Thinking of getting your creative juices flowing and want to support American-made products? Looking for creative gift ideas? You’re in luck. This list of projects will have you feeling inspired without jeopardizing your pursuit of all things ethically sourced. Homemade Jewelry Made With Homeland Materials Handcrafted jewelry is a great craft project idea for several […]
When the hubby and I first bought our house, the property was covered with gorgeous, impeccably tended flower gardens. Perfect!, I thought. I can totally keep these flower beds up…and add a nice vegetable garden in the back…..Then, toddlers happened.
Holidays are an ideal time to take a little time to plan ahead and buy American. We’re getting excited for Easter by hosting a Twitter party to share Made in USA Easter basket ideas and yummy candy recipes, with some inspiration from our friends at Maryland-based Goetze’s Candy.
Easter is just around the corner and it’s time to start planning those egg hunts! This year, don’t settle on cheap, China made doodads to stuff in those plastic eggs! There are American made goodies out there that fit perfectly. Here are our favorites.
This year the Easter Bunny will be filling the Easter baskets in my house with only American made treats. And not because I have declared so. My kiddos have. “Mommy, I hope the Easter Bunny knows to get us ‘Made in the USA’ things for our Easter basket,” said my 4 year old daughter when […]
Using American made dental care products is a priority in our family. Today, I will share with you the ADA’s recommended children’s oral health tips and the made in the USA dental care products that we use to follow them.
My kiddos will agree that they LOVE pancakes. What they can’t agree on is the TYPE of pancake Mommy is going to make. Logan prefers his pancakes with fruit added- blueberry pancakes, banana pancakes, and pumpkin pancakes top his list. Sophie wants her pancakes with chocolate chips. Instead of spending my morning flipping separate pancake orders for […]
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, February is one of the peak cold and flu months. Has your family been attacked by the dreaded flu virus yet? Mine has just been hit, and of course, the kiddos are the first ones with symptoms. Nothing makes me feel more helpless than when my […]
Yup, it’s ANOTHER snow day in my neck of the woods which means it’s is the perfect time to whip out the American made craft supplies. Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away, so we are ready to get our Valentine’s Day craft on and make some Valentine Candy Jars for teacher gifts. This […]
L.L. Bean is one of many American retailers dedicated to providing their customers with products manufactured in the United States. To be clear, not all of their products are made in the USA, but they do make an effort. On their website, L.L. Bean has this to say about their “Made in the USA” products:
The weather is getting colder across the country and it’s time to warm up. Are you looking for American made cold weather accessories? Here is the USA Love List ultimate source list for Made in USA winter hats, gloves, scarves, and other cold weather accessories for men, women, and children.
I’m not gonna lie, my favorite part of Super Bowl Sunday is the food….dutch oven chili, nachos, wings, and dips…OH MY! This year my kiddos decided they want to make something to add to our game day feast. With great dismay, they realized we were missing a dessert. This could NOT happen! To remedy this, […]
Four Clever Ways to Add Nutritional Supplements to Your Children’s Diets (Without them even knowing!)
In order to make sure that my kiddos are still getting the nutrients that they need when they are struggling to eat the required amount of fruits and veggies this time of year, and to boost their immune system during cold and flu season, I add nutritional supplements to their diets. Here are my favorite, and […]
Out of control clutter can take over your life, resulting in more stress and more mess. The trick to clutter management is to limit the amount of stuff in your home while developing better organization strategies for the things that remain. Here are some tips and a source for Made in USA labels to help […]
This year, instead of making a New Year resolution that I will NEVER STICK TO, I will make a conscious effort to focus on 4 healthy practices that will benefit my whole family. Since I am the manager of my household, I have the power when it comes to what my family eats- I am the cook, […]
Pumpkin pancakes are a HUGE hit with my kiddos for breakfast, and yes, even for dinner- especially when they come served with whipped cream on top! I love serving pumpkin pancakes for meals because, not only are they quick and easy to make, but unbeknownst to my kiddos, they are also packed with vitamins and nutrients. Pumpkin […]
One of my family’s favorite holiday traditions is making ornaments. The ornaments that we make are not only used to decorate our Christmas tree, but they are also given to grandparents, aunts and uncles as gifts. This year we made Red, White, & Blue Ornaments with American made supplies These ornaments are perfect for holiday […]
The holidays are quickly catching up to us. It’s time to figure out what the kiddos are going to be wearing to holiday functions. It’s tricky, but not impossible to find cute dresses for girls to wear this holiday season. However, finding American made dress clothes for boys is a bit more challenging. Here is […]
My favorite part of the holiday season is creating and honoring family Christmas traditions with my kids. I say, “creating” because though my kiddos are 6 and 8, every year we seem to pick up a new tradition. Family holiday traditions are important to me because they give some sort of consistency to an otherwise […]
OK, so we all know that articles of clothing are the LAST things kids want to receive as gifts! However, I’ve found some American made clothing items that kids on your list might just actually like, and *gasp* would be happy to receive! I recently wrote about simplifying your gift giving by sticking to the old adage […]
There’s Black Thursday, followed by Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, …is Sunday something?? There must be HUGE sales somewhere on Sunday?!…and Cyber Monday, the holiday shopping season officially starts. Did you know today is Green Monday? Let me help you simplify gift giving using an old adage.
My, have we had fun with this series. I’ve been collecting my favorite American made gifts under $30 for quite a while. This is the fourth one we’ve published, so by my count, that’s 120 affordable Made in USA gifts. Don’t miss Tracey’s, Angie’s, and Jill’s lists.