DIY Dishwasher Detergent Pucks

DIY Dishwasher Detergent Pucks

Making a DIY version of dishwasher pucks was something I stumbled upon completely by accident – like many good things, of course. Over at DIY Natural, Matt and Betsy had shared their very excellent dishwashing detergent recipe, which includes citric acid for shine and non-cloudy glassware and which does its job well. The problem is, citric acid is hydrophilic – that is, it loves water, and thus when mixed in the recipe, it attracts moisture like crazy and if you don’t stir the mix every […]

Pear and Ginger Slow Cooker Oatmeal

Pear and Ginger Slow Cooker Oatmeal

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer If breakfast time in your house is anything like mine, there’s a prerequisite that it be quick and easy. Even on our “slow” mornings, making breakfast just isn’t something I want to take the time to do, despite the fact that I love sitting down and sharing breakfast with our kiddos. So, lately I’ve been relying on the slow cooker to provide morning meals that don’t take any thought or time to prepare. Just serve and go! It started when […]

Lavender Beef Stew: A Taste of Home

Lavender Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker | KeeperoftheHome.org

By Kresha, Contributing Writer Several years ago, I moved to an area of the U.S. where lavender grows natively. I had never been in a place where a small gust of wind could suddenly surround you with such a heavenly scent, and I cherished those blustery moments. Now, of course, whenever I smell or taste lavender, I am reminded of that wonderful place. So, I started adding lavender to various dishes and have been surprised at what a lovely, subtle, sweet note it adds to […]

The Fake Food You Don’t Know You’re Eating (Part 1)

The Fake Food You Don't Know You're Eating | KeeperoftheHome.org

Is your natural living journey running into obstacles that you’re not sure how to overcome? Would you like to be able to get immediate answers to your specific healthy living questions from like-minded women? The Coffee Table Conversations Online Conference may be just the thing you’ve been looking for! Read more about it here! By Kresha, Contributing Writer Good morning! Have you eaten your wood pulp today? Now, I know I’m kind of weird in that I do make sure my kids eat dirt (as does Stephanie) and […]

Thanksgiving Meal Planning Made Easy

Thanksgiving Meal Planning Made Easy!

By Kresha, Contributing Writer I love big feasting holidays. I love the excuse to gather with people I love to give thanks for the blessings in our lives, I love the little traditions that spring up over the years, and I LOVE the food. But when it’s a large meal with more food than can fit in the oven at once and lots of family favorites to accommodate, it can become unwieldy and overwhelming to make sure everything gets done. The key is just to […]

Homemade Herbal Throat Lozenges for Cough, Cold, and Flu

Herbal Throat Lozenges for Cough, Cold and Flu

Want to make your own homemade herbal throat lozenges? Today, Kresha has you covered! By Kresha, Contributing Writer For nearly two decades, I had a favorite brand of cough drops that went with me everywhere. During that time, I had a pack of cough drops in my purse or in my rehearsal bag (I’m an opera singer when I’m not blogging and mothering) pretty much constantly. Trouble is… I turned the package over a few years ago and realized what was actually IN said favorite […]

Day in the Life: Kresha, a Busy, Work-at-Home Mom

A Day in the Life of Kresha- A Busy, Work-at-Home Mom- Keeper of the Home

By Kresha, Contributing Writer Hi, I’m Kresha. I’m the mom of three children – a 7-year-old girl, a 3-year-old boy, and a 20-month-old boy, whom you’ll meet through this post. I wish I could say what is written below is not a typical day, but unfortunately I can’t. On this particular day, there were no raw milk runs, no trips to the thrift store, no projects at the church, or visits with friends, all of which are other “regular” activities in our life, but life […]

101+ Meal Ideas for Late Summer

101 meal ideas for late summer

  By Kresha, Contributing Writer It’s that time of year again. Yup, the time of year when there’s still a month of summer left and yet we’ve already made all our favorite recipes to beat the heat. Yes, there is still nearly a month left of picnics, barbecues, road trips, trips to the swimming pool, and just plain it’s-too-hot-to-cook-tonight meals. (There are also all those afternoon tea parties and other summertime hospitality opportunities, too.) So, if you’re like me and looking for healthy summer meal […]