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Add Some Color To Your Life With A DIY Piñata

You don’t need a reason to take a whack at making a piñata. While time consuming, it is fairly easy to make on your own. People that see this round, colorful ball will be seriously impressed with your paper crafting skills. You might even impress yourself.  What you’ll need: Newspaper Scissors Glue Colored tissue paper…

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The Beauty of Listening

Listening is important.  If you don’t believe me than listen up. Paying attention to what others say is something I generally have to work hard at. To focus. To not let the mind roam like it loves to.  In the moment. Stop twitching. Which reminds me… Nevermind. What is it going to take for you…

Tulum Mayan Ruins in Quintana Roo, MX December  2012. (Photo/Kendra Yost)

Poem: The Calm Before The Storm

Nothing is more impulsive then an earthquake The buildings sway like plant life In an restless sea Then crumble like a betrayed housewife Death suddenly arises through spontaneity A domino effect The Dharma Wheel S p i n n i n g Out of control It’s feeding time for mother earth When she opens up…

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DIY String & Nail Art

Art is pricey. But it doesn’t have to be. Beneath our condo a restaurant is being remodeled so every morning after I walk my son to school I pilfer through the construction material trash pile downstairs for “treasures.” I’m always nervous about doing so but I’m almost positive I won’t get busted for stealing scraps. A piece…

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National Battery Day: Revamp Your Battery Use

National Battery Day is February 18 and it is all about celebrating and becoming aware how important the simple battery is to our way of life. Battery use is evolving due to our planets condition and making small lifestyle adjustments such as switching batteries can benefit our planet tremendously. It is a simple and easy…

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Quick & Easy DIY Valentine’s Day Treats

Today is Día de San Valentín (St. Valentine’s Day) and children, friends and lovers all over the world will be celebrating.Valentine’s Day began as formal worship celebration of one or more early Christian saints named Valentinus. The most popular martyrs in history  is Saint Valentine as he was imprisoned for performing weddings for soldiers who were…

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Dolphins: Dying to Entertain You

Throughout Playa Del Carmen and Cancun, the streets are lined with pushy vendors promising tourists an amazing swim-with-the-dolphins (SWTD) experience. A decent looking woman smiles on a sign behind a dealer, and appears as though she is making a connection with the grey-skinned creature swimming close to her. Vacationers are quick to hand over their…

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DIY Child Art Birthday Tag

So (in my opinion) you don’t need to fetch fancy gifts these days. It is totally about the thought. My son celebrated a birthday party at school involving bags of candy, cake, a piñata and of course, gifts. I’ve never actually met the birthday girl, Natalia, but Hayes knew her, which, is why the gesture needed…