10 Easy Natural Household Switches (That Anyone Can Make)

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This month we’ve been talking all about ridding your home of toxins.  That can get overwhelming, fast, as you look at all the things in your home that contain toxins.  Where do you start?! Today I have 10 very easy switches for you.  These are common and frequently-used household items that you can simply switch for a purchased or homemade alternative, depending on where you are in your journey or how brave you’re feeling. :) Personal Care Facial cleanser Rather than using a standard product that’s […]

My Frugal Beauty Routine

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A stylin’ self-portrait of me in my bathroom seemed right for a post that takes you through a day-in-the-life of my frugal beauty routine. Beauty and skin care doesn’t have to be complicated or expensive (or toxic, for that matter). I’m choosy about the few things I use and I like to keep things simple when it comes to the time I spend in front of the mirror. Ever wondered what products grace my bathroom counter? Wonder no more. 7:07 am – I take a […]

Real Food on a Real Budget: Eat Local, Eat Seasonal

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This is the last of the excerpts from my new book, Real Food on a Real Budget. It was taken from Chapter 7- Eat Local, Eat Seasonal. This month one of the topics here at Keeper of the Home is local and seasonal food, so this seemed a fitting topic to share! ******* In one of my favorite reads this past year, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, she explains the concept of seasonality through a little creation she calls the “Vegetannual.” This incredible (yet […]