Don’t let the holiday stress overwhelm you this year! Here are 6 tips for simplifying Thanksgiving into a more relaxed and enjoyable family holiday.
I love using essential oils in my home. So why wouldn’t I love them on the road too? Sure, it’s unusual for a homesteader to get a weekend away from the farm…but it happens sometimes! The holidays are coming up after all. Holiday travel anyone?? I wouldn’t want you to be unprepared, so I’m sharing […]
The wonderful thing about making a gingerbread house is that this can be done in two phases. This way no matter how hectic your schedule, time can be on your side to enjoy this tasty traditional favorite. If constructing a house is overwhelming, this recipe also can be used to bake gingerbread cookies.
I love the holidays!!! I especially enjoy being able to bake all my favorite things, sample them, and then wrap up platefuls for friends and neighbors. There are way too many goodies to make in a single day, so I utilize my freezer space to its fullest potential. I’ve found that most treats can be […]
With the holidays right around the corner, it’s time to start thinking about family gatherings, friendly parties, and other times when multiple people will be milling about the house. Party punches are great, but cool days require something to warm the insides. Here’s a great collection of hot punches, ciders, hot cocoas, and such that […]
I never had an allowance as a child, but I loved giving people gifts. Consequently, each December, you would find me picking up odds and ends around the house to make into gifts for friends and family (today, they call that Christmas upcycling). And aside from on ill-fated Christmas where my scented oranges grew moldy […]