Author Archives: Kristin, Exploring Domesticity

Find Coupons Online to Save Money on Anything

Don’t make a purchase without checking here first! It takes about two seconds to find coupons, and could save you a bunch. Groupon Coupons can save you money just by taking a quick second to find coupons for your favorite stores.

Don’t you hate leaving money on the table? Especially if it could be avoided by a quick search on your phone… It’s not hard to find coupons these days, and it’s such a bonus when you find one for something you were ready to pay full price for!

The ONE THING you should always do before you buy to save money!

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Affordable Organic Snacks for Kids

Prepackaged organic snacks can be so expensive! These affordable organic snacks for kids are a huge time-saver, and help you feel good about what you are throwing in their backpack for snack or lunch.

Everything from breakfast bars and biscuits to popcorn and Mickey Mouse shaped animal crackers…. These snacks are great on-the-go, and perfect for busy moms on a budget. Best of all, they are organic and won’t fill your kiddos full of unnecessary chemical like the other bargain snacks.

Affordable Organic Snacks for kids

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DIY Teacher Gift with Essential Oils: Room Spray and Stress Ball

Finding a unique gift for teachers is tough. This DIY Teacher Gift with Essential Oils is easy to make, inexpensive, and something all teachers can benefit from!

In minutes you can put together a Mood-Boosting Anti-bacterial Room Spray to help keep those special people happy and healthy. Also, add a quick and easy Stress Ball for those rough days.

This works for teachers, coaches, bus drivers, etc. and it is a gift that is great for both male and female recipients. We’ve got it covered!

DIY Teacher Gift with Essential Oils: Mood-Boosting Antibacterial Room Spray & Stress Ball

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Gifts to Inspire Creativity in Children

Kids don’t have as many opportunities these days for creative thinking. Even the modern toys seem to be more focused on profit and selling, rather than allowing kids to use their imagination and get creative. It’s so important to encourage them with gifts to inspire creativity.

You can’t really beat the open-ended play that comes from simple gifts. They may be a little old-school, but they inspire children to use their imagination and think outside the box. These gifts teach children how to learn and problem solve.

We’ve put together a list of some of the best gifts to inspire creativity in young children. Let’s help our kids play the way we did when we were younger, with these gifts to get those creative juices flowing.

Gifts to Inspire Creativity in Children - gift ideas to get the creative juices flowing

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Cozy Comfort Food – Blake’s Pot Pies {giveaway}

Comfort foods that make you feel all warm and cozy inside are a must. It’s also important to make sure those comfort food are made with the best ingredients, and from a company that cares as much as you do about the food you eat. Blake’s Pot Pies are the perfect cozy comfort food, and they are made by a company who cares.

Blake’s also has a giveaway for you! Enter to win some awesome Blake’s swag, and I’m going to give you the scoop on other giveaways going on right now, so you can enter to win even more!

Blake's Pot Pies: review and giveaway

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The easiest online store setup when you have no clue what you’re doing. We have a store!

This is a major win for me! I added a store to the site so I could sell my parent’s bows!!! After all the research and confusion, I found the easiest online store setup!

I couldn’t be happier! Now I can spread the word about a great small business and product, and it was WAY easier than I thought! Let me tell you about how, even without knowing what I was doing!

Being frugal and not at all tech-saavy, I felt in over my head until I found Shopify. I started a 14 day free-trial, set it up the same day, and when the trial is over I can keep it going for under $10. Shopify was the easiest online store setup I found!

Easiest Online Store Setup when you have no clue what you're doing

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Scout Elf Wrapping Paper Drive: use up wrapping paper scraps with Elf on the Shelf

Download this flyer for the Scout Elf Wrapping Paper Drive, and your Elf on the Shelf will deliver your wrapping paper scraps to Santa to be used for all those stocking stuffers and small gifts.

Use up all those small wrapping paper scraps without ruining the magic of Christmas. Your kids will be so excited to see that Santa used the paper they donated!

Scout Elf Wrapping Paper Drive

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The Power of Play: promote play for learning

Children have less opportunities for play than ever before. With our busy lifestyles, screen time, organized sports, and homework, kids aren’t getting enough “play time.” That means they are missing out on key learning opportunities. It’s up to us to promote play and give our kids opportunities to explore, learn, and problem solve.

The Minnesota Children’s Museum has made it their mission to promote play and redesign the museum to provide opportunities for play. We were invited to the first exhibit, Forces at Play, and had a great time!

The Power of Play: the importance of play for learning

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Martial Arts Gift Guide {for young children}

It’s always great to support your little ones when they show an interest in an activity. Christmas is also a fantastic time to get them items they can use, or to find something that will be a cherished memory each year. This martial arts gift guide will spark some ideas for your young martial artist.

Martial Arts Gift Guide (for young children)

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Practical Teacher Gift with Adorable and Inexpensive Packaging

It’s always a good idea to give the special teachers in our lives a little bit of recognition for all of their hard work and attention. This is a sweet way to dress up a practical teacher gift for Christmas or anytime.

This practical gift of items teacher’s love to get is dressed up a bit with an adorable presentation in these sweet teacups.

Practical Teacher Gift: Presentation is everything!

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