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Creating a Photo Album For a Parent on Active Military Duty

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Family Concerns

Presently, there are many homes around the world with one or both parents absent because they are on active military duty. Military parents sacrifice the ultimate when they serve our great nation and must leave their children and families for long extended periods of time. In many cases, a military parent may be gone from …

Super Garden Seasons Begin With Early Preparation

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Gardening

If you and your children like to garden, the beginning of the year is ideal for getting ready for the approaching planting time. As you all browse through garden and seed catalogs, it is exciting to decide which types of flowers, fruits and veggies you want to enjoy once the garden season begins. Sowing seeds …

Tips For How To Get Rid Of Clutter

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Home Management

Because many folks see the beginning of the year as symbolic of a fresh start for themselves, it is an excellent opportunity to purge clutter and better organize your home. The New Year is the ideal time to get better organized. Finishing your annual cleaning goals now will leave you ready to enjoy the warm …

Top Tips For Taking Pictures With Your Cell Phone

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Computers and Technology

Do you find yourself often taking pictures with your cell phone? With millions of cell phones in circulation, it is not a big surprise that many of them take advantage of this cool feature to take on-the-go shots wherever they might be. And with the ever-improving technology of cell phone cameras, many of those shots …

How to Choose a Digital Camera For a Child or Teen

July 22, 2012 | Posted in Family Concerns

Does your child love to take pictures? Sure, you have photo albums filled with pictures that you’ve taken of your child, but now the tables are turning on you – your child wants to be the family’s photographer! Many kids like to play around with their parent’s digital cameras. Photography nurtures your child’s creative abilities, …

Decorating With Photos of Your Family

July 3, 2012 | Posted in Home Management

When you display your precious family photographs in your home, whether they are vintage photos of your ancestors or current photos of your family, you awaken memories that you hold dear to your heart. A vintage photograph framed in an ornate picture frame and hung in a prominent place adds a nostalgic and decorative touch …

How to Display Pictures in Groupings

July 3, 2012 | Posted in Arts and Crafts

Before you grab that hammer and start hammering nails into your wall, have a plan for how you will display your picture frame grouping. There are simple ways to master the art of hanging a group of pictures, and this article provides some of the rules and ideas you need to think about to achieve …

Decorative Accessories Ideas For Your Home

July 3, 2012 | Posted in Home Management

Just as with any well-accessorized outfit, accessories can make a room. Well chosen accessories displayed in an artistic and creative way can bring life to an otherwise drab space. There are many possibilities for accessorizing your rooms. Accessories include wall or table art, decorative shelves, pillows, throws or area rugs and picture frames. Wall Art …

How to Capture More Memories With Family Photos

July 3, 2012 | Posted in Family Concerns

Someone in the family usually has a camera in hand during a family vacation or special occasion or even when the whole family is having a fun day together. These candid shots are great and make for a special photo album. But, later in life when children or parents are reminiscing over the photos, they …

Fast and Easy Birthday Party Planning Tips

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Entertainment

Planning a birthday party doesn’t need to be difficult, time consuming or expensive. It can be a lot of fun to plan a party and, no matter how old the birthday person, your time and effort will be genuinely appreciated. You don’t need to stress over an elaborate party plan. In fact, many successful and …

Choosing an Appropriate Picture Frame Mat

June 29, 2012 | Posted in Arts and Crafts

When selecting an appropriate picture frame mat there are a variety of colors and styles available on the market today. You can get a mat with a white core that when cut shows a lip of white for contrast, or you can choose a mat that is a solid color throughout. Mats come in solid …

Tips For How to Design Your Space

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts and Crafts

Are you always looking for ways to reinvent your space? Do you scour design books and magazines for ideas and inspiration? Have you also found that having great ideas isn’t enough because you don’t know where to start? Here are a number of steps that may help to simplify and summarize what to consider when …

How to Give Gifts on a Budget

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Womens Interest

If you enjoy giving gifts to friends and family members but stress at the thought you may sabotaging your budget, you don’t need to worry. Giving gifts that are fun and meaningful to the recipient can remain within your budget when you learn a few tips for gifting within your budget. The old saying “It’s …

How to Frame a Cross Stitched Piece

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts and Crafts

Once your cross-stitched piece is completed it is time to share your hard work and artistic talent. Part of the fun of creating your cross-stitched piece is in the selection of a frame that will best display it. Depending on the piece itself, the right combination of picture frame and mat can turn it into …

Wall Decorating Ideas

June 20, 2012 | Posted in Arts and Crafts

Room makeovers don’t need to be expensive or involved. It is possible to change your room in as little as ten minutes of your time. All it takes is using something you already have or finding an inexpensive item and using it in an unusual or stylish way. These tips can help you realize how …

Creating a Friendly Home For Your Family

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts and Crafts

Just because you have toddlers in your home doesn’t mean you need to be without your favorite knick-knacks or collectibles. There are ways to have both living harmoniously together. If you have breakables, like glass or porcelain, you just need to rearrange them. Place them higher up on the shelf or on top of a …

Activities to Keep Kids Happy on Snowy Days

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Family Concerns

Cold and snowy winters can be a tough time for active children, and for the parent who is stuck indoors with them. Counter that restlessness and boredom with fun snowy day activities. Bundle up and venture outside to play in the snow and work off their excess energy. Breathe in that invigorating fresh winter air …

Fun Kids Art Projects to Explore

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts and Crafts

Exposing your children to art at a young age can help them develop an enjoyment and appreciation for art, as well as spark their creativity. Young children are eager to explore the world around them, so providing ways for them to do that in an artistic way can be very rewarding. Remember, when it comes …

How to Create a Family Time Capsule

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts and Crafts

Creating a family time capsule can be a fun activity for the entire family. Whether you do it during a holiday, special family occasion or just to be together as a family, everyone can take part. You can ask each family member to contribute items specific to a family event or to cover a specific …

How to Transform a Bedroom Into a Family Game Room

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Home Management

A spare bedroom or guest room that is seldom used can be given a total makeover and transformed into a game room that your family can enjoy. Instead of a room that doesn’t get much use, you can have a room where your family can gather together to have fun. It doesn’t need to cost …

Clever Gifts From Your Own Kitchen

June 19, 2012 | Posted in Arts and Crafts

Your kitchen can provide an easy way to make and give inexpensive gifts. Gift baskets containing food items or bath and body products can be prepared in your kitchen for less than purchasing them. And, handcrafted gifts are a personal way to show someone how special they are to you. If you are looking for …

Fun Kids Craft Projects

June 18, 2012 | Posted in Arts and Crafts

Parents are always looking for inexpensive activities that will entertain their child and allow them to spend time together. Craft projects provide the perfect activity. Most children enjoy making craft projects and crafts are a good way to nurture their creativity. There is an easy craft project appropriate for any child’s age, so be sure …

Exploring Nature As A Family

June 18, 2012 | Posted in Family Concerns

The great outdoors has so much to offer. A wonderful way to spend quality time together as a family is to get outside and explore nature. There are endless activities to experience, wherever your interests and passions lie. You can hike, bike, swim, bird-watch, visit a park or just be out in your garden. If …

Fun Kids Gardening Projects

June 18, 2012 | Posted in Gardening

Children and gardening go hand-in-hand in a way. Children love to play in the dirt and love to mimic what their parents do. Combining the two can give your child hours of fun. They can have fun playing in the dirt and learning about gardening from a young age. Whether or not you are a …