Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas

Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas from Nakeytoes Living

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Farmhouse country decorating is still incredibly popular and everyone wants their Christmas decorations to reside in harmony. From galvanized tree collars to birch...

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Why Aren’t You Running Toward Your Destiny?

What are you waiting for? What is holding you back? Why are you letting the opinions of people whose thoughts, goals and dreams don’t align with yours dictate where you are in life? Why are you not running toward your dreams and visions? I don’t have a degree in psychology nor do I stand in front of millions of people like Tony Robbins, who by the way, is a fabulous speaker when you need a kick to get you going.

This morning a good friend posted the following...

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Symbol for American Independence

American Independence

American Independence and why the spirit is so strongAmerican Independence: what is it really? For two and a half centuries men and women have fought for American Independence. But why? What is independence and why is independence so important? More specifically, what is American Independence and how has that set us apart from the rest of the civilized world? Why is the American notion of our rights to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness so fiercely sought after?

If we Americans were paying attention in our...

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Casper Mattress Review: One Year Later

Why did we buy a Casper mattress?

It’s official. My husband and I have hit the mid-life crunch. Night sweats, insomnia, aches & pains. Simply, reality bites. We needed a new mattress.

When your mattress is over 10 years old, was handed down to you, and makes you toss & turn, it’s time for a change. Seth spent weeks reading mattress reviews, watching Youtube videos reviews  and nagging pestering me to read dry, stilted material on why we should get one of these...

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Funny Facebook Memes

As you scroll through your Facebook feed, you see many comical and funny graphics with witty sayings. Per the nature of Facebook, you share them with your “friends”.

So I scoured the internet for some funny quotes and created my own series that I hop you will share with your friends. Pinning them to Pinterest will gain my eternal gratitude.

Cats Abhor Vacuums from Nakeytoes Living

I have my bagpipe instructor to thank for this one.

Whether you say I can or I can't you are always right from Nakeytoes Living

Spurred by a visit to a dreaded family member’s home…



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What I learned after I turned 40

Lessons learned after I turned 40 from Nakeytoes LivingI want to share with you what I learned after I turned 40. The majority of my friends are at least a decade older than I am. So when I was in my early 20’s I started hearing things like “When you turn 40 your body falls apart”.  Little did I know that they were right.  What they didn’t tell me, though, is that you also undergo a psychological metamorphosis.  Suddenly you realize you’re closer to retirement than you are to your college graduation. You also...

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Philosophy of Education and why you need one

My Philosophy of Education

Philosophy of Education and why you need one for your familyAs parents we need a philosophy of education. We need to know definitively what we expect from a curriculum, from the teachers and administrators, and from our children.  I have discovered how important this philosophy is to achieve the desired outcome in rearing our children. In all aspects of life.

We recently made the decision to leave the school that my daughter attends and put our support behind a brand new charter school that is opening in our area. It is...

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20 Free 18″ Doll Clothes Patterns

Twenty Free 18" Doll Clothing Patterns for American Girl Dolls

We all love free stuff and the internet is full of free 18″ doll clothes patterns. There are 18″ doll clothing designs out there for anyone that can sew.

My daughter, Junior, has finally discovered the world of dolls and like most girls her age, American Girl is forefront in her mind. However, my frugal nature balks at buying her such an expensive doll. So we opted for a couple of knock-offs. One from Target, one from Wal-Mart, and she is deliriously happy with...

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Lost Ways of the Pioneers

How many of us know how to build a spring house? Do you know how to preserve food without refrigeration? Along the same line, do you know how a smokehouse works? The ways of the pioneers have become lost to the majority of society. Fortunately the information is still out there, and various authors have condensed the information for us. The lost ways of the pioneers needs to be preserved for future generations.

waggons-332936_1920To learn more about how the pioneers did things Clic...

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DIY Car Kit

comfort car kit from Nakeytoes LivingWhile traveling, invariably I will need Tylenol or a hair clip. And because our family does so much commuting, we regularly eat in our vehicle. So food and beverage spills occur frequently, which means we need stain removers. That is why I created a customized car kit for each vehicle. And you can, too. Below is a list of items that I included in our DIY car kit which will help you create your own care kit.

To clarify, a car kit is completely separate from an...

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