Beauty in the Mess http://beautyinthemess.com encouraging hearts. inspiring change. living healthy. Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:01:51 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.7.4 http://beautyinthemess.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/cropped-g32230-1-32x32.png Beauty in the Mess http://beautyinthemess.com 32 32 The Perfect Summer Cobb Salad with Homemade Dressing http://beautyinthemess.com/cobb-salad-with-homemade-dressing/ http://beautyinthemess.com/cobb-salad-with-homemade-dressing/#respond Wed, 26 Apr 2017 06:01:51 +0000 http://beautyinthemess.com/?p=9506 With the weather slowly starting to warm up, I’ve been starting to crave one food more than others. During the cold, winter months, I want soup. It doesn’t matter that I made soup almost every day that week. When it’s chilly outside, I crave soup. As the weather begins to warm up, I want a […]

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The Benefits of Having Children Close in Age http://beautyinthemess.com/benefits-of-having-children-close-in-age/ http://beautyinthemess.com/benefits-of-having-children-close-in-age/#comments Mon, 24 Apr 2017 06:05:48 +0000 http://beautyinthemess.com/?p=2566 When your children are close in age, people are more than willing to tell you how hard it’s going to be. Sometimes they say something sweet and affirming, but more often than not, they give you weird looks or make a negative comment or two. And I would know–my oldest child was 3 1/2 when […]

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Explore Your World: Nature Scavenger Hunt for the Whole Family http://beautyinthemess.com/nature-scavenger-hunt/ http://beautyinthemess.com/nature-scavenger-hunt/#respond Thu, 20 Apr 2017 06:06:02 +0000 http://beautyinthemess.com/?p=10330 by Lora Green, Contributing Writer With the warmth of spring, it’s time to move activities outdoors. The kids and I spend hours on our deck when it’s warm (playing in the DIY portable sandbox, for example), so I’m always excited to mix learning with outdoor play. This week we’ve been using a Nature Scavenger Hunt to […]

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How to Regrow Store-Bought Veggies http://beautyinthemess.com/save-money-regrowing-store-bought-veggies/ http://beautyinthemess.com/save-money-regrowing-store-bought-veggies/#comments Fri, 14 Apr 2017 11:11:04 +0000 http://beautyinthemess.com/?p=10348 by Jolene Tang, Contributing Writer Groceries can be expensive, especially when it comes to buying the organic variety. So that’s why I love being able to regrow store-bought veggies and herbs.  It’s a great way to save money! Some of my favorites to regrow are romaine lettuce, celery, and scallions. You could also do this for […]

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Out of the Box Easter Baskets: Unique Ideas for Everybunny in Your Life http://beautyinthemess.com/box-easter-baskets-unique-ideas-everybunny-life/ http://beautyinthemess.com/box-easter-baskets-unique-ideas-everybunny-life/#comments Tue, 11 Apr 2017 14:30:21 +0000 http://beautyinthemess.com/?p=10562 Thanks for joining me today! If you’re like me and still haven’t bought items for your Easter Baskets, this will help! Here’s a recap with links. Out of the Box Easter Baskets Without fail, every year Easter sneaks up. The intentions may be grand, but life gets busy. With Easter just around the corner, here […]

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Motherhood: The Heart-wrenching Birthday That Closed a Season http://beautyinthemess.com/season-of-motherhood/ http://beautyinthemess.com/season-of-motherhood/#respond Fri, 07 Apr 2017 06:03:40 +0000 http://beautyinthemess.com/?p=10523 Walking into her room, holding her in my arms, I choked up a bit. I struggled with not wanting to lay her in her crib and easing the tiredness in my arms. I thought that if I just held her a little longer, I could keep her little forever. Instead of laying her down to […]

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