December 2011 - Keeper of the Home
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Pumpkin Spice Pancakes: A Perfect Winter Breakfastby  

There is nothing like the sweet combination of pumpkin and spices for the perfect winter breakfast. Not to mention the fact that pumpkin is a seasonal winter veggie extraordinaire, boasting large amounts of fiber, potassium, magnesium, vitamins C and E,... Read More

Too Many Holiday Sweets? Give Your Body a Sugar Breakby  

Am I the only one who finds the holidays a struggle with all of the sugary temptation? I'm over at Simple Organic, talking about an important thing that we can do to help our bodies combat the sugar overload... Holidays... Read More

11 Ways to Save on Your Grocery Billby  

  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. By... Read More

Give Yourself a New Year’s Planning Retreatby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Christmas may still be two days away, but it's already time to be thinking about the new year. And I don't mean New Year's Eve celebrations (although I hope you have some fun ones planned!).... Read More

Merry Christmas!by  

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder, and his name shall be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there will... Read More

Favorite Winter Herbal Remedies: Colds and Coughs, Stomach Viruses, and Headachesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer It's winter time (already!  I'm still in denial!) and we're in the thick of the "sick season."  In fact, we've just gotten over our first round of "major" colds.  That's no fun. We choose... Read More

My Podcast with Simple Momby  

I've mentioned before that I love to listen to the Simple Mom podcasts. Not only do they make laundry or other tedious cleaning tasks go by a little easier, but they're light-hearted, a fun way to get to know other... Read More

Healthy Skin Tips and Recipes for the Winter Monthsby  

Written by Natalie Klejwa, Contributing Writer I'm from Minnesota. It isn't exactly the North Pole, but it's getting awfully close. Most of us up here are well acquainted with the dry skin woes, including eczema, cracked and bleeding knuckles, flaking... Read More

11 Alternative Uses For a Coffee Grinderby  

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. As I've... Read More

My 2012 Reading Listby  

In our recent decluttering and purging, I realized that I have a huge stack of books that I already own, but haven't yet read. Being a book lover, it's easy for me to be constantly buying new books or adding... Read More

Using Herbal Powders to Supplement a Healthy Diet: An Alternative to the Daily Multivitaminby  

Written by Courtney, Contributing Writer The foods we consume and the lifestyle we live form the foundation of our health. The nutrients in the foods we eat are the building blocks for all of the biological activity within the various... Read More

10 DIY Christmas Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Cherishby  

Written by Jaime G, Guest Writer Whether you're on a strict budget, have a large family and many friends, or simply enjoy creating meaningful Christmas gifts, I hope you'll find a few Christmas gift ideas you'll enjoy making - and... Read More

A little bit of Sweet, a little bit of Spice: Gingerbread Recipesby  

  Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer As you well know, it's Christmastime! Your music is playing, the stockings are hung, your tree is decorated and it's time to get baking! When I think about baking during this season, my first... Read More

My Journey to Burnout and Back: A One Year Updateby  

It was nearly one year ago that I first began to share about my experience with burnout. Last January, I shared very candidly about the circumstances and lifestyle choices I had made that had pushed me to a place of spiritual,... Read More

Hope Ink Art Giveaway Winnerby  

The winner of the Family Rules Scripture Art print from Hope Ink is: Pam M. (hhramblings@) Congratulations Pam! Remember, KOTH readers can take 15% off their entire order for the month of December using the code KOTH2011 at checkout in... Read More

9 Homemade Gift Ideas: Frugal and Fastby  

  Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I have always loved making, giving, and receiving handmade gifts.  There is just something very special about a gift that somebody takes the time to make themselves! As much as I’ve always loved making... Read More

Giving Above and Beyond This Christmasby  

Although I think we would all agree that Christmas is a season for giving, we often restrict that giving to family and friends. Yet this season offers us a beautiful opportunity to show the love of Christ in a very... Read More

11 Simple, Homemade Giftsby  

 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... Read More

Hope and Art for Your Walls: A Holiday Giveawayby  

What's on your walls? Is it meaningful? Is it beautiful? Earlier this week I talked about how less can be so much more, and why simplicity might be best when it comes to what we have in our homes. This... Read More

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