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Halloween Gift Ideas for Tweens | Decoden Craft Ideas

Halloween Gift Ideas for Tweens | Decoden Craft Ideas

I’ve been looking for Halloween gift ideas for tweens and teens because it seems like everything I find in the store is geared towards little kids. I still like to give the kids a small gift for Halloween even when they are past the age where they’re interested in stickers and little plastic toys. Using […]

Paleo Pumpkin Bars with Coconut Flour | Paleo Desserts

Paleo Pumpkin Bars with Coconut Flour | Paleo Desserts

Everywhere I look there are pumpkin recipes calling to me! Everyone is drinking pumpkin lattes and making pumpkin cupcakes. It’s enough to tempt even the most dedicated Paleo followers. This weekend, I decided I needed to come up with some Paleo desserts that were relatively easy to make and that didn’t call for a lot […]

How to Paint with Leaves – A Memory Box

How to paint with leaves - a memory box

Photos, baby’s first teeth, scouting badges, candles from birthday cakes. There are so many little things that hold special memories for me. As the kids get older, I’ve been going through things that I’ve been saving since they were little. I decided that I really needed one place to keep everything organized and I wanted […]

4 Tips to Improve Your Cat’s Health

4 Tips to Improve Your Cat's Health #GetHealthyHappy

Cats communicate with us and each other in five ways: touching, smelling, hearing, vocalizing, and seeing, but they cannot tell us when they’re sick or don’t feel well. It’s up to us as their owners to make good decisions about their health.  Much the way we take care of our children, we need to take care of […]

Pumpkin Spice Paleo Coffee Creamer

Pumpkin spice paleo coffee creamer - non dairy

I love coffee. My husband tells me I’m addicted to it. I just think the world starts a little bit better with a few cups of coffee. Way back before I started worrying about what was in the food I ate, coffee meant about half a cup of coffee and half a cup of one […]

Country Life, a HappiMess and Sore Muscles

Country Life, a HappiMess and Sore Muscles

When most people think of living in the country, they get all nostalgic. They picture sitting on a porch swing on a hot summer day sipping ice cold lemonade.  They see children running through fields of flowers chasing the family dog. They see cookouts and swimming in the brook. While those are all great parts […]

Easy Homemade Pumpkin Ice Cream Recipe

Easy homemade pumpkin ice cream recipe

<img src=”?” width=”1″ height=”1″ alt=””/> There is no better dessert splurge than this easy homemade pumpkin ice cream recipe. I don’t eat dessert that often and I almost never have ice cream. Normally, ice cream makes my teeth hurt which takes away some of the enjoyment.  I’ve been using the Crest Sensi-Stop Strips for about 4 […]

Easy DIY Lip Balm Holder

Easy DIY Lip Balm Holder

Think of all the times in your life you want to thank people for doing something nice. What about the mailman who delivers all those boxes to your door in the rain? How about your child’s bus driver who always has a smile for them in the morning? Maybe the lady at the grocery store […]

5 Ways to Make Going Back to College Work for You


I got married at 18 so I didn’t go to college right after high school like many people do. I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life and I was anxious to get out of the house on my own. Eventually, I got to the point where I realized I didn’t like […]

9 Easy Tricks to Save on Healthy Food

How to save on healthy groceries

I shopped savvy on healthy food using Walmart Saving Catcher, as part of a sponsored post for Crowdtap #WMTSavingsCatcher. Did you ever look at your grocery receipt and think “Oh my word, that cannot be how much I spent!”  If you did, you aren’t the only one.  I am passionate about buying healthy food for […]