to Christmas is a busy time. Is it really possible to craft handmade cards during the chaos
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