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5 Ways to Use Oil as Part of a Natural, Skincare Routineby  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Switching to non-toxic skin care is a logical step for those wanting to lead a healthy and natural lifestyle. Using natural products on our skin is helpful in reducing the toxic load we carry... Read More

Keeping Costs Down in a Real Food Kitchenby  

By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to... Read More

No, You Don’t Have to Make Your Own Ketchup {Recipe: Homemade Cheeseburger Helper}by  

Guest Post by Katie of Kitchen Stewardship I've done it once. Made my own ketchup, that is. It was early in my transition to real food, which was a bit more “zero-to-sixty” than normal for my generally mild-mannered nature that... Read More

Simple Steps to Begin Cooking Homemade: Pantry Staplesby  

By Brandy, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is to... Read More

Cutting Your Kitchen Prep Time in Half — Or More!by  

By Crystal Paine, Contributing Writer Are you working to ditch processed foods and put more real food on the table? This month we're running a series called Real Food Made Simple: A Beginner's Guide to Eating Better. Our goal is... Read More

How to Be Debt-Free in 2013by  

By Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer Some of you clicked on this post out of sheer curiosity…you want to see what this kook has to say. After all, it’s not something you really believe. You don’t REALLY think it’s possible to... Read More

Stephanie’s Homemade Salted Caramel Mocha Recipe {plus 20 More Holiday Treat Recipes!}by  

By Stephanie, Creator and Editor Homemade Salted Caramel Mocha I have long been a self-proclaimed coffee snob, and while I can easily walk away from candy, sodas, and most assorted desserts or sweets, fancy coffees just might be my downfall.... Read More

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

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

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... 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

Fancy, Flavored Oatmeal Made 4 Ways {Better Than a Coffee Shop}by  

Written by Stephanie, Creator and Editor of Keeper of the Home Eating oatmeal has suddenly become trendy. I'm not sure when or how it happened, but lately I've seen more and more coffee shops (even McDonald's, for goodness sake!) offering... Read More

DIY Hall Treeby  

Written by Stacy Myers, Contributing Writer When we bought our new home, it didn’t come with a coat closet. Bummer. We did have the Jesus closet, but alas, He’s gone somewhere else (thank you, yard sale!). But a girl just has... Read More

Homemade Antibacterial Foaming Hand Soapby  

By Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Over the course of the past couple of years, I've enjoyed learning how to make homemade products--like homemade liquid dish soap, homemade deodorant and various homemade food products, like bread crumbs and cream of chicken... 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

A Day in the Life: Diana (Real Food Mama Shopping for the Healthiest Food at the Lowest Prices)by  

Written by Diana, Contributing Writer I don't know about you, but these past few years have been the most challenging, economically, for my family. When my husband and I had our first child six years ago, we made the decision... Read More

Having Vegetables When You Can’t Grow Your Ownby  

Written by Stacy Myers, Guest Writer I’m a country girl, born and raised on a farm in Virginia. My parents are excellent at growing a garden. I never remember a summer without having something to preserve, even if it was... Read More

Fast and Frugal Snacks Straight From Your Gardenby  

Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer During the month-long Eat From Your Pantry & Freezer Challenge, some of us have an added advantage--our summer gardens. If you live in a warmer region like I do, you may already have some yummy... Read More

Simple and Frugal Soft Drink Recipesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer In my house, the beverage option is usually simple: water.  It's always there, it's very cheap, and my kids know to ask for it (and not ask for other stuff). Of course, this gets boring... Read More

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