Beth Ricci, Author at Keeper of the Home
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30+ Quick & Easy Weeknight Mealsby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I was going to start out by seeing if anyone could relate to that weeknight rush where you neglected to plan dinner properly and have to scramble at the last minute, but seriously - do I even... Read More

9 Hair Care Products You Can Make for Yourselfby  

  By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer It's routine for me now, but when I think about it I realize that I do a lot of DIY'ing. Mostly with kitchen and bathroom items. Sometimes it even feels as if I’m on a... Read More

11 Fresh and Unique Green Salad Recipesby  

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... Read More

Why Quinoa Deserves a Permanent Spot in Your Diet (with recipe links!)by  

Image by Jennifer via Flickr CC By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer It was the year 2001. I was a high school kid on a short-term missions trip to Bolivia. We were doing a touristy day trip to Lake Titicaca, and... Read More

DIY All-Purpose Cleaning Solutionby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  Switching from mainstream cleaners to natural alternatives is honestly one of the easiest possible baby steps toward a greener, more natural life. Throw a few ingredients in a spray bottle and toss your Mr. Clean in the... Read More

14 Types of Play to Stimulate a Child’s Creativity (Instead of Dumbing it Down)by  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer Kids are a lot smarter than toy manufacturers give them credit for these days. Unfortunately, the gimmicky blinking and flashing cheap battery-operated plastic toys that provide cheap entertainment are becoming more and more the norm,... Read More

Hidden Dangers of Teflon Cookware: What You Need to Knowby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I grew up with many of my meals lovingly cooked in a Teflon frying pan, and I'm willing to bet you probably did, too. But are those frying pans the healthiest choices for our families? Is... Read More

8 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideasby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  Disposable wrapping paper is a multi-billion dollar industry that sells a product designed to be used and then immediately torn up and thrown in the trash. Not the most eco-friendly practice, obviously. However, we cannot deny... Read More

3 Reasons You Might Need a Breakfast Revolution (And How to Get it Started)by  

By Beth, Contributing Writer I grew up in the Christian church youth group subculture of the nineties. I came by my revolutionary mindset honestly, as we questioned if we were 'radical enough for Jesus', week after week. Even now, more than... Read More

Introducing the 2013 Christmas Gift Guide!by  

Are you thinking Christmas yet? I'll confess, I wasn't really. Until this weekend. As I went through and selected my favorite picks from each shop that is participating in our Christmas Gift Guide, my brain was spinning with perfect ideas... Read More

My 3 All-Time Favorite Soups (Plus a Cheeseburger Soup Recipe!)by  

Check out the delicious cheeseburger soup recipe that Beth is sharing with us today! By Beth, Contributing Writer I think my absolute favorite thing about this glorious golden autumn season is the reintroduction of soups back to my menu. I... Read More

2013 Christmas Gift Guide at Keeper of the Homeby  

Summer is bidding farewell, now it's September, and do you know what that means? Christmas is just a few short months away! Hurray! We are happy to announce that after much popular demand, we are in the midst of creating... Read More

A Day in the Life of a Pilot’s Wife (With Three Kids Under Five)by  

By Beth, Contributing Writer It's a typical Wednesday night, and I'm about to record for you a typical day in my house. Kidding! Silly readers - there's no such thing as typical when you're married to a pilot, have 3... Read More

The Great Debate: Is it Wrong for Christians to Be Wealthy?by  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I walk into my bedroom. I see the naked white walls. I imagine them with a small collection of hanging prints and unique pieces like this one, or maybe a bunch of printed instagrams, like... Read More

DIY Starbucks Passion Tea Lemonadeby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I don't know about you, but my desire for not-so-healthy treats goes crazy in the summertime. With so many social gatherings, there's opportunity galore to indulge. Ice cream, picnics, birthday cakes aplenty (in my family, at... Read More

Gardening Tips for Beginners: Resources to Help You Dive Into Gardening With Courage!by  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer I am not a gardener. I feel that in order to gain that title, one must successfully keep a plant alive for more than a month. Ahem. It’s, uh, on my bucket list... If grocery... Read More

Backyard Bucket List (73 Frugal & Creative Backyard Activities for Kids)by  

By Beth, Contributing Writer There are a bajillion ideas out there for super-duper fun things to do in the summer with your kids. Go to the zoo, go camping, exhibitions and fairs galore, summer camps, and the list goes on.... Read More

10 Truths You Need to Hear When You Feel Like a Failure as a Momby  

A few days ago I had one of *those* days. The baby wasn’t sleeping well and had been up half the night, I didn’t get to shower, the house was still a complete disaster because we’d just moved into it... Read More

Simple Roast Chicken (And Fabulous Side Dish Recipes!)by  

Guest Post by Beth of Red and Honey Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're continuing a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better.... Read More

Using Symbolism to Teach My Children the True Meaning of Christmasby  

Guest post by Beth of Red & Honey “After they had heard the king, they went on their way, and the star they had seen when it rose went ahead of them until it stopped over the place where the... Read More

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