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Save Money with Perennials In Your Flower Gardenby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer I love flowers. But if I try to stick to a budget when gardening, I’d rather focus my spending on vegetables that will feed my family instead of flowers. To stretch my flower gardening budget,... Read More

Ways to Use Clearance Produceby  

We originally published this post in June of 2012, but with an increase in food prices in recent years, the advice and tips that Erin offers here are still very useful! Written by Erin Odom, Contributing Writer Since this season is... 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: Sales and Discounts on Natural Products You Really Useby  

 Did you miss last week's announcement? Find out what these "real deals" are all about! This week's top deals: Burt’s Bees Fabulously Fresh Peppermint & Rosemary Body Wash for $6.99 ($0.58/oz).  Save 5-15% with Subscribe & Save. Nutiva Organic Virgin Coconut... Read More

16 Ways to Encourage Children to Get Outdoorsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Remember the summers of your childhood? Did you spend long days outside? Were they spent riding bikes, climbing trees, playing hopscotch, or building sandcastles? Mine were. I can remember lying on my back on the... Read More

Creative Ideas For Girls’ Night: How To Build Real Community Without Spending a Fortuneby  

Looking for some creative ideas for girls' night this New Year's Eve? Jessica has you covered! By Jessica, Contributing Writer I used to feel like an introvert. I enjoyed (but didn't really need) much of a social life. And then... Read More

8 Eco-Friendly Gift Wrap Ideasby  

By Beth Ricci, Contributing Writer  Disposable wrapping paper is a multi-billion dollar industry that sells a product designed to be used and then immediately torn up and thrown in the trash. Not the most eco-friendly practice, obviously. However, we cannot deny... Read More

Time Saving Tips for Natural Cleaningby  

By Stacy, Contributing Writer Do you want to clean your home naturally, but feel overwhelmed by the idea of making the cleaners yourself? If you are anything like me, you might get carried away and think you need a new cleaner... Read More

Curbing Consumption with a Clothing Fastby  

Ever considered a clothing fast? You won't want to miss Hilary's story! Guest Post by Hilary Kimes Bernstein Until New Year’s Day 2013, retail therapy was one of my favorite pastimes. If I was bored, I loved to window shop.... Read More

How Many Clothes Do Kids Really Need?by  

By many people's standards, I suppose my children don't have that many clothes. I certainly don't spend a lot of money buying clothes, and we sometimes have lean seasons where we run a bit low on boy's shorts or wish... Read More

Simple Steps to Begin Cooking Homemade: Baked Goodsby  

By Contributing Writer Brandy Ferguson If you missed the first post in the Simple Steps to Begin Cooking Homemade series, we talked about some essential pantry staples that will help you get started cooking from scratch. And this month, we're... Read More

Food Is Not Cheap: 4 Steps to Budgeting in Real Foodby  

By Diana, 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

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

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