DIY lip scrub and lip balm {101 Days of Christmas}

Homemade toiletries are a popular DIY project for good reason: not only does making your own allow you to control the ingredients to avoid those that are toxic or questionable, but it's also much less expensive than buying them. This homemade lip scrub and lip balm would make a great addition to a stocking or a little…

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Easy sew felt ornaments {101 Days of Christmas}

These felt button trees are one of our very favorite Christmas crafts; we've made them with each one of our preschoolers at least once because they're so simple but so fun. As our girls are getting older, though, I decided they needed a more advanced ornament craft to keep them busy. All four of them enjoy…

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Why traditions matter more than Pinterest {101 Days of Christmas}

With less than 100 days until Christmas, the craziness of Pinterest at the holidays will soon be a reality. While I love Pinterest -- and love Christmas (obviously!) -- I am not a fan of "keeping up with the Joneses" or giving in to the pressure of expectations. At any time, really, but especially at the holidays.…

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Tabletop display tree {101 Days of Christmas}

We often get requests for a tutorial on the wooden tree that sits in the corner of our kitchen. Unfortunately, I have limited carpentry skills, and Sean doesn't often follow -- or write -- tutorials, so we've never been able to put one together. However, when I saw this wooden tabletop tree last year at Curbly,…

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Christmas-scented room spray {101 Days of Christmas}

If you're looking for a safe, non-toxic way to freshen the air in your home and embrace the scents of the season without relying on harmful chemicals or candles that could be dangerous with little ones around, this room spray is the perfect alternative. Made with essential oils, it's all natural and diluted enough to be…

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