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How to Make Homemade Conditioning Hair Treatments

Making a simple Conditioning Hair Treatment is so easy, it can be done as often as you like. Most take a just a few minutes to prepare and will leave your hair feeling soft and smelling great. These are my favorite Homemade Conditioning recipes. A Honey Conditioning Treatment for light hair: You will need...
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How to Prepare for a Nasty Stomach Virus: Making an Emergency Food Kit for Your Children

Yuck! You have been hearing about that wicked stomach virus going around, and you really hoped that your children wouldn’t come down with it. Now that they have it, are you prepared with the proper foods to help their bellies and their body feel better and recover over the next 24-48 hours? When my...
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How to Prepare Dry Foods for Long Term Storage

Whether you are preparing for a natural disaster, possible job loss in the family or just like to stock up when you find a good deal, stockpiling food has become increasingly popular over the past few years. Many people like to plant huge gardens and spend the end of growing season canning, while others...
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How to Earn Cub Scout Achievements by Celebrating Earth Day with Your Wolf Scout

Getting involved in Cub Scouts is a wonderful way for children to learn responsibility, respect for others, get exercise, have fun and go on an the occasional adventure. Before becoming a Boy Scout, young boys have to first complete many achievements as Cubs. The International Celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd and month...
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How to Earn Cub Scout Achievements by Celebrating Earth Day with Your Tiger Cub

Getting involved in Cub Scouts is a wonderful way for children to learn responsibility, respect for others, get exercise, have fun and go on an the occasional adventure. Before becoming a Boy Scout, young boys have to first complete many achievements as Cubs. The International Celebration of Earth Day on April 22nd and month...
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Song for a Fifth Child

Some one sent this poem to me a few months back and I just remembered it. I think it is very fitting for my family. It was first published (I think) in the Ladies Home Journal in 1958. Enjoy! Song for a Fifth Child Mother, oh mother, come shake out your cloth! Empty the...
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Owain is home!!!

He actually came home last Thursday May 29th! We have been getting settled, going to different Dr visits and trying to get some rest. The kids are so excited to have him home. It was very strange for them to be with out their parents for so long. They were just as disappointed every...
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Another Baby on The Way!

I guess I have neglected my blog here for a few months & I was just informed that I never told anyone I was having another baby. I was talking to a friends the other day and I sure thought that he knew I was having another baby, but nope. I forgot to mention it...
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Warmest Wishes for the New Year

I hope that every one had a wonderful 2006 & that you all have a beautiful and prosperous 2007. So far I am starting out strong…2 days into the New Year & I have dived right in to accomplish everything on my list. I have started out by adding a few dozen new pieces...
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The Holidays are Coming in Fast

Wow, it has been a crazy few weeks getting ready for the Holidays. Last week my two older kids were both pretty sick along with my husband. I was pretty lucky that the baby and I didn’t get sick. Hopefully we wont get sick before the Holiday! This is the first year that we...
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My Happy Place

My studio, which has also turned into an office space, is finally done. What a great feeling! I can walk straight in and sit down at all three of my work stations without climbing over furniture or boxes. I suddenly feel so graceful. There is even enough room in the middle of the floor...
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Winter Solitude and a Growing Family

This time of year is always so hectic no matter how much I try to calm the chaos. I am happy to say that in four weeks in November our house got new siding and all new windows (except for the way to huge to replace picture window). Our kitchen is not completely finished,...
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Oh My Sanity

I think that I am having issues with my sanity. For the past 2 weeks our house has gone through some major renovations. We have wanted to get new windows since we moved into the house 2 ½ years ago. Every winter we have had to hang layers of blankets over the windows to...
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