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Top 10 Money-Saving DIYs of the Yearby  

By Tiffany Terczak, Contributing Writer As a kinda crunchy mom, I like to make things from scratch… so long as it’s worth my time and actually SAVES me money in the long run. That’s a tough disclaimer to get over,... Read More

Floral Body Scrub (plus gift ideas & DIY links for Mother’s Day!)by  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer After the depths of winter have passed, skin is often dull and dry. Heated indoor air and lack of moisture are two of the main culprits in creating such thirsty skin. Thankfully it's quick and easy to... Read More

How I Overcame My Obsession with Paper Productsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer It’s safe to say that until a couple years ago, I had an obsession with paper products. As I cleaned my home, I HAD to use paper towels. Paper towels for my windows, paper towels for my... Read More

3 Simple and Healthy At-Home Date Nightsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer After years of marriage, date nights have the potential to become a bit humdrum. Especially when a husband and wife are tired from the busyness of daily life – of if they're spending most at-home hours as dad... Read More

9 Simple Ingredients That Will Clean Your Entire House!by  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer If you had to guess off the top of your head, how many cleaning products would you say you have in your house right now? You probably have a couple in the kitchen, several in... Read More

How I Feed My Family Real Food for $350 a Monthby  

Guest post by Tiffany Terczak Every year, people across the world are making New Year's resolutions. The goals are big and wide, ranging from eating healthier to saving up for a down payment on a house. When we first got married,... Read More

8 Tips for Spending Less and Giving Moreby  

By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer A few years ago, our pastor showed a video at church that completely changed my approach to Christmas giving. The video was by a wonderful group known as Advent Conspiracy. They create thought-provoking videos to inspire... Read More

Make a DIY Bath and Body Gift Basket in 30 Minutes or Lessby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Homemade gifts are fun to give, but can seem overwhelming to make.  I'm here to tell you that this does not have to be the case. It's possible to give something made with your own hands without spending... Read More

9 Hair Care Products You Can Make for Yourselfby  

  By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer It's routine for me now, but when I think about it I realize that I do a lot of DIY'ing. Mostly with kitchen and bathroom items. Sometimes it even feels as if I’m on a... Read More

Frugal Real Food Thanksgiving Menu + Stress-free Cooking Timelineby  

Guest post by Tiffany Terczak I'll be the first to admit --- this is the time of year when we typically throw caution out the window. We toss aside "healthy" recipes and reach for the shortening and corn syrup and... Read More

How to Make Your Own Furniture Polishby  

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... Read More

3 Easy-to-Make Centerpieces Under $5by  

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. [Tweet "Dressing up the table for the holidays can be both inexpensive and fun."]... Read More

Costco Membership Benefits: Buy Real Food for Lessby  

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... Read More

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

Welcome to our newest weekly feature, Real Deals! I know that, like me, you want to buy the best products possible (and support great companies) while still sticking with your budget.  Starting this week, we'll be bringing you a weekly roundup... Read More

25 Pantry Staples for Last Minute Mealsby  

Image by Larry Hoffman Guest Post by Kate Tietje There’s nothing worse than looking at the clock and realizing you need to have dinner on the table, soon. Only you have no idea what to make.  (Hmm...pantry staples to the... Read More

Your Camping Menu Primer (With 50+ Food Ideas!)by  

For the adventurous, camping is one of the best summer excursions. It carves out time to do the things we want - but often fail - to do in everyday life: live more simply, closer to nature, with less technology, more... Read More

Stocking Your Summer Medicine Cabinet (Plus 23 recipes)by  

By Jami Leigh, Contributing Writer As I scroll through my Pinterest board for home remedies, most of the things I see are flu remedies and cough medicine. While you might need these during the summer, it's more likely that you... Read More

Frozen Banana Bites: The Perfect Summertime Treat!by  

Summer will officially arrive soon, and we simply cannot wait! In anticipation of "no more pencils, no more books" ... we've already dusted off the ice cream maker and of course, our ice pop molds. That's because making homemade frozen treats... Read More

Raspberry Coconut Popsicle Recipeby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer Go with me here. It's a sticky kind of hot outside. Your t-shirt clings to your skin. The air is so thick you don't just breathe the air, you eat it, chew it really.... Read More

Homemade Foaming Facial Cleanserby  

When I clean my face, I want something that leaves it clean and soft, but I'm very leery of using conventional products that contain harsh chemicals. I've been a fan of the Oil Cleansing method for a long time, but I have just... Read More

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