Archives for October 2009

The Last Great Giveaway

I’ve owned a cheaper dehydrator for years. It came from a thrift store and it did the job. It wasn’t particularly fun or enjoyable to use, but it worked for me. This last year it started to show it’s age with cracking trays and ripped mesh sheets. My husband and I discussed it and he suggested that maybe I should just buy a good one, since I use it so often. Seriously? I was stoked! I knew exactly what I wanted. And I knew exactly […]

Giveaway: Beautiful Silver Handmade Mementos and Earrings

Have I got another treat for you! Today’s giveaway is from bylynnkrestel’s lovely jewelry shop on Etsy. Lynn is a designer who works primarily with silver, as well as vintage or found items, and is inspired by objects in nature. Her work is absolutely beautiful– delicate, simple, unique. I asked Lynn to tell you a bit about herself and her work, and here’s what she had to say: I have been blessed to be able to be a stay home mom to our two daughters. […]

Book Giveaway Winners

Here are the winners from the first giveaway: Paperback edition of Healthy Homemaking: One Step at a Time Jennifer Baker (jenniferkimbaker@) Cream of the Crop ebooks Misty (mistynewsome@) Fruitful Harvest (littlepeasinmypodforgod@) Emily Murphy (emily_murphy@) Bashtree (makeway4ducklings@) Nicole (FoundProdigalDaughter) To the winners: If you don’t hear from me in the next several days, please send off an email to me at stephanie (at) keeperofthehome (dot) org. Otherwise, I will be in touch with your prizes! Congrats! On Sale until Sunday! Now that the giveaway is over, […]

Introducing the Forum!

Oh, this is such an exciting week for me! All of these things that I have been dreaming up and planning for so long are finally taking place! For quite some time, I’ve wanted to launch a forum here at Keeper of the Home. A place where all of those wonderful questions that get asked in the comments could be answered in a more purposeful way. A place where women could connect with other like-minded women. A place where knowledge and tips can be shared, […]

Giveaway: Stainless Steel Food Storage!

**It’s my 2nd Blogiversary and I’m celebrating all week! This is the second of 4 giveaways so make sure that you come back each day to see what else is happening around here!** Ever wished that you could ditch the plastic food storage containers and use something that you didn’t worry was going to shatter? That’s what I love about these stainless steel food containers! Safe and toxin-free, not to mention affordable, they just make so much sense. I know that so many of you, […]

2 Year Blogiversary Celebration: What’s New and a Giveaway!

Image by robyn michelle-lee photography Can you believe it’s been 2 years already?!? I can hardly believe that two years have gone by since I first started Keeper of the Home, but this week marks the second anniversary of my first post. To celebrate, my hubby and I have been working on a number of surprises, changes to the site, giveaways throughout the week, etc. as our way of saying a huge “THANK YOU!” to all of you! Allow me a moment of sappiness… :) […]

I Tweet! (Oh yes, I do!)

Did you think you’d ever see the day when I joined Twitter? :) I haven’t been shy in my dislike for social media or the fact that I think it can tend to be a time-stealer and get in the way of being focused and efficient in my roles as a mom, wife and homemaker (and note that I said in my roles, because I know my own tendency to get off track if I’m not careful- I know that many people are able to […]

Cleansing and Detoxing: A Few Simple Ways to Do It

One of the things about living in a polluted world, full of toxic chemicals in the water, air, food supply, etc. is that they don’t just stay on the outside but many of them end up on the inside, too. Our bodies can become burdened by these toxins over time, and this can affect a whole host of bodily functions, sometimes seen through illness and symptoms and sometimes just silently wearing our bodies down and causing gradual and subtle effects. Either way, they are a […]