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Craft No-fuss Gifts That Boost Healthy Living

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The commercialism attached to Christmas weighs me down like the anchor of a boat. In early October, I walked into a large home improvement chain, and a 14-foot tall inflatable Santa greeted me at the door. Just beyond the goliath St. Nick, shelves of summer clearance begged for buyers. On my way to the lighting department,…

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Frugal and Eco-Friendly Wedding Ideas

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{This post contains affiliate links, see my disclosure policy for full details} Once upon a time, a wedding was synonymous with expensive venues, caterers, decor, and entertainment. These days, a bit of creativity combined with frugal, eco-friendly wedding ideas offer as much elegance and fairytale flare as the splurge-level nuptials. It isn’t the dazzling display…

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Grow Paperwhites Like the Pros

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  Up your gardening game this Christmas and grow paperwhites like the pros at the garden centers. How can I think about Christmas when the marigold and burnt rust leaves still cling to our sycamore tree?  Clusters of scarlet Aronia berries weigh heavily on the branches patiently awaiting their harvest for jams and juice.  Early…

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