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You Asked For It: Plan It- Don’t Panic! {A 6-Week Meal Planning Challenge}by  

All those who know that meal planning is a good idea, but struggle to actually do it, put up their hands! (Is yours raised?) I definitely relate. I have been meal planning on and off (more on than off) for... Read More

Preserving the Harvest: Sweet Fruit Chutneyby  

by Meg Dickey, Contributing Writer Summer, and the fruit it brings, has a way of overwhelming many of us. If you've got a pile of peaches, plums, nectarines, apricots or any other kind of fruit sitting in the middle of... Read More

Affording Cloth Diapers on a Low Incomeby  

Guest Post Written by Erin Odom After Keeper of the Home’s recent series on cloth diapers, you may finally be thinking: Hey, I CAN do this! She makes cloth diapering seem so EASY! But have the upfront costs of modern... Read More

Planning What to Preserveby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer Are you new to preserving food -- or maybe just curious about it?  Maybe you'd like to give it a shot, but don't really know where to start. I was in your shoes last... Read More

Meal Plans from “100 Days of Real Food”by  

[caption id="attachment_11464" align="alignnone" width="500"] The Leake family photographed by: www.shannancasper.com[/caption] Written by Lisa Leake, Guest Writer At the beginning of last year our eating habits were just like those of any other average family. We thought we were making fairly... Read More

Saving Money by Using Clothby  

Cloth.  Such a simple word.  Only five letters.  But, oh, what a money saver! Think about all the paper products you use during the day.  How many of them do you throw away once they've been used? Now think about... Read More

Frugality as a Means of Giving (and Meet Keeper of the Home’s New Sponsor Child!)by  

Why do you practice frugality? It's such a hot topic these days, how to save money and do more with less. We read about it, talk to our friends about it, put great amounts of effort into living it. What's... Read More

Frugal Living with Food Sensitivitiesby  

Written by Kate Tietje, Contributing Writer One major area that women attempt to be frugal is in the kitchen. I know I do; it's probably "my" main area!  (In others my husband and I work together.)  But when you have... Read More

Save Money by Culturing Foods with DIY Starters (and Cultures for Health Giveaway!)by  

Many of us know the health benefits of eating cultured and fermented foods, but buying pre-made yogurt, kefir, sourdough breads, kombucha and the like can cost a pretty penny. Did you know that these health-boosting cultured foods can be easily... Read More

How to Save Money and Score Big At Garage Salesby  

I love garage sales and our house is full of garage sale finds, bought for a song (sorry, no dance). Frugality is the topic of the month, and I happen to think that buying used is one of the most... Read More

The Nitty-Gritty on The Real Food I Buy and Where I Buy It, Part 2by  

Yesterday I began by sharing about where I buy our meat, fish, eggs, dairy and fats. Today I'll continue on, sharing the particulars of what I buy where. The goal isn't to tell you that you should buy your foods... Read More

The Nitty-Gritty on The Real Food I Buy and Where I Buy Itby  

Today and tomorrow, I simply want to share where I buy what, the best prices I've found, and some of the excellent deals that help our family to be able to eat plenty of wholesome, real foods on a tight... Read More

Preserving Summer’s Bounty: Considering the Savingsby  

I'm definitely back in the saddle, doing a ton of preserving after a nice little mid-summer break. I went to my local produce market on Thursday afternoon and decided it was high time that I stock up on some of... Read More

Introducing my New Blog: Saving Naturally!by  

At last, no more hints and secrets. My long awaited project is out in the open... I am so excited to finally announce my new blog, Saving Naturally! If you love natural and healthy living, and you love learning how... Read More

Learn to Cook Nourishing and Frugal Food from The Nourishing Gourmet (And a Giveaway!)by  

Do you struggle with knowing how to balance the time and budget demands of making food for your family, with your desire to cook whole, nourishing and traditional foods? If so, you will love this new eCourse being offered by... Read More

Cook More Real Food: Take Inventory of Your Pantryby  

Wondering what Cook More Real Food is all about? Learn more about this event that's taking place here at Keeper of the Home over the course of the next several weeks! For those on Facebook, join over 185 other women... Read More

Cook More Real Food Event: May 20th-June 12thby  

I've been writing lots about saving money on a whole foods diet, especially around the launch of my new book, Real Food on a Real Budget. Hearing about concepts that will help you to cook more from scratch, improve your... Read More

Real Food on a Real Budget: Using Cashby  

This week I will be running some excerpts from my new book, Real Food on a Real Budget: How to Eat Healthy for Less. They will be short selections from a few different chapters, just to give you an idea... Read More

Introducing My New Book: Real Food on a Real Budgetby  

I am so excited to introduce my newest book to you! Real Food on a Real Budget has been a bit like having two babies in one year... first, we welcomed Johanna into our family this August. Within a week... Read More

29 Ways to Reduce Waste in Your Home (and Save Money While You’re At It)by  

Image by rezlab 1. Cloth diaper your baby. 2. Buy in bulk whenever possible. 3. Shop with an eye for packaging, and try to buy only products with minimal or recyclable packaging. 4. Compost your kitchen scraps. (Or try worm... Read More

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