Weekend Links

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Before I get into sharing links, here is our family’s Christmas card. Isn’t it beautiful? It was designed by Angela of Tilley Claire’s, who actually used to be a contributing writer here on Keeper of the Home. These days, you can find her designing gorgeous greeting cards that you can print yourself. We’ve done a lot of things for cards in previous years, including just choosing one of the basic options from somewhere like Costco or Walmart and sticking a photo in it (knowing that […]

How to Make Delicious Kale Chips

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Written by Rachel, Contributing Writer I have been hearing about kale chips a lot lately. Growing up in a traditional American home I was raised eating potato chips at 4th of July celebrations, picnics and just because sometimes, a lot like some of you, so deep down I like them or at least the memories associated with them! Being a real food advocate however, we don’t really eat potato chips anymore, sometimes on a rare occasion you might catch us with regular plain potato chips… […]

Good Fats, Bad Fats, and Why I Eat Plenty of Butter

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“When I eventually understood the nutritional myths that had me snookered and miserable, the biggest headline was that REAL FATS ARE GOOD- even the maligned saturated fats and its corollary, INDUSTRIAL FATS ARE BAD. It’s not complicated. Eat real fats and avoid industrial ones.”  Nina Planck, Real Food for Mother and Baby. I couldn’t possibly allow “Traditional Foods” month to come to a close later this week without addressing the issue of which fats are traditional and which are the modern, industrial fats to be […]

Video Blog: How to Wash Your Face Using the Oil Cleansing Method

Back by popular demand, my second vlog! This time it’s on how to use the Oil Cleansing Method for keeping your face beautiful and clear! I’ll show you how I mix up the oils that I use (castor oil and extra virgin olive oil), in what ratio I use them, and then give a bit of a demo of the actual washing process: Want to learn more about the Oil Cleansing Method? The Oil Cleansing Method- Some great, basic information on the method and why/how […]

Safe & All Natural Beauty Products You Can Make at Home

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By Angela Beery, Contributing Writer Have you ever wondered exactly what ingredients your beauty products are made of? Are you sure that the ingredients in your beauty products are safe? Many of us have never stopped to consider the ingredients in our cosmetic products and how they might be affecting our appearance and our overall health. The good news is you can know exactly what goes into your products!! The Environmental Working Group (EWG) has put together a website called Skin Deep that provides a […]