You know I’ve dreamt of being a farm to table girl almost my whole life, so the first time we bought a quarter cow was ever so exciting. It’s the best meat, from cows fed in your area, from farmers you can actually talk to. In this post I go into all the details about the benefits of buying local, how you can find the best meat near you, and what our quarter cow unload looked like. Oh, and I share 9 ways to start homesteading in the city. Thanks for stopping by the farmhouse![Read more…] about 9 Ways to Homestead in the City + Quarter Cow Unload!
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How to Make a Spring Farmhouse Wreath with Fresh Flowers
Add some spring farmhouse charm to your home with this homemade wreath with sweet daisies. With two indoor cats, flowers on the table in vases become spilled water pretty quickly. So I’ve become a big fan of homemade wreaths and wall-hanging floral arrangements. Homemade wreaths are perfect because they are a way to display fresh flowers but kept out of reach of little ones. And, I just love making them 🙂 Learn how to make a spring farmhouse wreath with fresh flowers in this simple tutorial.[Read more…] about How to Make a Spring Farmhouse Wreath with Fresh Flowers
How to Refinish Wood: DIY Refinished Side Table
When our local coffee store posted on Instagram that they were giving away a free side table, I immediately thought of the perfect DIY project. I think that’s called having a DIY brain. Well for a few dollars worth of paint and not even an entire afternoon, I had myself a sweet vintage side table. If you’ve never refinished wood before, it’s easy! Keep reading to see how we did this DIY refinished antique side table for $10 and only a couple hours![Read more…] about How to Refinish Wood: DIY Refinished Side Table
How to Build an easy DIY Garage Shelf
We had an awkward empty space in our garage that had some flimsy shelves in it before we built this DIY custom garage shelf. With the garage being right next to our kitchen, it made a lot of sense to invest some time and effort into getting a good shelf to hold food and other items. Plus, who wants to see toilet paper, paper towels, and other bulk items lying around the garage? So we wanted a permanent home for these items. And having a DIY spirit, my husband, John, bought some wood and only spent about 4 hours building this DIY Custom Garage Shelf.[Read more…] about How to Build an easy DIY Garage Shelf
How to Winterize a Chicken Coop
If you are new to chicken keeping or just want to learn more about winterizing a chicken coop, you will find lots of good info here! When we got our chickens earlier this year, we did lots of research into how to keep the chickens safe and warm in the winter. We live in the Pacific Northwest where it gets cold and occasionally snowy in the winter. Here you will find some simple techniques to help winterize a chicken coop this winter, how to keep your chickens warm naturally, and some other natural chicken keeping techniques.[Read more…] about How to Winterize a Chicken Coop
How to Use Your 31 Days of Healthy Living FREE EBook
I just finished writing this EBook that I am so excited about, 31 Days of Healthy Living. In this EBook you’ll find one healthy living tip per day – and that’s not all. I jam-packed this EBook with healthy recipes, housekeeping and cleaning tips, organization ideas, a monthly budgeting template, lifestyle planning techniques, yoga, and more! I can’t wait for you to get your hands on this FREE 31 Days of Healthy Living EBook!
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Whether you’re a foodie like I am, a yoga enthusiast, a housekeeper, or a busy professional, there is something in this EBook for you! I wrote about one healthy living tip per day to try for 31 days. Personally, I think it’s exciting to try something new each day. Or maybe I just thought of that because it’s January and I was missing the whole Christmas Advent calendar idea!
Here’s whats covered in the book:[Read more…] about How to Use Your 31 Days of Healthy Living FREE EBook
How to Make a Homemade Natural Christmas Wreath
There is nothing better than a simple, natural homemade Christmas wreath! Stop by your local nursery, grocery store, or maybe even your backyard to pick up a variety of winter greens so you can make your own wreath for Christmas this year. For this wreath, you’ll need a wreath frame, cable ties, and greens of your choice. That’s it!
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We decided to make homemade Christmas wreaths this year because they are easy, fragrant, and much less expensive than buying pre-made wreaths every season. If you buy a wreath frame and some cable ties, you can create beautiful wreaths every season by taking off the old greenery or decor and replacing it with new decor.[Read more…] about How to Make a Homemade Natural Christmas Wreath