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Approaching the Holidays With Prayer

By | December 11, 2013

I love the holiday season. I love the togetherness, the excuse to slow down, and parties where I get to eat great food (that I didn’t have to cook all myself) and visit with people I don’t get to see every day. Unfortunately, the holiday season can easily become stressful and the focus can be Read More

10 Ways to Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce

By | November 25, 2013

By Robyn, Contributing Writer I love Thanksgiving.  There really isn’t anything better then spending the day with your family cooking and enjoying your favorite foods.  When we decided to switch to a whole food lifestyle eliminating processed foods I was quick to find a way to include all my holiday favorites in a new way.  Read More

Monday Health & Wellness: Stay Healthier This Holiday Season

By | November 25, 2013

Everywhere you look, you see it: “Indulge this holiday season!  Buy it, eat it, wear it!” and you also see a lot of “…but not too much!  Keep those holiday pounds off!” Misses the mark, a bit, I think. We all deserve a little holiday indulgence.  We all deserve to relax a bit and celebrate. Read More

3 Tips for Planning a Harvest Party — A Halloween Alternative

By | October 23, 2013

By Jessica P, Contributing Writer Our family has done the trick-or-treat thing. So I’m not here to tell you NOT to trick-or-treat or do any other Halloween related activities. Families come down on either side of that issue and for sure, there’s the good, the bad and the ugly about the whole thing. But that Read More

Frugal Living for Families: Holiday Celebrations

By | July 5, 2013

With yesterday being the Fourth of July, and my second child’s birthday coming up very soon (and my third child’s birthday not long after that), talking about holiday celebrations seems to be a good place to start. When I was growing up, as a young child, celebrations involved a homemade cake and a few gifts. Read More

Happy Fourth of July!

By | July 4, 2013

Happy Fourth of July! We’ll be enjoying some time with family and hopefully seeing some fireworks tonight! If you’d like to celebrate, try white bean vanilla cake, or this interesting-looking garbanzo-bean cake from The Humbled Homemaker (grain, egg, dairy, and nut-free).  She also has a dairy-free icing, or try my refined-sugar free buttercream.  Those are Read More

Four Fun and Frugal Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

By | February 6, 2013

By Faith Storms, Contributing Writer Valentine’s Day is one of my favorite holidays. I have liked it since I was a little girl celebrating Agape Day at my Christian school and that delight in the 14th of February has only gotten stronger since then. In the world in which we live it can be easy Read More

Guest Post: Christmas with an Instant Family

By | December 20, 2012

 Image by Kevin Dooley via Compfight This is a guest post from Jennifer Fountain of The Fountain Family.  She’s sharing with us about what it was like for them to have an “instant family” at Christmas last year — spontaneous triplets! Christmas with Three New Babies Christmas, fresh snow, hot cocoa…do these conjure warm, snuggly feelings? Read More

5 Ways to Change Christmas with $5

By | December 15, 2012

Image by YO$HIMI It’s Christmas morning. Piles of wrapping paper are strewn about the floor. Excited children are running around, shouting for joy over the new loot. You’re sitting with a nice cup of herbal tea, watching the whole scene play out. Only, instead of a smile, you wear a frown (and it’s not just Read More

Tips for Grocery Shopping on a Budget During A Busy Season

By | December 14, 2012

 Image by KitAy via Compfight We are in the middle of a super busy December. I know, everyone is.  It’s the holidays and that means a lot of shopping (which I’ve barely done), planning, preparation, parties, events….  That’s why I thought that sharing our circumstances (which go above and beyond just the holiday craziness) might help Read More

Hosting Others in your Home without upsetting Non-Real-Foodies

By | December 12, 2012

After you’ve made the conversion to real food in your home, lots of things change.  Your buying habits, your meal plans, maybe even your appetite and your cravings.  What you used to eat just sometimes doesn’t really even sound good anymore because you’ve come to the realization that those foods don’t fuel you and build Read More

Top 5 Tips For Simplifying Your CHRISTmas Decorations

By | December 11, 2012

  For years our Christmas boxes kept multiplying   We’d receive gobs of ornaments, handmade items and random penguins, snowmen and other winter themed knick knacks.  It got a little overwhelming.  And when we had more than one kid, changing the house over for Christmas was something I dreaded. I loved decorating with my mom and brother.  But as I grew older Read More

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