Weekend Links

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Links for this week:

The Birth Story That Made Me Bawl in Panera @ Lisa-Jo Baker

In Praise of the Imperfect Photograph @ Intelligent Travel

Three Ingredient No Cook Banana Custard Recipe @ Kitchen Stewardship

How a Devastating Diagnosis Taught me How to Really Live @ Be More With Less

How to look good on the Internet. @ John Acuff

Grain-Free Double Chocolate Banana Muffins (made with coconut flour) @ Red and Honey

That thing others are shaming you for? Do it anyway. @ Money Saving Mom

Somewheres @ Sarah Bessey

July Sponsors

Are you looking for companies that share the same values you do? Here at Keeper of the Home we curate a fabulous selection of companies that fit well with our audience. Here are our sponsors this month!

Plan to Eat | Eating at Home is About to Get Easier

Jenuinely Pure | Finally! Natural products that are truly natural and organic!

Homemaker’s Depot | Helping the Homemaker succeed

EntreFamily | lead an uncommon life

Tropical Traditions | America’s Source for Coconut Oil

MadeOn Hard Lotion | Hard Lotion For Dry Skin

The Healthy Lunchbox | Sandwich-free Secrets to Packing a Real Food Lunch

What are your plans this weekend?

Oil is not the enemy of your face or hair. In fact, oil is oftentimes the solution! If you are new to using oils on face and hair, read on.

The Best Tips for Using Oils on Face and Hair

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer When I was growing up, the advice we received on skin and hair care was to avoid oil as an ingredient at all costs. This advice wasn’t all bad. Many conventional moisturizers contained mineral oil. A non-plant based oil, mineral oil can clog the pores and lead to breakouts.  To counteract the breakouts caused by products containing mineral oil, we used products that were “oil-free.” Unfortunately, products that were oil-free dried out our skin, which then produced more oil, so we ended […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals: Half Price!  The Essential Oils Revolution is back on sale July 1-4th at only $47.  Regular price $97.  31 life-changing talks from the Essential Oils Revolution, with over $1,000 in expert bonus materials. As Low As $5.51-$6.16 ($2.76-$3.08 each) Tom’s of Maine Antiplaque and Whitening Fluoride-Free Toothpaste, Peppermint, 5.5 Ounce ( Pack of 2 ) is on sale for $6.48.  Save 5-15% with Subscribe & Save.  Get FREE shipping with qualifying order. As Low As $13.57-$15.16   Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care Toilet […]

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Chia seeds have been lauded as a super food for a few years now, and for good reason. Here are over 50 recipes that use chia seeds. All are made with real food ingredients and many of them are also gluten free.

Benefits and Uses of Chia Seeds (Plus 50 Chia Recipes)

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Chia seeds have been lauded as a super food for a few years now, and for good reason. Of all of the benefits of chia seeds, some of the most notable are their ability to provide significant amounts of protein, fiber, and omega-3 fatty acids. The amount of omega-3 fatty acids contained in chia seeds is truly impressive: just 3½ tablespoons can contain the same amount of omega-3s as a 32-ounce piece of salmon! (Source) Chia seeds often are used to boost […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: hope for all the prodigals… and their people @ A Holy Experience How Cancer Gave Me Unshakable Faith @ Intentional By Grace Boerenkool Stamppot (Kale Hash) @ The Domestic Man Why We’ve Made Too Big of a Deal over the Phrase “Looks Like You Have Your Hands Full!” @ The Humbled Homemaker The Statistic That Can Change Your Marriage @ Smartter Each Day Blackberry Ginger Kombucha Mock-ito @ The Nourishing Gourmet Eighteen Summers @ (in)courage The Important of Seeing People @ Grace […]

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Healthy, portable snacks will keep your family full longer, and your kids won't get hyper from all the ingredients in processed snacks. Here are 9 ideas for healthy, portable snacks.

9 Healthy, Portable Snacks for Family Road Trips

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer  What’s a road trip without snacks? For me, food is an essential part of any journey. Having something to snack on helps to pass the time in the car–and saves you from pulling into McDonald’s when hunger strikes! Healthy, portable snacks will keep your family full longer, and your kids won’t get hyper from all the sugar and artificial food dyes in processed snacks. Because you don’t want hyper kids locked in a car for hours on end, right? It’s a […]

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The idea that fruit juice is a good way to get healthy vitamins and minerals into children while hydrating them is a myth. My kids don't drink juice everyday ... here's what they drink instead.

Why My Kids Don’t Drink Juice Everyday {& What They Drink Instead}

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer It’s everywhere. The idea that children should drink fruit juice regularly. On a hot summer day at the beach, we’re surrounded by children consuming fruit juice from boxes. At a family picnic, the squirt juices are on ice waiting for the children to lift the cooler lid and twist off the top. Restaurants offer apple juice or orange juice without fail, and Grandmaw always has it on hand when we visit. The idea that fruit juice is a good way […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals: As Low As $12.21-$13.64 ($3.05-$3.41/24oz bag) Bob’s Red Mill Gluten Free Whole Grain, Steel Cut Oats, 24-Ounce Bags (Pack of 4) are on sale for $14.36.  Save 5-15% with Subscribe & Save.  Get FREE shipping with qualifying order. As Low As $9.42-$10.53  Bob’s Red Mill Corn Popcorn, White, 27-Ounce is on sale for $11.08.  Save 5-15% with Subscribe & Save.  Get FREE shipping with qualifying order. As Low As $9.66-$10.79 ($2.42-$2.70/20oz bag)  Bob’s Red Mill Natural Raw Sunflower Seeds, 20-Ounce Packages (Pack of 4) is […]

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