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Getting Organized in the Garden: Seed Starting and Planting Scheduleby  

One step to ensuring a really good gardening season is knowing in advance what needs to be done and when it needs to be done. This will help you to avoid planting things too late because you weren't ready or... Read More

Real Food Recipe Roundup: Januaryby  

It's time to share a few favorite recipes and recent finds with you once again! Here are some that we are either really enjoying these days, or that I'm dying to have again once we're finished with our grain/sugar/starch free... Read More

Your Turn to Get Organized with a Meal ePlanner!by  

As requested, here are the closeups of some of the pages from my homemaking binder. [caption id="attachment_2680" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="My 21 Favorite Meals (well, 22)"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2681" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="My monthly cleaning schedule"][/caption] [caption id="attachment_2682" align="alignnone" width="640" caption="My newest daily... Read More

Organization in the Garden: Evaluating What You Have and What You Needby  

January tends to find me just a little bit giddy. Throughout the fall and early winter, I am just pooped from gardening and preserving season. I don't really want to see another canning jar, or hardly even another fresh tomato,... Read More

Steady Days: Book Review and Giveawayby  

"I am not a perfect mother. Often I struggle with impatience; sometimes I lack the enthusiasm I long for. I make many mistakes, just like my children. As they are maturing as children, I am maturing as a mother... We... Read More

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: My Recipe Binderby  

We've talked about some ways to streamline our meal planning, as well as how to use lists of your favorite recipes for ease of planning and quick reference. Here is the last step of the recent meal planning/recipe overhaul that... Read More

Forum Highlights: Januaryby  

Oops, I skipped December! So now it is definitely high time that I let you know about some of the fantastic conversations that have been taking place and questions that are being asked and answered in the Keeper of the... Read More

Eating More Nutrient-Dense Foods (Yes, I Really Tried Fish Eggs)by  

It's difficult to read Weston A. Price's book, Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, without having a sudden urge to bolt to the store for some fish eggs and liver. No, really. It is. You think I'm kidding, but I'm not. After... Read More

Creating a Homemaking Binderby  

**We're just back from Seattle after what has been a crazy week and a half! My blog schedule for January is now a bit off and I need to reassess it, but I will continue to putter along on my... Read More

Family Updateby  

Thank you all for your kind words and your prayers! I put out a tweet on Thursday saying that my husband had been released from the hospital Wednesday evening, but there simply hasn't been time for a blog post until... Read More

Seasons of Difficultyby  

As I wrote yesterday's post about our HOPE in the midst of trial, I was reminded of a series of posts that I wrote two years ago in response to our journey through my husband's cancer diagnosis and treatments. I... Read More

Hope in the Midst of Trialby  

It's been a long, hard day. Today was the second day that my husband has been in the hospital, and at this point, we do not know when he will be coming home. Life since Friday has been a fairly... Read More

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: Favorite Recipes Listsby  

My poor hubby. He really dislikes piles, and yet he married a gal who's just a little bit "out of sight, out of mind". Thus, I'm a piler. All through the Christmas holidays, there was one particular pile that continued... Read More

Organization in the Real Food Kitchen: Menu Planningby  

Of all of the things that I spend time planning, the one that I feel probably has the biggest payoff in saving me time, frustration and even money would have to be menu planning! I've been menu planning faithfully for... Read More

Time to Get Organized!by  

Image by macinate I seem to have a yearly break down in my systems of organization. I can get systems set up, rooms de-cluttered, schedules made and being used, etc. for about 6-9 months and at that point, they start... Read More

Valuing the Nutritional Wisdom of Past Generationsby  

Image by Beverly & Pack One of my sets of grandparents hails from Newfoundland, Canada (that's on the East coast, in the Maritimes). This particular Papa used to work on a fishing boat in the Pacific Ocean after they moved... Read More

Yes, You Really Can Buy “Celebrate with Joy”by  

I need to apologize that the "Buy" buttons for purchasing Celebrate with Joy: Transform your Christmas Season have been down for the last day. It seems that Paypal had made a mistake and frozen my account, so that my buttons... Read More

Celebrate with Joy: Epiphany and Reflections on Transforming our Christmas Celebrationsby  

I found this year to be one of our most meaningful Christmas seasons so far. It has been such a blessing to begin implementing even a few new things into the way that we celebrate the birth of our Savior.... Read More

Goals for the New Yearby  

Image by goodcatmum There's something about the New Year that offers such a fresh start. It always feel to me like a perfect time to make some changes, try something new, or set some goals for myself. I love that... Read More

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