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About Heather Estey

Believer in Eternal Hope. Craft-a-Holic. In love with Coffee, baking and frugal living. Called to write. Determined to live life to the fullest. Convinced every life is important. Blessed with a family. Honored to pour out my life for the Glory of God.

Why Canning is Something We Do Year Round….

Its Friday, you all, and if you have been a part of our community for ANY length of time, then you know that we often do Fabulously Frugal Friday posts on Fridays throughout the year! Welcome to today's! I want to talk about why Canning, in any form, is a skill you should learn and [...]

By | January 13th, 2017|Pressure Canning, Waterbath Canning|Comments Off on Why Canning is Something We Do Year Round….

Hawaiian-Style Rice–a quick meal for Lunch using your InstaPot!

If you happened to read my post last week on how we were "instapotting" before it was cool, then you know I promised many more simple meals that we use our electric pressure cooker for around here. :D Today is one of those days. My kids love this meal for lunch, and I love that [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|Cook, Dinner, Fast & Easy, Food Storage|Comments Off on Hawaiian-Style Rice–a quick meal for Lunch using your InstaPot!

17 years…bringing me to tears…

I write this with tears streaming down my face. Happy tears, lest you worry something bad happened and immediately want to read further to find out what. Actually happy tears because I never, ever, thought we would get here. My sweet, sacrificial, lion-hearted, gentle-and-strong spirited oldest daughter, Annalise, turns 17 today. And for those of [...]

By | January 8th, 2017|Heal|2 Comments

I was “Instapotting” before it was COOL….

I love all the different posts I keep seeing from others on my newsfeed about how they got an Instant Pot for Christmas! Who knew that electric pressure cookers would be all the rage this year? And how satisfying it was for me to smile and say: "I was insta-potting before it was COOL..." lol. [...]

By | January 5th, 2017|Cook, Fast & Easy|Comments Off on I was “Instapotting” before it was COOL….

When you Marry a man with a Homesteading Heart….

Ok Welcoming House readers, brace yourself. I am going go tell you exactly what might happen if you decide you are going to marry a man, or woman, with a homesteading heart. Now, to be fair, you might look at the two of us and wonder which one of us had more dreams to run [...]

By | January 3rd, 2017|DIY, Handy Hubby's Corner|Comments Off on When you Marry a man with a Homesteading Heart….

Welcome to a Sweet New Year….

Its the very first day of a beautiful new year, and I love it. Feels like when you open a fresh clean notebook for the first time, and stare at the lovely crisp pages just waiting to be filled with memories like a journal...or notes from conferences you attended. I love how fresh and clean [...]

By | January 1st, 2017|DIY, Encourage Me, Faith, Handy Hubby's Corner|3 Comments

Silver and Gold…

I have just been through a wonderful experience that I have a hard time wrapping my mind around and putting into words, but I will do my best for you all. As someone who is friendly but perhaps does not make friends easily, I entered into a play production, a musical, with a local community [...]

By | November 23rd, 2016|Encourage Me, Faith|1 Comment

This Old House, A Bottle, and a new Front Porch….

One thing is for sure, owning a house that is over 100 years old means you are constantly working on projects and keeping it up. Ours is no different, and we would not have it any other way....we love the history and beauty of this old thing and take being home owners very seriously after [...]

By | November 18th, 2016|Encourage Me|Comments Off on This Old House, A Bottle, and a new Front Porch….

As Fall becomes Winter…

We are busy here on the other side of the screen. So many things happening as fall rushes into winter, and we get our little homestead ready for the cold months. Stacking wood for the winter, making sure everyone has warm enough clothing, and bedding, putting up food for the cold months so I can [...]

By | November 15th, 2016|Encourage Me|Comments Off on As Fall becomes Winter…

Let It Begin…..First Day of School!

I laugh daily at the posts I am seeing on social media from  friends, showing them like this.. or this.... or even this.... when their kids head off to school. (If you're the mamma in the last pic, wow, man, you have my sympathies...) Some people get all worked up about those pics, and harp [...]

By | September 7th, 2016|Challenge Me, Faith|Comments Off on Let It Begin…..First Day of School!