Stacy Karen, Author at Keeper of the Home
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Nourishing, Savory, and Healthy Popcornby  

This popcorn is a nice change from the regular butter and salt version and, with the addition of nutritional yeast and garlic, it has a nourishing twist. So, yes, it’s healthy popcorn!

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DIY All-Natural Lotion to Cure Dry Feetby  

This DIY lotion for dry feet is full of oils and butters that are highly moisturizing and nourishing to the skin. It can be used on any dry, cracked skin.

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DIY Detox Teaby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer The days and weeks following the holidays can often be a time when extra attention to detoxing is needed. Our bodies naturally detox on a daily basis, however, after extra indulgence and exposure to sugar and stress, it... Read More

Grain-Free Apple Spice Cookiesby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer These apple-spice cookies have a light sweetness and soft texture; they're a perfect grain-free treat for the holidays. As an added bonus, they are extremely easy to prepare! Just toss everything in the food processor and blend. These... Read More

How to Make Garlic Ear Oil to Treat an Ear Infectionby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Garlic is well-known for it's strong antibiotic properties. Useful in treating colds, flus, sore throats, and poor digestion, garlic is also antiseptic, antimicrobial, and antibacterial. As you probably know, garlic appears in many home remedies. It is... Read More

A Day in the Life of Stacy: Homeschool Mom Who Asked for Helpby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Each year when I start to think about writing a Day in the Life post, I'm a little disappointed that I don't have my life more together. I keep thinking I'll be really fancy and organized... Read More

35 Healthy Summer Drink Recipesby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Summer always seems to be a great time for enjoying delicious beverages. There's something about sipping a tasty drink on a hot day that's just so pleasant. There are many summer drinks that are not... Read More

DIY Peaches and Cream Gummiesby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Do you like fruit snacks or gummy candy, but don’t want the yucky food dyes or preservatives that go with them? If so, you need to try these homemade gummies! Not only do homemade gummies... Read More

Benefits and Uses of Chia Seeds (Plus 50 Chia Recipes)by  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Chia seeds have been lauded as a super food for a few years now, and for good reason. Of all of the benefits of chia seeds, some of the most notable are their ability to... Read More

Homemade Canned Soup Replacementby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer When I think back to my newlywed days, and all the canned soup we consumed, I cringe a little. As a newlywed, I learned to prepare all manner of meals while clutching my Betty Crocker... Read More

Floral Body Scrub (plus gift ideas & DIY links for Mother’s Day!)by  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer After the depths of winter have passed, skin is often dull and dry. Heated indoor air and lack of moisture are two of the main culprits in creating such thirsty skin. Thankfully it's quick and easy to... Read More

40+ Freezer Meal Recipesby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer The afternoon and early evening can be a stressful time in many homes. Keeping kids happy and getting dinner on that tables, all while being fatigued from the day, can be difficult. To tell you... Read More

What Happened When I Quit Coffeeby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Coffee. The beverage that seems more like a king than a mere drink. Adored and revered by it's faithful followers the world over. It's the one thing that many of us refuse to start our days... Read More

3 Steps to a Naturally Healthy Homeby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Giving your home and health a natural living overhaul can be a huge task. One that may seem overwhelming and difficult. When there are so many things to change, it's hard to know where to start.... Read More

Detoxifying Chicken and Vegetable Soupby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer The indulgences of the holiday season are coming to a close and many of us are looking for simple ways to nourish ourselves and feel better. [Tweet "A simple soup is the perfect solution to days... Read More

Make a DIY Bath and Body Gift Basket in 30 Minutes or Lessby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Homemade gifts are fun to give, but can seem overwhelming to make.  I'm here to tell you that this does not have to be the case. It's possible to give something made with your own hands without spending... Read More

Soothing Lemon Ginger Drink for Colds and Congestionby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer When it comes to colds and congestion, ginger and lemon pack a powerful punch. Ginger warms the body and is known to help with decongestion. It is also thought to boost circulation and the immune system. Lemon is... Read More

A Day in the Life: Stacy {Mom of 3 Striving for Change While Living in Grace}by  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer This is my third year writing a day in the life post for Keeper of the Home. And I must say, it feels strange! It's caused me to reflect over how my life has changed... Read More

How to Make (and Use) a Plantain Poulticeby  

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... Read More

45 Real Food Slow Cooker Meals for the Summerby  

Today Stacy brings you a roundup of 45 excellent slow cooker recipes, categorized by protein type. This is a continuation of Jami's roundup a few weeks back, where she shared 42 recipes, divided by meal type (breakfast, lunch/dinner, sides, dessert/beverages). Now you... Read More

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