About Tiffany

Tiffany can’t remember a day of her childhood spent inside. She was riding bikes, rollerblading, building forts or playing in the snow. Her mother raised her on healthy food before it became popular and only when she had her first child, did the importance of a healthy lifestyle become a priority again. She is passionate about passing on her love for the outdoors and a healthy lifestyle to her two young children and her family spends their free time on the snow, water, dirt or road! She also loves interior design, reading, playing tennis, photography and has a small obsession with coupons. Tiffany can be found on Facebook at Mommy Goes Green and as a contributor at The Creative Mama

Creating a Moon Journal with Your Kids

Written by contributor Tiffany Larson.

Over the summer, my oldest (6 years old) and I spent a night camping in our backyard.  One of our favorite activities was staring at the night sky, looking for constellations and gazing at the moon. Wanting to study the moon further, we decided to start a moon journal over winter when the moon rises before bedtime.

As a lifelong learner, I”m always looking for experiences to share with my kids where I am not only the teacher but the student as well. Constructing a moon journal has been just that. We”ve learned that each month the moon has a name and where the term, “once in a blue moon” comes from.

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13 DIY Wall Art Projects for 2013

Written by contributor Tiffany Larson.

Once the Christmas tree comes down and the decorations are safely put away until next year, I have such a strong need to organize, simplify and decorate our home. Oh, you too?

What is it about January that makes us want to give away all the toys, organize our linen closet and get pictures on the walls? If you have the answer, please share!

Over the summer, we moved into a new house. I”ve hung a few art pieces but I have yet to even hang up my children”s finger paintings.  In the next month, I”m hoping to accomplish a couple of these DIY wall art projects. They are inexpensive, easy to do and will mean even more to you when done personally.

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Tutorial: How to sew an easy pennant banner (and a no-sew option)

Written by contributor Tiffany Larson.

Pennant banners add color and fun to a space and are a great way to dress up a party. I most recently made several for our annual Halloween dinner and they could not be any easier.

If you followed along with Simple Homemade’s Sewing School, you have the basic sewing skills needed to make a pennant banner in 5 easy steps. Here are a few items to round up beforehand to make two 3-foot long banners and an almost 2-foot long banner:

Day 27: How to turn tab top curtains into rod pocket curtains

The following is a post by contributor Tiffany Larson and is Day 27 of 31 Days of Sewing School.

Ever find a pair of curtains that you love but they aren’t quite right?  You may not want to pass them by so quickly.  With a few simple sewing skills, they can be exactly what  you were looking for.

I recently moved into a new home and needed curtains measuring 100 inches in length. I wanted a neutral color and found a pair at IKEA that were very reasonably priced. Unfortunately, they had tabs on top which is not the style I was looking for.  I decided to alter them to fit the style I wanted because the fabric and price were right.

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10 tips to improve the air quality in your home

Written by contributor Tiffany Larson.

During the summer I don”t think much about our indoor air quality because we are outside breathing in the fresh, mountain air.  But when the snow comes, we often spend ninety percent of our day inside breathing air that can be more seriously polluted than even the largest and most industrialized cities.

There are three methods of improving indoor air quality: controlling the source of pollution, ventilation and cleaning the air.  The most effective? Eliminate or reduce the source of pollution.

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