How to Freeze Food in Glass Jars

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: UPDATE: Here are some glass-breaking tips and the honest-to-goodness-true best way to freeze food in glass jars. It seems that every day a new report comes out on the dangers of something or another toxin in various materials, doesn't it? Bisphenol-A in plastics is one of…

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Finances and Parenting

The following post is from Madison of My Dollar Plan and Kids and Money at about.com: I recently met with a group of moms and talked with them about finances and parenting. It was a helpful and fun discussion. Here are some of the questions asked and the discussion that we had about each topic.…

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Tips for Framing and Hanging Art
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Tips for Framing and Hanging Art

The following post is from Lindsey M. Roberts, a design & décor writer: Lesson learned: I need to get it through my head that even if a beautiful print is inexpensive, the framing is not. Recently, I took a big pile of art to the framing store, and $$$ later (even with a 60% discount!)…

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How to Be a Light This Christmas
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How to Be a Light This Christmas

The following post is from Amanda of OhAmanda.com and Impress Your Kids: As I sat down to write this Christmas-themed post, I read the news about the school shooting in Connecticut. It's only been a few hours since it began and people everywhere are grieving. In such a happy, magical time of year, there is…

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Tips for Hosting a Peaceful Thanksgiving Dinner
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Tips for Hosting a Peaceful Thanksgiving Dinner

The following post is from Bernice Wood of Living the Balanced Life: While many are talking of Christmas already, I want to share some tips and ideas for my 2nd favorite holiday, Thanksgiving. I want to help you be productive when it comes to planning for this holiday (and any others to come). Remember though,…

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Storing bulk food the (easy? cheap? green?) way

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Buying food in bulk and preserving from your garden and farmer's markets is as an awesome way to save money and capture maximum nutrition, but there's even one more reason to love those frugal habits: they reduce waste and help save the earth, too. A 25-pound…

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Is Silicone Toxic and Is It Silicone Bakeware Really Safe?

The following post is from Katie of Kitchen Stewardship: Silicone Bakeware, Silicone Baking Sheets, Silicone Cupcake Liners, etc... With holiday baking coming up and gift season to boot, I've been thinking again about the safety of silicone bakeware. There are several unique kitchen items made for the ease of the people – a large portion of…

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Summer Camp at Home: Interactive Online Activities for Kids
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Summer Camp at Home: Interactive Online Activities for Kids

The following post is from Lauren Rothlisberger of Get Me Geeky: I had lunch with a friend yesterday and as we discussed the impending summer days I realized even more that I need a summer plan. Not just for the weeks, but for the hours in the day. Don’t get me wrong, I am really…

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Cut the cord: how to break up with cable TV

The following post is from Lauren Rothlisberger of Get Me Geeky: During my husband’s 2007 deployment, I made a discovery: I really don’t care about watching TV. Not that I don’t appreciate a good TV show, but in the 15 months he was gone I turned on the TV a handful of times. Things are…

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Embracing Autumn with Pumpkin Pie Smoothies
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Embracing Autumn with Pumpkin Pie Smoothies

The following post is from Shaina of Food for My Family and Olmanson Photography: Each year I fight the fall. I think because the transition from full-blown summer to crisp autumn is my favorite time of year, I'd rather just freeze time, which leads me to resent when the overnight temps drop below 40º F.…

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