Archive for Simple Living

Must Have Tomato Peeler
Must Have Tomato Peeler
It is no secret that my FAVORITE vegetable (really fruit) is a tomato! I eat tomatoes every day in the ...
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How to Sew a Button
5 Sewing Mistakes to Avoid
I've learned that sewing is somewhat of a lost art in many generations, especially in generation X and millennial generations ...
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How to Sew a Button
How to Sew a Button
One of the skills I have found most valuable on the homestead is sewing! I have used my skills to ...
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Must Have Sewing Supply List
Must Have Sewing Supply List
When I first started sewing I never thought much about the sewing supplies.  As a result my sewing was not ...
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How to Sew a Simple Hem
How to Sew a Simple Hem
When my husband works on his hand-crafted cutting boards he takes special care in the final stages of the sanding ...
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How to Tie a Sewing Knot
How to Tie a Sewing Knot
I taught a quick sewing class to some co-workers (day job) and I started with hand sewing. One of the ...
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How to Use a Sewing Machine
How to Use a Sewing Machine
One of the most useful skills on the homestead is sewing! I was taught how to sew by my mom ...
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Banging Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables
Banging Barbecue Chicken and Vegetables
Can I say, there are some days when I just don't have time to cook a huge meal for my ...
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Kicking Kielbasa
Kicking Kielbasa
If you've read any of my posts, you know I am all about quick, easy dinner recipes! This Kicking Kielbasa ...
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Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
Crispy Sweet Potato Fries
Who doesn't love french fries? My kids love all kinds of fries so I decided to mix it up a ...
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How to Share your Homestead Story
How to Share Your Homestead Journey
One of the questions I receive all the time is "why do you blog." Blogging is how I share our ...
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Spicy Sausage Rigatoni
Spicy Sausage Rigatoni
It is no secret in my house that I love pasta! I could eat it every day. This Spicy Sausage ...
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The Best Homemade Lasagna
The Best Homemade Lasagna
Unlike all the other recipes in my meal planning rapporteur, this recipe has special meaning. This is "The Best Lasagna" ...
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French Toast to Die For
French Toast To Die For
Ok, so I'm not a huge fan of sweet things for breakfast...I know, it's weird. But I do love breakfast ...
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How to Freeze Corn
How to Freeze Corn
I have so many memories around corn. My great aunt and uncle had a big farm and each year during ...
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How to Can Garlic Dill Pickles
How to Can Garlic Dill Pickles
Every year one crop comes in with abundance...cucumbers! We love eating cucumbers raw with vinegar and salt but when the ...
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How to Can Sweet Pickles
How to Can Sweet Pickles
Dill pickles, sweet pickles, bread and butter pickles. There are so many kind of pickles, how do you choose? My ...
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Swimsuit Coverup DIY
Swimsuit Coverup – DIY
A swimsuit coverup is an easy DIY sewing project for all ages. So my daughter and I decided to make ...
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10 Minute DIY Kimono
10 Minute DIY Kimono
Recently my family underwent an "unplugging." We made the decision to reduce screen time and replace it with other activities ...
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The Secret to Harvesting Lettuce All Summer Long
The Secret to Harvesting Lettuce All Summer Long
Leaf lettuce is one of my all-time favorite vegetables to grow in my garden. I am a salad lover, so ...
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Ultimate Guide to Chicken Waterers
Ultimate Guide to Chicken Waterers
Chickens require clean drinking water and there are many choices for delivering water to them. Other things to consider are ...
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10 Healthy Kids Snacks - Kid Approved
10 Healthy Kids Snacks – Kid Approved
Summer break is right around the corner and I have set a goal to create a healthy snack plan for ...
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5 Tips to Unplug Your Kids
5 Tips to Unplug Your Kids
This post on "5 Tips to Unplug Your Kids" comes from my family's journey to spend more time together and ...
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30 Minute Beef Stir Fry - Easy Recipe
30 Minute Beef Stir Fry – Easy Recipe
This 30 minute beef stir fry recipe is a specialty of my husband. I’m not a huge fan of steak ...
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How to Plan for Healthy School Snacks
How to Plan for Healthy School Snacks
Since the school year is about to come to a close, it made me think about the freezer meal recipes ...
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How to Make Fresh Homemade Salsa in 5 Minutes
How to Make Fresh Homemade Salsa in 5 Minutes
If there is one thing I love, it's fresh homemade salsa. After searching the grocery store high and low for ...
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Three Steps to Make Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo
Three Steps to Make Homemade Fettuccine Alfredo
Pasta can be a quick meal when you are running short on time. My homemade fettuccine Alfredo is a home-run, ...
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Cherry Peppers
How to make Sausage, Chicken, and Peppers in 35 Minutes
Sausage, chicken, and peppers is a quick meal that works great on a week night. It takes about 15 minutes ...
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Homemade Cornbread
How to Make Homemade Cornbread
Homemade cornbread is one of my grandma's family recipes thus being passed down through the generations. I remember her making ...
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herbs
How to Cook a Balsamic Pork Loin
Meal planning is only as good as the organizer. You have to be disciplined about sticking to your plan. An ...
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Moon Phase
How Gardening By Moon Calendar Works
I always love learning about things from days gone by. I am fascinated by the old wives tales and rituals ...
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Calendar
How to Save $500 a Month by Meal Planning
Meal planning has been one of the best ways to add money back into our family budget! You can save ...
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