Can you believe that tomorrow is November?? I told you the holidays were approaching fast! So today we’re closing out our Homesteader Christmas Gift series! Today’s gift ideas are centered around the homestead itself – the home, the kitchen, the garden. I think you’re gonna love it! Let’s get to it!
I have a new love! Making homemade gummies! The sky is the limit when it comes to the flavor combinations here. My kids love them. And I don’t have to feel that internal conflict about my kids eating junk or feeling deprived. I really hate “fruit snacks”. Truly. I think it’s one of the biggest cons in the grocery store…. Keep Reading
It’s rare that a homesteader gets the opportunity to travel, but it does happen! I recently returned from my very first cruise (thanks Mom!), it was amazing! In true homesteader fashion, I love being home, but a trip every now and then is refreshing too! And whenever I leave I like to bring a few things to help make… Keep Reading
Autumn is finally here!! Bring on the fall scented candles! Right? Well, actually, scratch that… I’ve completely given up candles. For real! Y’all know I love my essential oils, and that I use them everyday for personal care and wellness, but I also love to use them in their most commonly known function…aromatically!
Let’s talk Christmas gifts! I know it’s only October, but I wanted to give you some ideas early enough so you aren’t scrambling on Christmas Eve…been there, done that, it’s not fun. I like to start acquiring or making gifts pretty early in the year. I know, I’m crazy. But the years when I’ve actually been able to do that,… Keep Reading
Let’s get fancy today! We don’t go out to eat very often. There are two reasons for this, it’s expensive and it’s far away. We live at least 30 minutes away from town with it’s many restaurants. And to be honest, when you make a shift in the way you eat, towards more whole and traditional foods…restaurant’s just don’t taste… Keep Reading
If you’re a romantic type like me, you love to envision beautiful rustic barns and pastures full of baby animals. Which is totally a part of the homesteading package deal, and it’s one of the reasons why I love homesteading so much! But, just as true as romantic scenery, are the poopy chicken coops, flies, spiders, garden pests, and… Keep Reading
Y’all know I like to keep things nice and natural around here. After all, making a ‘green’ lifestyle shift was really our first step towards homesteading. So when I started learning about essential oils, I was really intrigued. Just a couple of years later and I’ve integrated them into my daily routine. With so much information about essential oils on… Keep Reading
I don’t know about you guys, but it’s been pretty hot around here! Being a native Floridian, it doesn’t actually bother me that much, but that doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy some fun ways to stay cool. The sprinkler has been working a lot in the back yard to keep my kiddos cool and we’ve been making popsicles and lots… Keep Reading
I don’t know about you other Mamas out there, but brushing/combing my little girls’ hair after bathtime can be a less then pleasant experience for everyone involved. Detangle spray is my favorite thing on the planet after bathtime! I’ve never purchased commercial detangle spray, I’m way too frugal for that! I’ve always ‘made’ my own by putting a teaspoon or… Keep Reading