Thanksgiving Resources: Stories, Poems, Hymns & More

Are you looking for a meaningful poem, song or hymn to share with your family in celebration of Thanksgiving?  What about great children’s literature about Thanksgiving?

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How to Give Your House that Holiday Smell

How to Give Your House that ‘Holiday’ Smell–the Easy, Non-Toxic Way

The holiday season is fast approaching.  Many folks love to fill their homes with “holiday scents”–cinnamon, pine, vanilla and citrus are popular aromas that evoke cozy feelings associated with Thanksgiving and Christmas. By now you’re no doubt aware that artificial fragrance is downright dangerous, having been linked to cancer, migraines, fertility issues and the like.…

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10 Simple Ways to Weave Holiday Traditions Into Everyday Life

Here at the Yankee Homestead, we love getting into the spirit for holidays and seasonal celebrations.   We don’t do anything too elaborate, certainly nothing that would land on anyone’s Pinterest board. 🙂 Children love to celebrate, and I find that holidays make a great jumping off point for learning about all sorts of things–culture, history,…

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raw cranberry sauce

Raw Cranberry Sauce (and more)

I love Elana’s Pantry! I do NOT love agave (more on that another time), which is heavily employed in many of her recipes.  Her recipes are a great springboard, however, although some recipes-with-agave are harder to adapt than others. We’ve used her recipe for Raw Cranberry Sauce for several major holiday meals now and really…

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