Archive | October, 2012

21 Days of Gratitude – A Challenge for the Whole Family

21 Days of Contagious Gratitude: For the Whole Family Challenge November 1st- 21st Go here for our 2013 Gratitude Challenge! There are over 21 bloggers who have joined forces because we believe that gratitude can be contagious and we desire to spend this month being grateful with our families.  Each day a different blogger will walk along […]

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Healthy Snacks

This year our e-zine was blessed to have Heather Kinnaird, our amazing food contributor, join our team! She is going to share with us her yummy but healthy snacks for people of all ages. Heather blogs over at French Press, stop by and drool over her yummy recipes and while you are there make one […]

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Recycled Sweater Crafts: Project #2 Sweater Lampshade

This lovely recycled sweater craft was featured in the Celebrating Fall Issue and I wanted to share it here with you because it’s so lovely, practical and Green!  If you missed our first project you can find it here: Recycled Sweater Craft Project #1.  It’s so practical because you can change up your room without doing much […]

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Fall Splendor

 ”The Miracle of a Harvest Moon”. Contributing Photographer: Carla Ackermann

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You’re Valuable, Don’t Ever Doubt it

Contributing Artist: Kathleen Ang-Dalseno from Amen Printables (Stop by, she has a 50% off her work for the month of October) If we want to know how valuable we are to God, Isaiah is a very good place in the bible to get a good idea. “Fear not, for I have redeemed you; I have called you by […]

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Fear, Anger and Bitterness Keep Me Company

Some of us have lived with F.A.B. (not to be mistaken with Fabio), a constant companion and guest in our heart for years. You have thrown him out lots of times but he keeps coming back.  Leslie will be sharing with us her love and hate relationship with F.A.B. (aka Fear, Anger and Bitterness).  May […]

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DIY Halloween Treat Toppers

Contributing Writer: Kelly Griglione from Notable Nest Are you still looking for something special to make for school Halloween treats, or for certain kids in your neighborhood? These clothes in Halloween treat toppers are quick and inexpensive to make, and can easily be personalized for the recipient. This is also a project your kids can help […]

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Baked Turkey Meatballs

Contributing Writer: Heather Kinnaird from French Press I LOVE when I find a recipe that the whole family enjoys. I wish I could say that it happened all the time. That is definitely NOT the case. I live with a VERY, and I mean VERY, fussy eater. My 9 year old daughter eats yogurt, oatmeal, […]

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Halloween Party Treats: Smarties Bats

Whenever my boys are doing homework I will hear them say, “Mommy, can I need to get smart can I have some Smarties?” Ha, ha, ha, these kids are too smart for their own good, trying to find ways for me to give them candy.  The candies are fat-free so I guess that’s a plus and I […]

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Corn and Potato Chowder

Corn and Potato Chowder Contributing Writer: Lyuba Brooke at Will Cook for Smiles I am so excited! It’s finally starting to feel like fall in Florida. It’s finally cooling down to high 70s low 80s, it’s actually nice out! We are not seeing much of fall colors around yet, but I will settle for the […]

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12 Days of Handmade Christmas Story

Act fast we only have a few spots left since we first announced this at the beginning of the week. Our summer issue has over 4500 hits: http://issuu.com/inspiredbyfamily/docs/summer_issue_2 and our website has over 30,000 viewers a month: http://inspiredbyfamilymag.com/. We would love to feature your handmade shop and the story behind your shop !  Feel free to […]

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Camping with Kids: Packing Check List and Tips

I married into sweet tea and camping when I said “I do”, to my amazing husband.  Before marrying him I thought I loved camping but after going camping with his family for the first time I realized I was only a nominal fan of camping. His family knows how to camp and they love doing it.  […]

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Recycled Sweater Craft: Trendy Boy and Girl Hat

Are you surviving winter?  Our weather here is so fickle so we usually layer in the morning with jacket, hat and scarf but by noon that has all been put away and then 3 o’clock hits and we are frantically looking for that jacket. We had an old sweater lying around that we couldn’t donate because […]

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Slow Cooker Apple Butter

Contributing Writer: Leslie Cates with The Cozy Little Kitchen And Happy 8th Anniversary! I grew up in the lovely Kentucky countryside amongst farms and lakes.  The fall was the prettiest time of year with vivid colored leaves that made a carpet in our big yard.  My brother and I would have fun making these elaborate “trails” from raking […]

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Modern Fall Tablescape on a Budget

                  1       2       3     4       5       6      7       8    9    10     11    12 A wonderful blend of warm and cool colors coming together to usher in my favorite time of the year, FALL!  So celebrate the seasons splendor by bringing in nature and adding dashes of color into your home. The combinations we loved and […]

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Dental Health Activities for Kids

When I was a child, we couldn’t afford to go to the dentist.  I think I went once as a kid.  I am sure if we had the money we would have gone regularly but with only one income and 3 kids that was not a priority for my parents.  Our dental health was a […]

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Wishing Away the Moments

Contributing Writer: Virginia Davidson from Geeky and Sassy Wishing away the 70 degree weather in hopes of the 40′s and 50′s to come I am reminded how short-lived my desires can be. My discontentment in the weather may be a picture of my dissatisfaction with life at times. When I start focusing inward rather than outward […]

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Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts with Caramel Glaze

Our family has been trying to eat healthier as I mentioned in our Healthy Popcorn Balls article.  Since it’s Fall and I love my pumpkin, I decided to experiment and make these tasty Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts with Caramel Glaze. The pastry on these bad boys is made from whole wheat and the inside is just pumpkin […]

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