Weekend Links

Love must be as much a light, as it is a flame. – Henry David Thoreau, quote image by keeperofthehome.org/@koth

We’re experiencing the “February Thaw” here in California where we have a brief reprieve from winter weather. I’m going to enjoy these links sitting outside in the warm spring-like weather, and hope you can too!

Reads I loved this week:

What Everybody Ought to Know About Hope @ Emily P. Freeman

Does the Kon-Mari Decluttering System Work for Moms? @ The Humbled Homemaker

10 Uses for Coconut Oil in Natural Skincare @ A Delightful Home

Help Me Love Better @ Grace Table

Why Lent Matters to Me (+ a few resources) @ Sarah Bessey

10 Reasons to Eat More Collagen @ Mark’s Daily Apple

7 Tools for Calming Angry Kids @ the Better Mom

The Difference Between Wallowing in Self Pity and Processing Painful Emotions @ (in)courage

Recipes I drooled over this week:

Creamy Nourishing Tomato Soup @ Nourishing Simplicity

Honeyed Coconut and Blood Orange Mousse @ Nourished Kitchen

Simple Taco Soup @ Heavenly Homemakers

Cherry Almond Scones @ The Nourishing Home

What are your plans for Valentine’s Day?

Arming your immune system with the nutrients it needs will not only help you to fight colds, flus and other viruses, but also helps to protect your body from chronic health conditions too. When it comes to the immune-boosting power of real food, you can’t beat the top six superfoods listed here. Each is packed with key nutrients that add an extra cold-n-flu-fighting punch to your winter meal plans.

6 Superfoods to Boost Immunity

No need to curl up with a box of Kleenex when the weather gets frightful: here are 6 superfoods to boost immunity and help you stay healthy.

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I’m going to come right out and say it – I’m a horrible freezer cooker. I did finally figure out a form of freezer cooking that still allows me to save time in the kitchen, money by buying in bulk, and my sanity with no more messes in the fridge! My simple freezer cooking method has greatly reduced my meal prep time by allowing me to get key elements of recipes done in advance without any stress.

Simple Freezer Cooking for the Freezer Cooking Failure

By Meg Bateman, Contributing Writer I’m going to come right out and say it – I’m a horrible freezer cooker. I’ve tried many many times to put together several full meals and freeze them, but they honestly never got much further from being aspirational. Well, I was successful getting full meals into the freezer a few times – but then got discouraged when a few bags would get the tiniest of holes and leak all over the place in my meat drawer. However – I did […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals: 25% Off now through Valentine’s Day Melt Massage for Couples.  Check out Ann’s blog post about her experience with this course and how it has blessed her marriage.   Check out Bulk Herb Store’s February Savings!   As Low as $10.54  ($2.64/pack) Bob’s Red Mill Semolina Pasta Flour, 24-Ounce (Pack of 4) is on sale for $11.09.  Save 5% with Subscribe & Save.  Get FREE shipping with qualifying order. List Price $39.99 On Sale $27.99  Crock-Pot SCCPVL600-R Cook’ N Carry 6-Quart […]

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It's so easy to get caught up in our kids and businesses that we don't take the time to really care for us. Looking for a way to show him love this Valentine's Day? Here are 10 last-minute date night ideas that even the most procrastinating among us can accomplish!

10 Last-Minute Date Night Ideas

Looking for a way to show him love this Valentine’s Day? Here are 10 last-minute date night ideas that even the most procrastinating among us can accomplish! By Ann Timm I’ve shared my goals for 2016 and how I need to take better care of myself and stop neglecting my personal health and needs. I learned after a particularly trying year, that the better I take care of myself, the better I am able to take care of my family. And when you suddenly double […]

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Friendship isn't a big thing, it's a million little things. Quote image from keeperofthehome.org @koth

Weekend Links

February got off to a crazy start for me! I’m headed home after a week of traveling for work, but got to spend it in great company with one of my best friends and several new ones. I enjoyed reading these articles during my downtime, and can’t wait to try some of these recipes when I’m back in my routine at home. I hope you enjoy them too! Reads I loved this week: Like a Diamond @ (in)courage 3 Reasons You’re Not JUST a Mom @ […]

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The BEST Homemaking Advice

By Elsie Callender, Contributing Writer One of the best pieces of homemaking advice I’ve ever encountered was written in calligraphy and framed above our kitchen doorway. I read it every day of my life from the time I could read until it was packed away before our move to Costa Rica when I was a teenager. The words were simply this: “Doe the next thing.” And they didn’t make a lick of sense to me. “Doe?” A deer? A female deer? “Do,” my mom explained. […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Use

This week’s top deals: Diffusing Mama’s is having a sale on select items now through February 14th.   List Price $18.57  On Sale $8.67  ($2.89/box)  Earth Mama Angel Baby Organic Milkmaid Nursing Tea, 16 Teabags/Box (Pack of 3).  Get FREE shipping with qualifying order.List Price $120.00  On Sale $72.06 + FREE shipping  Cuisinart CI630-20BG Chef’s Classic Enameled Cast Iron 3-Quart Round Covered Casserole, Provencal Blue As Low As $19.84-$22.17  Gerber Organic 2nd Food Pouches, Fruit and Veggie Variety Pack 1, 3.5oz, 18 count is on […]

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