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When you feel like a Failure as a Homesteader

When you feel like a Failure as a Homesteader

Failure is such a harsh word, isn’t it? But, sometimes it feels like we are failures at this whole homesteading thing. Just this past year we have struggled with: A garden that was, shall we say, severely lacking in real vegetable growth. Losing most of […]

Smart Ways of Using Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Your Home

Smart Ways of Using Aromatherapy Essential Oils in Your Home

Aromatherapy oils are oils that are created from natural elements. They’re also called essential oils. They range from lavender to grapefruit and everything in between. They offer a number of therapeutic benefits, cleaning help and even health benefits. For more information about essential oils check […]

How to Throw a Fun Christmas Party on a Homesteader Budget

How to Throw a Fun Christmas Party on a Homesteader Budget

Sometimes at Christmas time you really just need to stop being so frivolous and be a little frugal. There might be certain areas you prefer not to skimp on when it comes to the holidays, but you can throw a really great Christmas party with […]

Currently: December 2017

Currently: December 2017

Lighting~ Our house. We are working on decorating a bit this Christmas but it’s also a bit weird as we are planning to be away this year. Spending~ Time with each other. December is such a busy month with parties and concerts and all the things that […]

Simple Outdoor Family Fun Around The Homestead this Christmas

Simple Outdoor Family Fun Around The Homestead this Christmas

During the winter it’s easy to hole up inside like a pack of bears hibernating (especially when you live in Canada!). However, humans are not bears and there’s a lot of fun to be had outdoors. This Christmas season, take your family outdoors, get some […]

TBB Asks…And I Answered! Holidays 2017

TBB Asks…And I Answered! Holidays 2017

Real or Fake Tree? A real one. We are lucky enough to live among a plethora of trees and it is always an enjoyable family tradition during the holidays, the searching for and cutting down the Christmas tree. 2. Favorite Christmas Cookie? Do I have […]

Crafty Old-Fashioned Christmas Fun

Crafty Old-Fashioned Christmas Fun

Sometimes the best times are the simplest times. You and your family can have an old-fashioned Christmas by enjoying some fun holiday crafts. Here are five old-fashioned Christmas craft ideas to enjoy. #1 Paper chain – Paper chains can be made year around. However, they’re […]

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! […]