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Freezer Cooking meal starters - save money and make dinner time a cinch by keeping these things on hand!

Meal Starters for Your Freezer {Meal Planning}

The dinner time rush is the pits – even if you have your meals planned out, sometimes things get in the way and you’re hurrying to feed hungry kids on a grumbling tummy of your own and chopping all of those vegetables is just taking too long. One of my favorite meal time shortcuts is […]

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The first six signs to teach your baby, plus how to get started teaching your baby sign language

The First Six Signs to Teach Your Baby

I recently wrote about how to get started with baby sign language. There, I mentioned that you should start by choosing six signs to use consistently with your baby – three that they may want to use to describe the world around them, and three that give you feedback from your baby that you want […]

5 top tips that will help you love your slow cooker or crock pot!

5 Tips for Better Slow Cooking

It’s no secret that I love my slow cooker. It makes feeding the family while running the house and running after the toddler so much easier! Not to mention, cheaper and healthier than ordering a pizza at the last minute because I didn’t cook something for dinner. I’ve been slow cooking meals for many years, […]

Learn how to make this quick and easy rope tug toy for your dog!

{Tutorial} Fleece Tug Toy for Dogs

With our big move coming up, I went ahead and packed away my sewing machine and all of my fabric last week – I figured I would be low on time and wouldn’t be able to make anything until we got settled in in our new home. Since that moment, I’ve had the nagging itch […]

How to Make a Braided-Edge Fleece Blanket Tutorial from Making It Home Blog

{Tutorial} Braided-Edge Fleece Blanket

Fleece is hands-down my favorite fabric to work with when sewing. Mostly, I love it because it is super forgiving, but it’s also soft and lovely and cuddly and good. You’ll often find me digging through the giant fleece remnants bin at my local Joann. I totally have a fleece problem, and when I found […]

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Meal Planning Made Easy with Themes

Meal planning saves us a ton of money – and I know it saves a lot of you money, as well – but it can be a bit overwhelming to start. “I can barely come up with dinner for tonight, how am I supposed to plan out a whole week?!” Been there, done that, y’all. […]

Learn how to get started using baby sign language how to get your baby to sign back to you! This is so cool - my baby signed back at 8 months old.

How to Get Started with Baby Sign Language

I love baby sign language and I believe everyone should do it with their kids! There, I’ve said it. I’m a baby signing evangelist. But, seriously, how awesome and useful is it to be able to communicate with your little ones before they have the fine motor skills to make the words come out of […]

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{Cloth Diaper Link Party} October 2014

Welcome to the monthly Cloth Diaper Link Party at Making It Home! I’ve got just a few rules for this link up: Make sure to link back to Making It Home either with the party button or a text link from the post you linked up Please follow the host (via BlogLovin’, RSS, email, or […]

Cloth diaper giveaway October 2014

{Giveaway} October Cloth Diaper Pack

Another month, another giveaway! Y’all know how much I love cloth diapering, and I love to spread the love! This month, I’m teaming up with Mama Mooshka and Willy B Mum to bring you a cloth diaper package consisting of a pocket diaper (you choose a girly or boyish print), two organic inserts, and two […]

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{Recipe} The BEST Chocolate Chip Cookies

The humble chocolate chip cookie. A cookie with a colorful past, and all kinds of stories about it’s origin. A family favorite anywhere you go. I perfected the art of the chocolate chip cookie during the 12th grade. Imade tens of dozens of cookies that year, and I finally found the secret to the perfect […]

Why I'm not lucky to be a stay at home mom

Why I’m Not Lucky to Stay Home with Our Kids

Every Friday evening, a couple of my friends and I get together to watch a couple episodes of some show. Lately, it’s been Orange is the New Black (sidenote: if you aren’t watching this, it’s pretty darn good!). We do dinner potluck style to a different theme every week and use the time not only […]