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Roller coasters, waterslides and Wave pools, Oh my! Our 30 hour adventure at The West Edmonton Mall

Roller coasters, waterslides and Wave pools, Oh my! Our 30 hour adventure at The West Edmonton Mall

The skies were blue and the air was crisp. With the five of us packed in our truck, we left Calgary and drove into Edmonton 2 days after Christmas. Why were we in notoriously cold Edmonton you may be thinking? Well, Pat and I had […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

How to Plan Homemade Edible Gifts from the Homestead

How to Plan Homemade Edible Gifts from the Homestead

Are you looking for a new way to show your appreciation and gratitude this holiday season? Are you looking to give gifts this year that are special and focus on giving rather than materialism? Consider making your own homemade edible gifts this year. Related: 10 Gift […]

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 […]

Remembrance Day 2017

Remembrance Day 2017

Taking a moment today to remember. Please enjoy this well-known and beloved poem. In Flanders Fields BY JOHN MCCRAE In Flanders fields the poppies blow Between the crosses, row on row,     That mark our place; and in the sky     The larks, still bravely singing, fly Scarce […]

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 […]

How to Help Your Child Overcome Fears about School and Tips on helping them make friends

How to Help Your Child Overcome Fears about School and Tips on helping them make friends

Many homesteaders either choose to homeschool or live so far off the grid that homeschooling is their only option. I myself believe homeschooling is a wonderful thing. Many people assume that when you consider yourself a homesteader, and you have kids, then that means you […]