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Ready for the Holidays!

Every family has a favorite holiday celebration that’s close to their heart. Usually that’s tied to fun family memories and special shared experiences. From Hallmark holidays to those that are rooted deeply in your beliefs, family traditions are often the catalyst for special memories. Visit my collection of holiday ideas for seasonal inspiration!

Vintage skills like food preservation, soap making, gardening, and even simple home cooking are seeing a resurgence as a new generation seeks the comfort of old-fashioned handmade living.

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Slow Cooker Garlic Mashed Potatoes

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These garlic mashed potatoes made in the slow cooker are the perfect fix-and-forget side dish — and the perfect comfort food!

Easy DIY Salt Scrub for Soft Skin

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A salt scrub works wonders for exfoliating dead, dry skin or as a deep cleaning scrub for hard working hands.

30+ Ideas for Making Memories: How to Give Experiences Instead of Gifts

Too much stuff? Consider giving a gift of experiences instead of gifts this year. Check out this gift guide featuring activity gift ideas and experiences to give for a memorable holiday. Too much stuff? Consider giving experiences instead of gifts this year. Less packaging, more memories. 

Add a Little Kick to Your Meals with Easy Quick Pickled Jalapeños

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Why buy a jar of pickled jalapeños at the grocery store when you can make a home-made batch with peppers plucked from plants on your patio?

Cornbread and Sausage Dressing Like Grandma Made

This sausage and cornbread dressing recipe is perfect for holiday meals, but good for using up stale bread throughout the year, too.