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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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Share your #mynewnormal story and enter to win a Blendtec 725! {$649.95 value!}

Tell Us Your #MyNewNormal Story and Win a Blendtec 725! {$649.95 value!}

  Spoiler alert: Today’s video post is from my husband! Though it’s certainly not a secret, I haven’t written much about my husband’s battle with cancer 7 years ago.  It was a difficult and often dark time in our story, though from it has come much healing and hope.  I could tell it from my perspective, but I don’t think it’s nearly as good as letting him share his journey, in his own words.  I’ll let Ryan take it from here…  When doctors diagnosed Ryan […]

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Chocolate Avocado Popsicles {KeeperoftheHome.org}

Chocolate Avocado Popsicles

By Rachel Marie, Contributing Writer The middle of summer means a lot of heat, sun and hopefully fun. In the midst of summer business of swim lessons, vacation Bible school, and staying up later, we love to have fun outside. We go to splash pads to keep cool, play in the back yard with the hose and often go for bike rides in the evening as the sun is setting. Always remember to use a good sunscreen or cover up in the sun to prevent skin damage. […]

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

This week’s top deals: 50% off sale on Planetwise Snack and Sandwich Reusable Bags from Nicki’s Diapers. Reg. $5.95, now $2.99 each with FREE shipping. Perfect for cutting down on plastic in your kitchen, or to stock up on for back-to-school lunches! They have a few different sizes/styles for 50% off, and then some others that are 25% off.   Bare Fruit Natural Granny Smith Apple Chips, Gluten Free + Baked, 1.69-Ounce Bags (Pack of 10) for just $23.85 ($2.39/bag).  Save 5-20% with Subscribe & […]

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Top 8 Essential Oils for Home Use

Guest post by Nina Nelson There are some crazes I steer as far away from as possible. Beanie Baby collections? Nah. Mullets? Shudder. Any comeback of ’90s fashion? No thanks. But essential oils? I’m shouting from the rooftops how much I love them. (OK, so mostly I’m just casually talking about them from my little corner of the web – I am an introvert, after all). Why am I so in love with essential oils? First, they’re a natural alternative to so many synthetic options. […]

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Weekend Links

Are you an entrepreneurial family? Or would you like to become one?  Today I’m going to let the cat out of the bag a little and announce that sometime in August, we hope to have our family’s new website www.EntreFamily.com ready for launch!  As entrepreneurs, there is a wealth of fantastic business information out there. But what’s often lacking is help for those who are starting or running a business(es) while balancing life as a family.  We’ve been on our own entrepreneurial journey for the […]

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45 Real Food Slow Cooker Meals for the Summer

Today Stacy brings you a roundup of 45 excellent slow cooker recipes, categorized by protein type. This is a continuation of Jami’s roundup a few weeks back, where she shared 42 recipes, divided by meal type (breakfast, lunch/dinner, sides, dessert/beverages). Now you can easily fill that crock pot every day for the rest of the summer! I’m inspired myself, actually, to go pull mine out and get dinner started right now (it’s 8am as I write this)! ~ Stephanie  By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer No one wants to […]

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