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Celebrating New Year’s with Childrenby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer If you have little kids, chances are your New Year’s celebrations don’t look like they used to. You probably don’t go out to a party or have friends over until 1 or 2 in... Read More

Holiday Blessings From Our Family to Yours!by  

Abbie at just over 6 years old has a Christmas wish this year and she's been singing it to anyone who will listen, "All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth, my 5 front teeth, my 12 front... Read More

A Thanksgiving Gift Exchangeby  

Written by Sherri Cook, Contributing Writer The day after Thanksgiving when friends jokingly ask me if I'm finished with my Christmas shopping, I can always surprise them with an answer in the affirmative. At my house, not only have we finished... Read More

Starting Traditions as a Young Familyby  

When you first get married and have children, the holidays take on new meaning. Maybe you have memories of awesome traditions you had growing up (opening a present the night before Christmas, going caroling, having a big dinner with Grandma... Read More

Winners of the Bulk Herb Holiday Tea Giveawayby  

Congratulations to the 5 winners who will each be receiving a Holiday Tea Collection from the Bulk Herb Store: Jessica (jlp91326@) Krisssa (krissamorey@) Holli (bornquick@) Jon (Jonlomas@) Iryna (irynaiv@) If you didn't win but you'd love to try some of... Read More

10 Posts I Didn’t Write in 2010by  

Tonight I've been sipping on tea and taking a leisurely stroll through my gorgeous new heirloom seed catalogue... hard to believe that this year is already drawing to a close and that I am beginning to think forward to next... Read More

Gingerbread Fruitcake: A Holiday Tradition Improvedby  

If there's one running joke at any Christmas celebration, it's fruitcake. I personally happen to love fruitcake, complete with the shiny oddly colored faux-fruits. But once you know what kind of strange alterations those fruits have been through, it tends to take... Read More

Simple Organic: 5 Clutter-Free Gifts to Give This Christmasby  

Still looking for some simple (and maybe last-minute) gifts to give? Find me over at Simple Organic this week, where I share 5 Clutter-Free Gifts to Give This Christmas. Giving gifts can be pure joy. For those of us who... Read More

First Love – Let it Be First at Christmasby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The First Christmas Happened Because God Loved God - very God - became a babe all because of divine love. Christmas exists because of God's eternal, infinite, sacrificial love for those Jesus came to... Read More

Bulk Herb Store: 5 Holiday Tea Collections to Give Away!by  

I like me a good cup of tea. Many of the people who visit my home comment on my "tea basket", usually overflowing with various kinds of tea-- loose, bags, black, herbal, rooibos, green, medicinal, dessert-like, etc. I think that... Read More

Family Traditions that Keep Christ at the Center of Christmasby  

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Singing Christmas carols, lighting the Christmas Tree, putting out the Christmas decorations, lighting the Advent candles, giving and receiving gifts, rejoicing in the birth of our Lord and Savior. Christmas is such a special... Read More

Real Food Holiday Recipe Roundup: 398 Wholesome Recipesby  

[caption id="attachment_8422" align="alignnone" width="520"] Quinoa Stuffing at The Nourishing Gourmet[/caption] I thought of this recipe roundup again as I was pondering all of the amazingly delicious and nourishing recipes that are available throughout the blogosphere for the holidays this year.... Read More

Chewy Gingersnaps (No Gluten, No Grains, No Dairy)by  

These cookies may be "free" of a lot of things (gluten, grains, dairy) but they do definitely have some things in abundance: ginger, protein, taste, yumminess. Since we have two little munchkins who don't do gluten or dairy at all,... Read More

Green Bean Casserole (The Real Food Way)by  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Green Bean Casserole is a staple side dish for many holiday dinners. Tasty green beans, creamy white sauce, and a crunchy topping, make it a well-loved family favorite. Unfortunately, many recipes include canned condensed... Read More

Using Four Frugal Foods from the Produce Section Creativelyby  

Written by Cara, Contributing Writer As we have been focusing on eating grain free meals to help with some health issues, I've had to learn how to shop for other foods besides grains that are filling, healthy, and easy on... Read More

How to Make Your Own (Unrefined) Powdered Sugarby  

Every once in a while, since we switched over to using only unrefined sugars, I miss that fluffy, powdered, white sugar that makes such delicate icings and special treats. Though I have seen some organic icing sugars, I have never... Read More

Diaper Giveaway Winners and a New Way to Win Every Month!by  

Introducing Monthly Email Subscriber Giveaways!

Do you love giveaways and chances to win natural living prizes?

Starting this month, there is a new type of giveaway happening at Keeper of the Home. Each month there will be different giveaway package being offered, from a wide variety of companies just like the kinds of giveaways I usually offer.

All you have to do to be entered is subscribe to our email newsletter! We will draw a random winner out of all our email subscribers each month, so once you’re subscribed, you’re permanently entered for the giveaway draws!

Don’t worry… your inbox won’t be flooded with emails. Emails go out only when I put up a new post, which is usually 4 times per week (never more than once per day). It’s an easy and convenient way to read Keeper of the Home!

This month’s featured giveaway is coming from MadeOn Hard Lotion, a $50 gift certificate for your choice of their pure and soothing lotion bars, lip balms and more.

Winner of the Happy Heiny Diaper Giveaway

Out of 781 entries, the winner of the Happy Heiny Cloth Diaper 6-Pack is:

Harmony (samzmommi@…)

Congratulations!

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Preparing My Heart for Christmasby  

It's been a hard year. As I begin to look back and reflect upon 2010, and anticipate celebrating Christmas this year, my heart is a bit heavy. It feels as though this year has been one of loss, struggle and... Read More

Green Christmas: Natural Kids Toys and Gifts for Guysby  

This is the last of the 3-day Green Christmas event, and today I want to share with you some options for children and the men in your life (because goodness, aren't they always the hardest ones to buy for?)... Oompa--... Read More

Green Christmas: Organic Women’s Clothes and Reusable Glass Strawsby  

Welcome to Day 2 of Green Christmas, where I'm featuring some great "green" companies and products for more sustainable gift giving this holiday season! You can learn more about how and why I decided to run this series and what... Read More

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