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Healthy Homemade Granola Gifts-in-a-Jar!by  

Guest Post by Kelly of The Nourishing Home Everyone loves wholesome homemade granola! Besides being a much healthier option than commercial breakfast cereals, homemade granola’s crunchy sweetness makes it the perfect topping for creamy treats like yogurt, oatmeal and ice... Read More

Holiday Lattes in the Crock Pot {with Free Printables!}by  

By Rachel, Contributing Writer There is something about this time of the year that makes us love having a hot beverage treat to warm our hands and indulge our taste buds. I think Starbucks and McDonald's may be the ones responsible for that... Read More

What Our Children Are Teaching Us About Being Giversby  

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Ten years ago, when my husband and I were first married, frugality was a must. If we didn't pinch pennies, we couldn't survive -- or at least not without racking up a serious amount of... Read More

Beyond Nourishment: Food and Family Traditionsby  

By Courtney, Contributing Writer With Christmas drawing near, we're planning and preparing for time with family and friends, sharing the joy and wonder of the season with them. Many of these get togethers are centered around food. After all, aside... Read More

25 Grain Free Desserts (and a Chocolate Truffle Recipe)by  

By Stacy K., Contributing Writer Over the past few months I have been working toward eliminating grains from my diet. I haven't felt this good in quite some time. While going grain free may not be for everyone, I am... Read More

10 Ways to Celebrate a Christ-Centered Christmas With Little Onesby  

Guest Post by Jessica of Smartter Each Day Isn't Christmas with little ones wonderful? It's been quite a Christmas here, already. We've suffered three broken ornaments (one vintage), one ripped Christmas book, two discovered presents, a missing baby Jesus, and... Read More

Naturally-Sweetened Homemade Marshmallows {A Fun Holiday Treat}by  

By Mindy, Contributing Writer Homemade Marshmallows are one of those things that sound so elusive to most people. I mean, who makes their own marshmallows? Only crazy people, right? Well, what if I told you that you can make homemade... Read More

This Christmas, Give the Gift of Nutrition Through Fermentation {plus Free Printables!}by  

By Diana, Contributing Writer I can't believe it's been a week since Thanksgiving.  I had a wonderful time planning and preparing a real food feast for my family and friends. I spent two days in preparation that included a slow... Read More

The 3-Gift Christmasby  

Written by Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer When our first daughter was born, we gave great thought to how we would celebrate Christmas. It was our desire to make sure she knew the REASON for the Christmas season. We didn’t want her growing... Read More

8 Ways to Enjoy Holiday Meals Without the Junkby  

By Kate, Contributing Writer Thanksgiving's coming--really, really soon!  And after Thanksgiving we have an onslaught of holiday festivities that will last until we begin 2013.  What we find at these festivities, in whatever form they take is...food. Lots and lots... Read More

Classic Pumpkin Pie {Made with Fresh Pumpkin}by  

By Mindy, Contributing Writer I never was a big fan of pumpkin pie during my childhood years.  Every year at Thanksgiving, I would choose cherry or apple pie over the classic pumpkin pie.  I never understood why it was such... Read More

Homemade Cocoa Body Scrub and Body Butterby  

Written by Brandy, Contributing Writer It's getting to be that time of year again when I sometimes like to smell a little bit festive.  Ya know...aside from the ordinary scent of oatmeal, honey, and whatever my toddler ate for lunch.... Read More

10 DIY Christmas Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Cherishby  

Written by Jaime G, Guest Writer Whether you're on a strict budget, have a large family and many friends, or simply enjoy creating meaningful Christmas gifts, I hope you'll find a few Christmas gift ideas you'll enjoy making - and... Read More

A little bit of Sweet, a little bit of Spice: Gingerbread Recipesby  

  Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer As you well know, it's Christmastime! Your music is playing, the stockings are hung, your tree is decorated and it's time to get baking! When I think about baking during this season, my first... Read More

9 Homemade Gift Ideas: Frugal and Fastby  

  Written by Mindy, Contributing Writer I have always loved making, giving, and receiving handmade gifts.  There is just something very special about a gift that somebody takes the time to make themselves! As much as I’ve always loved making... Read More

Giving Above and Beyond This Christmasby  

Although I think we would all agree that Christmas is a season for giving, we often restrict that giving to family and friends. Yet this season offers us a beautiful opportunity to show the love of Christ in a very... Read More

11 Simple, Homemade Giftsby  

 As 2011 comes to an end, we’re sharing helpful lists to help you save money, stay healthy, get organized, creatively repurpose, frugally gift-give, intentionally celebrate and more in our “11 Things for 2011” series throughout these holiday months. Written by... Read More

Simple Holiday Potpourriby  

It's so easy to make your own potpourri, and it's such a fun and inexpensive gift. Make up a small batch of this orange spice holiday potpourri and keep it in your kitchen to simmer any time you want a... Read More

O Worship the King: Evaluating Our Christmas Traditionsby  

    Written by Beth Corcoran, Contributing Writer It is finally Christmas time again!  Oh how I love this time of year!  I love the sights and smells and the time with family.  I love how people seem more neighborly... Read More

Recipes and Ideas for Gluten Free Holiday Entertainingby  

Guest Post by Janelle  With the holidays approaching fast, many of our minds are turning to the inevitable Christmas party. Entertaining on a budget is challenging. Entertaining GLUTEN FREE on a budget: Even more challenging. But, not impossible. Here are... Read More

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