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Simple, Frugal and Easy Holiday Homestead Decorating Ideas

Simple, Frugal and Easy Holiday Homestead Decorating Ideas

Decorating for the holidays is often one of events people most look forward to. There’s just something special about the twinkling lights, the smell of pine in the air and the festivity. If you’re tired of fancy decorations or want to take your holiday decorating […]

Why Baking is Good For the Soul and 3 Easy Holiday Treats the Whole Family will love!

Why Baking is Good For the Soul and 3 Easy Holiday Treats the Whole Family will love!

Imagine walking into a home that smells like homemade bread, cookies or cinnamon rolls. The scent envelopes you and makes you feel like a child again. Baking, it is said, is good for the soul. Not only because the aromas and flavors can take you […]

TBB Asks…..And I Answered~November

TBB Asks…..And I Answered~November

Things I’m Thankful For: 1. A New Friend~ Someone I have known for awhile, who has fairly recently become a friend rather than just an acquaintance. 2. Something Shiny~ All the Christmas lights starting to show up around town. Which means Christmas is coming soon! […]

TBB Asked….And I answered. Fall Edition

TBB Asked….And I answered. Fall Edition

    1. Favorite Fall Sweet Treat? I’d have to say either apple crisp or pumpkin pie! 2. Red, Yellow, or Green Apples? Red. They are just so versatile. Eat them fresh, good for baking, saucing and drying. 3.Favorite Fall Sport to Play? I don’t […]

Currently: October Edition

Currently: October Edition

Hello lovelies, Today I am trying something a little new and I hope you enjoy it as much as I think I will. I have seen these types of posts around the blogosphere lately and have been wanting to try this format myself. I am […]

Being Prepared for Emergencies Part 2

Being Prepared for Emergencies Part 2

Are you worried about being evacuated? Are you wondering if you have the right things in order if you had to leave your home or homestead on a moments notice? I live in the province of British Columbia, which is currently in a provincial state […]

Izzy had kittens!

Izzy had kittens!

I can not believe summer is already half over! Can you? Time sure does fly, and on that note, I have to share with you the latest addition to our homestead, four sweet little kittens! Last year, you may remember, we got our cat Isabelle […]

Teach Important Skills with a Summer Scavenger Hunt

Teach Important Skills with a Summer Scavenger Hunt

Summer scavenger hunts are not only fun, they’re educational, too! It’s easy to get creative to make up your own, or modify any of these to make it fit for your area and the age of your child. For older ones you will want to […]

How to Make Homemade Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent

How to Make Homemade Eco-Friendly Laundry Detergent

You might be surprised to learn that you can make your own laundry detergent. What a great way to save time and money! Even better, you can make your own eco-friendly laundry detergent. Good for you. Great for your family. Wonderful for the planet. Here’s […]

How to Teach Your Kids to be Eco-Conscious

How to Teach Your Kids to be Eco-Conscious

Teaching children to be eco-conscious is important. It helps them develop an appreciation for their earth. As homesteaders we have an innate feeling of wanting to preserve and appreciate our earth. When children are eco-conscious, they grow to become responsible adults. The good news is […]