Are you tired? Overwhelmed? Come re-discover how to thrive!

Are you tired? Overwhelmed? Read this.

By Kresha Faber, Contributing Writer Just a quick note before we begin: I purposely didn’t title this post “5 Ways to Fight Overwhelm” or “5 Tips to Living More Simply” because while the five items listed below are the five things *I* remind myself of when I get into overwhelm mode, I know you wise mamas have lots of tried-and-true ways of making life feel less crazed and more meaningful as well. So please share with all of us in the comments what YOU do to […]

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Weekend Links

Links for this week: Thanksgiving Meal Plans for 5 Special Diets @ Traditional Cooking School by GNOWFGLINS Take time for non-work things @ Life Your Way  The BEST Grain Free Apple Pie! @ Life Made Full On Practicing True Hospitality @ (in)courage  Grace for Your Disappointing Birthing Experience @ Red and Honey  Two Potato Scallop @ Garnish & Glaze The Importance of Moving From Applause to Participation @ Becoming Minimalist  How to Get Over Cliques & Get Real Community @ A Holy Experience  What’s the weather […]

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Maple Glazed Pumpkin Donuts (Grain-Free, Dairy-Free)

By Kelly Smith, Contributing Writer Mmm, pumpkin donuts! The aroma of sweet pumpkin pie spices filling the air with subtle maple syrup undertones is enough to wake even the sleepiest sleepy heads in our home. Combine these irresistible fall treats with a side of crispy bacon sizzling in a pan and I can guarantee you there will be a stampede making its way to the breakfast table! While it’s not everyday that we enjoy donuts for breakfast, there’s no reason to feel guilty about enjoying these treats on occasion […]

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

This week’s top deals: Especially for Canadians!  Save 5% Off All Orders  Take a Fancy Chocolates and Sweets Fair Trade, Organic and made from the Bean!  Take a Fancy has a deal exclusively for our readers!  You can save 5% off all orders now until December 1, 2014.  Just enter discount code REALDEALS when you order.   Popular items include salted caramels and gooey pecans.  Check out their featured chocolate from Masala Chai, Tropical Sea, Ancient Traveler, Earl Grey’s Fancy and More!  For destinations outside of Canada please […]

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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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