Does Your Home Still Have Lead Paint?

If your home was built before 1960, it may have lead-based paint on indoor or outdoor surfaces. If you suspect your home has lead...

How to Make Natural Facial Scrubs

Want to treat yourself to a little handmade spa action? Check out these facial scrub recipes for dry, normal, and oily skin! Exfoliation is...

Detoxifying, Healing Bath & Foot Soak

Try this detoxifying and healing bath or foot soak with natural sea salts. Natural sea salts are rich in minerals and charged with electrical...

5 Amazing Milk Packs for All Skin Types

Legend has it that Cleopatra used to bathe in milk daily to retain her flawless and beautiful skin. If you are a bride to...

Homesteading

Egg Laying – Why a Chicken won’t Lay Eggs

It is always concerning when our hens suddenly stop laying. The first sign of a problem for your girls is when they stop laying...

The Best Nutrition for Your Backyard Chickens

Raising backyard chickens has been a growing trend in the United States over the past several years. Consumers crave choice in their family’s diet,...

All About Log Homes

The next time you look at a log home, remember to thank the early inhabitants for their creativity. For it was in their quest...

Family and Pets

How to Get Your Dog to Walk in The Rain

If your dog is like mine, he hates walking in the rain. Dogs need exercise whether it's raining outside or not. There are several...

Old Time Teething Remedies

Nothing can ‘cure’ teething; after all, it’s not a disease but a right of passage for us all. However, there are some old-fashioned methods...

Calming a Fussy Baby

Crying is often related to hunger, and feeding is the obvious solution. However, periods of crying, with no obvious cause and no ready cure,...

Down Home Cooking

Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Butter

How to make traditional apple butter.You can use canned or bottled apple juice or cook 1 1/2 - 2 pounds apples with 1 1/2...

Making and Freezing Stuffed Green Peppers

We grow a lot of green peppers in our garden every summer season. They are inexpensive and you only need a few plants. When...

Freeze Dried and Dehydrated Foods: Which Is The Better Method for Long Term Survival Food Storage

The Process of Freeze-Drying Freeze-drying is a complex process of preserving fresh or already-cooked food by removing up to 98% of the food's moisture, leaving...
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Welcome December

The Month of December brings many special moments: “I heard a bird sing in the dark of December. A magical thing. And sweet to remember....

The Second Week of December for The Winter Gardener

When you are checking on your flower garden, tips may be pinched out from the tops of the wallflowers to encourage sturdiness. An open,...

Make Elegant and Personalized Christmas Ornaments in Less Than 10 Minutes

Have you ever looked through those boxes of Christmas ornaments of yours either before or after Christmas, and wondered how in the world you...

Gardening in The First Week of December

Contrary to popular opinion, there is still plenty to do both outside, inside, and not forgetting the greenhouse at this bleak time of year,...

Sustainable Stocking Stuffers for The Whole Family

Racking your brain to come up with gift ideas for loved ones during the holidays can be tricky. Why not give back to the earth and introduce family members and friends to more sustainable practices? Here are 3 ways to make stockings a little greener this season.

Crafts

Make Elegant and Personalized Christmas Ornaments in Less Than 10 Minutes

Have you ever looked through those boxes of Christmas ornaments of yours either before or after Christmas, and wondered how in the world you...

Sustainable Stocking Stuffers for The Whole Family

Racking your brain to come up with gift ideas for loved ones during the holidays can be tricky. Why not give back to the earth and introduce family members and friends to more sustainable practices? Here are 3 ways to make stockings a little greener this season.

Easy Handmade Christmas Crafts for Kids

Christmas is a great time to spend more time with your kids. You can not only shop together, bake together, complete Christmas cards together,...

How to Make Your Own Vintage Christmas Cards

A pink frosted Christmas tree, a family inside a jalopy, Santa Claus’ smiling face, holly and mistletoe, angels and puppies by a frosted window,...

Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas

Are you looking for the best homemade Christmas gift ideas? Whether you just want to save money or give a gift that feels more unique...

Is An Adrenal Boosting Diet Right for You?

Tips to Help You Survive the Holiday Season - Stress Free! No one is immune to all stress. A little stress can be a good...

Latest Articles

The Protective Power of Garlic

Garlic provides more than a warm, rich taste in pastas and pizzas. Mounting evidence consistently links this plant to lower cancer risk. In one...

Emergency Kitchen Substitutions

Do you ever find yourself all geared up and ready to make a favorite recipe but then discover you're staring at an empty container...

Mold: The Lurking Fungus

What is Mold? Mold. Often called Mildew, is caused by fungi. Mold is everywhere, inside buildings, houses and outdoors. They spread by spores that travel...

Pressed Flowers Note Cards

How to make beautiful pressed flowers note cards. Materials: Tweezers Flowers and Leaves (You can also use herbs) White absorbent paper Note Cards Construction paper...

How to Make Pomanders

In the tradition of the Victorians and Royalty alike, pomanders were used to mask odors. The sweet smelling scent will fill your home with...

How to Make Potpourri – Instructions and Recipes

Want to make some potpourri? Here is all the information you'll need. You can create your own scent for your home by adding spices...

10 Simple Ways to Clean Green

Over the last twenty years, we have learned more and more about the dangers of conventional commercial cleaning products. The link between various cancers,...

Bathroom Mold – Cleaning it up and Keeping it Clean

Mold growing in your bathroom is undesirable for several reasons. First, it is unsightly. Second, many people are allergic to mold, and it can...

Are Your Heirlooms Ready for the Next Generation?

I inherited 9 pieces of lovely china plates my mother had hand painted when she was a young woman. What a treasure these are...

DIY Rug Cleaner Alternatives

Quite often, homeowners chose to use rugs to accent their room's décor or perhaps to add warmth to hardwood or non-carpeted or high traffic...

Organic Carpet Cleaners

Each time toxic cleaners are used, there's a heavy impact on our environment. It does not matter whether the cleaners are poured, sprayed, washed,...