How to Make Your Own Furniture Polish {KeeperoftheHome.org}

How to Make Your Own Furniture Polish

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Always one to look for safe and simple ways to clean my home, I was really excited to finally discover a homemade recipe for furniture polish. For years I had used aerosol dusting sprays, simply because it was the way I had been taught to dust. Only after I started making healthier choices and greening my cleaning did I search for a recipe for homemade furniture polish. What I found and tweaked is so.very.simple. Really. As you start preparing for holiday get-togethers […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: How I stopped yelling at my kids… & how it’s changed our home @ Money Saving Mom  November Grace @ In the Heart of My Home  Maple-Glazed Gingerbread Bundt Cake Recipe (Grain-Free) @ Red and Honey How To Make A Plan so that Nothing Makes You Feel Worthless This Time of Year @ (in)courage  Reclaiming Hashtag Blessed @ Intentional By Grace  Savory Chicken & Veggie Bites @ The Nourishing Home  A Simple Place to Live @ Be More With Less  To Build […]

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Rustic Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes Recipe

I suppose “rustic” is just a fancy way of saying that I make mashed potatoes with the skins on. Why keep the skins, you ask? Not only does it make the name sound fancier, it also makes for a more nutritious mashed potato. The skins house most of the nutrients in the humble potato, including: vitamin B6 vitamin C potatssium iron zinc phytonutrients fiber In fact, that fiber is especially helping for slowing down the quick carbohydrate burst that comes from starchy potatoes, making them […]

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3 Easy-to-Make Centerpieces Under $5

  By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer With the holidays right around the corner, many of us will be hosting friends and family for dinners, desserts, games, and festivities. Dressing up the table for the holidays can be both inexpensive and fun.Click To TweetPowered By CoSchedule First, you’ll want to enlist the help of your kiddos. Head out on a nature walk and you can gather up the natural supplies together. These centerpieces require you to gather up colorful fall leaves and/or pinecones. The cost of these […]

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Real Deals: This Week’s Sales and Discounts on Natural Products

This week’s top deals: As low as $5.94-$6.64 Burt’s Bees Fabulously Fresh Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash, 12 Fluid Ounces is on sale for $6.99.  Save 5-15% with Subscribe & Save. Get FREE Shipping with qualifying order.    As low as $21.17-$24.36 ($0.44- $0.51/roll) Seventh Generation Bathroom Tissue, 2-ply, 300 Sheets, 12-Count (Pack of 4) is on sale for $31.96. Save $6 after your coupon is applied to the first delivery of this subscription (you must be logged in). Save an additional 5-15% with Subscribe & Save. Get FREE Shipping […]

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Cinnamon Apple Salad Recipe: A Perfect Holiday Side Dish

  By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer My mom is a great cook. She grew up on a farm in Northwestern Ohio with vegetables from the garden, fruit from their fruit trees, fresh milk from their cow with real cream and homemade butter, eggs and meat from the neighbors’ chickens, and fresh beef from their cattle. She learned how to cook from her mom, my grandma, who was also an amazing cook, and then she passed her love of fresh, local, and homemade food on to […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: The Ministry of Mums @ (in)courage  Why Women Don’t Need to Be Ashamed of Needing to Feel Beautiful @ Lisa-Jo Baker Five-Minute Pumpkin Spice Mug Cake (with Coconut Flour) @ Red and Honey Does simple living always mean “less”? @ The Art of Simple  The Art of a Distraction Free Life @ Be More with Less  Rustic Honey Caramel Apples @ GNOWFGLINS  The Gift of Skepticism @ Shaun Groves  3 Creative Ways to Love Kids Through Hard Spots @ A Holy […]

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5-Ingredient Southwestern Enchiladas

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 I clicked over to the link, especially since I love Mexican food. The recipe had cream of chicken soup; I don’t normally use that since most of the canned varieties have MSG or even hidden MSG, which gives me terrible headaches. But I wasn’t going […]

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