How to Make Soda Can Flowers

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I love making things out of recycled soda cans. We go through a lot of them in our house and don’t have a recycling service in our neighborhood, so I was determined to find something to do with them. I’ve enjoyed making soda can flowers, soda can earrings, soda can hot air balloons, soda can wind spinners, and more. I would love for you to try using some of yours as well! Below you’ll find a step-by-step tutorial for my soda can flowers.

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Why You Should Still Celebrate the 4th of July, Even if You’re Disenchanted With the U.S. Government

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This is not an article that will gush about how great the United States is and why you should be ashamed for not celebrating the 4th of July. I’m well aware that there are many who believe the U.S.A is anything but great, especially at the present moment. However, over the last week I’ve been privy to certain conversations that bash on the U.S. and just about everything related to it, and I’ve felt a bit of a sting in my heart. Not because I approve of everything that’s been happening, but because of the good things that are being forgotten or ignored.

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Fall Cookies Sorted By Your Favorite Fall Ingredients

Fall Cookies Sorted By Your Favorite Fall Ingredients

My sister-in-law suggested that we make different fall cookies every month (at least) this season and ever since then different recipes have been on my mind. Sometimes you just have to plan these things so you can actually try the treats you want, you know? After looking at different recipes for fall cookies I’ve found it hard to decide which one to start with! There are so many good ones, and I thought I’d share what I’ve found.

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Sampling the Sutherlands: the Month My Son Discovered His Mom Hates Spiders

Spiders, white noise machines, and baby words made January a fun month for us!

So spiders. I’m not a big fan. R learned that his mom is NOT a big fan. At all. He doesn’t seem to mind. In fact, he doesn’t even know how scary spiders can be. He proved this by grabbing a spider trap that we had stuffed in a corner of his room and FLAILING IT ABOUT like spiders were pom-poms stuck to a glue strip on a piece of cardboard. What did his mom do? Grab it for two seconds then just about had a heart attack when she saw the 10-15 spiders and their legs all strewn about.

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Sampling the Sutherlands: the Month with the Plague

Sampling the Sutherlands: the Month with the Plague

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a great December! We sure did. Except for the plague part. Sorry, I’m always posting about us getting sick. The middle of our Christmas break had us holed away at my in-laws’ house because everyone was sick. ? My brother-in-law, father-in-law, and I somehow avoided it—probably due to our steel-cut immune systems. Both the babies got diarrhea and everyone else was vomiting on top of that. It was pretty sad, but we survived. Continue reading “Sampling the Sutherlands: the Month with the Plague”