Category: Green Living

Being prepared means living with what you have when you have it. There are all kinds of ways to do that and be green!

Clothes Drying Rack l Off Grid Wherever You Live l Homestead Lady (.com)

Clothes Drying Rack: Off Grid Wherever you Live

Clothes Drying Rack l Off Grid Wherever You Live l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you trying to learn to save money and energy by line drying your clothes but are struggling to find a system that works for you?  Do you homestead in an HOA where an outdoor clothesline is not allowed? How does line drying compare to using a dryer?   Here comes the humble clothes drying rack and clothesline to the rescue! Continue reading “Clothes Drying Rack: Off Grid Wherever you Live”

Candle Making Supplies l Make your own candle molds from upcycled materials l Hometead Lady (.com) l A DIY

Candle Making Supplies: Make Your Own Molds

Candle Making Supplies l Make your own candle molds from upcycled materials l Hometead Lady (.com) l A DIYAre you looking for a fun wax craft for the kids but don’t want to spend too much on candle making supplies?  Or are you a seasoned candle maker looking to reduce your materials costs with easy upcycled materials?  Come learn how to make your own candle molds from materials you probably already have on hand.

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Cloth Diapers 101 Troubleshooting l Four common cloth diaper problems and what to do l Homestead Lady (.com)

Cloth Diapers 101: Troubleshooting

Cloth Diapers 101 Troubleshooting l Four common cloth diaper problems and what to do l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you struggling to make your cloth diapers work for you?  Are they leaking, stinking or otherwise making it difficult to use them?  In this post we troubleshoot four common cloth diaper problems.  Hopefully some of what we’ve learned will be useful to you here at cloth diapers 101.
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5 Eco Friendly Products l For Liquids l Homestead Lady (.com)

5 Eco Friendly Products – Bottoms Up!

 5 Eco Friendly Products l For Liquids l Homestead Lady (.com)

This last baby we made the switch from plastic bottles to glass.  We still have an Avent plastic bottle kicking around here that we use occasionally but we’ve really liked having more eco friendly products around for Little Miss.  Turns out, upon doing some research, there are several items we use all the time that can be switched out for greener options – especially those for drinking! Continue reading “5 Eco Friendly Products – Bottoms Up!”

Cloth Diapering l Why I ditched cloth diapers l Homestead Lady

Cloth Diapering: Why I Ditched Cloth Diapers

Cloth Diapering l Why I ditched cloth diapers l Homestead LadyYeah, dumped ’em.  No pun intended.  Stopped the madness of leaks and rashes.  Went cold turkey on the whole cloth diaper grind.  I still had them tucked away in my emergency preparedness boxes, but I was done using them!  Then…I took them up again.  Baby girl got older, I slept more and the whole thing didn’t seem like such a mess.  We started figuring out the kinks and I tried different systems.  And then, I quit again.  So, more for me than you, here are a few things I learned about cloth diapering.  Continue reading “Cloth Diapering: Why I Ditched Cloth Diapers”

Tiny House Blogs l A great list of useful tiny house blogs l Homestead Lady (.com)

Tiny House Blogs

Tiny House Blogs l A great list of useful tiny house blogs l Homestead Lady (.com)I wasn’t always a fan of blogs.  I remember when my sister started one for her family, I teased her saying that blog sounded like something you’d hork up, not something you’d read.  Well, look at me now.  Even though so much of my time is taken up with homesteading, homeschooling and writing, I still find a bit of time to read my favorite blogs because they’re a great way to get someone’s personal experience distilled into a 600 word article.  I’ve found a niche of blogs new to me that I’m visiting frequently as we make plans for the next homestead – Tiny House Blogs.  Continue reading “Tiny House Blogs”