Felt Fall Banner

Child-Made Fall Banner #DIY @MakinMemories #Fall

Written by Lisa @ This Pilgrim Life, *NEW* Contributing Writer Every year we decorate the mantle for Fall. And every year the routine is basically the same. Pull off current decor. Pull out boxed Fall decor. Turn on Christmas music (I know, I know. But this year I have a good reason). Try to find an arrangement of things we already have on hand or have acquired cheaply that suits our simple, clean style. Send pictures to my best friend for a second opinion. Because she is a … [Read more...]

Stainless Steel Water Filter Giveaway {$300 Value}

Berkey Water Filter

My guess is that you are blessed with access to clean running water. We don't really worry about getting parasites or other waterborne diseases when we turn on our tap. But while we are blessed with clean water coming through indoor plumbing, are you aware of some of the environmental contaminants that are frequently found in that water? Traces of heavy metals like mercury and aluminum, pesticide residues, and volatile organic compounds can be found in our drinking water! This is why … [Read more...]

Finding Harmony and Productivity for the Work-At-Home-Mama

finding harmony and productivity

Written by Karli @ Feed Me Mama, Contributing Writer More and more mothers are turning to working from home in order to maintain the family budget but still stay home with their children. Whether it's working for a network marketing company or hand making goods for an Etsy store, mamas across the country are finding ways to be home with their little ones- but it's not always easy! I am one such mama, and I am here to tell you- it is NOT all rainbows and butterflies and paychecks here in … [Read more...]

Welcome to our Log-Home {a photo tour}

Welcome to out Log-Home {A photo tour}

At the beginning of this year we purchased our first home. That saying "First comes love, then comes marriage, then comes a baby in a baby carriage" well, we did do life in that order but usually some where before or right after marriage but before baby, couples tend to purchase a home.  Due to our circumstances we held off on buying a home until almost 10 years of marriage and after not just one baby "In a baby carriage" but two, with the third being born just 2 months after moving … [Read more...]

Crock-Pot Apple Crumble {Sugar & Gluten Free}

Crock-Pot Apple Crumble

Fall is my favorite season! It's not quite yet Fall weather here in Tennessee but I know it's right around the corner.  I have been trying to avoid using the oven since ours is gas and it heats up the whole house, although the warmth has been feeling nicer as Fall is approaching.  Using the crockpot is a great way to avert the heat... PLUS, it's easy! Dump ingredients, turn on and walk away. Well, it's mostly that easy. Most recipes like chili or stew are that easy but … [Read more...]

Cranberry Maple Brussel Sprouts

Cranberry Maple Brussel Sprouts

Written by Contributing Writer Kelly @ Eyes On The Source Anyone else think brussel sprouts were disgusting when they were younger?  Oh, man!  Just the name, eeeew. :-)  But now I love, love, LOVE them! Have you tried them on the grill before?  YUM! My six-year old son walked into the kitchen holding his nose when I made them this time, ha!  Needless to say, hubby and I ate them all by ourself, but we didn't mind not sharing. ;-)   This month I have a 31 … [Read more...]

5 Ways to Fall into Fall (without costumes)

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 Written by KT @ One Organic Mama, Contributing Writer Fall is a time of crisp air, changing seasons, and winter preparation in the Northeast where I live.  I like to take time to really enjoy this season before the winter comes... because despite living here my whole life... I just can't stand the winter!  Here are 5 ways to really enjoy and appreciate this most beautiful harvest season!  5 Ways to Fall into Fall: Signs of Fall Walk/Hike Gather up your kids and get … [Read more...]

Chicken Tortilla Soup With A Kick

Chicken Tortilla Soup with a Kick

  Written by Kari @ Living Strong, Health & Wellness, Contributing Writer It is October and it's officially cooling down enough to try this great recipe, which is perfect for any chilly weather you might experience over these next few months! This belly warming soup is simple, quick and so delicious! All you need is a blender and a stock pot (or slow-cooker) and you're set to make the most amazing tortilla soup you have ever had! You can keep this a mild meal or add some … [Read more...]

DIY Hormone Balancing Tea

DIY Hormone Balancing Tea

Written by Karli @ Feed Me Mama, Contributing Writer One of the very first areas of alternative medicine that I adopted into my own life was studying herbs and medicinal teas. Soon after I got married, I worked in a natural cosmetics shop, which introduced me to the benefits of healing and supporting your body with natural ingredients. I was fascinated with the properties of herbs- the way that chamomile tea could put me to sleep, and peppermint could wake me up, but both could help a … [Read more...]

On Being Organized

On Being Organized... The days are long but the years are short.

    Written by Allie @ The Purposeful Housewife, Contributing Writer *Please meet Allie, she's a new contributor here. I hope you'll leave a comment on how you relate to organization.  Over the past year, I have had to become a more organized person. When you have three kids in three years, a marriage and household to run, you sort of get forced into things that don't always match your personality. I've had to stop whining and just accept that my life calls for some … [Read more...]