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Weekend Links

Links for this week: The Most Powerful Thing You Can Say to Another Mom @ Yahoo! Parenting When Friendships Go Above and Beyond @ (in)courage Turkey and Ham Cobb Salad @ Good Cheap Eats What We Consume Determines The Lives We Live @ Becoming Minimalist When your perspective changes in an instant. @ Modern Mrs. Darcy 8 Healthy Gluten Free Freezer Meals @ The Nourishing Gourmet I’m here, you’re not alone. @ Sarah Bessey How to be Known as a Hero-Friend @ A Holy Experience We’re […]

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Today, soy lecithin is a de facto ingredient in the majority of chocolate products available worldwide - but is it the panacea it is purported to be?

Are These Hidden Toxins Lurking in YOUR Chocolate?

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Chocolate has served as a sacred elixir, an aphrodisiac, and a comfort food for multiple civilizations since the time of the Aztecs. With a scientific name like theobroma, which literally means “food of the gods,” there’s little question why. But through all of those thousands of years of civilization and up until the 1920s, chocolate bars and chocolate products were made exclusively from chocolate – that is, from various products from the cacao plant itself. However, in the latter part of […]

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Whether you have a lot of time or a little time to clean, use this handy checklist of spring cleaning chores to tackle your home.

Quick & Easy Spring Cleaning Chores

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Each spring I get the itch to start deep cleaning my home. It doesn’t matter if I’m living in a tiny apartment or a house – once the weather starts to warm and the days are sunny, I feel compelled to get rid of the dust and cobwebs in my home. Some years I have all sorts of time and energy to dig in and clean. But most years, I don’t. I’m tired or busy or I just don’t feel like spending […]

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

This week’s top deals: Are you curious about becoming a virtual assistant (VA) but aren’t sure where to start? Are you already a virtual assistant, but want to find some ways to expand and improve your business? Are you a blogger looking for additional ideas to monetize your site? Then you need to check out The Bootstrap VA Final Edition Bundle Sale! This amazing bundle contains excellent resources, including ebooks, courses, marketing packs, and more geared toward getting you started as a successful virtual assistant. […]

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One of our family's favorite way to eat cauliflower is pickled. Pickling is such a great way to preserve your garden's bounty. The best part of this recipe is that it doesn't require canning skills.

Cauliflower Pickles: Refrigerator Pickles Recipe

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Will you be planting cauliflower in your garden this year? One of our family’s favorite way to eat cauliflower is pickled. Pickling is such a great way to preserve your garden’s bounty. Cauliflower pickles taste great alongside a burger. They also are an excellent picnic food. Ditch bringing chips. These cauliflower pickles give you plenty of salty crunch with less fat, less calories, and less processed yuckiness. The best part of this recipe is it doesn’t require any canning skills. You’ll simply pour […]

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Rejoice! {Keeper of the Home}

Weekend Links {Plus Blogelina Giveaway Winners and a Discount!}

Blogelina Giveaway Winners and a DISCOUNT! Here are the winners of our recent Blogelina “Profitable Blogging for Beginners” class giveaway: Dan Myers (myers888@), Irina (irush@), Jo-Anne Orlesky (couponnewbie84@), Carola (carola.franson@), Teresa Eliason (Eliasont@), Lindsey (andrina_bee@), denis (mrdenisotugo@), Eric Palmer (skisoccerlive@), Rebecca Colpo (bec253@), and Janet Black (ecochristian@). Congratulations! If you didn’t win the contest, don’t worry! You can still take part in this amazing class at a great price! Blogelina has generously offered a discount for Keeper of the Home readers. Right now, you can take the “Profitable Blogging for Beginners” class for just $.99! […]

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Where to find natural living products to support your lifestyle

Do you ever struggle with finding products you’re comfortable with using? Do you feel like you waste a lot of time searching online or locally to find things like skincare or beauty products, ingredients for remedies or homemade gifts, or certain traditional or super foods that are hard to locate? I’ve definitely run into that problem over the years, and I’m always grateful for any way to simplify my shopping process. Since we know that it can be difficult to find places to buy the […]

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

This week’s top deals: Regular $36.00 On Sale $20.00  Burt’s Bees Spring Sampler Celebrate the return of sunshine with ingredients like Mango and sweet Honeysuckle in this seasonal grab bag of 7 products and a festive pouch. • Super Shiny Mango Shampoo • Mango & Orange Energizing Body Bar • Mango Lip Balm • Nourishing Milk & Honey Body Lotion (2.5oz) • Facial Cleansing Towelettes with White Tea Extract (10 ct) • Tinted Lip Balm in Honeysuckle • Radiance Day Lotion Travel Size • Festive […]

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