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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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Weekend Links

Links for this week: The Filthy Shepherd @ Redemption Pictures How Food Sensitivities Affect Behavior @ Wellness Mama Ginger-Lemon Mocktail: The Perfect Summer Drink @ GNOWFGLINS 7 Invisible Benefits of Living Simply @ Be More with Less A Way We Can Make Each Other Feel Safe @ (in)courage Foolproof BBQ Chicken {Plus BBQ Sauce Recipe} @ The Nourishing Home How do you find good friends? @ Money Saving Mom Why Groups and Programs Struggle @ Mt. Hope Chronicles How do you keep cool during the […]

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Pea Guacamole

Pea Guacamole Dip Recipe: Guacamole That Stays Green!

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer The first time I made this pea guacamole dip recipe, I served it to my family without telling them what the secret ingredient was. They could taste the avocado. They could taste the tomatoes. They could taste the cilantro. NO ONE detected the peas! On my honor. This guacamole tastes like the real deal. So why add peas to guacamole? They certainly aren’t a traditional ingredient. The benefit to adding peas to guacamole is it will keep the guacamole looking […]

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Stocking Your Summer Medicine Cabinet

Stocking Your Summer Medicine Cabinet (Plus 23 recipes)

By Jami Leigh, Contributing Writer As I scroll through my Pinterest board for home remedies, most of the things I see are flu remedies and cough medicine. While you might need these during the summer, it’s more likely that you will be hunting for bug bite spray, poison ivy salve, and sun burn relief. I decided I needed to update my board (and my medicine cabinet) with all my favorite summer home remedies and recipes. I encourage you to pin these recipes and remedies and […]

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Frozen Banana Bites: The Perfect Summertime Treat!

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer In just a few more days, summer will officially arrive, and we simply cannot wait! In anticipation of “no more pencils, no more books” … we’ve already dusted off the ice cream maker and of course, our ice pop molds. That’s because making homemade frozen treats is one of my family’s favorite summertime traditions. In fact, the ice cream man has given up on visiting our neighborhood since my boys and I whip up a never-ending supply of delicious ice pops […]

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