Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars - TheHumbledHomemaker.com

Pumpkin Pie Crumble Bars {Gluten, Dairy, and Egg Free}

Guest post by Kelly of The Pretty Bee I love fall baking. I love apples, and pumpkin, and cinnamon, and nutmeg, and crunchy oat toppings. I love the way my house smells when I have a delicious dessert in the oven, and I love the way it feels to put a warm and comforting dessert on the table on a chilly fall evening. I've always loved baking, but there was a time when it was more difficult for me to be enthusiastic about my time in the kitchen. Both of my children have food allergies and sensitivities, and we are a wheat free, dairy free, and egg free household. When I was learning to … [keep reading...]

How to get things done (even with young children underfoot)

How to Get Things Done (Even with Young Children Underfoot)

By Sarah Mueller, Contributing Writer Do you ever feel like you can't get anything done while caring for a baby or young child? Do you miss the days when you could spend an entire morning organizing a space, doing a craft project, painting a room, or even just balancing your checkbook? Maybe you even avoid starting projects in the first place because you feel like you can never finish up before your kids need you? Kids will usually occupy themselves for only so long and all of a sudden, they'll need something from you – a drink, an answer to a pressing question, or you'll have to break … [keep reading...]

DIY Frugal Christmas Gifts - TheHumbledHomemaker.com

DIY Gift-Giving: Simple Embellished Washcloth and Lavender Sugar Scrub (Plus Tips on Having Your Toddler Help!)

Guest post by Rachel Zupke at Mason Jar Values I was always ashamed when I'd take a love language inventory and my highest score was in "gifts." I thought it made me seem selfish or consumerist. But as I've grown into adulthood, I've realized I love the thought behind the gift. Couple that realization with a tight income as a family of 3 (soon to be 4!) on a public school teacher's salary and most of our gifts are now homemade. But that doesn't mean they have to seem quickly put-together or cheap. As the mom of a toddler and soon-to-be newborn, I've got a lot on my plate. Since I love … [keep reading...]

Autumn Tea Party - TheHumbledHomemaker.com

Hosting an Autumn Tea Party

Guest post by Patti of Blossoms and Posies What better way to celebrate autumn than to enjoy a harvest tea party on a crisp fall afternoon? My daughter Abbie and I are tea enthusiasts, so it … [keep reading...]

Homemade Apple Pie Spice - TheHumbledHomemaker.com

Homemade Apple Pie Spice

By Sarah Nichols, Contributing Writer Fall is here and with it comes all the foods of the season. Pumpkin-flavored items are showing up on the grocery-store shelves and fresh-picked apples are … [keep reading...]

Have a Stress Free Holiday (here's how!) - TheHumbledHomemaker.com

How to Have a Stress Free Holiday

Guest post by Lauren of I Am THAT Lady Christmas comes on December 25th each year, but why does it always seem to sneak up on us? The stress of shopping for four kids, thirteen nieces and nephews, … [keep reading...]

DIY Apple Cider Vinegar - TheHumbledHomemaker.com

Make Your Own Apple Cider Vinegar

Guest post by Danielle of It's a Love/Love Thing Hello, Humbled Homemaker readers! I'm so happy to be here with you this morning. I'm Danielle, I blog over at It's a Love/Love Thing. . . and I must … [keep reading...]

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