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All-Natural Home Air Freshener and Carpet Deodorizer

All-Natural Air Freshener and Carpet Deodorizer

Life as MOM contributor Janel offers tips and tricks to deodorizing a home the all-natural way. This past summer, my family was “homeless.” We house-sat for various friends and acquaintances for 8 weeks in California and then spent a few weeks visiting family and driving across the country back to Virginia. Meanwhile, all of our […]

Make a Leaf Necklace from Recycled Materials

Leaf Necklace from Recycled Materials

This easy necklace made from recycled materials is a fun craft for all ages. This post is written by Stacy from A Delightful Home. I enjoy making crafts from recycled materials. It’s fun watching something that would otherwise be discarded turn into a useful or beautiful item. Plus, it’s inexpensive. In my local area, we have to […]

Decoupage Candle Holders

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Pull together a fun craft with upcycled items and standard craft supplies. Fall is coming. While we may still be experiencing the heat of summer, the shorter days and chilly nights are just around the corner. At least I’m hoping. Fall is my favorite season of the year. This decoupage craft is super easy and […]

Falling for Fun: Apple Crowns

Apple Crowns | Life as MOM

Apple crowns are a fun and healthier alternative to ice cream sundaes. Make them this fall for a fun dessert for the whole family. Apple Crowns have been an autumn tradition in our family since we first moved to Paso Robles in 1998. We discovered them at a roadside specialty shop on Highway 46 heading […]

DIY on a Dime: Falling for Fun

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There’s a new series coming your way! I know some of us are still holding onto summer, but fall is my favorite season. And I can’t wait for the weather to cool off! In anticipation for the coming of autumn, we’ll be kicking it off with several weeks of budget-friendly family fun. Keep track of […]

Interview Your Student for Back-to-School

Interview with a Student | Life as MOM

Record back-to-school memories with a student interview. Life as MOM contributor Janel explains her family’s back-to-school tradition. Grab the free printable and interview your own student. After nearly three months spent traveling throughout the country and staying at 18 different homes and hotels, my family is finally getting settled again. Although my girls enjoyed some […]

S’mores Fudge

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Homemade candy is such a treat to make with your kids. Try this recipe for fudge that evokes the taste of s’mores without all the smoke. The first time I tried to make fudge, I was in first grade. I had a crush on a boy whose name I do not remember. I wanted to […]

Summer Fun: Make “Perfume”

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Let your children create their own “perfume” from fresh flowers this summer. Life as MOM contributor Janel will show you how her girls do it. All Photos: Janel Piersma When we first arrived back in California for our summer of house-sitting, we stayed at the home of some dear friends in the charming little town […]