D.I.Y. Dog Treats

Making homemade dog treats is a fun and inexpensive way to reward your furry friend for being a wonderful companion. Baked with love and using all natural ingredients from your kitchen, you can ensure that your dogs treats are both tasty and healthy with no additives or sketchy ingredients. Check out these recipes below for ideas and inspiration.

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D.I.Y. Mother’s Day Gifts

Nothing says “I Love You” more than a handmade, personalized gift. Make your mother something she’ll love and cherish forever. Check out these beautiful D.I.Y. Mother’s Day gift ideas.

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7 Home Remedies for Seasonal Allergies

Spring…time for warmer weather, colorful flowers in bloom, and allergies. Allergies can make you miserable and unable to enjoy all of the beauty spring has to offer. Fortunately, there are a lot of simple ways in which you can alleviate your symptoms and better enjoy the spring season.

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Local Honey. If you haven’t heard, local honey is the bees knees when it comes to relieving the symptoms of seasonal allergies. Eating honey that is locally sourced immunizes your body to the pollen that is causing your allergies. Honey can also help sooth your cough and itchy throat. Local honey can be found at produce stands, farmers markets, or even by researching and contacting your nearest apiary.

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Vitamin C. A lack of Vitamin C increases the levels of histamine in your body, the chemical responsible for allergy symptoms. Therefore, it is important to get lots of Vitamin C in your diet during allergy season, particularly when you start to feel your symptoms flare up. The best way to get vitamins is via the foods you eat, so eat lots of peppers, kale, broccoli, berries, and citrus fruits.

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Cold Weather Home Decor

The holidays have come and gone, and spring is still yet to come. Here are some fun ways to decorate your home in between holidays and celebrate the magic of winter.

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Last-Minute Holiday Hacks

Simplify your Christmas with these great gift wrapping life hacks.


 

1. Use fabric to quickly and easily wrap oddly shaped presents.

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2. Upcycle newsprint paper into holiday wrapping paper. Hint: Use a copy of The Guide!

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3. Spruce up plain brown paper bags by adding buttons and colorful fabric scrap prints.

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4. Recycle an old sweater for cosy fabric wrap.

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5. Use leftover yarn from holiday knitting project as easy to handle ribbon. No curling required!

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6. While you have the wrapping paper out, wrap a cardboard box and fill it with presents for easy access. You can even use this box for festive waste disposal after the presents have been delivered.

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 7. After you’re all done wrapping, use a garment bag to store your wrapping paper for quick and easily accessible storage.

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Last Minute Halloween Costume Ideas

Skip the Halloween store leftovers and use a little creativity! These simple but clever costumes will make you the life of the party.

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DIY Halloween Decorating On a Budget

Decorate for Halloween without breaking the bank! These last minute decorating ideas are sure to bring the Halloween spirit. Many of the supplies for these decorations can be found around the home.

Pumpkins

You don’t need fancy stencils or a pro carving kit to decorate pumpkins. Cut out shapes with craft foam or felt and glue the shapes to your pumpkins to make spooky faces. Or grab a permanent marker and draw your Jack O’ Lantern face right onto the pumpkin. No carving required!

  

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