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Having a Christ-Centered Easter: Ideas for Familiesby  

How do you involve your family and also celebrate a Christ-centered Easter? Here are some ideas and an invitation for you to share yours.

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20 Christ-Centered Easter Ideas For Familiesby  

By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer When I was little, we always attended my grandmother's church on Good Friday. They were Lutheran, and it was a somber, holy service. (Except for the time we sang a hymn with the line "I am but... Read More

10 DIY Gifts to Make for Kidsby  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer Looking to avoid the commercialism of the holidays? Want to give a gift that is fun yet meaningful? Feeling crafty? I've rounded up 10 DIY gifts to make for kids. Some of these will require some... Read More

Best Classic Eggnog – Easy, no-cook, refined sugar freeby  

Guest post by Dena Norton Eggnog seems to be a love-hate thing. Well, starting now, it's a love-LOVE thing. This easy, classic eggnog recipe is thick and rich, with the perfect amount of natural sweetness and warm holiday spice --- eggnog fans... 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

10 Ideas for Celebrating Christ at Christmas with Young Childrenby  

This post was originally published in December of 2012 but we find these suggestions to be a great list to revisit each year for inspiration and ideas as to how to introduce the holiday season to your little ones! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing... 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

Naturally Sweetened Chewy Molasses Cookiesby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer It's that time of year where the warmth of my oven brings forth sweet treats and smiling faces.   My boys and I, coated in flour, sugar and everything sticky, find delight in baking holiday treats. Of... 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

Entertaining For Food Allergies: A Whole-Foods, Allergy-Friendly Holiday Meal Planby  

In need of a whole foods, allergy-friendly holiday meal plan? Jessica has you covered! By Jessica, Contributing Writer Do you have family or friends with food allergies? It can be tricky feeding folks on special diets, but I can help! Unfortunately,... Read More

Thanksgiving Meal Planning Made Easyby  

By Kresha, Contributing Writer I love big feasting holidays. I love the excuse to gather with people I love to give thanks for the blessings in our lives, I love the little traditions that spring up over the years, and... Read More

Introducing the 2013 Christmas Gift Guide!by  

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... Read More

50 Christmas Morning Breakfast and Brunch Recipesby  

By Diana, Contributing Writer Christmas is my favorite day the year.  I'm a stickler for tradition on Christmas Day. Each year, my boys and I wake up in the darkness of the early morning.  I put on a pot of... 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

Beyond Nourishment: Food and Family Traditionsby  

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... Read More

25 Grain Free Desserts (and a Chocolate Truffle Recipe)by  

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... Read More

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