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Gorgeous Wooden Hooks….and you can WIN some. :D

Many of you who have been following along with posts in April were in LOVE with the amazing and gorgeous Crochet-Along that I have been making the last few weeks as we have been in hospitals and waiting rooms with my mother (and my daughter now). So I have a fun (*squeal*) and gorgeous surprise [...]

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, [...]

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

Why we stop the car for this Little Red Clover head..

Foraging. Wow, is that a word with a lot of meanings to it or what? I know when I used to think of the word "foraging" it sounded suspiciously like the word RUMMAGING...as in rummaging through a dumpster looking for food. Or perhaps the word RAVAGING..you know like a ravaging horde that destroys everything, leaving [...]

By | July 29th, 2014|Growing Herbs, Heal, Herbal Medicine, Homesteading, WildCrafting|Comments Off on Why we stop the car for this Little Red Clover head..

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 [...]

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 [...]

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