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Family Times

Articles here at Homestead Lady tagged as “Family Time” will be those we feel will especially build your homestead family and draw you together in meaningful ways.  After all, home is such an important concept for homesteaders that we put it in our identifying moniker – homesteader.  Even if your family is struggling, or maybe especially because your family goes through hard times, the homestead can be a place of healing and growth for all.

It doesn’t happen without planning and work, though.  Join us here at Homestead Lady as we grow our homestead families together.

fabric scraps and wreaths

Fabric Scrap Craft Wreaths for Any Holiday

Here’s an easy, DIY, no sew fabric scrap craft that’s great for kids and grown-ups. Use up some of your fabric stash to make these wreaths that work as a garland, napkin holders or ornaments for any holiday. Bonus, they make great handmade gifts for any occasion! fabric scraps and wreaths

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Easter egg decoration

Blown Eggs for Easter

Learn how to make your own blown eggs for Easter so you can use them all season for decorating and crafting. This DIY tutorial takes you from egg to ornament with suggestions for decorating and making ornaments. This is an Easter and spring craft for kids and adults alike! Easter egg decoration
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yellow eggs on wood

Natural Dyes for Easter – Homemade & Commercial

If you’re wondering how to make natural dyes for Easter eggs, I suggest you begin by reading this article. After you’ve tried it once or twice, making your own natural dyes each holiday will be easy for you and you can start experimenting with new materials. Just for the sake of science, we’ve included a comparison we did of homemade natural dyes and purchased natural dyes. We’ve also included tips and troubleshooting! yellow eggs on wood Continue reading “Natural Dyes for Easter – Homemade & Commercial”

Grow Food Fast – Kitchen & Garden

Sometimes you just don’t have time to wait for spring, or you’ve waited too long to get the spring garden started. Other times, you’re stuck at home with illness or pregnancy but still need to feed your family. Ah, quarantines! Here are six ideas for foods you can quickly produce – grow food fast on your counter and in the garden (including pots)!

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shamrock cookie with dried green powder

3-Way Naturally Dyed St. Patrick’s Day Cookies

If you’re frustrated trying to find homemade, natural green dye that actually works for your St. Patrick’s Day cookies, look no further! I have three cookie decoration methods, including buttercream frosting, that I’ve started using to incorporate that tricky green natural food coloring. I finally found a way to decorate St. Patrick’s Day cookies that’s easy and homemade! shamrock cookie with dried green powder

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Irish soda bread

Golden Irish Soda Bread

Here’s our family’s twist on a traditional Irish soda bread made bright by saffron and golden dried fruit. As a magical bonus we also show you how to change up the ingredients a bit to make the color of your bread match your favorite redhead. Liven up your St. Patrick’s Day with this easy, sweet yet savory golden version of soda bread! *Gluten free option provided, FYI.Irish soda bread

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6+Tips to Budget Family Holidays

Here are 6+ tips to budget family holidays this year. No need to stress or have anxiety about the approaching holidays if you follow these simple steps. Includes access to a FREE book for planning ALL your holiday needs. Continue reading “6+Tips to Budget Family Holidays”

Herbal Holiday Wreaths

Learn how to make herbal holiday wreaths for table decorations, napkin rings and useful gifts. These DIY wreaths can be made from vines and herbs your grown in your own garden. Suitable for any holiday throughout the year using seasonal herbs, these wreaths are so simple even the kids can help make them! In fact, consider these herbal holiday wreaths for your next holiday craft party!

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Fall project: How to Make a Wreath

Step by step vine wreath construction for a DIY fall project. Use these wreaths for ornaments or gifts; decorate them or leave them natural and rustic. The best part is you can make them for free from your garden! Continue reading “Fall project: How to Make a Wreath”

4 Time Saving Holiday Kitchen Tips

Here are our favorite time saving holiday kitchen tips from our own family. Since Santa doesn’t bring the gift of time, this advice is the next best thing for your holiday meals. I promise, these ideas – plan, delegate, chop, cook – will help you get organized and enjoy the season so much more!

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