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Quick & Easy Spring Cleaning Choresby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Each spring I get the itch to start deep cleaning my home. It doesn’t matter if I’m living in a tiny apartment or a house – once the weather starts to warm and the days are sunny,... Read More

40+ Freezer Meal Recipesby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer The afternoon and early evening can be a stressful time in many homes. Keeping kids happy and getting dinner on that tables, all while being fatigued from the day, can be difficult. To tell you... Read More

3 Simple Ways to Reduce Pinterest Overwhelmby  

By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer If you were to search my Pinterest boards, you'd see a lot of DIY  recipes for healthy living. Homemade soap, salves, cleaners, beauty products - you name it, I've pinned it. But I'll let you in... Read More

3 Steps to a Naturally Healthy Homeby  

By Stacy Karen, Contributing Writer Giving your home and health a natural living overhaul can be a huge task. One that may seem overwhelming and difficult. When there are so many things to change, it's hard to know where to start.... Read More

One Simple Way to Boost Your Health – Drink More Waterby  

By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer One of the most important things you can do for your health is to increase the amount of water you drink. Increasing your water intake is a healthy change that is simple. In fact, it's... Read More

Find Safe Products By Reading Labelsby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Ten years ago, I had no idea what was in the products I was using. Granted, I didn’t care what was in my food, personal care products or cleaning products. I was young, healthy … and blissfully... 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

DIY Skin Soothing Salveby  

By Nina Nelson, Contributing Writer Living in the Central Oregon high desert, certain things are a given. There's always, always a week of beautiful spring weather in April that you just can't get used to because it's inevitably followed by six weeks... Read More

How to Make Your Own Furniture Polishby  

By Hilary Bernstein, Contributing Writer Always one to look for safe and simple ways to clean my home, I was really excited to finally discover a homemade recipe for furniture polish. For years I had used aerosol dusting sprays, simply because it... Read More

Simple DIY Hand Sanitizerby  

  By Leigh Ann Dutton, Contributing Writer I'm not a germaphobe. I think dirt is good, and I like to keep beneficial bacteria around. I believe these things strengthen the immune system, which is especially helpful as we come upon cold... Read More

Our Journey to Simple Living (and How to Begin Your Own)by  

Guest post by Elsie Callender  "What can I take to Heaven when I die?" I asked my mom, back when I wore dresses and pigtails every day, and my collection of American Girl Doll accessories was small, but precious. "Nothing.... Read More

How to Pit and Freeze Sweet Cherries & 18 Unique Cherry Recipesby  

By Emily McClements, Contributing Writer One of our family's most favorite things to do in the summer is to visit local U-pick farms and spend the day enjoying the beauty and bounty of God's creation. We have fun and work together... Read More

Top 8 Essential Oils for Home Useby  

Guest post by Nina Nelson There are some crazes I steer as far away from as possible. Beanie Baby collections? Nah. Mullets? Shudder. Any comeback of '90s fashion? No thanks. But essential oils? I'm shouting from the rooftops how much... Read More

25 Pantry Staples for Last Minute Mealsby  

Image by Larry Hoffman Guest Post by Kate Tietje There’s nothing worse than looking at the clock and realizing you need to have dinner on the table, soon. Only you have no idea what to make.  (Hmm...pantry staples to the... Read More

Growing and Using Fresh Mintby  

photo credit By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer If you are someone who has always believed you've got a brown thumb, I'd encourage you to try your hand at growing fresh mint. Mint is a prolific grower and therefore it is hard... Read More

Simple, Nutritious Snack Solutionsby  

By Hilary Kimes Bernstein, Contributing Writer Looking for simple, nutritious snack solutions for your hungry children this summer? Try fresh fruits and vegetables. God has a marvelous way of creating snack food to be easily accessible and nourishing. You can... Read More

Pea Guacamole Dip Recipe: Guacamole That Stays Green!by  

By Andrea Green, Contributing Writer The first time I made this pea guacamole dip recipe, I served it to my family without telling them what the secret ingredient was. They could taste the avocado. They could taste the tomatoes. They... Read More

Stocking Your Summer Medicine Cabinet (Plus 23 recipes)by  

By Jami Leigh, Contributing Writer As I scroll through my Pinterest board for home remedies, most of the things I see are flu remedies and cough medicine. While you might need these during the summer, it's more likely that you... Read More

Chewy Chocolate Granola Bars (nut-free!)by  

Looking for a yummy, real-food homemade granola bar recipe? This is a great one! It's nourishing and also allergy-friendly ... no gluten, eggs, dairy, nuts or peanuts! By Jessica Smartt, Contributing Writer I don't know about you, but it feels... Read More

Homemade Foaming Facial Cleanserby  

When I clean my face, I want something that leaves it clean and soft, but I'm very leery of using conventional products that contain harsh chemicals. I've been a fan of the Oil Cleansing method for a long time, but I have just... Read More

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