Quick and Easy Scrapbook Layouts

One of the best things about scrapbooking as a hobby is that you can take as little or as much time as you like. On those days when you have plenty of time, you can while away the hours creating your scrapbook masterpieces. However, when you don’t have as much time to spend, you can still create quick and easy scrapbook layouts you can be proud of.

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4 Tips to Spruce Up for Less

(StatePoint) If you’re looking to make a big change around the house, tidying up can make all the difference.  (sponsored post)

Spruce up your life — from your wardrobe to home décor – with these tips from the discount experts at Dollar General.

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Are You in a Wilderness in Your Life Right Now?

For the past several months, at least, my life has been undergoing major changes.  I was telling my husband that I felt like I was lost in a wilderness.  God, in His love and goodness, knew how I felt.  Last night, I was listening to one of my favorite authors, Stormie Omartian, on Youtube.  It was as if she was speaking directly to me about this.  Of course the Lord knew what I needed to hear and it was no coincidence that I happened to land on this particular video of hers.

She said this,

“A lot of times we’re in a place where we think we’re in the wilderness.  And maybe we are.  But if the wilderness is where God wants you, that’s where He is going to bless you. We forfeit so many of God’s blessings by not being where He wants us to be and doing what He wants us to do.”

If you would like to listen to the complete video, here is the link:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J8ZoQ2CWECc

I made a sheet of bookmarks with her quote so I could be reminded.  They are free printables if you’d like to have them too.  Just click on the image below.

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Free Printable Scrapbook Tags – Butterfly Weed

This is a set of eight printable scrapbook tags. The size is 2″ by 3.5″. You can make as many copies as you wish and share them as long as credit is intact. They are for personal use only. Just click on the image to enlarge, copy, and print.

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Bible Study Form – Free Printable

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As I was having my Bible study this evening, I was reminded of the acronym that Rick Warren uses called SPACEPETS.    It stands for:

S – Sin to confess

P – Promise to claim

A – Attitude to change

C – Command to obey

E – Example to follow

P – Prayer to Pray

E – Error to avoid

T – Truth to believe

S – Something for which to praise God

I made myself a printable, and I wanted to pass it along to you.  I changed it a little, adding a couple more items, which were “attributes of God” and “something for which to thank God.”  Please feel free to use this if you would like for your personal Bible study or for a group or class study.

Click here for the free printable

An Organized Home Can Mean a Happier Family

Experts agree that clutter is costly. It’s costly not only in the amount of time it takes us to find the things we need, but also in hurt feelings among family members who don’t like clutter. They may want to entertain but feel they can’t because your house is too cluttered. When you remove the clutter you’ll have an organized home and a happy family, and you’ll enjoy your home much more.

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6 Major Reasons People Procrastinate

Do you procrastinate? Are you constantly putting things off, even when you know accomplishing them is the best thing to do? If so, you are certainly not alone. Everyone procrastinates or shirks responsibility at some time or other. The problem is that chronic procrastination can damage your health, ruin you financially, and create a rash of mental and emotional problems.

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4 Reasons to Go Green With Redwood Decking

(NAPSI)—Many homeowners may be pleased and surprised to learn that some of the products that are friendliest to the environment come from the environment—and are available for their own houses.

Redwood is an excellent example, offering more environmental benefits than anything man-made—from how it’s grown and harvested to how it can be reused and repurposed. Here, for instance, are four environmental benefits of redwood decking.

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What Is Pet Therapy?

You may have heard this term before but weren’t sure what it meant. Pet therapy is a relatively new type of program that uses various types of animals to assist human beings with rehabilitation, mental disorders and comfort. Keep reading to find out more about pet therapy.

Pet therapy is also referred to as “assisted animal therapy.” It is the notion that animals have healing properties just by their very existence and proximity to humans. It is not magic, but a bond between lifeforms that has many benefits.

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Impressive Fruit Pies and Tarts Made Easy

(Family Features) Berry season means colors, tastes and aromas that are sure to please. With a variety of gorgeous fresh fruits at your fingertips, why not whip up a fabulous fruit pie or tart to surprise family or share with friends? From family dinners to spur-of-the-moment picnics, pies are easy to make and easy for family and friends to appreciate.

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Eating Your Way into Debt – The Cost of Eating Out

It starts as one lunch out with your co-workers and before you know it, you are eating out every day instead of bringing your own meal. Or perhaps a monthly ladies’ night out morphs into three nights per week for supper and drinks with your girlfriends.

Whatever the reason, eating out comes at a great cost. Not only is the food usually less healthy, but it can have a huge negative effect on your finances. Here are some reasons that eating out often is a bad idea, and how you can change your habits.

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What Is Edible Landscaping?

Edible landscaping has become very popular in recent years. It is a type of gardening where edible plants take center stage, in a well-thought out plan that is aesthetically pleasing. Edible landscaping has become more sought after as individuals realize that a garden can be more than just beautiful to look at. Edible landscapes provide a person with a great amount of return for their hard work. So what exactly is an edible landscape, and how can you plan to include it in your gardening future?

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