Peppermint isn't just for flavoring your food. There are great uses for peppermint throughout your home. Use these 3 easy ideas to keep your family healthy. Travel Parent Eat

3 Ways to Use Peppermint Essential Oil in Your Home

I received a complimentary bottle of peppermint oil from Majestic Pure Cosmeceuticals in exchange for this review.  All opinions are my own. Has your family been hit with that nasty flu/cold bug this year?  It’s come through our house with a vengeance.  I’m tired of being sick and tired.  I was fortunate enough to receive a bottle […]

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5 Tips for Better Gingerbread Houses

Christmas is getting closer (where did the time go?) and making gingerbread houses is one of my favorite traditions.  My mom has molds to make actual gingerbread houses, and even a gingerbread train.  She would make the gingerbread a week in advance, allow the gingerbread to dry, and even frosting glue the sides together so […]

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Thankful Board Wall Hanging (DIY)

  What are you most thankful for this Thanksgiving season?  I love reflecting on the blessings I’ve been provided and many of those blessings fall into just a few categories, my basic needs are met, I have wonderful family and friends, and great happiness in my current situations. I’ve seen this quote floating around for […]

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Thanksgiving OREO Turkeys

A super fun way to get the kids involved in an edible Thanksgiving craft. I love doing food related crafts with my kids, and this is one of their favorites. My mom does it, and she started it several years ago, and she will NEVER be able to stop because the kids love it so […]

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Free Windmill Quilt Block Pattern for Lap Quilt by Travel Parent Eat

Free Windmill Quilt Block Pattern

This year, my sisters, mom, and I are decorating a tree for the Festival of Trees in honor of my grandma.  (I shared Grandma’s spaghetti sauce recipe here.)    My grandma’s parents both immigrated from the Netherlands when they were very young.  My great-grandparents met at “Dutch Days” at a local amusement park, and the […]

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5 Tips to Make Your Own Halloween Costumes

Today my husband is actually helping me write this post because he is the King of Making Halloween Costumes!  Well, I know in this picture he’s actually the Witch King from Lord of the Rings, but he is awesome at making costumes.  And he loves it, and he inspires me in all the costumes we […]

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A fun way to light Halloween night using supplies on hand by Travel Parent Eat

Lighted Halloween Garland from baby food jars

Halloween night is lots of fun, but as it is night, it lends to decorating with lights.  I’ve been working on gathering (and making) a few lighted decorations this year.  My oldest has really gotten into the spirit of Halloween this year, but he’s not much into the spooky stuff, so we’re trying to capture […]

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Fun and Easy Halloween Sign Post

Fun and Easy Halloween Sign with Free Printables

These signs have been around for a while, but I wanted to try some new tips and tricks, and make this a bit easier to complete. A while ago I pulled apart a bunch of pallets and sanded each plank down.  Then they sat (and sat) in my garage waiting for the perfect project.  Weathered, […]

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DIY Witchin’ Halloween Candy Bowl

While most of us worry about the candy we will be placing in our bowls this Halloween, I wanted to create a fun bowl to place the candy in.  Actually I usually don’t put candy in my bowl because we don’t eat much candy around here…but that’s another topic for another post. My mom actually […]

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Fall Wreath with Dried Apple Flowers

Yes, finally, fall season is upon us.  I know lots of bloggers are already posting their fall projects and pumpkin recipes.  But I’ve been busy canning my harvest and trying to clean the house after all that canning.  I’m getting ready for fall cleaning instead of spring cleaning, I feel like the house needs it […]

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