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Attracting birds to your yard or to a bird feeder can yield some interesting sights.  Below is a photo of a  male house finch feeding a female house finch! Easy to make bird feeders and paint-it-yourself bird houses have always been a part of our...

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  Attracting birds to your yard or to a bird feeder can yield some interesting sights.  Below is a photo of a  male house finch feeding a female house finch! Easy to make bird feeders and paint-it-yourself bird houses have always been a part of our family activities and integrated into our homeschool science. Birding can easily and inexpensively be a year-round science study for your homeschool or classroom. We have several feeders right outside our kitchen window where we have watched fledglings follow their Dad around as they are given a lesson on finding food.  We often find ourselves...

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Do you have a problem with spending money?

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Are money issues ruining your marriage or relationship? Every November and into January of the following year I get so many emails about needing help with money problems. In part, I believe that people who don’t budget, spend freely, and hope for the best need far more help than those who do use a budget. Today, I want to explain to you how you can fix your money problems and it only works if you REALLY want it to. At the very  bottom of the post you will see our November budget numbers and how we spent our money. Money...

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Hey all, Julie here and I’m back already! We told ya, it wouldn’t be too long till you heard from me again

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I am so ready to share with you my “teeny tiny rental bathroom refresh” reveal. It’s been almost 3 months to the day since four of us on the EHD team – Jess, Ryann, Caitlin & myself – shared our rental bathroom woes with you and the design dreams we had for them. I technically completed the 2-month challenge that Jess set out for us since Sara shot my bathroom at the end of August and am so excited to share it today. I love (read: need) a deadline to get those items that are lower on my priority life...

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Atami Complete Guide: Relax With Hot Springs And Fireworks By The Sea

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Atami - Travel to a Resort Area with Hot Springs, Beach, and Fireworks Atami is a town famous for its hot springs on the coast of Shizuoka Prefecture. Visitors come to Atami from all over the country to take in the resort feel at this coastal hot spring town. Atami also has gorgeous fireworks shows held throughout the year 50 minutes away from Tokyo by Shinkansen and two hours by local traifn, it is also a popular weekend and day trip destination for greater Tokyo area suburbanites. Continue reading for suggestions for high-quality, natural hot springs, things to do, how...

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Koh Tao is perfect, period.

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Let’s say the truth, most travelers are super excited about exploring Thailand’s beautiful islands. Of course everyone wants to visit the temples, try as much Thai food as possible as well as learn about Thai culture, but the islands are definitely the highlight of the trip. So I must say Koh Tao Island won’t disappoint you and I can’t wait to share with you all the best things to do in Koh Tao, Thailand. Koh Tao is a diving destination big time, most likely because diving is awesome and super cheap over there, you can’t go wrong with that. But...

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