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Let the CHALLENGE BEGIN—Fabulously Frugal Friday and FOOD STORAGE CHALLENGE COMBINE!

Its the start of a brand new month, and a brand new challenge, and to be honest, I am incredibly excited about doing this right by your side. I intentionally picked an easy month for this challenge, because many people have gardens coming in, or food is available more inexpensively than during the winter months. [...]

Tomorrow our Food Storage Challenge begins…..are you READY?

I am excited that we have received so much awesome feedback from so many of you about participating in this challenge for the first two weeks of August. I wanted to give you some ideas, and some encouragement in doing it, because I know for some of you it is going to be really challenging [...]

By | July 31st, 2014|Cook, DIY, Food Storage, Homesteading|2 Comments

Learning about WoodGas, and WW2!

It isn't often lately that I am fascinated by a new homesteading or self sufficiency idea, but lately there is one that has just captured my imagination and I feel is worth to pass on to the Handy Hubby. The other day I was reading about alternatives to electricity and heating materials over on someone's [...]

By | July 28th, 2014|DIY, Handy Hubby's Corner, Homesteading|Comments Off on Learning about WoodGas, and WW2!

Ten TOTALLY amazing posts for Throwback Thursday…and they all have to do with Canning!

Its that time of year again, isnt it? Time that the garden starts reproducing, time that the farmer's markets with all their awesome temptations and great deal start cropping up. Time where we know summer is in full bounty and we want to put it away for those long, cold winter months ahead. And then [...]

50 Master Mixes that save MONEY…

Yesterday, as I finished bagging up the last of our bulk goods purchased from our yearly stock up trip, I had a surprise visit from a friend. As I have been rather home-bound with this recent physical challenge, it is always a wonderful thing to see other people outside of my family! Like most of [...]

By | May 27th, 2014|Cook, DIY, Food Storage, For the House|11 Comments

Make It Yourself Monday–Why I Ditched Febreeze…and Made Something Better!

Not just better. Healthier. Natural, not chemical. Just to give you a heads up....if you are using Febreeze, every time you spray that bottle, you are filling your house with neurotoxins and lots and lots of other nasties. All for the sake of couches that smell fresh and clean. Or curtains that convince us that [...]

By | April 7th, 2014|DIY, For the House, Heal, Young Living Essential Oils|9 Comments

The Power of being Positively Prepared…

I have noticed a slight, but growing, fundamental shift in the last six months when it comes to being prepared for anything. More and more people are not only getting their feet wet, stepping into the world of "prepping" but are beginning to show how being prepared for simple things, from power outages to natural [...]

This week we have a FABULOUS recipe that we are featuring for the Pintastic Pinteresting Party!

 What fun this last week was with all the pins and support, new blogs joining us, and so many fun reads this week! I am posting my featured article in honor of the request of my Handy Hubby who saw her picture and went: "THAT ONE. THAT is what you are making for dinner" LOL [...]

Why I started making my own dog food…and broke all my own rules in doing so…

Sometimes rules are good. For example, keeping us safe, protecting us, protecting others. So when I started looking into making my own dogfood for our totally awesome, and amazing puppy Kodiak, (who is just over 4 months old today and resembles a baboon for some reason) I realized very quickly that two things were going [...]

By | February 18th, 2014|Cook, DIY, Food Storage, Homesteading, Pressure Canning|22 Comments

Make It Yourself Round Up—Its a New Year for New and Natural Products!

I have to be honest with you. Ever since I went through that class last week on personal health care products, and the toxins that are in both those and our cleaning products, I have been avoiding the shampoo bottles in our shower. I just did not expect that after sharing all that information with [...]

By | February 17th, 2014|DIY, For the House, Heal, Herb Recipes, Homesteading|6 Comments