Everyone Can Help: Tips To Support Your Community


Each day we see people in need; homeless men and women on the street corner, people who are hungry, people who can’t afford healthcare. Most of us want to help, but we don’t know how. In the list below, there are six easy ways to  support your community with the resources you have. Most of these ideas are small things that don’t take much time yet have a big impact on those in need.

Beat the Heat: Free Activities for kids in Phoenix

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Phoenix summers are brutal. There is no getting around it. For the past month, I don’t think the temperature has fallen below 100. In the words of daughter, it’s yucky. By now, most of you probably know about my little girl. But if you are new here, let me introduce you to Ella. She just turned three, she loves princesses, Mickey Mouse and Barbies, and most of all, she hates to sit still. Now that summer vacation is here (she is in preschool during the year), finding activities that get us out of the house is hard. All the fun places we frequent during the cooler months are just not possible when it’s 115 degrees outside. So for the past month, we thoroughly explored Phoenix and came up with this list of fun (and free!) activities for kids to beat the heat.

Summer Candy Buffet Ideas

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CandyBuffetCollageSummer is my favorite season for one simple reason. Everything just feels easier and more relaxed in the summer. Come September, we will be thrust into the hectic school-year schedule again but until then, I just want to take it easy.

This laid-back attitude goes for summer parties too, and a candy buffet is the answer to easy entertaining. No matter what you are celebrating, everyone loves a candy buffet! They are colorful, fun and super easy to put together.

How to Make Handmade Stamps for Kids

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I have a toddler, and she is MESSY. Ella is my first baby, and her constant state of messiness used to bother me. That is until I remembered my own childhood. I remembered how my dad made a giant mud pit in the yard for my sister and I. I remembered flying down grassy hills in a cardboard box. I remembered long days at the beach burying myself in the sand. I realized my childhood was messy too, and I didn’t care one bit! I want my daughter to have those same fun memories, so I refuse to worry about her messiness. Messy is what makes childhood fun! Plus with the help of all® POWERCORE™ Pacs OXI (available at Walmart), tough kid stains are no problem.

DIY Basket

Easy diy basket made from jute.

Since my husband and I became homeowners last February, I have been working hard to make this house our home. When we bought it, everything was white. It was literally a blank canvas. The first thing we did was paint the walls a lovely cream color which made a huge difference and instantly gave our home a warm, cozy feel. Since then, I have been slowly adding pieces that fit our style and personality. We are on a pretty strict budget, so I am going the DIY route for the most part. Last week, I finished a gorgeous mountable coat rack for the entryway (coat rack tutorial), and this week I made a beautiful basket for our dining room table. I love to decorate with natural elements and this basket ties right in with that theme. This project is so simple and very affordable too! I just had to share it with all of you. Check out the easy instructions (with pictures!) below and let me know if you have any questions.