Tag: Festive

Festive

Articles tagged as “Festive” are some of my favorite!  These are typically geared towards particular holidays throughout the homestead year.  Along with “Traditions” and “Family Time”, the “Festive” tag will lead to DIYs, tutorials or simple musings on how to bring your family, friends and homestead community together any time of year with foods, crafts and fun.

Winter Holidays Around the World

Start new traditions with your kids and family with these winter holidays around the world. Don’t get stuck in a rut of winter celebrations! If one of your goals this year is to celebrate more throughout the year, or you’d just like to explore new cultures, this list is for you.

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Homestead Holiday To Do List

We all have a holiday to do list that includes items like make cookies, get postage for cards, arrange a gift exchange. However, homesteaders have another important to do list from fall to winter that includes very needful activities around the land and home. How are we supposed to get it all done?! Is there any way to organize our holiday to do list and our homestead to do list so they merge into one? I’m so glad you asked…

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Rustic DIY Holiday Porch Signs

Learn how to use upcycled wood – like barn wood and pallet wood – to make simple farmhouse holiday porch signs. The rough nature of the wood gives each sign a rustic texture and makes them tough enough for indoor/outdoor use. Save money and make your own porch signs for every season – fall, winter, spring or everyday! Save money this Halloween, Christmas and Fourth of July with some old wood and a little paint! 

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Homemade Cinnamon Pumpkin Whipped Cream

Here’s a quick recipe for homemade pumpkin cinnamon whipped cream to top any holiday dessert. Not only is this DIY whipped cream recipe Paleo compliant and low carb, it’s also a sneaky way to add in some vegetable to your treat. Your kids will never know because it tastes so good! pumpkin and whipped cream in dishes

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Healthy Halloween Treats: Naturally Dyed Marshmallows

These healthy Halloween treats have no corn syrup, no granulated sugar and no chemical dyes. Instead, they’re made with vegetable coloring and honey. I think that might make them a health food, right? These make the perfect Halloween indulgence or gift for neighbors and friends. Plus, they’re so simple to make! halloween marshmallows

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Day of the Dead Low Carb Sugar Skulls

Host a Day of the Dead party with all the traditions of the celebration but with a healthy twist! Make these no-sugar  calavaras de azucar, or low carb sugar skulls. They have no table sugar but use instead a low-carb sweetener. We even show you how to paint your skulls with naturally dyed sugar glaze! Decorated sugar skulls

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Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Marshmallows

Make your own gourmet marshmallows using organic gelatin, local honey and purchased or homegrown pumpkin. Gourmet marshmallows are an easy dessert to whip up, though they look as if you labored over them for hours. In ten simple steps you’ll have this pumpkin spiced treat for the holidays! Continue reading “Pumpkin Spice Gourmet Marshmallows”

Wassail Apple Cider Marshmallows

Using healthy sugars, organic beef gelatin and the sweet-tart flavor of apple cider, you can whip up a batch of these wassail apple cider marshmallows for a holiday treat. Bonus, there’s no corn syrup in this recipe!

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Canned Apple Cider Concentrate

Do you can your own apple slices? If you do, here’s how to use the leftover liquid from that process to make up small batches of canned apple cider concentrate. This canning recipe doesn’t require anything you don’t already have on hand – you don’t even need to buy or make apple cider! Here’s how easy it is in five simple steps.

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Make Healthy Juices at Home

With some simple equipment you can learn to make your own healthy juices from fresh, summer fruits. Not only will these healthy juices be healthier than store bought, but it will most likely be cheaper, too. Not to mention that it makes a great food storage product and is useful in many recipes and drinks. cup of juice Continue reading “Make Healthy Juices at Home”