Throw away those toxic plugins and make these all natural DIY Air Fresheners!

If you suffer from allergies or you’re trying to avoid the chemicals and synthetics in commercial air fresheners then you need to make these DIY Air Fresheners! Love them! Check them out here –>  http://naturalfitfoodie.com/diy-air-freshener/

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Back to school checklist

It’s that time of the year again. Here are some back to school checklist items to remember via webmd.com

___ School supplies. Most schools provide a list of supplies your child will need for school. Depending on your child’s grade, the list may include crayons and coloring books, or pens and multi-subject notebooks.

___ Wall calendar. A calendar in your kitchen, online, or on your mobile phone can help you keep track of important events like big tests, sports practices, rehearsals, and other school happenings.

___ Clothing essentials. Take a look in your children’s closets and make a list of items that they need. Buy only the essentials. Kids’ fashion tastes tend to change in response to what other kids are wearing. Unless your child wears a uniform, it’s better to take your child clothes shopping a week or two after school begins. One hint: It’s a good idea to let your children choose their outfits for the first day of school.

___ Shoes. Start your child’s school year off with at least one sturdy pair of shoes that fit well. If the school day includes PE, make sure your children have good gym shoes too.

___ Backpack. Look for a pack that is not too heavy or too big for your child. It should have padding on the straps and back.

___ Lunch box. If your children bring their own lunch to school, let them pick out a new lunch box. That can get them excited for the first day.

___ Alarm Clock. Get an easy-to-use alarm clock for your child’s room and teach your child how to set it.

___ Back-to-school nutrition. Stock up on fruit, whole-grain bread, yogurt, and low-fat deli meat to keep your child fueled throughout the day. Prepare some dinners and freeze them so you simply heat them up on the first few nights.

___ Keep the receipts. Even with a list, it’s easy to buy the wrong type of notebook or pen by accident. Keep an envelope in your purse for receipts and coupons. This will make returns and exchanges a lot easier.

What else is on your list? Let us know in the comments below.

7 delicious Patriotic treats to cook up this 4th of July

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Patriotic Cheesecake Stuffed Strawberries. Recipe here.

18Blue, white and red dipped pretzels. Recipe here.

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Three cheers for the red, white, and blue! Easy Flag Fruit Dessert. Recipe here.

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Red, white and blue cheesecake cake. Recipe here.

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Red, white and blue deviled eggs. Recipe here.

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Patriotic cake pops. Recipe here

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Pinwheel icebox cookies. Recipe here.