7 Ideas for a Resurrection-Focused Easter Basket {+ a Giveaway & a Freebie!}

7 Ideas for a Resurrection-Focused Easter Basket The Humbled Homemaker

Easter baskets were a rarity among my childhood home. And I don't feel like I "missed out" at all. I never believed in the Easter Bunny, and as long as I can remember I knew that Easter was the celebration of Christ's resurrection. My parents did give us Easter treats; they just happened to wait until the grocery stores slashed the prices of those treats. A favorite memory is scouring the clearance carts for Reese eggs and bunny-shaped Sweet Tarts--the day after Easter. But in my … [Read more...]

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Weekend Links

Weekend Links at The Humbled Homemaker

This week was crazy. And when I say crazy, I mean CRAAAAAAAAAAAZY! I didn't want to announce it on the blog or social media because, well, that's like asking for someone to break in my house, but my husband was gone the entire week on a mission trip to Cuba. I know lots of wives stay at home with their children while their husbands travel all the time. I don't. I'm not used to it, and my kids aren't used to it...and it was just plain rough. I don't think I've ever seen my girls … [Read more...]

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We are in Charge of our Attitudes

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When I was 19, one of my childhood friends was killed instantly in a car wreck. It was my freshman year in college--her senior year in high school. She was only 17. The weeks that followed saw my child-like faith being truly tested for the first time. Why did this happen? Where is she now? Do I truly believe in heaven and hell and eternity? If Jesus is really in my heart, then why don't I feel Him? From the other side of that tumultuous inner battle emerged a young woman whose faith … [Read more...]

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Weekend Links & an Update

Weekend Links at The Humbled Homemaker

If you've been reading for a while, you might remember my old monthly feature "Reads & Recipes." In these posts, I shared blog posts, books, eBooks, etc. that I had read the previous month, as well as recipes I had tried. I gave that up a while back because I couldn't keep up with it. For one, I don't necessarily try a new recipe every single month, and I also discovered that there were way too many links I wanted to share! Hence, I'm beginning an occasional "Weekend Links" post. My … [Read more...]

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10 Ways to Go Green This Spring

10 Ways to Go Green The Humbled Homemaker

One of my favorite things about living in North Carolina is the change of seasons. Whereas other places may experience just one or two seasons per year, North Carolinians truly feel the switch from summer to fall to winter to spring. Each season brings its own distinct beauty. And oh how spring has sprung! Our cherry trees in our front yard are now in full bloom, and my green-thumb husband has been hard at work planting a butterfly garden in our back yard. If you've ever been … [Read more...]

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4 Places to Find Free or Cheap Books

4 Places to Find Free or Cheap Books | The Humbled Homemaker

It's no secret that I LOVE to read. In the fall I gave you my formula for how to create a year-long reading plan. My 2014 reading list is lofty, and I imagine I won't get through every single book within a 12-month period, but I like to record the books I want to read, so I don't forget about them. I also add to this list throughout the year. During the month of April we will be talking a lot about self-care, and, to me, reading is a vital part of this! Reading educates me, inspires … [Read more...]

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Embracing Self-Care: A Community Blogging Project

Embracing Self-Care- A Community Blogging Project

Confession time: Although I have reveled in creating a healthier home--whether it be through eating real food, using natural remedies or homemade cleaners--over the past six years, one thing I have failed at miserably is self-care. Oh, it didn't used to be so bad. When we were newlyweds, I worked as a itinerant ESL teacher. I literally walked all day long from classroom to classroom in several different schools. Then, I would come home and pop in an exercise video to work out before … [Read more...]

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A 2-Week Aldi Meal Plan {at Keeper of the Home}

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Today I'm over at Keeper of the Home, confessing my addiction to Aldi and giving a 2-week Aldi meal plan. Here is an excerpt: I don’t keep it a secret: I love Aldi. My love affair with the discount grocery chain began during my newlywed days. My husband and I were struggling to figure out how to make our budget work, and a friend tipped me off on how much she saved by shopping at Aldi. Aldi? “Get real”, I thought. “Is it dirty inside? Is the food really…good?” But I was delighted when … [Read more...]

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How to Avoid a Stomach Virus After Being Exposed

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Think you can't avoid a stomach virus after being exposed? Think again! I did it--and I think you can, too!  The month of March is always full of surprises. Where I live in North Carolina, one day it's 75 degrees F, and the next day it's sleeting. It's the month when you leave your home in the morning wearing a coat and scarf and are donning a pair of flip flops by the afternoon. It's also the season when you fool yourself into thinking that you've made it all winter without getting … [Read more...]

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It’s not about politics. It’s about people.

This isn't about politics. It's about people. thehumbledhomemaker.com

This morning my girls are eating frozen gluten-free waffles, and I'm drinking a piping hot mug of fair-trade coffee. Sure, homemade is better, healthier and just plain cheaper, but let's face it: Being the momma of three little ones 5 and under can be tiring sometimes. Today, Mama needed a break from grinding her own flour and meticulously following an allergen-free waffle recipe to make her own. But less than a year ago, frozen waffles and fair-trade coffee weren't a choice. We … [Read more...]

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