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15 Must-Read Books for Real Foodies | Roots & Boots

15 Must-Read Books for Real Foodies

It was hard to settle on a title for this list of must-read books for real foodies, because the genres represented here are somewhat overlapping.

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3 Homestead Book Reviews {& a Giveaway!}

3 Homestead Books to Add to Your Library {& a Giveaway}

Do you love to read?  I hope so, because I’ve got three awesome homestead books to share with you.  And when I say “share”, I mean I am literally giving these books to a few lucky winners!

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Canning without Sugar

Canning Without Sugar {And a Giveaway!}

Canning is like exercising.  In the moment, it’s all sweaty and intense and even a bit stressful, but the results are soooo worth it.

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How I Became an Accidental Entrepreneur

How I Became an Accidental Entrepreneur

At the beginning of our marriage in 2003, we had a lot of debt.  Over $80k, to be exact.  It seemed insurmountable, but with some great resources (more on that later), and God’s provision, we were debt free within three years.  And we did it without high paying jobs and while continuing to tithe 10% of our income.

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What I'm Reading Now

What I’m Reading Now

It’s been a while since I’ve posted about what I’m reading.  The main reason for that, my friends, is sleep deprivation. Baby Bro is now 13 months old, and finally sleeping through the night!  (That’s a story for another day.)  This means my brain is functioning somewhat normally again, and

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Books -- spring 2014

3 More Books I’m Reading

I finished up most of the books from my spring reading list before Baby Brother arrived, and added a few more titles, each of which I highly recommend. Surprisingly enough, though my days are now filled with caring for a newborn, plus continuing to take care of his older brothers, I’m still able to squeeze in a bit…

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7 Books I'm Reading

7 Books I’m Reading This Spring

 Which books are piled on your nightstand / bookshelf / desk these days?  These are the titles I’ve been reading this month…

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Getting Away to Get It Together

Tips for Planning a Marriage Getaway Weekend

It Keeps Getting Better We have a great marriage.  Notice I didn’t use the word “perfect”–we definitely have our issues and have had a number of bumps along the way. But the bottom line is that Mr. Native Texan and I both are fiercely committed to our marriage.  It’s been more than ten years since we…

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Should You Vaccinate Your Children

Should You Vaccinate Your Children?

A friend of mine who happens to be a loyal reader here at Yankee Homestead is newly pregnant with her first baby.  She recently inquired about my stance on vaccinations, asking “What is your plan with this baby?”  (I’m expecting, too, in case you haven’t picked up on that yet. :-)) So.  Let’s all take…

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7 Books I'm Reading

7 Books I’m Reading

I love to read.  Lately, my reading time has been a bit inconsistent, but I’m constantly striving to make room in my schedule for reading quality books on a variety of topics. I’m not one to make New Year’s Resolutions, but the New Year seems like a good time to re-prioritize my reading.  My best…

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