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Kitchen Window Shelf 

There are so many things that I love about our big old 1917 house.  I love that she is 100 years old.  I love her built-ins.  And I love her massive custom windows.  For an older house she has so much light!  Every room has at least one giant window. The only drawback I can… Continue reading Kitchen Window Shelf 

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Roadside Find Turned Coffee Bar!

I’m probably the thriftiest person that I know.  I absolutely refuse to pay full price for anything.  If I can get an item second-hand or as a hand-me-down, that will actually be my first choice.  To that end, finding an item for free on the side of the road gives me untold joy!  You’d probably… Continue reading Roadside Find Turned Coffee Bar!

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Mason Jar Succulents 

Lately, I really enjoy decorating with mason jars; they are economical, versatile, and made to last.  There are countless ways to incorporate them into your decor, especially if farmhouse style is your goal (check out what I did in my kitchen here: Farmhouse Style on a Homestead Budget: Kitchen Organization.)  We were shopping for garden… Continue reading Mason Jar Succulents 

Health & Beauty · Living on a Homestead Budget · Money Saving Tips

DIY Deodorant 

I am loving making all my own health and beauty products!  I feel safer knowing exactly what is in them.  I am also enjoying choosing my own scents, and not having to settle for something else.  So many of my products are now lavender scented, and I like that they are all matching up, instead… Continue reading DIY Deodorant 

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DIY Dryer Sheets 

Jason and I started our homesteading journey roughly 6 years ago when I was pregnant with our first son.  We were searching for an affordable and environmentally friendly laundry detergent that was powerful enough to get out the grease stains from Jason’s restaurant job and gentle enough for a newborn.  I know what you are… Continue reading DIY Dryer Sheets 

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Farmhouse Style on a Homestead Budget: Distressing DIY

We own a 3 bedroom home and our two boys have always had their own rooms.  This has mainly been for convenience with their different schedules; nothing worse than a newborn waking up a two year old multiple times a night!  Although we have the space for them to have separate rooms, we always planned… Continue reading Farmhouse Style on a Homestead Budget: Distressing DIY

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How To Host a Clothing Exchange 

If you are anything like me, then you have a certain affinity for having too much.  Too much clothes, too many shoes, and definitely an overabundance of books!  I have been on a two-year journey of simplification and moderation.  Let me tell you; I am still way off! However, one major change I have made… Continue reading How To Host a Clothing Exchange