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5-Ingredient Southwestern Enchiladasby  

By Rachel Marie, Contributing Writer I see a lot of friends asking in social media about dinner ideas - and I, for one, can always use more ideas. One night a friend posted that she was having chicken enchiladas so... Read More

A Day in the Life: Rachel {Jam-Packed Busy Mom of 3}by  

By Rachel Marie, Contributing Writer I've been a mom for 7 years now and in no way am I am expert, but I am getting much better at this gig than I was when I first became a mom. A few... Read More

Chocolate Avocado Popsiclesby  

By Rachel Marie, Contributing Writer The middle of summer means a lot of heat, sun and hopefully fun. In the midst of summer business of swim lessons, vacation Bible school, and staying up later, we love to have fun outside. We go... Read More

Kid DIY Craft Ideas for the Homeby  

By Rachel, Contributing Writer  When you have young children, it's fun to have them help with decorating the house. And, no, I don't mean coloring the walls with crayons--but getting them involved with crafts. My kids, 5 and 6, love... Read More

7 Ways to LOVE your Husbandby  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer Before you start reading this, I just want to let you know that I do not do all these things with blissful glee. I want to, I'm a work in progress with the intention of... Read More

How to Make Holiday Lattes in the Crock Pot {Recipes for 4 Popular Lattes!}by  

This post was originally published in December 2012--but we thought you would love a reminder about these delicious holiday lattes you can make in your crock pot!  By Rachel, Contributing Writer There is just something about the holidays that seems... Read More

How to Host an Operation Christmas Child Shoe Box Packing Partyby  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer For the past few years, I have loved being able to participate in packing shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child with my kids. I usually let each of them choose the items at the dollar... Read More

Day in the Life: Rachel (Waiting for God’s Plan)by  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer I remember last year I shared my day with you; it was much different than a day of this year. I was very busy, and--not to say I am not now--it was just a different... Read More

Unhealthy Pantry Staples Remadeby  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer Back in the days before most of us were even born, when our mothers or grandmothers were girls growing up, pantries were stocked very differently than in today's world. Here's a picture of a pantry from... Read More

25 Uses for Tea Tree Oilby  

Today we're talking about an essential oil that you've probably heard of before or have even seen in recipes for homemade cleaners here at Keeper of the Home: tea tree oil. Tea tree has such a diversity of usefulness that's... Read More

5 Easy Breakfast Ideas {and a Mini Quiche Tutorial}by  

  By Rachel, Contributing Writer If you are like me, weekday mornings are very busy. You're getting the backpacks packed, the curriculum prepared on homeschooling days, the water bottles filled and lunch boxes ready to go... and the very thought of breakfast... Read More

5 Ways to Get More Fruits & Veggies into your Dietby  

Written by Rachel, 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... Read More

How to Read Food Labelsby  

                        Written by Rachel, 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... Read More

Holiday Lattes in the Crock Pot {with Free Printables!}by  

By Rachel, Contributing Writer There is something about this time of the year that makes us love having a hot beverage treat to warm our hands and indulge our taste buds. I think Starbucks and McDonald's may be the ones responsible for that... Read More

Real Food Substitutions and No-Bake Cookie Dough Balls {a perfect holiday treat}by  

Written by Rachel Marie, Contributing Writer I'm always on the look out for natural alternatives and healthy recipes, and I'm sure you are, too--especially if you read Keeper of the Home frequently. With all the gluten intolerances, food allergies and reduced... Read More

Jump into Fall with over 30 Pumpkin Ideasby  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer Y'all, you know I don't really say that in real life but there is just something about this time of year that brings out that southern greeting. It's Fall Y'all and that means pumpkins, pumpkins,... Read More

Day in the Life: Rachel (Busy Mom of a 3 and 5 year old)by  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer I am 30. This might be young to some while older to others, and even though age isn't significant in motherhood, at 30 this year has been the hardest year of my life. Although I would like to give you my "ideal"... Read More

10 Real Food Salad Dressing Recipesby  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer In almost every fridge there are common items; the dairy, the veggies, the fruits, the meats, and there are a lot of sauces, jelly's and always a couple bottles of salad dressings which are in... Read More

Homemade Lemon Citrus Produce Wash {Natural, Fast, & Easy}by  

Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer It's berry picking season and that means strawberry shortcakes, blueberry banana smoothies and berry jams & crisps but if you are like me, you make sure your fruits (and your veggies) get washed before you ever eat or make anything with... Read More

Applecado Smoothieby  

My 4 year old son's favorite fruit is an apple, he literally eats one every day.  Apples are easy for snacks by themselves or even with a dollop of peanut butter. It never occurred to me to put an apple... Read More

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