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Light in the Summer Night | DIY Recycled Candles

I am burning mosquito repellent candles like nobody’s business in my backyard heaven but was getting annoyed by having to throw out all the half-finished candles. Because of the way candles burn, you just always seem left with no wick or a drowned wick and 1/3 of the wax left in a sorry, twisted shape. I decided to recycle it all and make new candles and was surprised how dead simple the process is.

By: Liesbeth Read more

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Wooden Sandbox with Hinged Top

This beautiful — and super sturdy — sandbox is a great addition to any backyard or cottage. The designer of this “cadillac of sandboxes,” the amazing Carla of Small + Friendly, has shared the instructions on her blog so any handy DIY mom or dad can build the same awesome sandbox for their own back yard.

With a hinged, retractable lid-turned-deck, as well as plenty of space for a few kids to build and dig, this sandbox easily buys you more time to sip a beverage or read a magazine while the kids play.

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Thanksgiving Thank-You Notes

When it comes to giving thanks at Thanksgiving….we aren’t just talking turkey! Gather your brood and start this project by a beautiful Fall leaf gathering outdoors. The kids will be more than excited and preoccupied with finding “just the right ones” and what more could a Mother ask for? Plus, the final result will be acknowledging and giving thanks to those around them….something a Mom is bound to be thankful for…

By: Ally Smith Read more

Deck/Stairway Safety Gate

Last summer, we had our backyard landscaped and a pool put in. During the long and messy yard renovation, our elevated deck provided an excellent view of all the cool diggers and tractors, but it was also a perfect way for our kids to get down to the yard = major danger! I made and installed a gate at the top of the stairs for my own peace of mind. Knowing I could lock the gate and keep my kids up and safe was a huge relief.

By: Dana Read more