Holiday Ingredients You Can Make from Scratch -

12 Holiday Ingredients You Can Make From Scratch

By Elsie, Contributing Writer and Site Editor I get that making an entire Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner from scratch is a big job. But I'm okay with that! Making a feast for your family is a wonderful way to bless them. There's also something therapeutic about rolling up your sleeves, tying on an apron, and plunging yourself into the creativity and artistry of a home-cooked meal. For the best results in flavor, start with the best ingredients. There are a lot of ingredients that don't take much extra work to make from scratch, yet transform your meal into something … [keep reading...]

Is your online community too crowded? Real this.

When Your Online Community is Crowded & Your Real-Life Community is Lacking

I had interacted with hundreds of people all day. Between this site and my Facebook page and Instagram and my various mastermind groups on Facebook and my local "Christian Crunchy Mamas" group on Facebook, I was peopled out. Except I wasn't. Instead of feeling full and energized (what human interactions are supposed to do for extroverts like me), I was overwhelmed with loneliness. I texted a friend who lives 20 minutes away--a friend who I see a splattering of Sundays each month for a few minutes after the church service but interact with more online or via text. We both have young … [keep reading...]

Why I Love My Blendtec Blender -

Why My Blendtec is the BEST Kitchen Appliance Ever

Today I'm introducing you to what I think is the BEST kitchen appliance ever--my Blendtec!  Instead of a Christmas gift guide this year, I've decided to write a series of posts over the next few weeks introducing you to my most favorite things from around my home. I want to give you a personal look inside my life with these posts and equip you with ideas on what to gift to others (or put on your own Christmas lists!). First up: my Blendtec. I've had my Blendtec for about four months now, but I knew from the first time I used it that I would never go back to a regular, run-of-the-mill blender. … [keep reading...]

Preparing for Holiday Busyness {}

Preparing for Holiday Busyness

By Hilary, Contributing Writer Without fail, holidays stress me out. Don’t get me wrong – I love them! But every year I feel pulled in every direction by loving family and friends. As an … [keep reading...]

You don't have to spend lots of money on expensive doctor's visits to get a prescription for antibiotic drops. Heal pink eye naturally!

Natural Ways to Heal Pink Eye

A couple weeks ago, I woke up in the middle of the night with my eyes glued together. No, not literally, but it definitely felt like it! The episode took me back to my childhood--when I was about 4 or … [keep reading...]

Weekend Reads with The Humbled Homemaker

Weekly Reads {November 15, 2014}

I hope you all had a great week! It's gotten COLD here in North Carolina! Here are the reads I loved this past week! As always, you can follow my Reads & Recipes board on Pinterest all week to … [keep reading...]

Weekend Reads with The Humbled Homemaker

Weekend Reads {November 8, 2014}

It's been quite a while since I published a Weekend Reads post! I've still been reading (of course!), but I needed to take a little time off from Saturday posting. I wanted to give you all the … [keep reading...]

Homemaker's Friend Review and Giveaway

A Day Planner with YOU in Mind!

With 2015 right around the corner (how in the world did 2014 fly by so quickly?!), it's time to start thinking of a fresh start. One of the things I personally am constantly working on is trying to … [keep reading...]