We have two different gardens in our small homestead backyard. This year we chose to use a galvanized horse trough for a planter box and build a cedar wood stand under it. That way, we’ll have one planter box on the deck and the other on the ground. Come see how we built a stand for our trough planter box and filled it to get ready for spring at the homestead.[Read more…] about How to Build a Stand for Planter Box using a Trough
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If you are like me and get tired of ordering gifts off Amazon for people, try making an all-natural homemade gift basket. All you need are a few simple ingredients that you may already have in your home to make some really great gifts for a homemaker. Plus there’s just something so special about homemade gifts. Grab these recipes for your mom, sister, or yourself if you’re looking to learn a little all-natural homemaking![Read more…] about All-Natural Homemade Gift Basket
I always knew that a simple life with hand cooked food and a heart for the home was what I wanted one day. Even when I was working a full time corporate job and living in a city apartment by myself. I would sit at my computer and dreamed of one day owning farm animals and spending my whole day in kitchen. It wasn’t until my late 20s that John and I were able to save up enough for me to go part time, and focus more on working from the home. But where to start? In this post I share with you my favorite homesteading books to start living that simple homestead life.[Read more…] about How I learned Simple Living with these Top 9 Homesteading Books
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!
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
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
We had an awkward empty space in our garage that had some flimsy shelves in it before we built this 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. Read on to see how we built this easy DIY garage shelf![Read more…] about How to Build an easy DIY Garage Shelf
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
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
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