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Words to Live By: 10 Free Typographic Downloads to Inspire You This Year

by Lidy Dipert

Happy New Year! What better way to kickstart 2017 than focusing ahead on positive and encouraging words that anyone can live by? I'm not big on resolutions (even though I still make them year after year), because I feel I usually end up just setting myself up for failure. So instead, I'm focusing on new ways of looking at the day to day.

Round-Up: Words to Live By

 These ten quotes will be sure to start any day on the right foot and remind you to just smile and enjoy this new year, one day at a time. Best part is, you can download these free printables to place anywhere you need some extra motivation.   

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Five New Year's Commitments that Will Make Your Home a Happy Place

by Lidy Dipert

New Year's Resolutions for the Home

When I think of "home," I always start with a visual picture: the layout, the colors, and all the "stuff" that makes it so unique. But, of course, my real concept of home doesn't have anything to do with the physical structure or the things that sit inside it.  Home is a sense of peace and rest I experience by myself and with my family. And it's the place where I nurture relationships, and build community. And if I'm doing things right, it's the place that helps me stay sane. So this year, I'm giving my home a new commitment, and all my 2017 commitments are actually New Year's resolutions for the home. 

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Make These! DIY New Year's Eve Temporary Tattoo Party Favors

by M.E. Gray

Download this free New Year's party favor printable and make your own temporary tattoos.

Can you believe it's almost New Year's Eve? If there was ever a new year to celebrate, it's got to be this one. 2016 was rough all around (R.I.P to like, everyone), and while I'm not sure what 2017 has to bring, I know I'm ready to say "Bye, Felicia" to the past 365 days. Which means it's time to party. So break out the champagne, put on your dancing shoes, and try out these charming temporary tattoos. They make amazing New Year's party favors!    

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How to Keep Kids From Going Crazy the Week After Christmas

by Jennifer Farley

10 Ideas to Keep Your Kids Entertained The Week After Christmas

Everyone is getting ready for family and festivities this upcoming weekend. It's busy, it's exciting, and filled with fun things to do. Then Christmas ends, and even though your kids have unwrapped all sorts of new things to engage them, the words "I'm bored" inevitably come out of their mouth. Those words. Like fingernails on a chalkboard to me. Like a rock in your shoe. But, I have found if I prepare myself for those words. I respond in a more patient way. So today, I thought I would share a list of fun things for your kids to do, and for you to do with your kids between Christmas and New Years, once the holiday crazy calms down.   

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How I Made My New Year's Vision Board, and Why You Should Too

by Alicia Lacy

How (and why) to make a vision board this year.

The older I get, the more I find myself fairly obsessed with carpe diem-ing and living intentionally. Without waxing too poetic, I spend a lot of time thinking about the notion that this life is the only one we get, and it's our responsibility to take the reins and live it fully.  

Pair this day-seizing with the turn of a new year, and I turn into a strange combination of Oprah, Deepak Chopra, and Tom and Donna from "Parks and Rec". This...

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Make a Simple, DIY Calendar You'll Actually Want to Use

by Chris Gardner

Make a Simple, DIY Calendar You'll Actually Want to Use

I gave up on paper calendars a long time ago. Not because I'm super tech-y and see them as outdated, but more because I can't seem to find one that actually works for me. They're either covered in photos of puppies or art prints, or so soulless and blank that they make me feel like the only thing I can schedule on them is reminders to put cover sheets on my TPS reports.

So, I'm loving this simple DIY option that's perfectly customizable to the way you work.

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Calorie Burning DIY Projects

by Mod Home Ec Teacher

Calorie Burning DIY Projects

Two weeks from now the gyms will be brimming with New Year's Resolvers. Even if you're religious about your workouts, these last  weeks leading up to the end of the year can be wrought with impulsive calorie intake. Before you sign up at a gym, take a look at the calorie burn you can enjoy while sprucing up your space. I recall that Mr. Mod lost a good 10lbs when he laid our hardwood floor many years ago, without even giving up snacks! DIY Life  has done the math.

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How to Make New Years Noise-Makers

by DIY Maven

Ring in '09 with a little noise with these homemade noise makers. Chances are you already have everything you need to make them--or, at least, most of them.

A bit 'kid-crafty' but sure to get the job done is the two paper bowls, popsicle stick and beads method.

How to Make New Years Noise-Makers

Similar to the previous idea is this paper plates, popsicle stick and beans technique.

Sure to produce a bit more noise is this colorful water bottle number, which is complete with...

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Why you should buy stemless wine glasses.

by DIY Maven

created on: 06/27/08

If you’re in the market for new drinking glasses, buy stemless wine glasses. Why? Because they are incredibly versatile, that’s why! They’re even great  for people who don’t partake of the grape. Check it out....

Besides making a modern statement when sipping or serving Merlot, they do non-alcoholic quite nicely.

created on: 06/27/08

They also make lovely votive candle holders,

and even vases.



A stemless wine glass like the one in the examples can be found at...

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