DIY Taco Seasoning

We love Southwestern/Tex-Mex food at this house. Between all the tortilla chips and black beans that live in our pantry, and our frequent need for something quick and easy on weeknights (ultimate nachos, anyone?), taco seasoning is a staple.

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10 More Small Ways to Live Greener

Exactly one year ago today, I published this post about small ways to live a more green lifestyle. Tips on energy reduction, recycling and utilizing indoor plants are just a few of the great ideas included. But with another Earth Day soon approaching, I decided to share ten more small ways to make a positive impact on our planet.

If everyone does even one small thing, it can make a huge difference!

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How to Pick a New Library Book when Your Toddler’s with You in 20 Easy Steps

Wednesday is library day for us. And while every library day is not this dramatic, we’ve certainly had our moments. I’m thinking (mostly hoping) there might be a few others who can relate…

Here’s my fail proof system for picking out a new book at the library when my toddler’s with me.

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10 Ways to Beat the Post-Holiday Blues

Feeling a bit low after the holidays is something very familiar in our household. It’s freezing cold outside, sickness is usually running rampant (in both our family and our friends’ families), and it sometimes feels like there’s nothing fun to do or look forward to.

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Our Minimalist Calendar Time

Any other teachers out there excited about a fresh start, new activities/curriculum, or even new décor for the new year? I am 110% that nerdy teacher who gets pumped about changing bulletin boards. Fair warning. 😀

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Spiced Vanilla Latté Simmer Scent

Although baking is fairly high on my priority list during Christmastime, there are some days that we just can’t fit it in. Sadly, we don’t have a Starbucks nearby either, for an emergency coffee-scented atmosphere. Thankfully though, that doesn’t mean my house can’t smell like a coffee house or a freshly baked holiday dessert, though!

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