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Make It Yourself: Candlemania!

Posted on October 13, 2013 at 12:50 PM Comments comments (1)


When i decided to take on candle making a few years ago, I thought it couldn't be easier. Melt the wax, pour into molds with a wick, and let it dry. "How hard can it be?"- famous last words!!


Making candles can be fun and easy if you know a few tricks, and I am here to share mine with you today! I purchase...

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Make It Yourself: All Natural Hand Sanitizer

Posted on October 2, 2013 at 5:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I get it- the world is a germy place...and everyone wants to keep away from all of the icky germs that make us sick. BUT I have always been against using store bought hand sanitizer. Not only is it full of nasty chemicals that I have a hard time pronouncing, but most hand sanitizer not only kills the bad bacteria, but als...
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Make It Yourself: Nail and Cuticle Salve

Posted on August 28, 2013 at 8:05 PM Comments comments (0)



Having healthy fingernails and cuticles isn't just for girly-girls. Admittedly, I don't spend a lot of time primping my nails- you'll find no sparkly nail polish, and in the summer, I'm lucky to get them clean. But, having healthy, strong fingernails has saved me from many potential finger disasters, and I can't deny the help they bring me on a daily basis...

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And the Winner of the Summertime Herbal Remedy Pack Is....

Posted on July 1, 2013 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)


Woo Hoo! It's finally time to pick the winner for the Summertime Herbal Remedy Giveaway! This has been such a fun sweepstakes to have! I got to hear all of your summer plans, talk to new people at the Farmer's Market, and most of all, I have a chance to help someone become more natural in their lives! I think I win as much as the winner! Tha...

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Summertime Herbal Remedy Pack Giveaway!

Posted on June 6, 2013 at 8:40 AM Comments comments (40)


It's summertime! It's hot, sunny, and the air carries the smell of fun! What are your fabulous plans this summer? Going on a long holiday? How about some camping time in the woods? Or maybe, you'll be staycationing at home in the peace of your garden?


Whatever your plans, sometimes accidents hap...

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My First Attempt at Making Lotion

Posted on June 3, 2013 at 11:15 PM Comments comments (0)


I have to admit, making lotion never seemed to be tops on the priority list. I don't use it very  often, I never have. When I researched making some to sell, I couldn't find a way to make it last very long without adding something unsavory to it...defeats the purpose. And, to be perfectly honest, a lot of lotion tutorials can be quit...

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May Morning Madness- Enjoy the Ride!

Posted on May 21, 2013 at 8:15 AM Comments comments (0)


I read a blog post this morning about a fellow homesteader having what I will call a "less than romantic" day. I think all of us homesteaders begin with a vision of how life is going to be. A dream, a memory, of a quiet, slower, peaceful life. We fantasize about living off the land, tilling the earth, taking care of our an...

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Make The Most Out Of Your Milk

Posted on April 27, 2013 at 11:05 PM Comments comments (0)

I was born in the Dairy State (yes, Wisconsin, not the other one), and I can't remember a time that dairy wasn't part of my life, and life was good. If you know me at all, I can't imagine life without cheese!

Wednesday I pick up my milk. The first thing I do is skim ...
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Making Tinctures and a Recipe for Soothing Bug Bites

Posted on April 21, 2013 at 8:45 PM Comments comments (0)



It all starts with a little bug...with an appetite- then ZAP- He got you! The itching, the redness, it's maddening!!!

What if I told that one drop could ease your pain? It's true, and I'm going to show you exactly how to make it!
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My No Waste Chicken Experiment

Posted on March 15, 2013 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I posted an article on the Homestead's Facebook page the other day titled, "Food Security 101" by Rowena Aldridge that inspired me like crazy! If you haven't read it yet, I highly recommend it.


I am the queen of the clearance priced chicken- Some people hunt for bargains on clothes or shoes, maybe purses- my eyes spot those brightly colored price reduced stickers on chicken! It embarrasses ...

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