Weekend Links


Links for this week:

Are We Being Bullied to Think a Certain Way? @ Commonsense Christianity

Service is Free to Offer but Incredibly Valuable: Lessons from and Airport Shuttle Driver @ Art of Non-Conformity

Fudgy Chocolate Tarts @ Against All Grain

On racism, injustice and having the hard conversations @ Life Your Way 

What Love Never Does @ chatting at the sky 

Simple Thai Basil – Coconut Chicken @ Food Renegade

Always In Pursuit {7 Ways to Be More Content} @ Living Well Spending Less

What is Your Typical Day? @ Shaun Groves



*And a few notes from Stephanie… 

A Special Green Smoothie Recipe Just for You! 

I’ve been collaborating lately with Jen and Jadah of Simple Green Smoothies, and in fact, my husband has recently started to have a daily green smoothie and is eagerly waiting for the 30-Day Green Smoothie Challenge to begin. 

Here at KOTH, we’ve been talking lately about our stories (and they’ve got a great one!), and in particular how we keep taking small, healthy steps towards achieving a “new normal” of feeling better through lifestyle and food changes we make. So it only seemed perfect to ask them if I could share one of their most popular recipes with you. 

The Beginner’s Luck green smoothie is a great starter smoothie. It’s full of iron, potassium and vitamins galore— and tastes like a tropical treat from all the island fruit. So head to the store and give this smoothie a try. We have a feeling you will be pleasantly surprised.

Beginner’s Luck Green Smoothie
Makes 32 oz | Serves 2

2 cups spinach, fresh
2 cups water
1 cup mango
1 cup pineapple
2 bananas

Tightly pack your leafy greens into a measuring cup and toss into blender. Add water and blend together until all leafy chunks are gone. Next add in mango, pineapple and bananas and blend again.

I have to say that we personally love this smoothie and have probably made it 3 times already this week. 


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Our Journey to Simple Living (and How to Begin Your Own) {KeeperoftheHome.org}

Our Journey to Simple Living (and How to Begin Your Own)

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

This week’s top deals:  As low as $0.81-$0.94 per bar: LÄRABAR Fruit & Nut Food Bar, Carrot Cake, Gluten Free 1.6 oz Bars (Pack of 16) on sale for $19.99.   Save an additional $4 when you clip the coupon below the product description (you must be logged in).  Save 5-15% with Subscribe & Save.  Pay just $12.99-$14.99 ($0.81-$0.94/bar).  Get FREE Shipping with a qualifying order of $25 or more.       As low as $2.97-$3.32 per bag: Bob’s Red Mill Oats Rolled Regular, […]

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By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  There’s just something so right about a fresh, in-season, mouth-watering green salad in the summer, don’t you think? I was raised by a mother who believed in eating seasonally, which meant that I never even knew that you *could* buy things like peaches, strawberries, and tender baby lettuce leaves in the dead of our Canadian winter. I thought they were strictly a summer-only treat. They were in our house, at least. That’s why I tend to especially enjoy salads in the […]

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Weekend Links

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How to Make (and Use) a Plantain Poultice

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Chances are you will encounter some type of insect or bug bite during the summer. There are lots of ways to treat such bites, but today I want to share one very effective treatment that utilizes the wonderful herb, plantain.  Many people hear the word “plantain” and think of a small banana-like fruit. And yes, that is a plantain, but not the kind of plantain I am referring to.  The herb called plantain is actually a green plant, often considered a weed […]

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When I’m Caught in the Rip Current of People Pleasing

Today I’m honored to be a part of Lysa TerKeurst’s “The Best Yes” Blog Tour, along with many other fabulous bloggers. Learn more here - http://goo.gl/bQVJW0 Our lives seem to be one bumpy, gravelly mess of road work lately, like we’ve living in a construction zone. It’s this season of transition we’re in–  trying to get planted in a new community, changing up how we do homeschool, settling in to a recently purchased home, and moving forward with some big business changes. Along with that, we’ve […]

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