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21 Ideas for Celebrating a Simple, Natural Thanksgiving: Eats, Decor, Gratitudeby  

I have to confess something... I will not be celebrating Thanksgiving this week. That's because as a Canadian, that day came and went back in October! But I know that for most of you, Thanksgiving is your focus this week... Read More

Recipes and Ideas for Gluten Free Holiday Entertainingby  

Guest Post by Janelle  With the holidays approaching fast, many of our minds are turning to the inevitable Christmas party. Entertaining on a budget is challenging. Entertaining GLUTEN FREE on a budget: Even more challenging. But, not impossible. Here are... Read More

11 Herbs and Spices for the Holidaysby  

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... Read More

Holiday Blessings From Our Family to Yours!by  

Abbie at just over 6 years old has a Christmas wish this year and she's been singing it to anyone who will listen, "All I want for Christmas is my 2 front teeth, my 5 front teeth, my 12 front... Read More

Starting Traditions as a Young Familyby  

When you first get married and have children, the holidays take on new meaning. Maybe you have memories of awesome traditions you had growing up (opening a present the night before Christmas, going caroling, having a big dinner with Grandma... Read More

Gingerbread Fruitcake: A Holiday Tradition Improvedby  

If there's one running joke at any Christmas celebration, it's fruitcake. I personally happen to love fruitcake, complete with the shiny oddly colored faux-fruits. But once you know what kind of strange alterations those fruits have been through, it tends to take... Read More

First Love – Let it Be First at Christmasby  

Written by Sharon Kaufman, Contributing Writer The First Christmas Happened Because God Loved God - very God - became a babe all because of divine love. Christmas exists because of God's eternal, infinite, sacrificial love for those Jesus came to... Read More

Bulk Herb Store: 5 Holiday Tea Collections to Give Away!by  

I like me a good cup of tea. Many of the people who visit my home comment on my "tea basket", usually overflowing with various kinds of tea-- loose, bags, black, herbal, rooibos, green, medicinal, dessert-like, etc. I think that... Read More

Family Traditions that Keep Christ at the Center of Christmasby  

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer Singing Christmas carols, lighting the Christmas Tree, putting out the Christmas decorations, lighting the Advent candles, giving and receiving gifts, rejoicing in the birth of our Lord and Savior. Christmas is such a special... Read More

Real Food Holiday Recipe Roundup: 398 Wholesome Recipesby  

[caption id="attachment_8422" align="alignnone" width="520"] Quinoa Stuffing at The Nourishing Gourmet[/caption] I thought of this recipe roundup again as I was pondering all of the amazingly delicious and nourishing recipes that are available throughout the blogosphere for the holidays this year.... Read More

Chewy Gingersnaps (No Gluten, No Grains, No Dairy)by  

These cookies may be "free" of a lot of things (gluten, grains, dairy) but they do definitely have some things in abundance: ginger, protein, taste, yumminess. Since we have two little munchkins who don't do gluten or dairy at all,... Read More

Green Bean Casserole (The Real Food Way)by  

Written by Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Green Bean Casserole is a staple side dish for many holiday dinners. Tasty green beans, creamy white sauce, and a crunchy topping, make it a well-loved family favorite. Unfortunately, many recipes include canned condensed... Read More

Preparing My Heart for Christmasby  

It's been a hard year. As I begin to look back and reflect upon 2010, and anticipate celebrating Christmas this year, my heart is a bit heavy. It feels as though this year has been one of loss, struggle and... Read More

Green Christmas: Natural Kids Toys and Gifts for Guysby  

This is the last of the 3-day Green Christmas event, and today I want to share with you some options for children and the men in your life (because goodness, aren't they always the hardest ones to buy for?)... Oompa--... Read More

Green Christmas: Organic Women’s Clothes and Reusable Glass Strawsby  

Welcome to Day 2 of Green Christmas, where I'm featuring some great "green" companies and products for more sustainable gift giving this holiday season! You can learn more about how and why I decided to run this series and what... Read More

Green Christmas: Hard Lotion Bars and Fabric Gift Bagsby  

Wouldn't it be nice to stay away from the mall and the big-box stores this holiday season? To support some smaller companies, and be able to choose more natural, earth-friendly and unique gifts for your loved ones? Green Christmas is... Read More

How To Quickly Get Your Home Ready For Guestsby  

Written by Emily McClements, Contributing Writer The holidays are in full swing, and along with holidays usually come guests.  It is a blessing to host others in our homes, whether for a week night family dinner, weekend party, or small... Read More

Whole Foods for the Holidays: Main Dishesby  

During the holidays, main dish entrees are the belle of the ball. This is one of the few times of the year when we really go all out with time-consuming meals, expensive ingredients and make fancier courses that will knock... Read More

Nourishing Wife-Saver Breakfast Casseroleby  

I grew up eating a "wife-saver" casserole each Christmas morning, with eggs and bacon and Corn Flakes crumbled on top. It was delicious and hearty, and best of all, my mom could make it the the day before and pop... Read More

Homemade and Frugal Christmas Ideasby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Christmas is coming…soon!  It’s a huge, commercial, and expensive holiday. Many families spend well over $1000, and some far more than that, on Christmas presents and paraphernalia every year.  For families who are trying... Read More

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