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

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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 craze, but who knows the amount of sugar and artificial ingredients that are in those! If you are really curious, take a look into this research! The favorites seem to be the gingerbread latte, eggnog latte, peppermint mocha and then the pumpkin spice latte. These […]

What Our Children Are Teaching Us About Being Givers

What Our Children Are Teaching Us About Being Givers

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 debt and financial trouble down the road. So we pinched pennies, did without, and prayed that we’d make it until the next paycheck came in. Times were lean, but God was always faithful. As our income increased, there was the temptation to also increase our […]

10+ Homemade Gifts for {Almost} Everyone on Your List

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By Erin, Contributing Writer With just a few weeks until Christmas, the shopping season is in full swing, and the stores are jam-packed with people vying for the latest gadget for their loved ones. But what if you’re like me–and don’t like shopping, especially with so many crowds? No need to despair! You can take care of your Christmas list with one of these homemade gifts from the comfort of your own home. Here are my top 10 homemade gift ideas for almost everyone on […]

Beyond Nourishment: Food and Family Traditions

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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 from providing nourishment for our bodies, food serves other important purposes as well. Of those purposes are relationship and tradition. Food is integral in bringing people together–at the dinner table every evening to family reunions during the holidays. For those of us who’ve turned our […]

Weekend Links

Langford Front Side 5 X 7

Before I get into sharing links, here is our family’s Christmas card. Isn’t it beautiful? It was designed by Angela of Tilley Claire’s, who actually used to be a contributing writer here on Keeper of the Home. These days, you can find her designing gorgeous greeting cards that you can print yourself. We’ve done a lot of things for cards in previous years, including just choosing one of the basic options from somewhere like Costco or Walmart and sticking a photo in it (knowing that […]

25 Grain Free Desserts (and a Chocolate Truffle Recipe)

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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 convinced that reducing the amount of grains we consume would be beneficial to most. With the holidays coming up, I thought it might be challenging to find treats that are grain free, until I started looking! There are a plethora of grain free recipes and […]

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

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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 our monstrous tree has toppled over twice. (Don’t worry: two tree stands, four saw-ings, one PVC pipe, and two strands of fishing line later, it’s as stable as can be.) Oh… and did I mention a rather tense and snippy mom? I keep wondering: how […]

Naturally-Sweetened Homemade Marshmallows {A Fun Holiday Treat}

Naturally Sweetened Homemade Marshmallows

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 marshmallows that are not only easy to make, but also much tastier than their store-bought counterparts? And they just so happen to include only real food ingredients, including a completely natural sweetener. Sound too good to be true? It’s not! I’ll show you how to […]