Fairy gardens are all the rage lately. Blogs, Pinterest and magazines abound with ideas for these miniature living spaces meant to attract fairies. Planting a tiny garden can be a magical experience for kids of all ages (and their parents!). Although an internet search will reveal some very elaborate garden ideas, here is a tutorial for your own simple project. Of course, you can add as much detail as you like. Besides, who knows what decorating ideas the fairies will have?
No one enjoys living in a cluttered, dirty home. But when laundry, toys and papers pile up, and kitchens and bathrooms get gross, parents can feel overwhelmed and paralyzed.
As the weather warms up and we come out of hibernation, many of us jump quickly into the next season: Spring cleaning. We dig through closets full of old clothes, household items and sports equipment and pull out what we no longer use. As the discard pile gets higher, we can’t help but think about all the money we spent on this ‘junk.’ It isn’t long before we say, “Let’s have a garage sale.”
You can be a wiz at turning your child’s old clothes into credit at your local consignment store. With the credit you earn from the clothes you consign, you can buy ‘new’ clothes in your child’s next size. Think for a moment about all that ketchup, paint and grass in your child’s future, and I bet you’ll jump at the chance to pay the lower price for second-hand clothes.
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