16 Water: Pure Water on the Go

16 Water - Pure Water on the Go

This post brought to you by 16 Water. The content and opinions expressed below are that of The Humbled Homemaker. A few weeks back I had the opportunity to try a new brand of bottled water--16 Water.  Since we have a good water filter, I rarely drink bottled water at home, but it's something I've struggled with when we go out--especially when we are traveling on long trips to visit hubby's family in Mississippi. Most of the time, we just order water from whatever restaurant we are … [Read more...]

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14 Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas for Men {Written by a Man!}

Men can be hard to buy for! Here's a great list of 14 Valentine's Day gift ideas for men! (And this list was compiled by a man!)

By Contributing Writer, Will Odom (Erin's husband!) I have to admit that I am not a big fan of Valentine's Day for various reasons. It seems to have become another over-commercialized holiday that requires gift giving. As a matter of fact, the average person spent $130 on a loved one in 2013. And this is just a month after Christmas? I just don't see the need for a specific day to show someone I love them when I do that all year around. And I really dislike spending $5 on a card that … [Read more...]

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Our Winter Supplements Regimen: How to Keep Healthy During Cold and Flu Season

Our Winter Supplements Regimen

For the most part, my family has been able to keep healthy during cold and flu season the past several years. How? Today I'm sharing our winter supplements regimen!  Although I wasn't a very sickly child, and neither was my firstborn, my second baby stayed sick most of her first year of life. We didn't know then that she has asthma or that she is sensitive to the same foods as her older sister. Before she turned one, my second child had several ear infections (which led into glue ear … [Read more...]

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Save Time and Money with a Bed-in-a-Bag

Save Time and Money with a Bed-in-a-Bag

If you've been reading my blog for any length of time, you know that I am NOT good at home decor. It just doesn't come naturally to me. Mama needs all the help she can get! And that's why I'm thankful for people and businesses that make my life a little easier. My near-lifelong love of the whole bed-in-a-bag phenomenon is one of them. In fact, I've realized that I can save time and money with a bed-in-a-bag! My first discovery of this type of bedding was right before my freshman … [Read more...]

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The Ultimate Natural Remedies Round-Up {at Keeper of the Home}

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I’ve never been thrilled about using conventional medications, and over the past 7 years my family has transitioned to using mostly natural remedies for any ailment that comes our way. I want to be clear in that I think there is a time and place for antibiotics and other conventional medications. But our family’s rule of thumb is to always try the natural route first.  Most of the time, whatever ailment we are suffering clears with the natural remedy! A few weeks ago I published a … [Read more...]

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What’s Your Money Personality? Take the Quiz & Find Out!

Take the Money Personality Quiz - TheHumbledHomemaker.com

I've known if for as long as I can remember: I'm a saver.  Actually, in the past, at times, you could probably have called me stingy and cheap. I have never liked to spend money--even to a fault! My parents raised me to be frugal. Even though we had plenty when I was a child, my parents still utilized hand-me-down clothing, shopped the clearance racks, instilled in us three kids a love for Big Lots and never splurged on expensive vacations.  My mom is still a couponing queen … [Read more...]

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3 Reasons for Giving Yourself a Personal Planning Retreat

How to Take a Personal Planning Retreat - TheHumbledHomemaker.com

We're nearly a week into the new year, and I haven't even made any resolutions yet. But you know what? I'm not worried! For one, I don't make "resolutions," per se. Instead, I set goals and plan action steps to complete them. The best way for me to do this as a wife, mom of three littles and homemaker? Get out of the house! I've been giving myself personal planning retreats for years--starting when I was single and fresh out of college. Some of these retreats have taken on a … [Read more...]

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The Legacy of a Homemaker

Homemaker's Legacy

Dear Nanny, Did it all go so fast? Much faster than you imagined on the day you said "I do," sporting the pressed periwinkle dress with the flowers pinned to your bonnet? Much faster than you thought as you gripped PawPaw's hand and clutched the bouquet of ribbon-wrapped flowers in the other? Was it faster than you ever imagined when you were growing one baby in your womb while you cradled another and tended to toddlers and preschoolers wrapped around your legs? Much faster than how … [Read more...]

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Best Books Read in 2014

Best Books Read in 2014

It's no secret that I LOVE to read. It's a passion that started in childhood, and I don't see it ever waning. I don't get to read as often as I did in my childhood and pre-mommy days, but when I do get to dig into a good book, I can help but sharing them with you! I just started this board--based on my memory (so it might be missing a few books), but you can now follow my Books Read in 2014 (and beyond) board on Pinterest as well as my Books! Books! Books! board, where I pin books I want to … [Read more...]

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Year in Review: Top Posts of 2014

The Humbled Homemaker's Top Posts of 2014

Happy New Year! As I enter each new year, I love to go back and reflect on the one before. It's especially fun to check out which posts resonated the best with readers each year! It's hard to believe another year has come and gone--and 2015 marks 4 years of The Humbled Homemaker! If you want to take a peek back in time, check out my: Top Posts from 2011 Top Posts from 2012  Top Posts from 2013 This year I've also included the top posts from our wonderful contributing writers and … [Read more...]

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