5 Ways to Create a Cozy Reading Nook for Kids

Think reading needs to be relegated to the couch or a bed? With a little creativity, you can create cozy reading nooks the whole...

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

The Care and Handling of Baby Chicks

It's 7:15 in the morning. You are checking email and drinking coffee in your robe and slippers when the phone rings. It is the...

Storing Drinkable Water

Without Water You Won't Survive Past 3 Days There is not much more important to your survival than storing drinking water. Without it you will...

Rabbit Borne Diseases

The Invisible Danger Hiding in Your Yard Have you spotted wild rabbits in your yard? Not only do they love eating your vegetation, they could...

Family and Pets

The Legend and Charm of The Tooth Fairy

The legend and myth of the Tooth Fairy is a delightful part of our modern family culture. Kids dream about receiving a special gift...

Holistic Aromatherapy for Cats

Most any cat owner will tell you their feline friends are capable of conveying emotion. In fact, they may even say they can recognize...

Natural Health for Pets: Nutrition for Dogs, Cats and Birds

Pet Health Pets today suffer from allergies, skin problems, hypertension, heart disease, cancer, liver and kidney failure, and other serious illnesses. These conditions have been...

Down Home Cooking

Homemade Pickles and Preserves – Basics You Should Know

With belts tightening and an ecological desire to waste less food, more people are starting to dry, can, pickle & jam fruits and vegetables. The recipes are endless but the methods are few. I

Watermelon Rind Kimchi

A traditional Korean side dish, kimchi has made its way into mainstream culture in a big way! This recipe has been tweaked for the...

Dehydrating Citrus Fruits

Today, as with most days have resulted in a very eventful day in our small kitchen. Not only did we manage to dehydrate several...
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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...

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Wheat Weaving

A Simple Family Craft Idea Although the stores are trying to convince us it's time to start putting up our December holiday decor, I'm personally...

Drying Roses

In addition to their romantic role as a traditional Valentine’s Day token of affection, roses are a classic symbol of love and beauty. Red...

How to Freeze Mushrooms

Choose mushrooms free from spots and decay. Sort according to size. Wash thoroughly in cold water. Trim off ends of stems. If mushrooms are...

Organic Gardener’s Toolkit

For any gardener who still hasn't been convinced about the need to garden organically, here are some statistics that may help change your mind....

What Foods Don’t Freeze Well

One of the most common questions I hear from people who are interested in freezer-meal cooking is: "How do I know what will freeze...

What Can a Horse Teach You About Hair?

There are many forces that can make your hair look listless, dull and unhealthy. From sun, chlorine and blow dryers to an unhealthy diet,...

Readers’ Cleaning Solutions, Tips & Ideas – page 3

Tips on how to remove red wine stains on carpets, handy baking soda tip for scouring dishes, remove heel marks from floors, and say goodbye to mold!

Readers’ Cleaning Solutions, Tips & Ideas – page 2

Tips on how to clean sinks and tubs, how to whiten uniforms, how to have fog free mirrors and a great laundry tip.

Homemade Laundry Soap Recipe

Three easy ways to make homemade laundry detergent using one simple laundry soap recipe. Making your own homemade laundry detergent is a great way to...

Top 10 Tips for Kitchen Cleaning

The kitchen is one of, if not the most famous room in the home. It must withstand high traffic, spills, messes, young kids, pets...

7 Easy Savings to Stretch The Family Laundry Budget

Small savings can be found through out your home that can impact your budget stretching. Even a 1% savings will show up in the...