5 Books Every Child Should Own {KeeperoftheHome.com}

5 Books Every Child Should Own

Looking for some new reads for your little ones? Check out my list! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I don’t have many vivid memories from my pre-teen years (gratefully, perhaps?). But a few memories randomly stick out, oddly clear and poignant in my mind. For one, I’m perched on the peach-colored chair in the living room, my little miniature dachshund beside me. And I’m reading. And laughing. Hysterical, nose-sniffling, tear-jerking laughter. Stacked up beside the chair was the reason: nearly a dozen Garfield the Cat […]

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Weekend Links

  Links for this week: To be called Mommy @ Live Renewed On Taking a Break From Being the Grownup @ chatting at the sky Salted Caramel Drenched Coffee-Double Chocolate Cake with Salted Caramel @ Primal Palate A Fried Chicken Kind of Day @ A Deeper Story A Compassionate Lens @ (in)courage Summer Shish Kabob Marinades @ GNOWFGLINS When Femininity Becomes a Bad Word @ The Better Mom  The parenting books were wrong (and other good news for moms) @ Lisa-Jo Baker August Sponsors Are you […]

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My Review of a Whole House Water Filtration System

Clean drinking water is a murky subject. I’ll confess that every time I begin to write a post about water filtration and removing toxins from your family’s water sources, I am tempted to start hyperventilating. There’s so much out there. If you begin to search for answers to questions like “what are the primary contaminants in tap water?”, “what are the health concerns associated with chlorine exposure?”, “which pharmaceuticals have been found in tap water?” and “what kind of filters are most effective for removing […]

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Green Tea Panna Cotta: The Easiest Summer Dessert You'll Ever Make {KeeperoftheHome.org}

Green Tea Panna Cotta: The Easiest Summer Dessert You’ll Ever Make

  By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Summertime is no time to be cooking in a hot kitchen. It’s also a time when we want things easy. I’m not saying we’re lazy – I’m just saying I’d rather be playing a board game with my kids or enjoying the sunshine with a good book than coming up with new recipes or laboring over supper. (And I LOVE  to cook – like, serious LOVE LOVE LOVE, so that’s sayin’ sumthin’.) That’s why I love panna cotta, the […]

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

This week’s top deals: Lansinoh Ultra Soft Disposable Nursing Pads, 36 Count for $3.99 with FREE shipping with a qualifying order of $35 or more!  Add-on items can only be purchased with a qualifying orders that include $35 or more of items shipped by Amazon (marked by the Free Super Saver Shipping, Amazon Prime or Add-On Item icon). Or if you prefer washable nursing pads, like I do, this is a great price on organic ones.  Seventh Generation Disinfecting Multi-Surface Wipes (70-count Tubs) for $31.14 […]

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How to Pit and Freeze Sweet Cherries {KeeperoftheHome.org}

How to Pit and Freeze Sweet Cherries & 18 Unique Cherry Recipes

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer One of our family’s most favorite things to do in the summer is to visit local U-pick farms and spend the day enjoying the beauty and bounty of God’s creation. We have fun and work together as a family, and we leave with fruit-stained fingers and boxes full of the most delicious fruit to eat and preserve to use throughout the rest of the year. One of our favorite fruits to pick in the summer is cherries. We prefer sweet cherries […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: When It’s Hard to Call God Father @ (in)courage How to Write Down Your Goals and Fulfill Them @ Intentional By Grace  Anyone Can Cook: Remy’s Ratatouille @ My Humble Kitchen  7 Reasons Why We Should Stop Praising Excess @ Becoming Minimalist how to have (not really a) crisis, but slowly @ SortaCrunchy Easy 5-Minute Homemade Pudding Cups @ Nourishing Joy What We’re Really Hungry For @ chatting at the sky  From the Lectionary: 5,000 Companions @ Rachel Held Evans  It’s August […]

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Costco Membership Benefits: Buy Real Food for Less {KeeperoftheHome.org}

Costco Membership Benefits: Buy Real Food for Less

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Do you belong to Costco? If not, have you wondered if the Costco membership benefits are worth it? With 90% of all Costco members renewing their membership each year, it’s easy to make a case that Costco has a lot of happy, loyal members who value their membership benefits. I happen to be one of those card carrying, annual membership renewing, Costco members. About once a month I grab a monstrous sized cart, flash my membership card at the door, and […]

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