Brandy Ferguson, Author at Keeper of the Home
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30 Things to Make Instead of Buyby  

By Brandy, Contributing Writer As homemakers, there are so many things that we can easily make at home instead of buying products that contain ingredients that are potentially harmful to our health.  And with the internet at our fingertips, ordering... Read More

Healthy, Homemade Food for a Crowdby  

By Brandy, Contributing Writer When it comes to feeding a crowd, I need look no further than my own kitchen.  And when it comes to social gatherings, I'm usually not the least bit intimidated about the large amounts of food... Read More

Simple Steps to Begin Cooking Homemade: Soups, Sauces, and Simple Dinnersby  

By Brandy, Contributing Writer Putting together fresh, homemade meals becomes easier once  you've got a few basic recipes for soups, sauces, and simple dinners under your belt. Make Your Own Stock Many recipes begin with a simple beef or chicken... Read More

Simple Steps to Begin Cooking Homemade: Baked Goodsby  

By Contributing Writer Brandy Ferguson If you missed the first post in the Simple Steps to Begin Cooking Homemade series, we talked about some essential pantry staples that will help you get started cooking from scratch. And this month, we're... Read More

Simple Steps to Begin Cooking Homemade: Pantry Staplesby  

By Brandy, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to... Read More

No-Bake Pumpkin Seed Chewy Granola Barsby  

By Brandy, Contributing Writer I needed to come up with a new granola bar recipe that was both wheat-free AND rice free since my son is allergic to both.  And since I usually make my favorite granola bars with crispy... Read More

Homemade Cocoa Body Scrub and Body Butterby  

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer It's getting to be that time of year again when I sometimes like to smell a little bit festive.  Ya know...aside from the ordinary scent of oatmeal, honey, and whatever my toddler ate for lunch.... Read More

Day in the Life: Brandy (A Monday in the Life of The Marathon Mom)by  

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer A day in the life of who? Truth be told, I don't claim the title of The Marathon Mom, although I totally envision motherhood as a marathon.  And yes, my blog is called The Marathon... Read More

Kids, Veggies, and Grace: What to Do With a Picky Eaterby  

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer There was once this little girl who hated tomatoes. The very thought of them nauseated her, and so if one dared touch her food, she grimaced disdainfully, and flicked the slimy debris from her plate... Read More

Eliminating Aluminum From Our Homesby  

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer Our bodies are exposed to pollutants before we're even born. Many pollutants, like the ones in our air, are unavoidable. But there are many toxins that we can choose to avoid. Aluminum is one of... Read More

Taking Care of Mom After Baby’s Arrivalby  

By Contributing Writer Brandy Ferguson Most moms will admit that those first few weeks after giving birth are the most challenging, and as a mom of a newborn myself, in spite of the fact that he's our eighth, I am... Read More

Preparing for the New Baby: How a Large Family Gets Readyby  

By Contributing Writer, Brandy Ferguson As a homeschooling mom of seven, and now getting ready to meet our eighth son in a matter of days, I've never been busier in my life! With so much on my to-do list added... 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

Simple Holiday Potpourriby  

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... Read More

Keeping Your Family Healthy During Cold and Flu Seasonby  

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer It's that time of year again.  The season that many moms dread for their families - cold and flu season. Each year I review my old list and research new ways to try and keep... Read More

Pumpkin Walnut Breadby  

Written by Brandy Ferguson, Contributing Writer This bread is perfect any time of year, but I especially love to make it in the fall. Slightly crunchy on the outside, and super moist on the inside, it's a favorite in our family.... Read More

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