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Weekend Links

Links for this week: Dreaming Big…In Motherhood and Beyond @ Inspired to Action What You Have to Do to Come to Peace with This Season of Your Life @ A Holy Experience Healthy Ambrosia Salad with Toasted Coconut @ The Nourishing Home What If We Gave Them the Benefit of the Doubt? @ Life Your Way Naming and framing @ The Art of Simple Lavender-Chamomile Bath Soak Recipe @ A Delightful Home 10 Meaningful Lessons from The Story of the Mexican Fisherman @ Be More With […]

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Growing and Using Fresh Mint {KeeperoftheHome.org}

Growing and Using Fresh Mint

photo credit By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer If you are someone who has always believed you’ve got a brown thumb, I’d encourage you to try your hand at growing fresh mint. Mint is a prolific grower and therefore it is hard to screw it up. Mint isn’t picky about sunlight. While it prefers a cool, moist spot in the yard, it will do fine in full sun. When picking out a mint to grow, all varieties do equally well. While I prefer the classic taste of […]

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Your Camping Menu Primer {KeeperoftheHome.org}

Your Camping Menu Primer (With 50+ Food Ideas!)

Guest Post by Elsie Callender For the adventurous, camping is one of the best summer excursions. It carves out time to do the things we want – but often fail – to do in everyday life: live more simply, closer to nature, with less technology, more movement, more relaxation. Oh, and camping also gives us plenty of time to savor delicious food! We need hearty fare to bookend days of hiking, canoeing, or seeing sites along the road. Whether you’re grilling, cooking over an open fire, or using […]

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Warm Potato Salad with Bacon, Asparagus and Swiss Chard

You don’t even understand how good this potato salad is. A month or two ago, Ryan and I were out on a date. We had just discovered that our new home came complete with a very responsible teenage girl living next door. After our year of non-stop togetherness with four kids, being able to go out on date nights sounded divine. We found ourselves at Earl’s, a local restaurant chain we enjoy. Not feeling particularly picky, we ordered the seasonal special, which included a steak, […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: The Decorating Truths You Won’t See on HGTV @ nesting place A prayer for all the weary Thursday mothers @ Lisa-Jo Baker Pecan Bar Recipe (Grain-Free) @ Mommypotamus The Single Easiest Habit Change to Improve Your Life Forever @ Becoming Minimalist Waste your time @ Simple Homeschool Rhubarb Salsa @ GNOWFGLINS I Am Clay @ The Better Mom Faces over Facebook, People over Pixels @ (in)courage What are some tasty recipes you’ve tried lately?

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Risks and Benefits of Sun Exposure Keeper of the Home

Risks and Benefits of Sun Exposure {+ A Roundup of 5 Homemade Sunscreens}

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer As a redhead with fair skin, sunscreen has always been a staple in my summertime skincare regimen. The few blistering sunburns and sun poisoning that inflicted me when my parents forgot to slather it on me as a kid left a lasting impression: Going without sunscreen hurts! But over the course of the past few years I’ve started to change my tune on sunscreen and sun exposure. When I became aware that many Americans are deficient in Vitamin D, which […]

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Simple Nutritious Snack Solutions {keeperofthehome.org}

Simple, Nutritious Snack Solutions

By Hilary Kimes Bernstein, Contributing Writer Looking for simple, nutritious snack solutions for your hungry children this summer? Try fresh fruits and vegetables. God has a marvelous way of creating snack food to be easily accessible and nourishing. You can curb your children’s hunger by letting them munch on something fresh and natural. You don’t have to worry about getting all Pinteresty cute with your preparation and presentation. If you do, your kids would probably get a kick out of it. But I’ll be the […]

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What's helping me conquer our runaway grocery budget - Keeper of the Home

What’s Helping Me Conquer Our Runaway Grocery Budget

I bet you’d never guess the tools I find most useful when it comes to sticking with and maximizing our grocery budget. You might think it has to do with meal planning. Or perhaps a kitchen appliance like a grain grinder or crockpot. Maybe it’s planting a garden or using my farmer’s market. Or finding ways to get great bulk prices. Actually, it’s so much simpler than that. Almost too simple and it barely seems worth sharing EXCEPT that I so often forget to do […]

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