A Creative, Fun and Educational Gift (That Won’t Fill Your House With More Stuff Your Kids Don’t Need)

I’m not into giving my kids a lot of stuff. Maybe you’re not either. As the holidays draw near, I tend to get a little anxious about how much new stuff will make its way into our home. Even more than that, I care about the type of stuff it is. Blinking, battery-operated, Disney-character emblazoned stuff that screams “I’ll entertain you!! (for a week, until you realize what a boring, stupid toy I am)” is not exactly high on my list of desirables. But stuff […]

Introducing the 2013 Christmas Gift Guide!

Are you thinking Christmas yet? I’ll confess, I wasn’t really. Until this weekend. As I went through and selected my favorite picks from each shop that is participating in our Christmas Gift Guide, my brain was spinning with perfect ideas for all those on my list. There really is a fantastic selection of items here! How to use this Gift Guide Take a look through now and get some ideas. If you’re ready, go ahead and be one of those awesome, uber-organized people who does […]

2012 Christmas Gift Guide at Keeper of the Home

Christmas gift guides have been around a long time. But, this year we’ve decided to take what makes us stand out in the blogosphere (providing inspiration, information and resources for a natural, healthy lifestyle) and use it to ease your search for the perfect gifts to complete your list. Do you prefer to buy gifts that are handmade? Eco-friendly? Made with pure ingredients? Sustainably made or sourced? Support small business owners? Our goal is to build a list of great companies that carry just the […]

3 Simple Mother’s Day Gift Ideas

Mother’s Day is fast approaching on May 13th. Are you looking for some gift ideas? Here are three simple ideas to bless the moms in your life: 1. Pure Lotion Bars These bars from MadeOn Skin Care are my personal favorites for dry feet and hands (they work on lips, too, in a pinch). I’ve given them several times as gifts and they always receive a warm reception. You can purchase them in gift packs (in either original Bee Silk, or in Au Chocolat). Another […]

10 DIY Christmas Gifts Your Friends and Family Will Cherish

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 giving – on my list. It’s wonderful to create lasting memories, especially during the Christmas season. Merry Christmas to you and your family! 1. For the tea lover in your life, a homemade chai tea kit would make an ideal gift. Using an assortment of […]

9 Homemade Gift Ideas: Frugal and Fast

  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 gifts to give others, I do…ahem…have a history of not completing all of my handmade gifts on time.  I always have such grand dreams of crocheting everyone in my family huge blankets for Christmas, or making everyone a pair of matching pajamas. If I would […]

11 Simple, Homemade Gifts

 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 Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Homemade gifts are my favorite gifts to give and receive. A present that is made by hand communicates love and thoughtfulness, showing the recipient they are worthy of your time and energy. One downside to giving homemade gifts is that it […]

Hope and Art for Your Walls: A Holiday Giveaway

What’s on your walls? Is it meaningful? Is it beautiful? Earlier this week I talked about how less can be so much more, and why simplicity might be best when it comes to what we have in our homes. This area, however, is one is which I think that perfectly placed pieces amidst the simplicity are all the more effective in bringing beauty to our homes and speaking peace and hope and truth to our hearts…  These stunning art prints are the creative work of […]