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A Time to Keep l National Days to Observe with Your Family June 2015 l Homestead Lady (.com)

A Time to Keep: June 2015

A Time to Keep l National Days to Observe with Your Family June 2015 l Homestead Lady (.com)It’s time for A Time to Keep again – this time for the sassy month of June!  Summer is in the air with kids itching to get out of school, gardens fully underway and so many ideas for the coming season.  There are a lot of fun things to learn and do this month with your family and friends – or even on your own! Continue reading “A Time to Keep: June 2015”

A Time to Keep l National Days to Observe with Your Family May 2015 l Homestead Lady (.com)

A Time To Keep: May 2015

A Time to Keep l National Days to Observe with Your Family May 2015 l Homestead Lady (.com)A Time to Keep is back again with May – such an active and awake month!  Spring has truly sprung and even if your air is still on the chilly side, the earth is fully alive again.  There are a lot of fun things to learn and do this month with your family and friends – or even on your own! Continue reading “A Time To Keep: May 2015”

Living Easter Baskets and Other Homestead Traditions for the Spring l Homestead Lady (.com)

Homestead Easter Baskets and Other Traditions

Every homesteader, farmer and gardener feels the thrill of spring as it breezes into the year.  It’s such a wonderful time for any person, or any religious persuasion, to celebrate cycles of renewal and rebirth.  Here are some homestead traditions for this time of year – from our family to yours!Living Easter Baskets and Other Homestead Traditions for the Spring l Homestead Lady (.com) Continue reading “Homestead Easter Baskets and Other Traditions”

Pancake Maker Magic l Sourdough Ebelskivers l Homestead Lady.com

Pancake Maker Magic on Pancake Day

Pancake Maker Magic l Sourdough Ebelskivers l Celebrate Pancake Day l Homestead Lady.comThis is a plug for family traditions.  We’re not Catholic but we love the humble holiday of Pancake Day (or Shrove Tuesday).  We pull out all the stops and experience pancake maker magic – you can, too!  We’re sharing it here for our third installment of Hot Breakfast Month! Continue reading “Pancake Maker Magic on Pancake Day”

Christmas quilts - an easy service project for kids l No sewing, simple baby quilt l Homestead Lady (.com)

Christmas Quilts – An Easy Service Project for Kids

Christmas quilts - an easy service project for kids l No sewing, simple baby quilt l Homestead Lady (.com)Are you looking for a family friendly service project that will really make a difference to a child in need?  These super easy Christmas quilts are a great way to involve the children in a creative service project that will make them smile. Continue reading “Christmas Quilts – An Easy Service Project for Kids”

Five Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Kids to Make l With basic skills and materials, craft these together quickly l Homestead Lady (.com)

Five Last Minute Gifts for Kids to Make

Five Last Minute Holiday Gifts for Kids to Make l With basic skills and materials, craft these together quickly l Homestead Lady (.com)My children enjoy making a large number of the gifts they give each holiday season.  With five children, though, December can simply fly by with all our other activities and plans.  If you have this problem, too, I present a quick list of last minute gifts for kids to make.  These are just a few of the things we’re playing around with this year; each year births and new batch of last minute gifts for kids to make.

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Gift Baskets l A Review of Gift it From Scratch l Homestead Lady

Gift Baskets: Review of Gift it From Scratch

Gift Baskets l A Review of Gift it From Scratch l Homestead LadyIt’s not only Christmas time that you and I stand in need of simple, wholesome ideas for filling gift baskets to present to friends and family. All year long there are occasions where just the right combination of homemade flavors will take an ordinary day and turn it into an occasion. I had the pleasure of reviewing Kathie Lapcevic’s book Gift it From Scratch recently and I had to pass on some of what I learned to all of you. Continue reading “Gift Baskets: Review of Gift it From Scratch”