Painting with Marbles

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I got the hankering to do some crafting with my kids the other day.  We have been at the park, the pool, and up in the mountains so much this summer that crafting has taken a back seat.  In my house marble runs are a huge hit and so you will find marbles everywhere.  On [...]

DIY Vacuum Attachment

DIY Vacuum Attachment

Not just for sword fighting anymore! I am always looking for ways to reuse, recycle and repurpose items around my home.  I always have wrapping paper stored around my house for holidays and birthdays.  Ever wonder what you could do with those tubes when the wrapping paper is gone?  If you need a little more [...]

Minecraft Torch Craft

Minecraft Torch Craft

Have you heard of the popular game called Minecraft?  If you haven’t then either you are living under a rock or you do not have kids.  When my son turned seven we got him the 3-D world computer game Minecraft.  Our kids LOVE anything Minecraft and our son will watch hours of Youtube videos trying [...]

Portobello Mushroom Pizza

Portobello Mushroom Pizza

A healthy take on pizza! If you have been a reader long here at Inspired-Housewife you know that I love me some good pizza.  This past weekend I made my kids some little individual pizzas and I wanted pizza myself.  I had four large portobello mushrooms needing to be used in my fridge.  I decided [...]

Work Hard to Dream Big

Work Hard Dream Big Stay Focused

My journey with this blog Inspired Housewife has taken me on some wild rides and I have met some wonderful people because of it.  What started out as a way to put my son’s story online so I could easily give people a link, has grown into something that helps people daily.  I know my [...]

Gift of Life

Gift of Life

A few days ago on my personal Facebook timeline I shared something very personal.  I was at my computer and happened to look at the date and the time.  I realized it was the anniversary to my near death experience.  I always get a bit emotional on this day because I really feel I was [...]

How to Store Natural Peanut Butter

How to Store Natural Peanut Butter

You know you bought an all natural peanut butter when you have a layer of oil at the top and then the peanut butter on the bottom.  Ever try mixing that oil back into the peanut butter?  It is a pain and usually half the oil is spilled out of the container and then by [...]

DIY Boot Shapers

DIY Boot Shapers

There is nothing better than a sexy pair of boots.  I own several pairs of boots, but my favorite pair are pink and tan cowboy boots that my husband purchased for me this past winter.  While I love boots storing them can be an issue because if you let them flop over then you get [...]

Geography: Map Making Fun!

Geography: Map Making Fun!

I love to make learning come alive and change up the ordinary to make it a wonderful learning experience.  It is fun to watch my children learn and grow through the act of play. One of my children’s favorite subjects is geography.  I am teaching my kids the basics of geography: directional signs, what maps [...]

Painting with Marshmallows

Painting with Marshmallows

Camping season is just around the corner and our kids love camping.  This winter after a huge snow storm that left around two feet of snow our kids were begging to drag out the tent and go for it. We told them we loved camping, but we were not ready or prepared to take three [...]