The Simple Living Collective

Creating a Memorable Secondhand Christmas

Creating a Memorable Secondhand Christmas

In one of the Facebook groups I’m in for December babies, someone recently asked what our Christmas budget was for our kids. I saw a lot of numbers – ranging from almost a thousand dollars to just a few hundred (per child) but no one had as low of a budget as me. My budget is $50 for my son. Now, this post is in no way shaming anyone. I don’t care what someone spends on their child for Christmas. What I care about is what we spend on our child for Christmas.

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Turn Your Must-Do Moments into Special Moments

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Turn Your Must-Do Moments into Special Moments

Sometimes it can feel like we are so rushed in life that we just move from one "must-do activity" to another "must-do activity", typically rushing through them to just to check them off the list.  Does this sound familiar?  In this season of natural quiet, let's work together to slow down at least one special mealtime a week and find ways to create special memories.  Here are our top three recommendations for slowing down a meal time during the week (we choose our Friday lunch/tea time!)1.  Create traditions together.  This is the fun part of slowing down and creating memories-...

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Why You Should Eat (And Grow!) More Garlic

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Why You Should Eat (And Grow!) More Garlic

Learn how garlic can benefit your family by adding more than just flavor to meals!  Here are some time-tested recipes and remedies to help you add garlic into your daily routine to benefit your family wellness during the cold months.  Who knows, you may even decide to grow some! You likely have some sort of family story involving garlic.  Perhaps you grew up with a remedy that helps coughs, or your grandmother's kitchen smelled heavily of garlic when she cooked big batches of spaghetti for everyone, or maybe you were even given cloves to eat raw when you were feeling...

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