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A Different Kind Of Christmas

Holidays in a tiny house inspire creativity AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Chestnuts falling on an open field, Jack Frost nipping at our hose, cookies baking up a ladder, and solar

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‘There Is Always Hope’

Ripple-makers team up to spread their message AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Some ripple-makers work quietly in our own homes, while others bravely take to the streets to perform their service.

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Sending Love Is Simple

Great ideas abound without breaking the bank AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Crummy covid-19 getting you down over the holidays? Warm some hearts you love with creative gifts that do good

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Funding Local Farmers

Ozark Natural Foods customers round up to help AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Some things in life are optional, like fruitcake. You can take it or leave it, according to your

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Creating Contentment

‘Hygge’ means live in the light, fight back the dark AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Not everyone is going home for the holidays, but anyone can go “hygge.” You may already

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Warm And Cozy Holidays

New propane heater should be answer for tiny home AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples My grandfather loved cardinals, I’m told. Pop-Pop fed the birds and could identify them by their calls,

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Share The Good News!

It’s really not as bad ‘out there’ as we sometimes think AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Remember when the sun suddenly disappeared and the whole world looked dark outside, but then

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Simple Is Super-Powerful

Daily routine can be a comfort and joy AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples We all have hidden daily superpowers to make a difference with our mornings, afternoons, evenings and nights. That

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Camping While Cautious

Outdoor vacation still required precautions AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples Recently, my husband and I thought we’d play it safe by taking an “outdoor” vacation — camping. Even though we took

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Spice Up Autumn

Pumpkins add fun to food, drinks and decor AMANDA BANCROFT Making Ripples It’s pumpkin time, and Halloween is almost here! We are celebrating the season a little differently this year