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The Teal Pumpkin Project: A Safer, Happier Halloween For All Kids

Posted in Family Traditions, Home {Our Nest}, Motherhood
on October 29, 2017

The Teal Pumpkin Project, started by FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education), encourages families to offer non-candy options for trick ‘r treaters on Halloween.  This allows kids with food allergies or other sensitivities to participate.

A friend of mine has a daughter named Molly, and she has a peanut allergy.  Her allergy made Halloween a bit tricky until teal pumpkins started showing up on porches in their neighborhood.  Now, Molly {and her mommy} can enjoy Halloween just like all of the other families.

Here I’ll share with you more information about The Teal Pumpkin Project, how to participate, links for trinkets and toys to give away this Halloween, as well as FREE printable resources to help you decorate your porch and teal pumpkin.  Are you ready to join The Teal Pumpkin Project family?

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5 Steps To Building A Joy-Filled Home

Posted in Family Traditions, Inspiration
on July 27, 2016

There’s a verse that has been on my mind lately.  I saw this verse recently on Instagram of all places and have had it saved on my phone for a while now.  I was reminded of it the other day when I was, according to this verse, acting very foolish…

“The wise woman builds her house, but the foolish tear it down with her own hands.”  Proverbs 14:1

Its an amazing responsibility we have, as the women in our households, to either build up our homes with encouragement, safety, and love…or do the exact opposite and tear it down with judgement, sarcasm, and anger.

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Michigan Lavender Festival & Lavender Linen Mist

Posted in Life Lately, Pinterest Projects
on July 18, 2016

I love the smell of lavender, especially when I’m trying to relax and fall asleep.  I had seen several different recipes and ideas on Pinterest for how to make my own Lavender Linen Mist.  I’ve found my favorite recipe…tried it…and loved it.  I’ll share it with you today too.  It’s so super duper easy!  I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.

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