Simple Holiday Potpourri

Simple Holiday Potpourri at KeeperoftheHome.org

It’s so easy to make your own potpourri, and it’s such a fun and inexpensive gift. Make up a small batch of this orange spice holiday potpourri and keep it in your kitchen to simmer any time you want a fresh, festive scent in your home. Or make a big batch to make several small gifts for anyone on your list.  Buy small, holiday treat bags with ties, or you can use pretty sachet bags then fill with potpourri and tie with ribbon or raffia. […]

When Less Really is More

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Last week, we turned our house upside down. Almost literally. In a matter of one morning, we uprooted everything in our family room (which housed all of our children’s toys, DVDs, some books and random other things), our entire downstairs storage (boxes upon boxes, whose contents we had long forgotten), and our “messy” room (an office-like room that was a catch-all for things without a proper home). A week or two earlier, I had also dramatically cleared out our family closet, main bathroom, and kitchen […]

11 Ways to Celebrate Christ this Christmas

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As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer As followers of Jesus, keeping Christ as the center of my family’s Christmas celebrations is key. Now, I don’t think it’s necessarily wrong to decorate with snowmen, buy presents, throw parties, eat lots of (good!) food or even play Santa Claus (although […]

Happy Thanksgiving

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I’m rereading Ann Voskamp’s One Thousand Gifts and I am reminded of how true this is. Gratitude really does change everything, most of all our hearts and our attitudes, regardless of our circumstances. I know that you will all be celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow with your sweet families and friends. Blessings on your day and your celebration! As always, I continue to be so thankful for all of YOU! This site would be nothing without you (talking to myself doesn’t sound all that appealing). I am continually honored […]

O Worship the King: Evaluating Our Christmas Traditions

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    Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer It is finally Christmas time again!  Oh how I love this time of year!  I love the sights and smells and the time with family.  I love how people seem more neighborly at Christmas, and I love to see how my little ones’ eyes light up when they see Christmas lights. But one thing my husband and I have grown increasingly aware of over the past few years is that our love for Christmas traditions should pale […]

21 Ideas for Celebrating a Simple, Natural Thanksgiving: Eats, Decor, Gratitude

I have to confess something… I will not be celebrating Thanksgiving this week. That’s because as a Canadian, that day came and went back in October! But I know that for most of you, Thanksgiving is your focus this week and so I wanted to share some ideas and inspiration with you. I had far too much fun putting together this selection of tasty-looking real food holiday recipes, frugal and nature-inspired decor ideas, and gratitude printables and activities for you. This is only a small […]

9 Toxins to Remove from your Life

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photo credit Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer With my husband being a doctor, I have learned and am constantly learning new information about things in our everyday life that are dangerous to our health and are making our bodies toxic. Although you might not know it, there are environmental, household, food and life factors that play a role in how toxic you are. From the moment of conception to your current age, you have been around “stuff” that has gotten into your body (and even your mind) and could possibly […]

For Cloth Diaper Lovers: Win $75 to Spend at Sweet Little Blessings!

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Giveaway has now ended. I know that this is going to be a very popular giveaway, and there’s no question why! Cloth diapering is obviously important among my readers (as it is to me), and you love having the opportunity to win cloth diaper products and find new places to shop. What makes cloth diapering so popular and so important? Cost. There’s no doubt that using cloth saves money. Environmental stewardship. I’m a firm believer in cutting down our waste as much as possible, and using […]