Maybe you’re looking for a way to reconnect with your family or find a way to relax and unwind from the stress of everyday life. If we’re honest, most of us would say that life is complicated, parenting is exhausting, and the thoughts of downshifting to simple living is appealing. It took us some time […]
Now frugal gifts doesn’t necessarily mean cheap. Some are free, some are cheap and some are a little more pricey. Frugal means that it is good value, buy it once and never have to replace it. Many good frugal items can also be found at garage sales or second hand stores. Some times old stuff […]
Cooking in the wood stove is a bit different to an electric or gas oven, but it isn’t as tricky as some might have you believe. Modern wood cookers are very easy to get hot, and very efficient with their fuel. Here are 8 useful tips for ensuring you have success when you cook with […]
It doesn’t happen quickly, and it certainly doesn’t happen in the span of a half-hour TV program. It has taken a couple years to actually go through everything in our house and shop. Life doesn’t stand still so we can declutter; it keeps on throwing things & situations in the way. The process can stir […]
Before I began making my own soap, I thought about it a lot. A LOT! Whenever I’d go into a health store, I’d always search out the natural soaps—I just LOVED them! And I’d always think, “I think I can make my own soap!?” But making soap got put on the back burner for many […]
Do you have a life plan? Making one allows us to see the steps we need to take to achieve happiness. Combine it with your homesteading plans and you have a complete path to success in life!