What Came in the Mail and Inspired Me

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As we began settling back into our home area last month, we found all sorts of mail and packages that had arrived for us while we were gone. Coming home from being gone a year is fun that way. Like Christmas in February. The contents of four of those packages wound their way into my heart, and onto my bookshelf. They came from sweet, real-life blogging friends. They were their very own books, finally published, there in living color. I held them in my hands […]

A Warm Welcome

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This month, I’m happy to welcome 4 new contributing writers to Keeper of the Home! Brandy @ The Marathon Mom Diana @ A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa Erin @ The Humbled Homemaker Courtney @ Simply Nurtured Also joining us are 3 guest writers, whom you will see a little less often, but still quite frequently: Natalie @ Visionary Womanhood Mindy @ The Purposed Heart Rachel @ Day2Day Joys Please welcome all of these ladies warmly! They were very carefully selected because of the wealth of […]

Updated! Spring Book Sale: Real Food and Healthy Homemaking eBooks 50% Off!

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Celebrating the fact that it’s spring, the sun is beginning to shine (and green things beginning to grow), and most of all that in 5 short days I will board a plane that will take me and my hubby to the Philippines for the adventure of a lifetime… … how about a smokin’ book sale? Update: The sale has been extended to June 12th (Sunday) at midnight! For the next two weeks, May 24th (that’s today) to June 7th, here’s what I’m offering: Real Food […]

Frugality as a Means of Giving (and Meet Keeper of the Home’s New Sponsor Child!)

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Why do you practice frugality? It’s such a hot topic these days, how to save money and do more with less. We read about it, talk to our friends about it, put great amounts of effort into living it. What’s less common, though, is to examine exactly why we do it. Perhaps it’s because money is tight, especially as a single-income family in a dual-income world, and we want to make staying at home with our children a priority. Or maybe it’s because of the […]

Whole Foods for the Holidays: A Real Food Progressive Dinner!

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With both Thanksgiving and Christmas fast approaching, it’s time to begin thinking about holiday menus! Serving food that is both nourishing and frugal (and still delicious!) is absolutely possible and our family and friends will thank you for it. I’ve paired up with 7 of my favorite real food bloggers and for the next 8 weeks we will be hosting Whole Foods for the Holidays– a real foods progressive dinner. A progressive dinner – real food style! Starting this coming Tuesday we’ll take turns hosting […]

Real Food Recipe Roundup: March

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I love passing on real food recipes, whether they’re tried and true, or newly acquired favorites. Lately, though, I just haven’t been cooking up anything all that interesting! With my trip to the Blissdom conference earlier this month, just a busy month in general for our family, and cleaning out my fridge in preparation for going on the GAPS diet, I just don’t have anything all the exciting to share with you this month. Enter my amazing real food blogging friends! The more I get […]

My Experience at Blissdom ’10

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I went into my time at Blissdom ’10 not knowing quite what to expect and more than a little nervous. I was one of the only bloggers going from my niche and I wasn’t sure who I would connect with, what I would learn and whether the whole thing would be worth it or not. Particularly since I had only recently been contemplating how long I would even continue to blog for. And the verdict? I am so glad I went! The incredible women I […]

Real Food Bloggers Face-Off

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I’m home from Blissdom… completely exhausted (but it was worth it), brain absolutely buzzing with ideas and inspiration for my blog, and absolutely thrilled to be back together with my family whom I adore. I promise that just as soon as I’m able to pull it together, I will give you the rundown off my trip and the conference! I don’t have a post for y’all today, but instead I want to direct you on over to Kitchen Stewardship. For the past month or so, […]