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Five Simple Ways to Shave Money off your Grocery Budget (Part Two)

If you are just joining us on this totally awesome series after clicking a link on Pinterest or BlogLovin, I hope that you take a moment to read the FIRST part of our series and grab those ideas for saving money as well. You can find it right here by clicking this link. I promise, [...]

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

Keep the Flu Away with this Simple Recipe for Elderberry Anti-Flu Syrup!

You have seen this news story, right? You know, the one talking about how terrible this new superbug H1N1 flu virus is, and how many folks have ended up in the hospital, and are terribly sick? How it only takes 18 of the viral germs to get sick instead of the regular 100o with the [...]

By | January 1st, 2014|Heal, Herb Recipes, Herbal Medicine|9 Comments

Starting your own Herbal Medicine Chest—Anise Hyssop

As things continue to sound worse and worse for the new Health Care system, and more and more people are saying that they would rather pay the penalty than the premium because it is cheaper, I thought I would do a spin off on how I grow and use some of the herbs in my [...]

By | October 1st, 2013|Growing Herbs, Heal, Herb Recipes, Herbal Medicine|4 Comments

Hyssop— Powerful Healer, Beautiful Plant….(Simple Herbal Remedies Day Three)

My hyssop plant is one of the most beautiful and aromatic herbs in the garden, and the one that everyone always points to and asks what it is. It is located in the same bed as many of my herbs, but the one thing that I see over and over is honey bees crawling all [...]

By | July 25th, 2013|Growing Herbs, Heal, Herb Recipes, Herbal Medicine|3 Comments

Four Wonderful Ways to use Lemon Balm…Simple Herbal Remedies Day two

Lemon Balm. My very favorite herb. So easy to grow, prolific producer, and a mom's best friend more times than I can count. I grow a lot of lemon balm in my gardens for a reason. It simply is one of those go-to herbs that you just can't beat for different applications. Today I am [...]

By | July 23rd, 2013|Growing Herbs, Heal, Herb Recipes, Herbal Medicine|5 Comments

Using Plantain for bug bites…….Simple Herbal Remedies Day One

Good Monday Morning to you! I hope your weekend was wonderful. Mine was full of time with kids, time with friends, and lots of fun, so we are starting this week off on a good vibe here around The Welcoming House. And what a wonderful week we have ahead of here on the Blog! This [...]

Make-It-Yourself Monday is Back—-how to make a “Boo-Boo Bag” for new moms!

Good morning to you! What a lovely weekend it was around the Welcoming House! Spring has finally Sprung, and with that has come kittens, and baby bunnies, and lots of t-shirt and shorts kinda weather. We went from crazy snow just a week ago to the mid 70's this weekend, and the kiddos at the [...]

Rich and Moisturizing Lotion in three easy steps…Make It Yourself Monday…

Welcome to Make It Yourself Monday here at The Welcoming House. I am already on cup two, and wondering how much more  it is going to take before I actually wake up today! I am very excited about today's post, and love this recipe, so I hope to hear a lot of good feedback from [...]

By | February 25th, 2013|Craft, DIY, For the Home, Herb Recipes, Homesteading, Young Living Essential Oils|Comments Off on Rich and Moisturizing Lotion in three easy steps…Make It Yourself Monday…

Make-It Yourself Monday–Five Simple` Ingredients and you Have Toothpaste….

In my years of making all my own mixes, and learning how to bake and cook from scratch, I slowly became aware of two things. Number one: toiletry items are rather expensive, and a large part of any household budget... and Number Two: surely, if I could replace so many things with homemade alternatives in [...]