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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Sunshine Blogger Award

I was pleasantly surprised this morning to see an email telling me that Valerie at Living Lighter in Atlanta nominated me for the Sunshine Blogger Award!  I may have had some other ideas for this week’s blog, but I thought it would be fun to stray from the beaten path and answer her questions.  It may also… Continue reading Sunshine Blogger Award

DIY Cleaning Supplies · Living on a Homestead Budget · Money Saving Tips

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

Health & Beauty

DIY Shampoo For The Whole Family 

The original draw for us to the homestead lifestyle was the personal production of healthy and natural food for our family.  Once we established that, I felt compelled to do more research into what goes ON our bodies, not just in.  Long story short, the unnecessary chemicals and additives are equally unacceptable.  With that in… Continue reading DIY Shampoo For The Whole Family 

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Ginger Ale Syrup

While there may be snow outside now, the unseasonably warm weather last week made me think that spring is just around the corner!  Warm weather means planting season is fast approaching. Personally, I can’t think of anything better after a hard day’s work than a refreshing and delicious beverage. We don’t drink commercially produced soda often… Continue reading Ginger Ale Syrup

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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